Drift Line

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Half and Half.” Another in a series of assignments for Blogging 101. This one is a photo challenge called Half and Half This spring, small blue jellyfish-like creatures washed ashore by the millions turning beaches blue in places. These abundant little hydroids are called by-the-wind sailors,…

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How Stable the Starfish?

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Finite Creatures.” This post is the Day 11 assignment for my Blogging 101 class. For decades we have known that starfish, like Pisaster ochraceus, are potent predators that play a big role, directly or indirectly, in maintaining the familiar communities of plants and animals in the intertidal…

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thoutershores Finds Inspiration in a Photography Blog

I’m taking Blogging 101 and yesterday’s assignment had me surfing the web, exploring and commenting on new-to-me blogs. I happened to be browsing blogs on the Oregon coast, and I found one that made me stop and assess my objectives for outershores. I even re-read my About page, which is pretty funny because I read…

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Quick, What’s This Worm?

Day 4 of my Blogging 101 class: Publish a post you’d like your ideal audience member to read, and include a new-to-you element in it. Okay ideal audience member…quick, what’s this worm? You don’t know? Really? What kind of an audience member are you? One of Steinbeck’s lines from The Log From the Sea of…

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An Assessment and Explanation of theoutershores

Day 2 of Blogging 101, and I was asked to take a cold hard look at my blog’s title. I’ve been meaning to explain my blog’s title for a long time, but I haven’t been prodded into it until now. To meet the assignment, I’ll give an abridged version, making a note to write a…

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Introducing Myself & theoutershores

Note from November 6, 2016 – I wrote this post over a year ago for a blogging class. It has some quirks related to the assignment, but otherwise it’s still applicable. I’m taking Blogging 101, and my first assignment is to write and publish a “who am I and why am I here” post. It…

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