“I like to hear and

5/22/10 — "I like to hear and smell the countryside, the land my characters inhabit. I don’t want these characters to step off the page. I want them to step out of the landscape." — Author Peter Matthieson, as quoted in today’s The Writer’s Almanac.

 Home again, I’m happy to be stepping back into the Oregon landscape, even with this unseasonable, chaotic weather.