Two middle-aged adults and a dog living a perfectly okay life in California unleashed themselves and moved to the Oregon Coast to live their dreams. Now it’s one adult and a different dog, but we’re still telling tales of life in South Beach, Oregon. This blog is about the beach, weather, dogs, writing, music, travel, family and lots of other things. You’ll find pictures, poems, book reviews, and occasionally a song, along with weekly reports from life in the coastal forest a block from the beach.
If you like this blog, consider buying my book, Shoes Full of Sand, available at the usual online retailers as well as at http://www.suelick.com/Sand.html. My other books include Childless by Marriage, Stories Grandma Never Told, Azorean Dreams, and Freelancing for Newspapers.
In addition to this blog, I blog on writing at http://writeraid.net and on childlessness at http://www.childlessbymarriage.blogspot.com. For all the information you could ever want, visit http://www.suelick.com.
So who am I? I’m a recovering newspaper reporter/editor/photographer who earned an MFA in creative writing at age 51 from Antioch University Los Angeles. These days I focus on essays, fiction, poetry and blogs. I am also a professional musician with lots of experience as a roving singer-songwriter. My day job is co-leading and accompanying the choirs at Sacred Heart Church in Newport, OR.
I’m currently president of Writers on the Edge, a non-profit organization that manages the Nye Beach Writers Series, writing workshops and other events. I am co-founder of the Oregon Coast branch of Willamette Writers, which is a separate organization, also offering workshops here. Back in California, I was president of the South Bay branch of California Writers Club.
Did I leave anything out? Ask me. I’m terrible at keeping secrets.
If you’re a longtime reader, welcome to our new home. If you’re just joining us, I’m glad you came.