Writing

HAPPY NEW YEAR! While there’s no guarantee 2021 will be better than 2020, we all pray it CAN’T be any worse. At minimum we all at least know SOMEONE who tested positive for COVID, and unfortunately many experienced the pain and suffering of a friend or loved one who passed due to (at least in […]

If you’re on social media, you’ve seen your share of inspirational messages. And you may be of a sort that scoffs at them, maybe thinking they’re generic or commercial. That’s usually until you’re having a trouble or two, and then that one message that flashes across your screen ends up just ‘clicking’ for you. That’s […]

It’s that time of year, when everybody cracks out their ‘Best Of’ lists. And in this particular case, we’re choosing to follow the crowd… Sort of. We’ve polled our staff, and have come up with a few good lists. Enjoy. Rob Smittix – Top Bizarre List of 2020 2020 has been a year we’ll always […]

As we were leaving Salt Lake City, Paul and I realized that the trip was going to take a lot longer than anticipated unless we could figure out a low to no-cost way to repair the bus. Now, we were really glad that we had made a stop in Reno before hitting Salt Lake. We […]

I almost forgot to write about one last thing that we needed to do before leaving the West Coast. Remember our cat Autumn who’d had her first litter of kittens behind my chair on the night of Justin’s concussion? Before we could get her spayed, she had another litter of kittens. As soon as they […]

We found a rental at a trailer park in Beaver, Oregon and had to downsize quite a bit. We were always flexible and quickly figured out how to make do with a much smaller residence and a tiny fenced in yard. We were still in the same area with the same community, and we had […]

Halloween is coming, and a full moon will shine upon the October Issue of Xperience. But you don’t have to wait to read it! Featured are dancer and choreographer Jillian Davis, punk-Russion folk band Caribbean Crisis, writer and comedian Greg Mania, Brule County Bad Boys, and writer and photographer Vincent Zandri. Xperience October Issue – […]

Paul was always one for “bad” jokes and puns, so he started telling at least one joke a week.  It was an immensely popular segment of the show. Most of them were real groaners. After a year of hearing these jokes week after week, folks started getting tired of it and came asking me to do something […]

         One of the many visitors we had while living in Hebo was our old friend Clinton. Clinton is the juggler who had lived in our backyard in Portland and who became a good friend. After his year off traveling by thumb around the country, he went back to Yale to finish […]

Celeste Plowden has such a way about her writing style that you are often left wondering if she herself actually had experienced what she writes about; even if it defies what we assume to be impossible. RRX: Many may know you as an artist and I know you can sing too but today we are […]


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