Ira White

Ira White
Pendleton, Oregon, USA
September 15
I was born in California in the '50's. I have worked in a number of jobs from field worker to teacher. I currently am retired. During the sixties, I was considered to be a radical. I wrote for my college newspaper and helped organize and lead the antiwar movement on campus. Over the years I have written off and on both fiction and nonfiction. My most recent book is "Enchanted Shores," a book of short stories and poetry based on the ocean with a folk tale sort of delivery. I also have published, "Tennessee Tears," a book I worked on with a close friend that tells about his search for his family and how he was one of the last babies at the Tennessee Childres's Home Society which was selling children. I'd rather be fishing, but my conscience won't let me.


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OCTOBER 31, 2011 8:30PM

The Bomb Blast that Was-The Reporting that Wasn't


Last week I reported that there was a bomb blast at #Occupy Salem Oregon. An hour after putting up my post, I decided that this should have been covered by local media so I searched out the local newspapers. I found three references to the eRead full post »

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OCTOBER 26, 2011 12:50PM

Conflict and Bomb Blast At #Occupy Salem, OR

Around 2:30 yesterday, a bomb was thrown from a car into Wilson Park which is now occupied by several demonstrators. The bomb apparently was thrown into an area where there were no people. No one was hurt but it did cause a stir among the Occupy Salem group. At this timeRead full post »

OCTOBER 3, 2011 11:09AM

United We Stand

For years the process of division has gone on in this country. We have become divided in so many ways. Workers were told that environmentalists were going to take their jobs without regard to the fact that an organism needs clean air, water and food to survive and without noting that… Read full post »

OCTOBER 1, 2011 12:32PM

Theft of Our Country

We are in the midst of a revolution whether you like it or not. If you have your senses about you, then you are hoping that it succeeds. If not, you must be one of the 1% or have been deluded into thinking that they will "take care" of you with… Read full post »

JANUARY 18, 2011 7:05PM

Toad Hall Part 5: Broke Down


Gandalf and Holly moved to St. Johnsbury while I hitched back to the West Coast to get together some money and essentials to load into my VW bus and bring back to Vermont. I did not want to be unprepared for the cold weather I was told I would… Read full post »

JANUARY 10, 2011 9:19PM

Toad Hall Part 4: The Characters


I had quite a choice of characters to choose from in writing this part. Just a few were chosen as some have already been written about and some will be. With this being the first time my experiences have seen paper and the actual incidents occurring almost 40 years… Read full post »



The names have been changed because of the passing of time and a forgetful mind, not to protect the innocent. There were no innocent.


Living in a teepee, as you saw in the last post, had some distinct disadvantages along with the inherent advantages. The location of the teepe… Read full post »

DECEMBER 31, 2010 7:29PM

Toad Hall Part 2: Life in a Teepee

 When I first saw Toad Hall, I was coming off a dusty road trip that spanned the continent. I had been riding the nation’s highways and byways using only my thumb to propel myself from Berkeley, CA, to Norton, VT. With a huge population of about 200, the town was perchedRead full post »

  My last post mentioned Toad Hall, a cabin in the Vermont woods where I spent the winter. It brought back so many memories of that time and place that I thought it would be good to do a piece on it. 

As I said in the other piece, Toad Hall wasRead full post »

 In 1974 I was moving around the country on my thumb when I came across a group of people living on some property bought by hippies during the ‘60’s. For some unfathomable reason, I decided to stay there despite the temperatures that plunged into the minus column on a daily basisRead full post »