Author Archives: gregorylambpdxauthor

Social Security: When to Start Drawing?

Boomers are smack dab in the middle of eligible retirement age facing a decision about when to draw from Social Security. There is no such thing as a one size fits all decision tool. For example, if both partners in … Continue reading

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What people with lots of $ should know:

I recently read a non-fiction account titled “The Emerald Mile,” by Kevin Fedarko. Within the pages, I came across a passage about dam building in the United States. The passage was related to the Grand Canyon and the taming of … Continue reading

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The Gig Economy and Work From Home non-scam-scam

Last week while I was away from home and with time to kill, I stumbled on an article about the best places on the internet to make easy money. Most of the lists were composed of the same sites, such … Continue reading

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The Grand Canyon – 5 Days Below the Rim (Fall ’19)

What do you say when a friend calls and asks if you’d be interested in hiking the trails of the Grand Canyon? “Why, yes of course,” I said, forgetting to ask about details before agreeing. It didn’t occur to me … Continue reading

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Backpacker’s Secret Spots: One night out in the North Cascades

As a recently retired person who loves hiking with my dog, I decided to take action on a day dream.  The day dream I used to enjoy involved a realization that with perfect weather on the perfect day, I would … Continue reading

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Book Review – Hound of the Sea: Wild Man. Wild Waves. Wild Wisdom by Garrett McNamara

Deserves to Be Read (4 out of 5 Stars) McNamara’s surf memoir is a worthy read if only for the fact that he was the first to conquer surfing a 100 ft wave.  This work chronicles McNamara’s life from childhood … Continue reading

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Book Review – Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan

Exquisitely written – thoughtful, honest, credible, and adventurous When I heard about Mr. Finnegan’s memoir, chronicling his lifetime of surfing adventures intertwined with his journey as a writer, I knew it would be one of the best books I’ve read. … Continue reading

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Re-Read/Review: “Dove” by Robin Lee Graham

I rarely read anything twice – If I am interested in a piece of fiction or a non-fiction work, I’ll take my time while reading so I can deeply digest and reflect on every aspect of content.  While engaging in … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Caught Inside – A Surfer’s Year on the California Coast” by Daniel Duane

Five Stars – Nostalgic – Exquisitely written expose’ on Surfing The book’s description on Amazon was more than enough to convince me to order a copy.  I read the preface as soon as it arrived and wasn’t able to put it … Continue reading

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Indie Author Journey 2016 #2

Last month I posted a short piece introducing the collaborative project I’m involved with as one of the Interesting Authors.  This month, we’ve expanded our reach by establishing the Interesting Authors Blog.  Since each of us already has a personal blog (for me it … Continue reading

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