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How a pig nearly sent the U.S. and Britain to war

One of the America's most unusual wars involved only one casualty – a pig – and yet it could have changed the course of...

I am a snoop, but it’s okay

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL I sometimes eavesdrop on other people's conversations. It's not that I intentionally snoop, it's just that sometimes people talk so loud...

The night I met Fats Domino

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL For some reason, a few minutes ago I started humming "Blueberry Hill." The song reminded me of the night I met...

Meet the real Siri, the voice of your iPhone

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL If you own an iPhone, you know Siri. She's the female voice that you consult with to ask questions. You might ask,...

How “Oyster Money” and “Salmon Currency” saved the day

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL South Bend, Washington, the Oyster Capital of the World, is also the county seat of Pacific County. It wasn’t always so....

Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon. Your ship awaits!

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL When I finally depart my earthly existence I will have one major regret: that I did not get to travel to...

Are you a right chewer or a left chewer?

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL I read something yesterday that said that right-handed people chew their food on the right side of their mouths. Left-handed people...

Teddy Roosevelt slept here. Yeah, right!

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL Something is fishy about the stories I hear from operators of historic hotels. It seems that Teddy Roosevelt spent the night...

Dinosaurs in the claw machine at the supermarket

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL Some photographers specialize in portraits, others in sports or fashion. Still others spend their time in the great outdoors and capture...

It’s easy to confuse reality with pretend

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL Sometimes I catch myself comparing real life to imitation life. I see places in my travels and I think, "Gee, that...

Don’t call me Pal

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL Calm down, Chuck, just calm down! That is what I am telling myself at this very moment. The reason is because...

A change in how we camp not always easy for old folks

By Chuck Woodbury EDITOR Sooner or later you show your age whether you want to or not. I just watched the video below that was produced...
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