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Neal Lemery

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I am a mentor, writer, former school board member, former District Attorney, and lawyer. I have served as a pro tem circuit court judge, and a municipal judge and Justice of the Peace. I have served on numerous local, regional, and statewide (Oregon)committees on juvenile and social justice, substance abuse, and domestic violence. I have been a foster parent, and I now mentor numerous young men in prison, working with fatherless imprisoned young men in shaping their future and giving them confidence and self worth. I am a master gardener, past president of the Oregon Justices of the Peace Association, Oregon YMCAs, retired youth accountability court judge, past president of the Tillamook Bay Community College Foundation and vice president o ...more

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Neal Lemery I try to maintain my daily routine of writing at a particular time. Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way has a discipline of "morning writes". Just write.…moreI try to maintain my daily routine of writing at a particular time. Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way has a discipline of "morning writes". Just write. Maybe the grocery list. But, write. Something good usually comes from this effort, this space in the day when you devote yourself to writing, and let it flow out of you. I believe in a writer's Muse, and try to open myself to it. I don't like to force my thoughts, but let them percolate, and then flow out.(less)
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Teachings From the Pandemic

                                                                                                 by Neal Lemery             This last year and a half has been chock full of lessons and experiences, forcing us to adapt, often reluctantly, to changes in how we live, be with family, work, celebrate social life and participate in … Continue reading → Read more of this blog post »
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