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Capital Press at Realtor’s Land Institute in Pendleton

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Casey Applen with  and Scott Brown with Capital Press attended the Realtors Land Institute in Pendleton, Oregon this week. With 60 attending licensed real estate professionals.


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February 25, 2009 at 11:47 pm

Lost in a Bookstore.

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“Is there anyway I can help you?”shelfpeople

Yes…in this section, there doesn’t seem to be any Bibles.”

“Yes, the Christian Fiction section is more popular so it takes up more space. The Bibles are around the corner in a separate section.”

“How to you gauge popularity, by the volume of books?”

“No, our computer tallies our sales. It seems Christian Fiction is popular.”

“What about Atheist Fiction…” I joked,  “Where can I find that?”

“Not as popular, but it’s the next row over.”

“I was just kidding. There is such a thing!?”

“Something they don’t like to admit to, but then again alot of the Christians don’t like to admitting that they  drawn to Christian Fiction.  Credibility isn’t in fashion these days.”

“What kind of books are in the Atheist Fiction section?”

“Sorry, I don’t have alot of time, so you’ll have to look for yourself. Largely stories about cave people, their families, and Big Bang taken a step further. Pterodactyls, Monkey’s Gone Wild, Jay London.”

“You’re kidding!”

“No. That’s fiction for you. Of course you could go to our more whimsical section, it’s well, not quite as clear as the Christian or Atheist Fiction sections.”

“That being?”

“The Agnostic Fiction section. But please don’t ask me about that section. It makes my head spin.”

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February 25, 2009 at 9:26 am

No better friend than a book.

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 "Never read a book that is not a year old." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Never read a book that is not a year old." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are fewer things I enjoy more than reading books. They are friends, unlike a movie, a DVD or a digital disc. As time goes buy, maybe this concept will be lost.

There is no better time on the road better spent than in a used book store. Time goes by faster, and the people you meet are much more interesting than you would meet than in a bar or online.  For me, its the best place to be when I feel lonely, or bored. There’s always something waiting.

“When I get a little money, I buy books; and if any is left, I buy food and clothes.” ~ Erasmus

On the flipside, I do enjoy reading blogs, but everything that is contemporary is not necessarily good, well written or relevant.  With blog searches I can find good relevancy, but often not in depth content you will find in a manuscript.   Besides that there is something very gleeful about possession of a book . It’s like having a friend that you know will never leave.

Often, I have to remind my family there is really no better gift for me than a gift certificate from a bookstore. Having one gets to me writhe in excitement at the choices before me.  But than again, you could have purchased me a plasma screen television set.  How exciting. NOT!  Think about how many used books you could buy for the same price?

My favorite Bookstore is Beer’s Books in Sacramento.  At Beer’s they often put dust covers on even their used hardbacks, which is a terrific added value for retaining its value. Their selection is great, (I like their WWII section especially) and the store is such a pleasant size, you can get from area to area quickly to make a selection.

On the other hand, if you have hours or days to spend it’s hard to match Powell’s Books. Fair warning thought; Never visit there if you have only two hours to spend.  To me that would be quite painful.


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February 18, 2009 at 4:43 am

Happy Valentines Day to Ruby O’ Toole

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rubyotooleA Valentine to somebody very special.

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February 15, 2009 at 6:20 am

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Salem Public Library Hours

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It was a little frustrating finding the hours of the Salem Public Library on the city website.  After finally finding it on a drop down on their “About” drop down, I thought best that I should share with my local readers:

Salem Public Library Hours
Tuesday           10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Wednesday      10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Thursday          10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday               10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday          10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday             1-5 p.m.*
* Closed Sundays in summer
Bring lots of change to feed the parking meters. They watch them like a hawk.

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January 18, 2009 at 1:00 am

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Crash & Burn:Priscilla Presley shows anger on Larry King

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Priscilla Presley shows anger during interview when compared to White House.

Priscilla Presley shows anger during interview when Graceland was compared to White House.

I watched Larry King live tonight where he interviewed Priscilla Presley live from Graceland. I noticed they pulled the live footage video from the website for some reason.

[ Related footage video from CNN Video  ]

What had transpired during the interview was Priscilla became cleary angry when Larry King had suggested that Graceland was the #2 toured home in America, which followed the White House in position #1. Upon his statement it seemed she had a very clear sense of anger about that comment of being number two. Quickly they went to a commercial. Larry then came back in and said, “Well, the White House is a publicly owned residence, so Graceland is the #1 Privately owned residence in America.

Clearly Prisilla should have hired a spokesperson for Graceland. I found it funny when Larry asked Priscilla if the check she had on display for the $30,000 check deposit was signed by Elivs himself. Clearly she was unprepared. It was signed by, as she read it, Vernon Presley, not Elvis. Clearly this interview was not clearly thought out by the Graceland administration.

Clearly she has profit in mind here. Price to see Graceland is between 28 and 69 dollars a head.   A tour of the White House is free.

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January 12, 2009 at 4:46 am

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Shaman encounter proves accurate.

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I was quite troubled last night, and needed to talk to a friend. But Louie wasn’t home. But his roomate was.

I had no choice. The Shaman got in my face.
He told me like it is.

After he talked to me for 20 minutes, without asking questions he said, “That’s $20.00 for counseling”, as a joke.

The thing was, he was right on everything he said. Not just a little bit. Alot. Like 100% alot.

The more I thought about what he said the more the more I realized it was great advice. Better than any advice I received from any head shrinker with a framed diploma.

Meeting a Shaman is scary. It’s like, they’re from the Twilight Zone.

He’s knows the anwser even before you ask the question.

I owe you $20 bucks Rob. Shaman to Salem Oregon.

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January 6, 2009 at 4:33 pm

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