Wednesday, September 23, 2020
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Life In the Fast Lane

Local media has done a great job of covering COVID-19, so I’m not going to go over things in detail. I thought some people might be interested in hearing about what’s life like at the center of the storm.

The Last Mayor of Depoe Bay HAS HAD ENOUGH!

My name is Robert Gambino.  I am writing this, as a citizen, who happens to be very frustrated, due to an editorial that is full of lies, slander and selfish, opportunistic journalism.

Superheroes wear masks

You've probably seen photos of hospital healthcare workers with bruises on their faces from hours of wearing a facemask while working with COVID-19 patients -- they truly are superheroes and angels of mercy.

COVID-19: Strange Days Indeed

These are truly difficult times for Lincoln County, the United States and the world.

Locals scoff, Gray dominates

Contest day came and it was actually pretty good -- maybe five feet and pretty glassy. All the pre-contest braggadocious locals were in full bloom jabbering about how they were going to dominate.

Earth Day 2020

The first Earth Day was 50 years ago and I was a freshman in high school. Earth Day seemed to be a ray of hope on the horizon for saving the planet.

COVID Holidays: Virtual drinks with the family

It seems that everybody is doing it -- connecting through technology. My wife, Diane has been conducting city council business and meetings virtually now for nearly a month.  Everyone is sending selfies and Face timing as we continue to social distance from each other and stay home.

Conversation with Samaritan’s Dr. Ogden about COVID-19

The other day, I reached out to Lesley Ogden, MD, CEO of both Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital in Lincoln City and Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport, to get some insight on the Covid-19 situation on the central Oregon coast, and what this may mean for society and healthcare in the future.

It’s a small world after all

In my community college course we discuss how Earth’s population growth can impact our environment and increase disasters.

Signs of the Times

The other day I was sitting at my kitchen table working on my computer in my pajama pants, t-shirt and slippers, sipping on a cup of coffee. I hadn't shaved in a week. Self-quarantining isn’t so bad! 
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