Journeys: The Inside, The Outside of Relationships

July 16th, 2019

By Mary K. Jensen     This entry first appeared as a guest blog for Cathy Zane   The first time it happened I was not prepared. I was sitting atop a high stool, reading to a roomful of women who smiled and laughed as they enjoyed excerpts from “Rudy’s Rules for Travel,” the story of… Read More


February 10th, 2019

HOW WE CAME TO BE OREGON DUCKS, Part 2  By Mary K. Jensen, Author of “Rudy’s Rules for Travel: Life Lessons from Around the Globe” Dear Reader, In Part One of this true story, my husband Rudy and I are in the midst of planning our move from northern California to southern Arizona, where I… Read More

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