Time Out

Recently, my education projects have taken a familiar turn. Here in Oregon, we have laws that guarantee the public’s right to recreate (lawfully) on the state’s waterways. Sometimes these rights conflict with the beliefs of private property owners whose land borders waterways.

The picture you see is an extreme example of private landowner disregard for the public’s right to float a river. (Imagine moving on down this river and running into a barbed wire fence. There are other, legal methods of containing range cattle.)

Long story short, I took a little time out to put up a blog with some pages from the former web site of Common Waters of Oregon, a grassroots organization dedicated to preserving the rights of Oregonians and visitors to use our waterways.

I was a founding member of this not-for-profit outfit, and I figured that the holiday season was the time for me to “give back” because the site needed some updating and a way to interact with people who want to converse about “river rights.”

It’s also the holiday season, we have company, my favorite guide is visiting too, so, as the Science Goddess recommends, I’m kicking back for a while, like Santa, with a cool one. 😉

My best wishes for a joyous and safe holiday season, and a happy and prosperous new year.

See you soon!

9 thoughts on “Time Out

  1. Enjoy your break! Perhaps when you return you can participate in this game of tag

    Thanks, and okay, Ms. Whatsit! I’m a little behind on the fun things (but I’m about to catch up!) — Hugh

  2. Happy holidays to you and yours, sir. And thanks again for the support.

    Thanks, Jose, and again, you’re very welcome. I’ve been enjoying the book.
    — Hugh

  3. My parents were born and raised in Coos Bay, Oregon and my cousin currently resides in Medford (where we are headed the day after Christmas!), and I was born in Coos Bay, so it comes as no surprise that someone would put up such a fence, while others (myself included) can see the ridiculousness in such a thing.

    Hugh, do you know anything about reciprocity of the California teaching credential to an Oregon credential? My husband and I are seriously considering moving within the next 3 to 4 years and Oregon is one of the places we are considering. Feel free to e-mail me.

    MsT, here’s the link to our TSPC. They would be the best source of info on qualifications and reciprocity. Good luck!


    — Hugh

  4. I love the look of your wordpress blog, Hugh. 🙂 The serene blue suits your love for the river. I wish you the best of the holidays! May you have a blessed one with your family and friends. 🙂

    Thanks, Alma! I’m always experimenting…

    And best wishes for a happy holiday and super new year to you and yours! — Hugh

  5. Kicking back is the appropriate thing to do at this time of year. Enjoy the kickback! Uh, that didn’t come out quit right, did it? 🙂

    Merry Christmas, sir! And thanks for your frequent visits to my part of the edublogosphere.

    😉 Always educational! — Hugh

  6. Hope your Christmas was GREAT! Son #2 came in at 3 am this morning to let me know Santa had made his visit. It’s a LONG DAY

    Christmas was and still is (two hours to go) terrific! Glad your boys are having a good time. These will be some of their best memories. 🙂 — Hugh

  7. Since you haven’t yet returned from your time out, here’s wishing you the best of years whenever you do return. Happy 2008!

    Thanks, CTG! You really timed that right. I just put up a post! Happy New Year to you and yours, as well! 🙂 — Hugh

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