Ashland

I Don't Get It, Do You Get It?

Ashland

(Wednesday, September 27th). The Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s “New Theatre”(newest of the three venues for plays at Ashland) often is the setting for avant-garde, experimental works by new playwrights. Its seating can be configured in three different ways allowing for imaginative staging. Since it opened, we’ve seen some very clever work performed there. But today we […]

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Fat Cat, Bad Cat

Ashland

(Wednesday, September 17). Chester, the king cat at our inn, looks like he’s aiming at becoming the Heavyweight Champion of the (Cat) World. He snuck up to our table in the dining room this morning, hoping we might offer him some bits and bobs of our breakfast (sorry, Chester, we’ve just got granola, fruit and […]

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The Play's The Thing (In Ashland)

Ashland

(Tuesday, September 16th). We reached our digs (The Inn at Lithia Springs) in Ashland about 4:30 in the afternoon, six and a half hours after leaving the cats in “stir” back in Marin. We were pleased that our request to have the room we stayed in last year – a quiet spot at the rear […]

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We Don't Know Clouds At All

Ashland

(Tuesday, September 16). Clouds -strange clouds shaped like sand dunes in a line or waves coming to rest on a broad beach filled the skies over Marin as we drove into San Rafael to drop off the cats for boarding. Low clouds extended over the Bay during our drive across Highway 37 to Vallejo. Thunderheads […]

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The Expedition Is Packed And Ready To Depart!

Ashland

No, we are not going either to the North or the South Pole. Neither men nor dogs (nor llamas, nor elephants, nor oxen) need pull sledges laden with tons of gear and supplies for our nine-day trip to Southern Oregon — it just looks like it when you gaze upon the pile of stuff that […]

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