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Scratch Pad: I am a runner

Last fall, with well-meaning doubters informing me I’d made a huge, possibly life-threatening mistake by signing up for the Great Columbia Crossing — the 10K race across the Astoria Bridge — the challenge was simply to survive...

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Word Nerd: Walluski
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Walluski [wôl•æ•skɪ]

Word Nerd: Crest
Word Nerd: Crest

Crest  [krɛst]

noun

1. the top of a mountain or hill; summit

2. the frothy top of a wave as it breaks

3. the highest point of a river’s swell

4. a tuft of hair, skin or bone on the head...

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Scratch Pad: I am a runner

Last fall, with well-meaning doubters informing me I’d made a huge, possibly life-threatening mistake by signing up for the Great Columbia...

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Stringtown [striŋ•taʊn]

noun

1. a rural, unincorporated residential community of homes and farms...

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