How We Came to be Oregon Ducks by Mary K. Jensen

September 23rd, 2018

Author of “Rudy’s Rules for Travel: Life Lessons from Around the Globe” “You’ll find yourself relaxing…that’s right, deep breaths, calmer and calmer…” The audience is as tranquil as any we’ve ever had.  A winning combination: teachers rescued from a Friday at their schools, brought to a hotel conference room with soft colored walls and classical… Read More

Emergency Alert: Addition to Rudy’s Rules

June 16th, 2018

By now, if you have read Rudy’s Rules for Travel, you have undoubtedly decided whether you are more like fearless and impulsive Rudy or like me, cautious and careful Mary. Whether you are more Rudy or more Mary, you will want to know about a looming threat. Well, you might be more interested if you… Read More

Release Your Inner Book

May 21st, 2018

Thank you to all who came to our benefit Book Launch in Chico April 28th. Your presence was, on many levels, a gift. I felt supported by friends from all parts of my past, and the AAUW scholarship fund was replenished by your contributions. The prize for “Came the Farthest” went to my niece Diane… Read More

From the Rabbit Hole

April 9th, 2018

From The Rabbit Hole, Mary K. Jensen   I took a little misstep—or perhaps a perfect step–not long ago, and have been living in a different world ever since. I recall that a girl named Alice had a similar experience. While I do not remember meeting any white rabbit with a top hat, I have nonetheless… Read More


March 7th, 2018

March 7, 2018 “Was writing your memoir a way to keep Rudy closer after he died?” a friend asks. “That might be true,” I say. “I know for sure it was a way to fill the spaces in my head, to get some control over what was getting stored up there.” After Rudy’s death five… Read More