Woodburn Dragstrip
7730 Hwy. 219
Woodburn, Oregon
503-982-4461

Archives for the ‘Straight Talk’ Category

How Do You Wear Your Helmet? – December 2012

Two days ago I made the drive up Nestucca River Road from Beaver to Blaine and the memories of my childhood flooded my mind. I passed at least 10 former dairy farms and remember the names of each family who labored tirelessly every day, dawn-to-dusk, milking their herd, because dairy cows must be attended [...]



From Gravel To Asphalt, Life’s Many Changes – October 2012

The road from Beaver to Blaine in the southern part of Tillamook County in Oregon is a seven mile stretch of curvy country road. It currently is two lane and paved, but I can remember when it was gravel. What a luxury it was when the county came with their road grader, dump [...]



Warning – Caution – Danger – Be Carerful – September 2012

There are many times in our lives when we have heard the words, “Be Careful.” The first time I heard those words was from my parents, but I also heard it from my boss when I was helping build a house and we were installing ceiling joists and rafters. I think we all [...]



Calm In A Crisis – June 2012

There is something that is not right about hanging upside down dangling in the air with a log that is being loaded onto a logging truck directly above. With my ankle pinched between the log and the cable that was hooked into the end of the log, there I was dangling like a spider on [...]



What a Pain – May 2012

I never have liked to be in pain. From my first knee surgery way back in 1963 through the second surgery in 1975 on that same knee, the pain killers were what pulled me through. By the way, did you know that it is possible to race a 4-speed Road Runner and drop [...]



Drag Racing Saved My Life………by Jeremy Ott – April 2012

Were you ever a person to not take your high school education seriously? Did you ever get in trouble while in high school? I know you probably do not believe it, but I was never so embarrassed as I was on the day when I heard a voice at the door behind me. [...]



When the Going Gets Tough…….….March 2012

“I cannot tell a lie. It was I who chopped down the cherry tree” is a quote often attributed to George Washington (although research will tell you he actually did not say this.) “Thou shalt not bear false witness” is one of the well known 10 Commandments. I am sure [...]



To Ride Or Not To Ride? That Is The Question – February 2012

Perhaps you learned in your middle school science class that the distance around our planet Earth at the equator is approximately 25,000 miles. A little-known fact, for most people however, is that distance is equal to the number of miles I have ridden on a motorcycle. I know, when you see me you [...]



What Is Your New Year’s Resolution ? – Janauary 2012

It was 1995, — 10 years following the eruption of Mount. St. Helens. A sunny day in September found me on my way climbing up Mount St. Helens. There were about 8 of us in the group. For some reason we got started late and did not get to the trail head [...]



Belated Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas ! – December 2011

The last week in November and the month of December are one of my favorite times of the year. It is time to remember our blessings, our family, our friends, and our faith and to express our thanks for each of these.
Seven years ago, I was privileged to participate in a short [...]