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LIVING August / September 2019

The lifestyle magazine for Oregon’s Willamette Valley

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Getaway: Carmel By The Sea Checking in With Earl Newman Corn's Like a Pirate Now... Buck an Ear

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In This Issue...

June/July 2019


Getaway Carmel-by-the-Sea

Regulars 12 Art in the Valley 20 The Bookshelf 38 Real Estate Update 39 Sten: On the Money 40 Style 41 Gardening With Brenda 42 Kris on Health 44 The Hot Ticket


Earl Newman On the Cover:


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ART: What Needs to be Said

Earl Newman in front of his barn, Summit, OR.




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Publisher's Update He Feels the Need, The Need for Speed… Congratulations are in order for our Floor Supervisor, Small Hans for his performance at the 4th of July "Firecracker Wienernationals" in Rockaway Beach. Despite his diminutive Dachshund size, he made it all the way to the finals. In the end, he was narrowly outpaced by a standard Dachshund puppy—twice his size, but like in all his persuits, Small Hans demonstrated grit and determination. Wait until next year standard Dachshund puppy, wait until next year...

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e were invited to stay at the Hofsas House in Carmel by the Sea, or just "Carmel" as you call it when you're a local, which I was for many years. An email arrived at the office months ago from the PR firm who represents the Hofsas House asking me if I'd like to come check it out. How could she have known that I HAD checked out the Hofsas House many, many times. I hadn't actually stayed there. Past interaction involved myself and my friends swimming in their pool (uninvited), and skateboarding in their parking lot (also frowned upon). One of my best buddies in high school lived maybe 50 yards from there. Upon arrival we met Carrie Theis, third generation owner & manager of the hotel. I didn't let on right away, but felt I should reveal that I had spent some time (a lot of time) in Carmel when our host checked us in. I came clean. Her first reaction: "did you ever swim in our pool?" Busted! I conceded I had visited maybe once or twice before, and all was forgiven. Carrie, come to find out, in addition to being probably the best hotel hostess ever, is also pretty cool about past pool violations—but don't try anything funny current Carmel High-Schoolers. It was great to visit the old stomping (skateboarding) grounds, and see what has changed in the last 40 years, and what hasn't. One thing that has remained the same


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is the Hofsas House with it's Bavarian charm, welcoming staff, and beyond comfy rooms, all right in the heart of Carmel. A few years back, we did a story about Earl Newman. He's the featured artist at Studio Beatrice in Corvallis in August, so we thought we'd cruise out to his fabulous farm in Summit and check in with him. In case you're not familiar, Summit is 20-ish miles west of Corvallis and is home to the Summit Summer Festival. Earl's doing great, and as always, it was fun and inspiring to visit with him for a few hours. We have been busy shooting photos. Check our "quick pic" pages for a visual rundown of Friday night music at Emerson Vineyards, Studio Beatrice and the Corvallis Arts Walk, and Salem's innaugural "VegFest." Looking over this issue, it seems the arts are alive here in the valley. In addition to our article about Earl Newman, take a look at our regular column by Brian Egan about various art events, and the two page spread about the show "What Needs to be Said" at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University in Salem. We've also got a bumper-crop of reading selections from our friends at the Corvallis/Benton County Public Library, so finish your summer strong and read a book. As always, thanks for reading Willamette Living! Scott





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By Richard McCann SUMMER FINALLY ARRIVES AND YOU TEND TO MOVE YOUR DAILY LIVING OUTSIDE. Your patio becomes another furnished “room� with tables, couches, chairs, and other amenities. You love spending time on your patio hanging out and relaxing, hosting BBQ’s, and having birthday parties, but that can be difficult to do when the sun is blazing down on you. Luckily you don’t have to just deal with it, or move back inside. Exterior solar shades will provide the relief that you are looking for and help you love your outdoor space even more. Like sunglasses for your patio, solar shades help to block the sun’s heat, damaging UV rays, and greatly reduces glare. Available in a range of densities (openness) from 1% to 48%, you can decide how much or how little light and visibility you want to let through the shades. The openness affects the amount of UV rays that pass through the screen as well as glare, and the clarity of the view through the screen. The lower the openness, the less light and UV rays will pass through. You and your outdoor furniture will be better protected from the harmful UV rays. This also means that visibility won’t be as great increasing the privacy of your outdoor space.

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Art in the Mid-Valley By Brian Egan

THERE IS NO BETTER TIME THAN SUMMER TO EXPERIENCE AND ENJOY OUTDOOR PUBLIC ART IN CORVALLIS. The community has embraced and supported artistic installations since “The Ballerina” by artist Raymond Hunter was installed near The Arts Center in 1979. The Madison Avenue Task Force and The Arts Center then began an ambitious project of beautifying Madison Avenue from the riverfront to Oregon State University campus with a series of sculptures, silkscreen prints and ceramics. Many of the 25 pieces are hidden in alleys or high on building walls so it may take some searching to see them all. The Task Force, having completed its mission is now disbanded, but has certainly left its mark on Corvallis. With the completion of the Riverfront Commemorative Park in 2002, many more sculptures were added to the public art collection and helped to turn the riverfront from a scruffy alley to a place where you can stroll the sidewalks and enjoy the beautiful and sometimes whimsical art. Even the base of the children’s play fountain in Helen Berg Plaza has an artistic base relief map of the Willamette River basin built into it. The newest and fastest growing sector of public art is the Corvallis Mural Project. Started by Jennifer Moreland in 2016, she was inspired by murals she saw in other places while travelling. There are now 28 murals in the Downtown area and at least that many more scattered throughout the city and surrounding area. The murals are not all easy to find as many are in alleys or parking lots but the search is worth the effort to see what the talented artists have created. Jennifer has done a great job of connecting artists with downtown building owners in order to facilitate the mural project. Let’s not forget the Oregon State University campus which shows art ranging from “A Portrait of Cesar Chavez” outside


the Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez to a giant football titled “Electric Field” next to Reser Stadium or “The Quest” a statue of Alice Biddle, the first female graduate of Corvallis College, located east of the OSU Memorial Union. A bonus for summer visitors is the absence of students, making it easier to stop and admire art without the academic year crowds. For more information about the OSU Campus Artwalk go to: https://artwalk.oregonstate.edu. You can find guides and maps to much of the public art at www.visitcorvallis.com/ articles/public-art-in-corvallis-oregon or pick up guides at the Visit Corvallis office or at The Arts Center. Every two years since 1991, Benton County has transformed itself into Quilt County in the Fall. Quilt County 2019 (August 9 to October 30) once again honors the art and craft of quilt making with 15 diverse exhibits. Quilt County is sponsored by the Mary’s River Quilt Guild and the Benton County Historical Museum, in cooperation with other Benton County cultural agencies, shops and galleries. For complete information, visit the Mary’s River Quilt Guild's Quilt County webpage to download a .pdf brochure for Quilt County 2019 at www.marysriverquiltguild.org/ quilt-county.html From August 15th through September 28th, The Arts Center hosts an exhibit called “Tradition Turns Contemporary”, which skews the boundaries of traditional quilting to contemporary interpretations including basketry, printmaking and photography on fiber. The reception for this show is on August 15th from 4pm to 7pm during the Corvallis Arts Walk. Arts Alive is a community arts event dedicated to raising the visibility of working artists in Corvallis and the region. Each summer The Arts Center brings together creative individuals like artists, writers, performers, and musicians from all over the area to share their studio process and

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o, cool story, we got an email months ago from Marci Bracco at Chatterbox PR. She wanted to know if we'd like to come and visit Carmel-by-the-Sea, see what the area is like and enjoy the Hofsas House Hotel, a Carmel landmark. What Marci didn't know, was that I lived in Carmel (you don't add the "by the sea" part when you're a local, by the way) from 5th grade until I was about 20. I attended Carmel River School, Middle School and High School, go Padres! I of course said yes. My Mother took me to Carmel in 1970, so I took her to Carmel this year. Our Floor Supervisor, Small Hans, went too. He's no trouble, and he can ride in a little box, because he's a Dachshund.

to the beach, and jump in the pool on our way back. Upon arrival we met Carrie Theis, owner/manager of the hotel, her first words, "did you skateboard in our parking lot and jump into our pool?" Busted. Apparently we weren't alone, she said it was a common thing, so she let bygones be bygones. Water traipsed from the pool through the parking lot was now water under the bridge. Carrie was probably the most gracious hotel host I've ever met. Not just with me, knowing I would be writing a story about our visit, but to others guests as well. She was very friendly with my Mother, and told us about her family from Bavaria, who had originally built the Hotel. She was also very friendly with Small Hans, his family was originally from Bavaria too.

Unbeknownst to the Hofsas House management, one of my best buddies back in the day, lived maybe 50 feet from the hotel. We used to skateboard through the Hofsas House parking lot on our way

Our rooms were the height of comfort, and had a fantastic view out over Carmel Bay. Although not on the water, the hotel is quite tall and affords a great view from the upper rooms. The lower rooms

allow easier access to the pool though, so plan your stay accordingly. Carrie gave us a tour of the property, including the mural in the breezeway that is a piece of Carmel history, a charming German scene commissioned by Carrie's Grandma, Donna Hofsas, through period artist of note - Maxine Albro. Carrie pointed out an exterior, tiled wall hanging, the Hofsas House Coat of Arms designed by Fred Hofsas which reads "Otium Cum Dignitate" - "Leisure with Dignity" -- they've got that covered. We also took a look at some of the other rooms. There are big rooms, kitchenettes, conference rooms, something for everyone. In the morning, expect pastries, coffee, orange juice, and yogurt as Carrie meets with guests, helps with directions, and provides suggestions for a great Carmel visit. I really can't express enough how great the Hofsas House is! I even asked Carrie, since they've been there forever, and the property is right in the middle of Carmel, why their rates are so reasonable? www.willametteliving.com



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Getaway She explained that since they have been there forever (since 1947), and they own the property, they are able to keep things reasonable which allows people to actually stay there, and enjoy themselves without spending a fortune. It's all about the guests. By all means, if you're going to Carmel, call the Hofsas House before you do anything else: 831-624-2745 or www. hofsashouse.com. You'll be very glad you did. Carrie makes you feel like you've got a friend in Carmel.

The Hofsas House entryway with the mural, our room, and Carrie showing us the Coat of Arms. Leisure with dignity personified.

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After check-in, we decided where we'd go for dinner, The Forge in the Forest. "The Forge" is a Carmel classic, it's been there for years and is a great example of a "real" Carmel hangout. We sat on the patio, and were glad to see they have a dog menu! Small Hans didn't come to dinner because he sometimes (all the time) has trouble in social settings with barking and wild animal behavior. Carmel is very dog-friendly due in large part to one of the famous residents who sadly passed away at 97 just days after we were there -- Doris Day. She was a huge dog fan and when she arrived at local businesses with her canine friends, no one was going to tell her to leave! "One cup of crunchies" at the Forge: $2.50. Us humans had the fish and ravioli, both delicious. It was nice to sit and reminisce about how we'd been there so long ago. After dinner, back to the Hofsas House for a very restful night's sleep. In the morning, we stopped in at the lobby for pastries and hit the road to see some sights long unseen. First stop, downtown Carmel (a whopping 3 block drive). Same as ever, wall-to-wall little shops with great finds, coffee shops, cobblestones, old world charm on tap. Next stop, Carmel Beach. Possibly the main attraction, Carmel Beach is a real gem. Flanked on the south end by the Mrs. Clinton Walker - Frank Lloyd Wright

The Forge in the Forest, a Carmel classic. Ravioli, Fish, and a happy canine guest.







Carmel Mission, Catholic or not, no trip to Carmel is complete with out a visit to the mission!


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Shopping in the village of Carmel, soaps at Oliver Napa Valley, Dowd Arcade - a shopping landmark, Small Hans checking out Flaherty's Fish House welcome mat, he's more of a chicken or beef fan, but he doesn't mind a good scallop or two.

The wharf in Monterey and dinner at Big Fish Grill. Carousel Candies, an institution - you can't miss it. Many of the restaurants have example dinner plates set up in front and a guy to encourage you to come in. One of them said, "hey, no kids menu, it's nice and quite in here." Ha ha. Our table at Big Fish Grill, nice view. Crab cakes & and classic Fisherman's Platter.


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Getaway Getting To Carmel Fly Flights are available from Eugene to Monterey starting at $238 (round trip) as of this writing with various stops from San Francisco, to Los Angeles to... Denver?

5th Avenue Deli, an excellent choice for lunch on-the-go. Above: "Henry" hanging out in front of the deli, he knows what's up...

house (NOT open to the public), and on the north by the storied links of Pebble Beach. The road along the beach, Scenic Rd., offers a trail for walkers and runners along the length that looks down on the beach, a nice walk, or grab a lunch and sit on the beach or a bench (11th street is a good one). It's one of the nicest spots on the west coast just to sit and take it all in, and the sunsets at Carmel Beach are spectacular. Next stop, Carmel Mission. The Mission is Carmel's original landmark. "Mission San Carlos Borromeo del rĂ­o Carmelo" built in 1797 and named after Archbishop of Milan, Italy Carlo Borromeo, the mission still has it's original bell and bell tower. The Mission was headed by Saint Junipero Serra, and that's why in Carmel there is a statue of Father Serra here and there, and roads are named "Junipero" and "Serra" and the Carmel High sports teams are called "The Padres." The mission was sighted near the mouth of Carmel River on a hill above a large field deemed by Father Serra to be good for farming -- a field where I played little league baseball a hundred and seventy seven years later. Lunchtime. In the heart of downtown Carmel, next to the post office (3300 5th Ave), is 5th Avenue Deli. Recommended by Carrie, it was a great call. The deli has a very friendly staff and offers everything from Dolmas to Dorritos, seriously. We picked up a couple of sandwiches for the road, and headed to Carmel Highlands. Towards Big Sur, past the straight away at Monastery Beach, where I spent many (too many) nights hanging out with my ne'er-do-well friends -- past a speed limit sign which read "55 MPH" - who knew?! Carmel Highlands is not really a shopping spot, or lunch spot, but it is very scenic and was the site of Clint Eastwood's movie "Play Misty For Me" and was home to famous photographers Edward Weston and Ansel Adams. It's a nice drive. Next stop, Carmel Valley. The valley is distinctly different from Carmel in that it's sunny on many days when Carmel is socked-in with coastal fog. Nowadays, the valley is dotted with wineries, there is one classic establishment you can't miss though,

particularly if you're a fan of Eggs Benedict, Katy's Wagon Wheel, best breakfast on Earth. And right across the parking lot from The Wagon Wheel is Tancredi & Morgan, a little shop that's been there forever and has a very nice selection of things you don't find at other gift/home stores, like Laguiole knives, google them. Here's a suggestion, if you're planning a wine-tasting trip (to somewhere other than the Willamette Valley, for some reason) Carmel Valley is a great choice. Back to the Hofsas House to get ready for dinner... Carrie suggested Big Fish Grill on Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf (101 Fisherman’s Wharf #1 - 831-372-7562 - www. bigfishgrillmonterey.com). We headed out of Carmel to Hwy 1 and over to Pacific Grove to take a look at the place, still great. We made our way via Cannery Row, to Fisherman's Wharf. Neither of us had been to the Wharf for years. There used to be an organ grinder with a little monkey at the gateway to the Wharf, we didn't see him, but other than that, the Wharf is still the same. Great seafood, great restaurants. Monterey is the biggest squid port in the world, so make sure to have Calamari rings while you're there -- they're the best! We were seated at a great table in Big Fish Grill with an expansive view of boats coming and going, very "wharfey." Dinner was great, two thumbs up. History buffs be aware: The Custom House, Monterey State Historic Park, at the entrance to Fisherman's Wharf, is the oldest government building in California and is California State Historic Monument #1. After dinner, back to the Hofsas House for what was unfortunately our last night there, for now. The next morning we got up and headed north through Castroville where we purchased a significant haul of artichokes for cheap, and began the long drive home. Carmel has remained pretty much as it has always been, a beautiful little town built by artists, and writers. There's a little more traffic now, and sometimes the tourist load becomes a bit much, but that's true everywhere. There are days though, many of them, when you can walk Carmel Beach alone with your thoughts, and enjoy a coffee with the locals in the magical little village Carmel was meant to be.

United flies from Portland to San Francisco non-stop on a regular basis ($117 as of this writing). You'll need to rent a car and it's about two hours from San Francisco to the Monterey Penninsula depending on traffic. Drive From Corvallis to Carmel, it's about 10 hours in the car. Maybe split that up and spend a night in Shasta (fun little town) or in Sacramento, California's Capital.

Stay The Hofsas House - always the number one choice. Many different room options (many pet-friendly), pool, right in the heart of Carmel, and always surprisingly affordable -- really! Between 3rd & 4th Ave on San Carlos Street / 831 - 624-2745 www.hofsashouse.com La Playa Hotel - very close to the beach, very nice upscale property. Artist Christian Jorgensen built a stone mansion in Carmel. The home was a gift to his wife, Angela, a daughter to the Ghiradelli (chocolate) family of San Francisco. Boasting the first swimming pool in Carmel, the home had spectacular views of Carmel Bay and Pebble Beach to the northwest. That mansion is now the La Playa. Computer geek trivia: There is a plaque in the La Playa that reads "In this room Steve Jobs unveiled the MacIntosh computer prototype during a development team retreat, and ceremoniously christened it with a bottle of La Playa Carmel water." Things then got a little out of hand, the Macintosh team was drunk and swimming sans swim trunks in the La Playa pool. They were asked never to return. When the hotel changed ownership in 2013, Apple received a message which read "all is forgiven." Time, and 90 billion dollars in cash, heals all wounds.



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A curated list from your librarians at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. experience with her coworkers’ observations, and the large divide between the two: experience vs. appearance. Whether you call this genre repulsive realism, dirty realism or grunge lit, I enjoy its direct contrast to the social-media-fueled obsession with the superficially perfect life.

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From the creator of the cooking blog Cookie and Kate, these are healthy, vegetarian recipes with gluten-free, dairy free, and soy free modifications included. Everything I have tried so far has been really delicious and simple. She has a lot of recipes for sauces and dressings tucked within her main dish recipes that have been good in many different kinds of dishes.

Hilarious and eye opening. I was blown away by the types of questions she gets asked. There were a few pages that were so powerful and full of strength, I kept going back to look at them again. Her sense of humor is just the best – I laughed and laughed while I gained a much more empathetic view of life in the hijab.

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Bonus suggestion: Galetas Also by Fany Gerson If you have an ice cream maker, try Mexican Ice Cream by baker/dessert-maker Fany Gerson. She takes you on a tour of Mexican ice cream, explaining both the recipes and the cultural aspects. It’s a fun exploration of homemade ice cream inspired by Mexican flavors like red prickly pear, horchata, and tamarind-chile sorbet. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can still join the fun with Gerson’s older book, Paletas, which will also help you use up summer produce. It incorporates unique popsicle flavors like avocado, cucumber-lime agua fresca, and apricot-chamomile, as well as more traditional standbys like strawberry and chocolate. One of the recipes for yogurt ice pops with berries calls for just lemon peel, water, sugar, yogurt, honey, and blackberries! Yum!

By Halle Butler Librarian reviewer: Mike Cringeworthy and hilarious in the best possible way, this is a satirical look at one woman’s attempts to find her place in the workforce. A lifetime of preparing for a career comes up against the realities of a cynical workplace, and her understanding of success, her social competence and how she dresses are more important than the years of education and hard work she has put in. Unfortunately for Millie, she cannot seem to understand her audience, and no matter how hard she tries, she keeps doing the wrong thing in the most awkward way, mostly without realizing it. I found this one of the most significant aspects of the novel. What she thought was normal, even appropriate behavior, was looked down upon by her coworkers, and Halle Butler uses a nice device to get this across. While the book was mostly written from Millie’s perspective a few parts come from external perspectives, her coworkers’ perspectives for instance. I found this combination effective, contrasting Millie’s

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By Samanta Schweblin Librarian reviewer: Mike

A woman lies in a hospital bed near death while the spirit of her friend’s son leads her through her memories of recent events in attempts to understand how she got to this point, and what has happened to her daughter. I kept thinking of the movie Donnie Darko while reading this book, with a creepy monotone voice in conversation with the main character. I think it works well, and it lends a full creepiness to the story. Samanta Schweblin is an expert at this type of creepy, semi-hallucinatory story and I look forward to more from her.

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In the first in Cole’s Reluctant Royals series, Ledi doesn’t have time for much between being a STEM grad student and working, let alone romance. She receives a series of emails claiming that she’s the long lost fiancée of an African prince. Ledi ignores the messages because they’re obviously spam… or are they? Determined to find his betrothed, Prince Thabiso travels to New York and devises a plan to get to know her by being someone else. There are plenty of

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In this darkly humorous, southern gothic novel, a family deals with the death of their taxidermist father in differing ways. His daughter Jessa, the narrator of the story, prepares to take over his taxidermy business. Jessa’s mother begins posing the taxidermied animals in lewd ways as a form of coping with her husband’s death and the frustrations of their marriage. Jessa’s brother’s wife, whom Jessa also is in love with, walks out on them leaving them both grasping for something to make sense. This is humorous and quirky with a heavy dose of morbidity, full of zany characters and awkward moments. Imagine Jenny Lawson wrote Southern gothic novels, which she should definitely do. She might write something similar to this.

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The true story of a #MeToo survivor who refused to be silenced, this is a non-fiction memoir by the inimitable Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak, Chains, and Winter Girls. Anderson relates the story of her childhood, teen years, and author-hood, describing how her life was impacted when she was raped as a young teen. She is a tremendous advocate for free speech, women’s rights, and youth, as well as a gifted author and storyteller. Shout is not an easy or comfortable read, but a necessary one. Pair this book with the graphic novel adaption of Speak, illustrated by the talented Emily Carroll.

Phoebe Robinson is a queen of real talk and hilarious anecdotes. She speaks very plainly in this book about her experience as a black woman living in the US, and the daily micro- and macroaggressions she and other black people face. If you’re ready to learn about black hair, prejudice in the entertainment industry, and just how much Phoebe loves U2 and Bono, then pick up this gem. Be prepared to be alternately outraged, enlightened, and utterly amused as Phoebe weaves her tales, complete with Black People Secrets and pop culture references galore. Consider borrowing this audiobook from your library, as it’s especially hilarious and touching to hear Phoebe herself narrate. Then, if you want more, check out her follow-up title, Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay.


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dwarves escaped from a Soviet circus. I like the premise. She also takes the trip on the spur of the moment without telling her parents, with a guy she doesn’t know very well, so it has that sneaking-out-atnight kind of feel, too. The story took a rambling route, reminiscent of Y Tu Mama Tambien, or On the Road, so I would say it is primarily a road book, but it also has some sort of mer-creature in it, so there’s that, and the Ukranian dwarves. Either way, I would say this is a book of exploration, discovery and coming of age with several bits of quirkiness thrown in.


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How to Die Young, at a Very Old Age - part 4 By Dr. Frank Sievert

"The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything." —Warren Buffet This quote from one of the richest men on earth is about time management. Time management does not just matter for success in life, it also matters when it comes to your health. People today are results driven, doing ever more, learning things, getting promoted, and starting new ventures, but we also have our personal lives we can't ignore for optimum balance and happiness. Ambition in this sense can mean taking care of family priorities, expanding our social circles, and pursuing hobbies and other interests. That's when Buffett's advice is a bull's-eye to our conscience. We have to know what to shoot for to simplify our lives. It means saying no over and over again to the unimportant things flying in our direction every day and remaining focused on saying yes to the few things that truly matter. Social media nowadays just confounds the problem. We are bombarded with information 24/7. It becomes ever more difficult to discriminate between the true and the false, the valuable and the worthless. It is critical that you find a way to set boundaries for yourself, nobody can or will likely do it for you. A good example was a recent patient I saw, a working mother of 2, trying to juggle all the demands put on her by taking care of her family and working a full-time job. This left no time for her to take care of herself which ultimately led to her getting ill, making it impossible to take care of her loved ones, let alone herself. If she would not find a way to carve out the time for self-care, nobody was going to do it for her. Her medical diagnosis was generalized anxiety, for which she took a medication, that she ultimately would love to get off. For that to be possible, again time management is critical even if it’s not the only factor. In this section I will intermittently quote one of my esteemed colleagues and author, Sara Gottfried, MD from her recent book: Brain Body Diet: Read on to learn about a prescribed way of living that would get your brain and body back into peaceful alignment, free of the suffering that results from anxious thoughts and feelings, no longer clinging to things beyond your control and creating an unnecessary orgy of stress.


Anxiety is like a radio that is not tuned to a strong frequency. There is no clear connection to a strong signal; instead, the radio projects a lot of noise and overlapping messages. This puts your body into a chronic fight, flight and freeze situation. What creates the noise, the inability to tune in the radio of the brain to the proper channel? What we did not learn in medical school is that the noise of anxiety often starts in the body, such as from food intolerances that are creating unnecessary stress and high cortisol levels, hijacking the body/ brain connection and sending your neurohormonal system into overdrive. Or maybe it starts from toxic exposure like glyphosate-the active ingredient in Roundup, or from a chronic infection like Lyme disease or a stomach bug like H. pylori, or from excess and/or repeated use of antibiotics. Antibiotics do wipe out bad bacteria, but unfortunately, they also indiscriminately kill the "good bugs" that can keep you calm and content. Even if you do not relate to the term anxiety, you may feel the same underlying current of dread in other ways: inner turmoil; frenzy, you can’t calm down, churning, you feel overwhelmed, an inability to cope, irritability, uneasiness, restlessness, déjà vu, or a blank mind. These are all symptoms of anxiety that create the same physiological and biochemical states of the brain and body. Anxiety can be a waste of valuable resources, usually over something you cannot control. It is like a trance that is accompanied by tight muscles, chaos, missing out on life, all of which originate in a stress response system that is inappropriately heightened. We still do not completely understand all the causes of anxiety, but here are the most common consistent risk factors: 1. Being Female, 2. Heredity/genetics, 3. Childhood maltreatment or abuse, 4. Traumatic events, from car accidents to natural disasters, 5. Accumulated stress—financial and occupational, 6. Toxins such as BPA, which can disrupt the function of the HPA axis and glyphosate, which can disrupt gut wall integrity, 7. Certain microbiota can affect the anxiety regions of the brain and can be reversed by eating probiotic food for instance,

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8. Drug withdrawal, including, but not limited to, alcohol, 9. Certain internalizing personalities, which are more prone to anxiety than others, 10. Medical issues, such as blood sugar problems, which includes prediabetes and diabetes, heart disease, thyroid dysfunction, respiratory disorders, chronic pain, IBS etc., 11. Other mental health conditions, such as depression, 12. Hormonal causes of anxiety such as dysregulated cortisol, insulin resistance, thyroid dysfunction, low estrogen, low progesterone.

It requires more than medication to address all these factors, it never is just one factor, it is usually a combination of the above. No single medication can therefore address anxiety completely and resolve it. This does not mean that I would advise anybody to stop medication without talking to their physician, which would not be safe. That is even if you’ve implemented lifestyle changes already. Here's a good start to reverse anxiety:

1. Back to the time management aspect: Make a “stop doing list” and begin a “to do list” for your own body’s needs, like for sleep, joy, relaxation and exercise. The best way to exercise for your brain health is high intensity interval training, alternating high intensity for 60 seconds with a 1-2-minute recovery, then repeat the more intense exercise. You may cycle like this 5-10 times. Start with low intensity and build up as you feel comfortable. A good rule of thumb is if you cannot repeat the same exercise the following day, then you overdid it. 2. Remove alcohol, caffeine, flour, sugar, artificial sweeteners, processed foods– since they may all increase anxiety. 3. Start magnesium, B vitamins, and fish oil. 4. Begin 5000 international units of vitamin D per day. Plan on rechecking the vitamin D level after 3 months of doing so. 5. Start craniosacral therapy to calm the overdrive of the sympathetic nervous system. Be certain to do it with somebody who is properly trained and certified by the Osteopathic Cranial Academy.

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1. Earl in his studio 2. The Tuba & blown glass that hangs from Earl's living room ceiling. 3. Hanging out on the couch. The multi-colored disco ball hanging above, when I mentioned it, Earl was quick to point out "that works."

Checking in With Earl Newman THIS STORY IS A FOLLOW-UP TO THE ONE FROM A FEW YEARS AGO. ANY EXCUSE TO HANG OUT WITH EARL, I'LL TAKE IT . Earl Newman is the quintessential west coast immigrant. Like many in the early 60's, Earl thought there was more to life than the corporate nine-to-five. They thought it could be found in the counter-culture lifestyle developing in California. In the summer of 1960 Earl set sail from Boston in an old station wagon, and landed in the "foreign country" of Venice, California. Having been deemed a Master of Fine Arts by Harvard University, in just one year, and with a young family, Earl did everything society told him not to do at the time. No white shirt, no tie, no job, no mortgage. Freedom. Earl had a go at a "regular job" teaching art for a brief period, he says: "it gave me a rash." As it turns out, the committe at Harvard who bestowed the honor upon Earl, was right. Earl settled in to the Venice scene, making sketches and making his way into the new world. Earl and family took over what was at one time a bar in Venice, and turned into his first art studio/home in California. He made a sketch, some-

one came by and bought it, so he made another, he says. It became a trend. What has made it all work for him, so says Earl, is that his art has never been considered serious fine art (he's wrong by the way), and he discovered silk-screening could be done efficiently and allow him to offer his work at very reasonable prices. When I asked in 2013 why he only prices his work at ten dollars at the Oregon Country Fair, given his current noteriety, his answer: "because everyone has ten bucks." Earl's collection of posters he's done for the Monterey Jazz Festival are in the Smithsonian. Several years ago, Earl had a show at the Corvallis Arts Center focused on the Jazz Festival posters he produced—for fifty years. During the Vietnam war, Earl said a number of people he knew had suggested he accompany them to Canada "we've had enough" they said, Earl declined. He related a story about a house he'd sold to a friend in Topanga Canyon (Southern CA)... "...it was kind of a weird place, it was kind of off the main road into Topanga, the houses weren't a big deal, I sold it to him for $5,000. He never moved in and kind of disappeared, so I went to check on the house, Charles Manson had moved in, so I www.willametteliving.com


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kind of let it go." Earl explained all of this with a little smile, but in a semi-serious tone. If art hadn't worked out, stand up comedy could definitely have been on the table, he's very funny, and it seems to come to him effortlessly. Perhaps old Charles was what inspired Earl's move north? He'd heard about Napa, CA, so he went to take a look. Too expensive. He had a friend in Bellfountain, OR a few miles south of Corvallis who told him: "there are a lot of artists living in Summit" (a few miles west of Philomath), that's where he lives today. Earl and his wife Jean raised their children in Oregon. Earl said when they first walked the property in Summit, Jean said "this is it." Earl said "it is?" So that was it. Earl's (Jean's) decision to live in Summit was a lucky break for Oregon. Over the years, Earl has done original art for the Ashland Shakespeare Festival, The Oregon Coast Aquarium, and he's shown his work at the Oregon Country Fair forever; recently being honored as the oldest vendor - he seems unsure if that's really something he wants to recognize. He was chosen as the 2019 artist for the Corvallis Fall Festival Poster, and he's currently working on a commission for the anniversary of Squirrels Tavern in Corvallis. Prolific is an understatement when talking Earl Newman. Talking Earl Newman... you know the saying "art imitates life?" Well not true for Earl,

for him it seems, art IS life. Hanging out in his house in Summit, everywhere you look there are artworks, or everyday objects transformed into artworks, or just cool, creative touches, everywhere! Looking at his fence, and the different colored paint stir-sticks he's affixed as embellishment, a chicken walks by with her tail feathers mimiking Earl's fence. So maybe for Earl, art imitates chicken? Sitting talking to Earl is an absolute joy, you'd think now that he's pushing the century mark, he'd be kind of cranky, or a little less aware of what's happening -- you'd be totally wrong. Having only met Earl is his 80's, I don't know what he was like in his 30's, but I suspect just like he is today. He's sharp as a tack, his sense of humor is to be envied, and his, I don't know, his "aura" maybe, to use a vintage California term, is just pure light, and life, and color. If you have a chance to meet Earl, take it.

On a table on a bridge that crosses a stream on Earl's farm. The bottle is there, we checked. Earl will be the featured artist at Studio Beatrice in Corvallis August 15th at 4pm. Swing by, meet Earl 230 NW 6th St. www.earlnewmanprints.com www.willametteliving.com



Exhibition of Oregon’s Contemporary Artists Explores “What Needs to Be Said” The Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, September 14-December 22, 2019




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THE FORD FAMILY FOUNDATION, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE HALLIE FORD MUSEUM OF ART (HFMA) AT WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY IN SALEM, OREGON, IS PLEASED TO PRESENT “WHAT NEEDS TO BE SAID: HALLIE FORD FELLOWS IN THE VISUAL ARTS.” The exhibition brings together thirteen of Oregon’s most talented contemporary visual artists who received the Hallie Ford Fellowship in the Visual Arts between 2014 and 2016—an award given annually to artists living in Oregon based on their artistic accomplishment, depth of practice, and future potential. Curated by independent curator Diana Nawi and organized by John Olbrantz, the Maribeth Collins Director of the HFMA, the exhibition opens September 14 and continues through December 22 in the museum’s Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery and the Maribeth Collins Lobby. The exhibition will also take place at various venues throughout the state over the next two years. Each year, four to five Hallie Ford Fellowships are awarded in the amount of $25,000 each. These fellowships represent one facet of The Foundation’s ten-year Visual Arts Program that it launched in February of 2010 in an effort to support the creation, production, exhibition, documentation, and acquisition of work by seasoned Oregon visual artists. In 2013 the Foundation cosponsored the launch of the first traveling exhibition of work by the first four classes of Hallie Ford Fellows (2010-2013). In 2019 the Foundation continues the tradition, traveling the second exhibition of Fellows’ work featuring Hallie Ford Fellows from the classes of 2014 (Tannaz Farsi, Geraldine Ondrizek, Storm Tharp), 2015 (Ben Buswell, MK Guth, Tom Prochaska, Jack Ryan, Samantha Wall), and 2016 (Karl Burkheimer, Anya Kivarkis, Wendy Red Star, Blair Saxon-Hill, Lynn Woods Turner). Nawi says, “The exhibition attempts to relay the urgency and intimacy of what happens in the artist’s studio. Art is something we do for ourselves, and something we undertake in the spirit


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of the collective, sharing our thoughts and investigations with others through exhibitions and conversations. It is, simply, the expression of what needs to be said. While for each artist this is understood and manifested differently, it is an idea that suggests the importance of artistic practice for the individual and society more broadly—something the Hallie Ford Fellowship unquestionably supports.” John Olbrantz says, “The Hallie Ford Museum of Art is honored to have been selected by The Ford Family Foundation to organize a traveling exhibition and accompanying book that features the work of recipients of Hallie Ford Fellowships in the Visual Arts from the classes of 2014, 2015, and 2016, and to share their work with audiences from Roseburg and Salem, to Portland and Ashland. I have no doubt that the late Hallie Ford, who believed in the importance and power of the visual arts to enrich and transform lives, would be genuinely pleased.” EXHIBITION RELATED EVENTS AND MATERIALS Educational materials, lectures, and other public programs will accompany the exhibition at each venue. In addition, the exhibition will be accompanied by the exhibition catalogue, “What Needs to Be Said: Hallie Ford Fellows in the Visual Arts,” which will be available for $24.95 at all participating locations. ABOUT THE HALLIE FORD FELLOWS Those eligible are practicing visual artists currently producing works of art; full-time residents of Oregon for at least 36 months prior to the application deadline who are legal residents of Oregon 30 years of age or older at the time of application who have evidenced, through appropriate documentation, seven or more years of active professional participation in their medium and are not enrolled in a degree-seeking program, either part-time or full-time at the time of application or during the successive grant period.


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1. Karl Burkheimer (American, b. 1965), Hull, 2018, metal, wallboard, plaster, wood, and paint, 96 x 60 x 48 in., courtesy of the artist. Photo: Karl Burkheimer 2. Wendy Red Star (Apsáalooka, b 1981), Peelatchiwaaxpáash/ Medicine Crow (Raven), 2014, from the series 1880 Crow Peace Delegation; artist-manipulated digitally reproduced photograph by C.M. (Charles Milton) Bell, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution, pigment print on archival photo paper, 16 15/16 x 11 15/16 in., courtesy of the artist.

8. MK Guth (American, born 1963), What Needs To Be Said, 2017, five artist books, 11 x 9 x 3 1/2 in. each, courtesy of the artist, Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York, and Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR. Photo: Dan Kvitka 9. Lynne Woods Turner (American, b. 1951), Untitled, a work from Twenty-one untitled drawings, 2013, pencil and color pencil on paper, 3 x 3 in. each, courtesy of the Miller Meigs Collection. Photo: Tim Turner

3. Blair Saxon-Hill, (American, born 1979), Climber, 2016, from the series Sapporo: A Frieze of Pedestrian Ways of Being and a Few Individual Portraits, archival pigment print, 38 x 34 in., courtesy of the artist and Nino Meir Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

10. Samantha Wall (American, born 1977), December 1 from 31 Days (December), 2017, India ink on yupo paper, 1 of 31 sheets, 8 x 8 in. each, courtesy of the artist and the Russo Lee Gallery, Portland, OR. Photo: Samantha Wall

4. Jack Ryan (American, born 1967), Schumann Resonance Conduction Unit, 2015-19, wood, electric components, acrylic, found objects, transducers, amplifiers, custom electronics, felt, and mixed and found media, 36 x 32 x 48 in., courtesy of the artist.

11. Tom Prochaska (American, b. 1945), Austin, Nevada, 2016, graphite on laid paper, 11 x 8 1/2 in., courtesy of the artist and Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR. Photo: Dan Kvitka

5. Ben Buswell (American, born 1974), All at Once, 2017, hand embellished Lambda prints, artist frames, 76 panels, 31 x 11 in. each, courtesy of the artist and Upfor Gallery, Portland, OR. Photo: Mario Galluci 6. Storm Tharp (American, born 1970), Wolves at the Door, 2017, monotype on paper, 75 x 50 in., courtesy of the artist and PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland, OR. Photo: Evan La Londe 7. Tannaz Farsi (Iranian-American, b. 1974), Strata of Empire (Relic), 2016-ongoing, archival inkjet print, 44 x 56 in., courtesy of the artist.

12. Anya Kivarkis (American, b. 1975), Smoke, 2018, archival inkjet print, 30 x 45 in., courtesy of the artist and Sienna Patti Contemporary, Lenox, Massachusetts. 13. Geraldine Ondrizek (American, born 1963), Installation view: The Origins of Bio Metric Data; a Collection of Books, 2015–16, prints on Gambi paper, photographs on handmade paper, photographs on vellum, Vellum folios, and Plexglas, various dimensions, courtesy of the artist. Photo: Dan Kvitka 14. What Needs To Be Said, Catalog for purchase.



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By Gaye Stewart My two-year vision as president (2017-2019) of the Oregon State Federation of Garden Clubs, was a project to connect the 86 clubs throughout Oregon. After some thought, I initiated The Fall Garden Fair which was held last September at The Oregon Garden in Silverton. Member chairmen set up booths to acquaint the guests with the organization, held a judged floral design show themed to the natural, beautiful places in Oregon—a floriculture display with beauty from each region of Oregon, all grown by garden club members. There were 8 different educational workshops, plus a children's craft workshop and a storytelling time. Fourteen plant and gardening item vendors brought their best to sell. It was a huge success.

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Mexican Street Corn (Elote) • ½ cup Nancy’s Cultured Sour Cream • Juice of 2 limes • 1 cup finely crumbled Don Froylan Queso Cotija, divided into 4 • ½ teaspoon cayenne powder • 4 ears corn, shucked Extras: • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, finely-chopped and stirred into crumbled cheese (or sprinkled over corn) • 1 clove garlic, finely-minced and stirred into crumbled cheese Grill: Place corn on grill, directly over coals and cook, rotating occasionally until cooked through and charred in spots on all sides, about 8 minutes total. Oven: Turn oven up to its highest temperature. Lightly butter or oil corn, wrap in tinfoil, and place on center rack. Cook 15-20 minutes, rotating occasionally. (you won’t get the same degree of char when cooked in an oven, but it’ll still be delicious.) While corn cooks, vigorouly stir together sour cream and lime juice together in a medium bowl. Allow cooked corn to cool enough to handle. Using a plastic spatula, thoroughly cover cooked corn with sour cream and lime mix. Spread 1 portion of crumbled cheese evenly on a plate or cutting board, rolling corn to thoroughly coat. Set aside and repeat with remaining ears. Sprinkle corn with cayenne powder and serve immediately. Serve with lime wedges

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Here's a suggestion! You know the little half ears of corn you find in the freezer section you've eaten since you were a kid? Well Mr. Jolly Giant is not the only one who can play this game! Get some 1 gallon ziploc bags, prepare corn cobs (husk, cut off ends, break in half if you like), and toss them in the freezer. Like blueberries, corn is a taste of summer that will freeze really well, taste great, and take you right back to July, in February, when we have't seen the sun for a while.

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Milk & Honey Cobs What you need: Ears of corn to provide for guests Water sufficient to cover 1 cup whole milk 1 cup heavy cream 1/2 stick butter 4 tablespoons honey 1/2 tsp each of garlic power, onion powder, seasoning salt, orergano and thyme 1/2 teaspoon black pepper Cilantro to garnish (optional) What to do: Husk corn. Fill large pot halfway with water. Add corn and all other ingredients. Apply heat to bring to a simmer, be careful not to boil. Simmer 15-20 minutes. Remove corn and garnish with cilantro. Add additional butter if desired. Enjoy!

On average, an ear of corn has 800 kernels in 16 rows. Corn will always have an even number of rows on each cob. With the exception of Antarctica, corn is produced on every continent in the world. As of 2012, the United States produces 40% of the worlds total harvest making it the biggest corn producer in the world (273,832,130 tons produced in 2012). In the days of the early settlers to North America corn was so valuable that it was used as money and traded for other products such as meat and furs. Corn is now a completely domesticated plant so you're unlikely to find it growing in the wild. Corn can be produced in various colors including blackish, bluish-gray, purple, green, red, white and the most common yellow.




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PROFESSIONAL HELP: Tips from local leaders in their industry

Ask Annette


Wallpaper and wall colors

90% of buyers hate wallpaper, the other 10% hate your wallpaper. That is a joke brokers often make but it is true. Wallpaper is a very personal choice, and often a very dated one. Removing it, fixing the walls and painting in a neutral color is paramount. While you and your loved ones might be super-happy with a different, bold color in every room, a great majority of buyers cannot overcome this issue, even if it is “just paint”. Paint the interior in a neutral, coherent color. Offering a credit to take wallpaper down or to paint is not helpful. Most buyers simply do not want to start home ownership with a major renovation or really any work that will prevent them from moving in on closing date.


This is a bit of a touchy subject. Who likes to have it pointed out that their home is a bit grubby? Windows that are hard to see through, cobwebs, dirty grout lines and greasy cabinets are a problem, and a deep clean is mandatory before putting a house on the market.


We all get “nose blind.” When a buyer with an unbiased nose enters your house and smells what you don’t notice anymore, it is hard to overcome. I showed a house a while ago that reeked so strongly of cat pee that we all could simply not concentrate on the house. We raced through it, trying not to breath too deeply. While this was actually a very cute home, my buyers just wanted out. So be critical with how your house smells, ask an unbiased third party what they smell and then take care of it by deep cleaning carpets or replacing them, ozone treatments, etc.


We all love our furry companions. We love OUR pets, but that does not translate into potential buyers loving them too. Your cat that loves people, and follows them around, looks cute to you but may cause a sneezing fit for somebody else. Some people simply don’t like animals, so your dog, harmless and small as it might be, barking it’s head off in a crate in the garage for the duration of the showing, might kill the deal. Board animals or take them out during each showing. Do not put the responsibility of making sure an indoor cat does not escape on the shoulders of a showing agent.


The approach to your house is your home’s business card. Groomed and well-maintained front yards and front doors help with that crucial first impression. A clean and maintained yard is important to buyers. Over the top landscaping might backfire, a lot of people shy away from the thought of maintaining this in the future. Middle of the road, clean, well -maintained and fresh landscaping is ideal.

If your property is listed with a real estate broker, please disregard. It is not our intention to solicit offerings of other real estate brokers. We are happy to work with them and cooperate fully. ©2018 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker® is a registered trademark to Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Each office is independently owned and operated. ©2018 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker® is a registered trademark to Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity . Each office is independently owned and operated. Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.


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Rented properties

Often sellers who want to sell their properties have a tenant. This is a very difficult situation. A tenant deservedly (and legally) needs at least 24hrs notice before showings. The property might not show perfectly. If you can, sell the property vacant. It is easier, faster and more successful.

As is

Sellers often think they can sell a property as is. But once a property is advertised this way, buyers inevitably think there is something seriously wrong. The price for a property that is advertised “as is” will suffer from this description because the perception is that this is a fixer upper.


A good market analysis will show what your property is worth. It might not be what a seller thinks it is worth or be what Zillow says… be open minded about what your property really is. The house next door might have sold for $400,000, but maybe it was updated, and has a big two car garage. If your house does not (for example) have a garage, or is smaller, or needs a paint job, it makes little sense to put it on the market for $425,000 to have “wiggle room.” If a broker assures you that is possible, be critical and try not just to hear what you want to hear. Taking all of this into consideration will help you to sell within a reasonable time and for a good price!

Annette Do you have a real estate question? Ask Annette, at Coldwell Banker Valley Brokers in Corvallis 541-207-5551


PROFESSIONAL HELP: Tips from local leaders in their industry

On the Money


Make your child an authorized user on one of your credit cards This can be done prior to the time your child can obtain their own card, giving them the ability to use the card for their own purchases. You will still be responsible for paying off credit card bills, but your child’s credit score may benefit from being associated with your strong credit record. It can also serve as an initial test of how your child handles credit. Set expectations that they are responsible for repaying you for any charges they accumulate.

Have them build their own credit when possible

The time will come when your children will qualify for a credit card. Again, it’s important to stress the importance of paying bills on time each month. Ideally, they will pay off the entire balance monthly to avoid high interest expenses. They also need to make timely payments

on any other debt such as student loans, store credit cards, and even on expenses like utility payments. Note: debit card use does not contribute to building a credit score.

Encourage them to exercise caution in how credit is used

Achieving a good credit score is a bit of a balancing act for younger people. They need to obtain and use credit in order to accumulate a history that will be reflected in their score. Yet they want to avoid overdoing it. Make sure your child knows not to take risks by using credit to pay large expenses that could require a long payoff period or taking on more than one or two credit cards at a time. Managing credit is a new experience for most people just entering adulthood. By following these steps, you have an opportunity to set your children on the right track.


Sten Carlson, CFP®, CLTC, CKA, MBA, is a Financial Advisor with PacWest Wealth Partners, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in Corvallis, Oregon. He offers fee-based financial planning and asset management strategies and has been in practice for 25 years. To contact him, visit the team website at www.PacWestWealthPartners.com or call at 541-757-3000. Office address is 2396 NW Kings Blvd., Corvallis, OR.

Sten Carlson PacWest Wealth Partners in Corvallis, OR. Contact him at Sten.E.Carlson@ampf.com 541-757-3000

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PROFESSIONAL HELP: Tips from local leaders in their industry

The Haberdasher

Keeping Your Cool With Fabric & Color

By Oscar B. Hult SUMMER HAS FINALLY ARRIVED. ARE YOU READY FOR THE OUTDOOR PATIO PARTIES? THE SUMMER BBQS? THOSE FAMILY REUNIONS ON THE LAKE? THE SUN IS OUT, THE TEMPERATURE IS UP, AND YOU’RE ASKING; “HOW DO I DRESS COMFORTABLY AND KEEP LOOKING SHARP?” Dressing well in warm weather isn’t as hard as you might think. When buying Summer clothing, (this applies to shorts, shirts, pants, jackets…) you want to invest in garments made of lightweight, breathable fabrics. Light test: Hold the garment up and look through it. If you can’t see light through the weave, it may not be a deal breaker, but it’s not going to breath as well as one you can see through. Here are three great Summer fabrics:


Almost all summer clothing will be made out of cotton, but not all cotton is the same, be sure to get one that’s summer appropriate. 100% cotton Is best. Avoid “non-iron” cotton as they will have a coating on them that makes them less breathable. There are lots of weaves and that makes a difference. Seersucker is probably the best for keeping cool, but a plain loose weave is great too. Twill

weaves like denim and knit fabrics like tee shirts are usually going to be warmer.


Linen has been the summertime go-to for centuries for good reason. It’s super lightweight, breathable, and absorbs moisture exceptionally well. Linen has a very distinct look to it. The downside is that linen wrinkles, but that’s part of its charm. This is the only time you can get away with wrinkled clothes.

Tropical Weight Wool

You might be surprised to see wool on this list as it’s typically associated with Fall & Winter. However, wool actually has a very wide comfort range and adapts to almost any weather condition. Tropical weight wool’s unique properties make it especially great for summer. (remember to do the light test). When you sweat, wool actually pulls the water away from your skin, into the fabric, and then dissipates into the atmosphere. Not only that, but it keeps you from getting smelly, because it is antimicrobial. Wool is also easy to care for too. It will actually bounce back into shape if you let it hang up in your closet — which means minimal ironing. Because of wool’s natural odor resistance and moisture-wicking properties, if you


only wear the garment once a week or so, you’ll only need to get it cleaned is if you spill something on it. Why Should You Should Be Wearing Color? Summer is the best time to wear color. Lighter and brighter colors are especially appropriate because they better reflect that summertime vibe. The sun is shining, flowers are blooming and everybody’s happier, because of all that vitamin D. As you know, dark colors like black, chocolate brown and burgundy, absorb the heat; so you should avoid those. The lighter your clothes, the less heat they’ll absorb. So don’t be afraid to push the boundaries with your colors! That is the whole point of this season. Summer is here, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up being stylish, and that’s totally doable now that you know how to dress for summer heat. I can’t promise you won’t sweat, but if you invest in the right fabrics, wear the right colors, and keep your outfits summer-breathable, you won’t feel like you’re suffocating. Dress Well, Be Confident, Find Success!


Oscar B. Hult is a co-owner of The Natty Dresser in Downtown Albany. 541-248-3561 Contact him at



Willamette Living Magazine August / September 2019

In The Garden

The Benefits of Cover Crops


PROFESSIONAL HELP: Tips from local leaders in their industry

By Brenda Powell WHAT ARE COVER CROPS AND WHY SHOULD YOU PLANT THEM? ALSO CALLED GREEN MANURES, COVER CROPS ARE PLANTS LIKE CLOVER, FIELD PEAS AND VETCH THAT ARE SEED SOWN AND WORKED INTO SOIL OR CUT DOWN AND COMPOSTED BEFORE THEY SET SEED. Typically, they are planted in fall (September and October) and “harvested” in spring prior to the plant setting seed, although there are cover crops, like buckwheat that are sown in spring or summer. Cover crops provide lots of organic matter from roots and leaves when worked into the soil. They prevent soil run-off, cut down on nutrient loss by leaching of bare ground, and inhibit weed growth through competition and shading. Some varieties penetrate hard pan and bring up mineral supplies from lower depths. In the case of legumes, they return (or fix) nitrogen back to the soil, providing nearly as much nitrogen as a fertilizer would. My husband and I have watched the organic farm field and experimental plots next to us with fascination as they planted, grew, mowed down and finally tilled in a cover crop mix. We enjoyed the lovely

red bloom of the crimson clover and the sweet blue of lacy Phacelia. The gently swaying wheat and oats added height. The fields looked attractive and the plants did their job of cutting down on the weeds and holding the space until they were ready to plant their crop. Mitch and I have several small fields that we need to rejuvenate and hopefully plant in the spring. We also have a lot of weeds. Even though I’ve sold cover crop seed for years, I haven’t grown it myself. I’m really looking forward to learning firsthand about this. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Austrian Field Peas

Cold-hard and grow in poorly drained soils. A legume that is a good nitrogen source.

Lacy Phacelia

Attracts pollinators. Good weed suppression. Absorbs excess nitrates. Better for spring, summer or early fall as it dies at 20 degrees.


Even though farmers utilize cover crops on a large scale, they work well for backyard gardeners and even in raised beds. Here are some types of commonly sold cover crops:

A fast turnaround spring or summer planted cover crop. Ready to turn under just 5-6 weeks after germination. Easy to chop with a hoe. Buckwheat acts as a beneficial insect attractant and trap crop for thrips.

Crimson Clover

Garden Way Blend

A cold-hardy legume that’s easy to till or work into the soil. Will take some shade but not wet or acidic soils. Pretty flowers. Adds nitrogen to the soil. Matures in June.

Fava Beans

will tolerate occasional waterlogged soils during winter.

A mix of rye grain, Austrian peas, wheat, crimson clover, common vetch, and annual ryegrass. For more information on cover crops check out the Territorial fall and winter seed catalog or their handy cover crop chart online at www.territorialseed.com.


Brenda Powell is a fourth generation owner of Garland Nursery in Corvallis.

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PROFESSIONAL HELP: Tips from local leaders in their industry


Why You Need More Water

By Kris Denning HOW MUCH WATER HAVE YOU HAD TODAY? I ask my daughter this when she comes to me complaining of a headache. I ask the same question of my mother when she tells me that she is feeling light-headed and tired. All common signs of dehydration. Despite our fancy hydroflasks and tricked out water bottles, most of us still aren’t getting enough. Our bodies are made up of roughly 60% water. We can last for weeks without food, but only days without water. The body cannot store water, so we need to make up for those every-day losses from sweat, breathing, and elimination. Every system in our body depends upon it. Water helps in the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to every cell. Water helps maintain the fluidity of blood through the vessels, otherwise the heart must work harder to keep it pumping properly. It is essential for proper digestion, helping us to retain nutrients, while eliminating waste and toxins. Our brain is 70% water, so being hydrated helps keep us alert and less likely to get brain fog. Water is essential in lubricating and cushioning our joints and protecting

the spinal cord. More cushion and less friction on the joints over time can help ward off arthritis and joint degeneration. When your muscles feel less mobile and sore, consider the importance of water and mobility. Imagine bending a raw steak, as opposed to a piece of beef jerky. Dehydrated muscles do not move quite so freely. For weight loss, there is no question that replacing sodas, juices, and milk with cool refreshing water produces effective, lasting results. Its calorie free, inexpensive, and readily available. All good reasons to make the switch! Since the body can’t store water, it’s important to take in enough of it to make up for the 2-3 liters we naturally lose every day. The amount needed for each person varies depending upon our size, metabolism, the weather, and the foods we eat. A good rule of thumb is to drink half your body weight in ounces of water per day. Even more if you’ve been exercising vigorously, taken a flight, or spent time in the heat.

We can get some of our water from the foods we eat, if those foods are fruits and vegetables! Tea and coffee do not hydrate as well as water, but they don’t dehydrate the body as much as experts once believed. Alcohol, however, can severely dehydrate the body, so be sure to swap for a full glass of water between servings of alcohol. This will also help to ward off that dreadful hangover. We wake up dehydrated, so start each day with an 8-ounce glass of water before you reach for the coffee or tea. Keep that water bottle or glass nearby and use it often. If you aren’t sure if you’re properly hydrated, consider the last time you had to urinate, and what color it was. Having to go an average of 6-7ish times per day is about right, and clear to light lemonade in color is good. Any darker and you need to hydrate, stat!

Kris Kris Denning is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and a yoga/pilates teacher at Timberhill Athletic Club. Contact her at



Willamette Living Magazine August / September 2019

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What's the Right Age for Permanent Makeup?

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The Hot Ticket

Lionel Richie Wed. August 21 Moda Center



Pink Martini

August 16 & 17 Edgefield Amphitheater Troutdale www.edgefieldconcerts.com

Corvallis Arts Walk September 19 Downtown Corvallis


Labor Day Weekend Festival August 31, September 1 & 2 11am - 5pm Redhawk Winery Salem www.redhawkwine.com


Willamette Living Magazine August / September 2019

The Hot Ticket

Poetry Workshop

Aug 17 10 AM - 4 PM Gaiety Hollow Garden Salem www.lordschryver.org

Herbie Hancock & Kamasi Washington

Saturday Aug. 17 Gates open 5 PM show 7 PM The Oregon Zoo Portland www.zooconcerts.com

Bob Seger

September 24, 7 PM Matthew Knight Arena Eugene

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www.matthewknightarena.com www.willametteliving.com


Historic Nye Beach

*Mecca for the literary, scholarly and artistic.

Nye Beach Wine Cellar

for Artsake Gallery A Co-op of Local Artists

Buy Local • Buy Handmade 255 NW Coast St.



258 NW Coast St.

Colleen Caubin Anja Chavez Victor Guchov Cynthia Jacobi Katy Lareau Jenny Manilla Alice Martin Alita Pearl Frances Van Wert


Queen of Hearts

Gifts & Lingerie 232 NW Coast St. Suite B


708 NW Beach Dr.

A Taste of Ireland on the Oregon Coast Traditional Irish Fare, Imported Irish Beers on Tap, Full Bar, Minors welcome until 10pm, Patio Seating, Live Music. Winter Hours Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm Friday and Saturday 11am-10pm

www.nanasirishpub.com 613 NW 3rd St.



749 NW 3rd St, in Nye Beach • (541) 264-2990

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CONCERTS AND PERFORMANCES 3:00 p.m. Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra: Bruckner Te Deum With 200 area high school choir members ď ”

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Oct 11

7:30 p.m. The Emerald City Jazz Kings - Get Happy ď ”

Oct 27

3:00 p.m. Portland Youth Philharmonic ď ”

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LECTURES AND PUBLIC EVENTS 4:30 p.m. Public Lecture by Nobel Laureate: Dr. Louis Ignarro, The Road to Stockholm– A Nobel Mission (free but registration required)

the Corvallis

Aug 16

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Sept 10 2:00 p.m. UNLIKELY Documentary & Panel Discussion Sept 22 3:00 p.m. LUNAFEST (film festival) ď ” Oct 18

6:00 p.m. CEOAS Distinguished Visiting Lecture: Adventures in Climate Science Speaker, Dr. Gavin Schmidt, Director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies at NASA

Oct 22

6:30 p.m. Presidents Commission on the Status of Women, Keynote Speaker Dr. Jackson Katz - Male Intervention Concerning Domestic Violence/ The Mistreatment of Women ď ” = Ticketed Event

State University campus.


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The LaSells Stewart Center

875 SW 26 Street Corvallis OR 97331 541-737-2402 lasells.oregonstate.edu

July 17 - Aug 22

14th Annual Community Art Exhibit

Aug 26 - Sept 26 Sept 6

Pre-Farm to Table: a Bee’s Work 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Reception This exhibit is in conjunction with As The Bee Sees: A Pollinator’s Perspective by Susan Curington

Oct 1 - 30 Oct 4

My Secret Double 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Reception

August, September and October 2019 Events For a complete listing of events, tickets and latest updates, visit: lasells.oregonstate.edu

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