Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Teaser Tuesday: Ancient Places

It is tempting to wonder if Ice Age floodwaters somehow contributed to such deft adaptations. The succession of floods that crashed across the Columbia Basin would have carried innumerable seeds along with the soil that was swept away.

-- Ancient Places: People and Landscape in the Emerging Northwest by Jack Nisbet, published by my favorite Sasquatch Books.

Nisbet is a historian, author and teacher focussing on the connection between human and natural history in the Pacific Northwest.  Ancient Places is a lively and engaging collection nonfiction stories about the region that is now Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

Holiday shopping? Ancient Places would make a great choice for your Pacific Northwest friends, fans of Annie Dillard or John McPhee, or eclectic non-fiction lovers on your holiday list!

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Jenn at A Daily Rhythm, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.

24 Days to Christmas!

Every year, I have a sort of blog advent calendar here on Rose City Reader, counting down to Christmas with vintage Christmas cards.

The last few years I had a theme, but this year, it is catch as catch can, like my Christmas celebration. I have a trial starting -- the biggest trial of my career -- on January 11, so Christmas is down to the bare minimum. This is a crazy turn around for someone who usually works half time in December to maximize Christmas!

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