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DFO’s future

In the comments section Tuesday, Duane Rasmussen said I should spend my last two days at Huckleberries HQ discussing the future not the past. There's room for both. But here's a little something about the future:

  1. I wasn't ready to retire when the SR made its generous buyout offer. But close. But I wasn't planning to completely retire. Yet. In my 13 1/2 years running this operation, I've developed a mad skill set. It would be a shame to simply let it go.
  2. Huckleberries Online likely will go dark when I leave here around 5 p.m. Thursday. There is no talk about continuing it.
  3. I plan to rest for 6 weeks, while I consider options.
  4. There are options. But my No. 1 priority will be to work something out that Mrs. O can sign off on. She protects me from myself. One option, of course, is to leave my public persona behind and go in another direction.
  5. I'm toying with the idea of returning with a private blog and social media presence, in October, to provide thoughts about the 2017 Coeur d'Alene mayoral and City Council races.
  6. I will keep commenting on the Twitter and Facebook accounts associated with this blog (but not as much).
  7. I have set up a Gmail contact account that would be associated with any future online activity: (Send your email addresses if you want any alerts for future blog or online activity.)
  8. I plan to talk casually with key people in the community re: possible part-time gigs.
  9. I may begin writing letters to the editor and an occasional op-ed piece for the local media.
  10. I have a list of Mrs. O's honey-do's that will keep me busy if all else fails.

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.