It’s been a very hot couple of weeks here in Oregon. I’m taking a few minutes this morning while it’s relatively cool to get out this very late blog post, and then hopefully get a podcast and some other writing tasks done.Read More No Fun…
Hey there! Happy Pride everyone! I always look forward to this time of year, getting to spend time with other LGBTQIA persons and being able to be ourselves. It’s a feeling like no other, and is never more fully felt than at a Pride event.Read More Happy Pride!!! and a quick note…
We visited House Rock and Falls, Tumalo Falls, and returned to Sahalie and Koosah Falls on our way home. We spent most of our time in the Newberry Caldera area with a walk through the lava tubes and the lava cast forest. We attempted Paulina Falls and the Obsidian flow, but there was just too much snow and we couldn’t get there. Here are a few pictures and videos:Read More Pics/Vids and an update…
This is just a quick note to let you know that “Drifting in the Stillness of the Turmoil” is now available on Kindle Vella! It’s the sequel to “Out from the Under”, so if you want to read either, click on one of the following links:Read More Episode one is now Available!
We attended the final Damsels, Divas, and Dames benefit show on Saturday, and it was a blast. Daphne and Diva were in their typical hilarious form, and all the performers were fantastic.Read More An oops and a fun night!
Well, I just hit publish on the last two episodes of Out from the Under! They should be appearing soon in Kindle Vella. This last weekend, my partner and I spent some time in Portland. We went to the “Banksyland” showing, which I can only describe as an emotionally hopeful experience.Read More It’s done!…and pics from the weekend
Hey there it’s Rae. I know it’s been a while. There aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done I need to unless I get up at 4am and go to bed at midnight, and my body will not allow me to do that for very long. I’ll be posting the last two […]Read More Recent Treks and Things to Come…Corrected links
Hello readers! Thank you for your patience while I’ve navigated through some personal medical issues, including surgery. I’m back! And I have 1 new episode of Out from the Under ready for your eyes on Kindle Vella! And 4 more coming very soon!Read More New episode of out from the under available now!
Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great holiday last week. I wanted to just send a quick note to wish you all a very Happy New Year.Read More Happy New Year!
I wanted to wish you all Happy Holidays! I hope they are filled with love, family (in whatever form that takes), friends, good food and good times. This year, as in last year, we all need to see each other, spend time together, and be thankful for the people in our lives and the life that we share.Read More Happy Holidays!
The winner of my three hardcover books, (one of each in the Coffee and Emeralds series) isRead More The Winner is…
There are only 2 days left to enter the contest to win a hardcover copy of my three books from the Coffee and Emerald series.Read More Down to the wire…
My new PC has allowed me to catch back up with Out from the Under, and I’ll be posting two episodes this week.
There are only a few more episodes to go until this part of the story is complete! I will begin posting episodes from the second part (as yet untitled) as soon as possible.
pay off. Enough so that I could afford a new PC. It’s on the way, and then I can stop using the one I’m currently typing on.Read More PC Problems, free books, and crypto
There were others on the beach, but they stayed away from us for some reason. Two people with a dog went the opposite direction, and a few others actually ran away. I’m not sure why….we’re not that scary.Read More Halloween fun
There are people out there working, doing their jobs to the best of their ability, with staff shortages, shipping delays, product shortages and so much more in the way of providing what we use to take for granted. This is widespread. Practice kindness. Everyone is dealing with the same stresses that you are, only if they work with the public, their stresses include dealing constantly with increasingly crabby and angry people.
Cut everyone a break. It’s time. Kindness can change someone’s whole day, and maybe their whole outlook.
Just a few of the many waterfalls we’ve visited over the last 3+ years. Some of them are duplicates, but taken at different times of the year….Read More Waterfalls PNW
Just a few images from our most recent hike. I’m keeping the location a secret…..
It was a beautiful Autumn day, 70 degrees, sunny, with some nice white clouds. The company was perfect, too.Read More Somewhere in oregon…
We kicked our own asses this weekend because we are still trying to get back into shape, but it was worth it!
Our Get Outside! trip this weekend was to Silver Falls in Oregon. I have a few pics and a video below for your enjoyment.Read More I Love oregon!
Now available on Kindle and Kindle unlimited! Coffee and Emeralds, Book Three: The Essence of GreenRead More It’s here!
Just a few pics from our hike back in September, 2019 to Smith Rock, Oregon. The trail is aptly called “The Misery Trail”Read More Smith Rock-Misery trail-2019
I’ve done it to myself. I’ve set expectations so high for myself that I’m not leaving much time for family and friends.Read More Scrambling to keep up with life…
Do you know that feeling you get when you finish something? That’s what I have going on right now! I finished the bulk of my third book in the Coffee and Emeralds series. It’s title will be “The Essence of Green”. A cover reveal is coming….Read More Completing Things
The other thing we did was head to a local casino. I’m not much of a gambler, but it was fun. We wore gloves and double masked while we were there. We wanted to have some fun before things shut down again. At one point I was up $100 bucks, but promptly lost it. My partner managed to win back almost everything we lost and we just about broke even. We had a good time hanging with her sister and brother in law, and it’s something we can all do together, and will do again once it’s a little safer out there.Read More Updates and Fun Stuff
On Sunday we took a boat out with a group wearing our masks to do some whale watching. Let’s just say that out of the eight of us half of us didn’t have a very good time. I was fine, didn’t get seasick at all. But others…Read More Outdoor Adventures
It was nearly 100 degrees on Saturday, August 14th at Eugene Pride. I think this kept some people away, but all in all, it was a good time and a good turnout.Read More Eugene Pride
I’m looking for name suggestions for the podcast. Any help would be appreciated! Do you have a suggestion? Click the FEEDBACK button on the lower left to send it to me!Read More Hoping to hear from you…
Hey there. I’m hoping to grow my podcast follower family, so I’m hoping you will take a couple of minutes out of your day and give my podcast a listen! The more listens I get, the more chance I have of gaining followers. The next episode will release on Monday, but you can hear episode […]Read More Please give it a listen
You can find my podcast here: https://anchor.fm/rae-mcdaniel-author or look for it on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/6wOqWiZyNL56vuCXyCCHs0Read More Podcasts now available!
My story, Out from the Under is now available to read on Kindle Vella! Your first 3 episodes are free!Read More Now available on Kindle Vella!
I will release three episodes a week and have twelve ready to go. Three will release on the 2nd and I will release another three on August 6th, then every Friday after that, barring any unforeseen circumstances.Read More Coming August 2nd!
There are times when we feel as if she is standing right next to us, or sitting at the table telling us to take off our jacket. I see her hugging her dogs as they climb into her lap, and I see the smile on her face as she held her newest grandchild for the first time.Read More Absence
Make your voice heard, vote your conscience. Vote for the two candidates for the senate that will listen to you, work for you and not listen to special interests.Read More Georgia…Vote!
I want to first start out by saying Happy Holidays to everyone. I know this has been a tough year, and it’s not over yet. I wish you all health, happiness and success in the New Year.Read More Onward to 2021
This time of year, it can be hard to get everything we need to do done in a day. The added stress, lack of time, and other factors play heavily into our mindset, causing us to feel overwhelmed.Read More Hustle and Bustle
A huge weight has been lifted off of our shoulders. Can you feel it? Over the last few days, I’ve found myself in a better mood, smiling more and hopeful again about the future. We have a long way to go, but I think we will get there.Read More Transformation
The blue state vs. the red state thing has to end. We should not be fighting each other. We should be combating a virus to save lives. The virus is neither a democrat or a republican, it’s simply a killer.Read More Reconnecting
Moon falls is a majestic area with an incredible waterfall and a relatively easy 1 mile trail. Getting to it is the big holdup here, and we had our issues. Although we had been here before, Google maps took us on a different route than previous and we ended up on a maze of confusing and rough logging roads that took us to a spot above the trailhead. Google announced “you have arrived” but in fact, we weren’t there yet.Read More Out of the way places
People, this fire has been burning for far too long. Let’s put this fire out together. Now is the time. Stand up, speak up, do not stay silent any longer. This is not a time to say “me, me, me”, it’s a time to say “what can I do to help?” We need to come together as the human race. We are all human beings, are we not? It’s our right to peacefully protest to inspire change, and we’ve let this go on much too long.Read More Unprecedented Times
I know many of you are wondering when the Audible version of Crimson and Amber: Coffee and Emeralds Book Two will be released…Read More Crossing fingers
It’s funny how life goes along at a livable pace and then something happens to throw everything off. Often, it doesn’t take much to do that, but sometimes it’s big things that take you off track and you fight like hell to get back on it.Read More Off the Tracks…
Okay. That’s me. What about you? What are you doing to pass the time? Tell me of your inventive ways to spend your free time. What is keeping you sane right now?
Please share in the comments below. There are many of us that need ideas….SPILL!!!
Extra credit goes to the person that can identify the gaming controller in the picture above…LOL
No matter where you live, I’m sure if you are reading this, the COVID-19 virus has affected your life in some way. Are you quarantined? Are you an essential worker? I would really like to know your stories. Please, if you have a comment or story to share, leave them in the comments below.Read More Hows Everyone Holding Up?
I write this just as the Oregon Governor has issued a stay at home order for all Oregonians. I was in line at the bank drive thru when it was announced. Well…at least I made my car payment.Read More Uncertain Times
Whether you’re young or a little older, we’ve all had times in our lives when our heart was broken. A best friend moves away, a parent or sibling or other family member passes away, or a relationship falls apart. All of these things and so much more can cause heartbreak.Read More Heartbreak
We finally got back out there this weekend! First hike of 2020 in the books. We did a simple trek to McDowell Creek. It’s closeby, and an easy one to start off with.Read More 2020