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Mazama: July 23, 2014

Mazama: July 23, 2014

By Bob Spiwak Of all things, this is being written on a machine called a “typewriter.” It is like a computer. It is much harder to make corrections on. I am using this 54-year-old machine because of the biggest new story of the decade — the big fires have cut off our electricity and it may be...
Mazama: July 9, 2014

Mazama: July 9, 2014

By Bob Spiwak The Fourth of July has passed and the traffic appeared surprisingly light, at least compared to the amount of traffic we anticipated. After all, it was a three-day holiday. It’s possible the traffic was lighter because there are no fireworks allowed over here, which does not apply to the less-volatile west side...
Mazama: July 2, 2014

Mazama: July 2, 2014

By Bob Spiwak As of the month’s end, the Methow Grist is no more. For the past three years the local Internet provider owned by Jeff Hardy and Maria Converse had what might be termed a general-interest online magazine, with many topics offered by writers, photographers, artists, organizations and more. Its staple, the community bulletin...
‘Methow Magic’ is Lake Bonaparte’s Waterloo this year

‘Methow Magic’ is Lake Bonaparte’s Waterloo this year

By Bob Spiwak I go several times each summer to Lake Bonaparte, off Highway 20 short of Republic. There is a large campground, with most camping spaces well separated. Bonaparte is a large lake where one can hear the loons and grebes from shore or, even better, parked in a canoe surrounded by reeds and...
Mazama: June 25, 2014

Mazama: June 25, 2014

By Bob Spiwak Here we are, two days after the solstice. There were some monster winds that longest-day evening, and as if in shame for the tumultuous tantrum, Sunday brought a calm and very warm day. The mosquitoes, previously barely noticeable, rejoiced in the calm and decided it was time for a celebratory dinner. On...
Mazama: June 25, 2014

Mazama: June 25, 2014

By Bob Spiwak Here we are, two days after the solstice. There were some monster winds that longest-day evening, and as if in shame for the tumultuous tantrum, Sunday brought a calm and very warm day. The mosquitoes, previously barely noticeable, rejoiced in the calm and decided it was time for a celebratory dinner. On...
Mazama: June 11, 2014

Mazama: June 11, 2014

By Bob Spiwak The river is still running above normal, and the ponds are still up as we push our way to midsummer. Meanwhile, aside from showers here and there and an occasional frog-strangler, we’ve had no rain in close to two months. The snow is going down fast at Harts Pass with a mere...
Mazama: June 4, 2014

Mazama: June 4, 2014

By Bob Spiwak When there are discussions herein about, or emanating from the SLIME (Society of Lugubrious Indolent Mazama Entrepreneurs) group at morning coffee, there are many disparate topics that come up. At times there are several simultaneously: a couple of people may be discussing recipes for the barbecue, or restaurants, or what size coil...
Taking stock of the rolling stock

Taking stock of the rolling stock

By Bob Spiwak I went out the back door the other day and was astonished to see the number of wheeled vehicles before me. This led to a stroll around the property, where I discovered even more, even eliminating from the count the 16 wheels on a truck and three cars. The first item to...
Mazama: May 28, 2014

Mazama: May 28, 2014

By Bob Spiwak Congratulations and appreciation to the Winthrop Town Marshal for having someone directing traffic, vehicle and human, at the four-way-stop this weekend. The World Famous Pancake Breakfast in Mazama was its usual success. Augmented by various footraces, attendance was up considerably. Likewise at the Mazama Store, which was jammed with customers from both...