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I'm so glad to see you here.

 Don't you love the smell of fresh-bound books and fresh-ground coffee? Since we're virtual, you will have to use your imagination--but then, I bet you have a lively one, for you love books, and they are a visual feast. So, prop your feet up.  Browse, drink coffee, read books, peruse my blog, and buy stuff.


"Follow your bliss and doors will open where there were no doors before."--Joseph Campbell

 "It is the inner commitment that to be true to ourselves, and follow our dreams that triggers the support of the Universe."--Julia Cameron


Please join me on the blog page for the good, bad, and outrageous. This is a work in process, so expect change. Feel free to add a comment.

Thanks, see ya.

Both take you to the same site--this one.

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I'm not leaving Jewells Happy Trails behind,

so here we go...


There is something about the lure of the open road, whether we take it or not--maybe it's just me.  RVers,  Horse people, or those whose adventure comes from books, all could find something of value here.  So, have a cup of coffee, tea, vino, beer, champagne, oh heck, have a Margaretta while you are shopping for fun stuff. Let me know if there is anything you want. I will try to find it for you.

I was motivated by a local RV store, although I'm not an RVer, and you might not have access to such a store, so here I am. I used to have a horse trailer (and horses) so I know you need rubber to pad the walls, and covers for the tires so they don't deteriorate by continual exposure to UV light. And hitches, and blocks, and one monumental thing I wish I had was a camera so I could see what was behind me when I was trying to line up the ball hitch of the truck to the receiver of the trailer. Talk about threading a needle. That's about what it was.


Incidentally, I never mastered the art of backing-up while pulling a trailer, so I planned all my stops so I could go forward. If I tried to back up I broke out in a sweat.

Maybe one of you could write a post on how to back up a truck with a trailer without jack-knifing it.

Keep checking in, I will see what fancy do-das I can find.

All absolutely necessary of course.

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Chirp is available on Amazon

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It's a blank paperback book. No, it isn't entirely blank, it has lined pages, and quotes scattered among the pages like seeds. They are  meant to inspire, to give you a moment to pause and reflect as you are writing your own book,. Not a writer? Of course you can use Chirp to press flowers , or as I do to place all that data you need for your computer, passwords, etc. 

Consider the possibilities...


I have beun videoing Oregon forest trails with me talking. See what I found on the second walk--wild Dogwoods. I was tickled to stumble upon them.

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I randomly opened Chirp and found this:


"Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level, and then beat you with experience."--Mark Twain