It was that first night on Wolf Meadows that I knew I wanted to write, though it was
many years before I started. Oregon’s high desert is one of my favorite places on
Planet Earth.  
(Summer 2014)

I fi nished my school years in Oakridge where I spent more time hiking trails and
fishing rivers and lakes than paying attention to teachers and blackboards. However,
it was a reading out loud by a brave teacher of “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”
that sparked my interest in poetry. It took 45 years for the seed to bloom. I have
worked at many different jobs including commercial fishing in Alaska and a tour of
Doug Russell
Groundwaters Publishing, LLC
"Bubbling up in our own good time-- online."
Vietnam, compliments of the U.S. Army. My wife Dot and I have a wonderful family with 4 kids, 12 grandkids and
4 great-grandkids.
(Groundwaters 2015: An Anthology)

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Index of Groundwaters contributions:
Volume 10 Issue 4 - "Wolf Meadow" and "High Desert Rhapsody" (poetry)
Volume 11 Issue 1 - "Blue Lake" (poetry)

Groundwaters 2015: An Anthology: "Spider Work of Art" and "Fern Ridge Egrets" (poetry) - pages 158 & 159
Groundwaters 2016: An Anthology: "New World Coffee House" (poetry/reflection) - page 17; "Waiting for Dot"
(poetry/life's lessons) - page 30; "The Guitar Player" (poetry/profiles and tributes) - page 44; "Compass, Alaska
1966" (non-fiction/special places) - page 53; "Echo" (poetry/intrigue) - page 73; "The Return" (poetry/nature) -
page 117; "Gold Lake" (poetry/special places) - page 118; "Reflections on a Winter Day" (poetry/seasons) -
page 125; "Crossing the River" (poetry/special places) - page 126
Groundwaters 2017: An Anthology: "Reflections on a Winter Day" (poetry/nature) - page 3; "A Muse"
(poetry/inspiration) - page 8; "Dancing on a Spider's Web" (poetry/life's lessons) - page 38; "The Grove"
(poetry/nature) - page 45; "A Worn-Out Pair of Boots" (poetry/memories) - page 60; "Umpqua Chronicles"
(poetry/special places) - page 67; "Dark Night on the Mekong Delta" (poetry/intrigue) - page 72; "What If?"
(poetry/written word) - page 78; "Hear Your Call" (poetry/nature) - page 84;
 "Scrambled Eggs"
(poetry/reflections) - page 112