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One Man’s Beach: Return of the Limpets
One Man’s Beach: Return of the Limpets
TODAY columnist Matt Love discovers an old friend on the beach

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The Whitman Dash
The Whitman Dash

A few months back, I reread Walt Whitman’s autobiographical “Specimen Days” and came across an old annotation of mine that highlighted a fascinating story from Whitman’s youth. He wrote:

While living in...

An encounter with a family
An encounter with a family
TODAY columnist Matt Love gets up close and personal with an American icon
“The Sea Around Us” and new ways of protecting nature
“The Sea Around Us” and new ways of protecting nature

Recently, I read Rachel Carson’s 1952 National Book Award-winning classic about the oceans, “The Sea Around Us,” for the third time. I was thunderstruck by this book yet again, but in a profoundly different way than before, and I...

The detractor and the duel
The detractor and the duel

After all these years and hundreds of thousands of words written about Oregon’s “great birthright,” as Governor Oswald West memorably described the state’s publicly owned ocean beaches, a detractor of my writing about beaches...

The Beaver Man
The Beaver Man

He pulled his pickup truck next to mine in the graveled lot of a Seaside park overlooking an estuary. The truck was red and green, dented and ancient: a Ford from the Ford Administration.

The neatly painted white lettering on the truck read:...

A last ramble with Sonny on Nestucca Spit
A last ramble with Sonny on Nestucca Spit
TODAY columnist Matt Love on the end of a beach-going era
Musings on 7-7-17
Musings on 7-7-17
TODAY columnist Matt Love lays the foundation for Beach Bill celebration
Return to corduroy
Return to corduroy
TODAY columnist Matt Love shares his thoughts on the fabric of society
The beach note
The beach note
A crumpled note in the sand piques the interest of TODAY columnist Matt Love