Drop a pebble in the water, just a splash and it is gone
But there’s a half a hundred ripples circling on and on
Spreading from the center, flowing to the sea
And there’s no way of knowing where the end is going to be.

— James W. Foley
Featured in Welch’s books, American Nightingale & Pebble in the Water

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Bob Welch is a speaker, author, award-winning columnist and teacher who has served as an adjunct professor of journalism at the University of Oregon in Eugene.

As head of Pebble in the Water Inspiration, Welch has keynoted conferences, workshops and retreats across America, tugging at hearts, tickling funny bones, and inspiring people to be ripples on life’s waters.

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Recent Blog Posts

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Editing: Pay Now or Pay Later

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March 13, 2015 |

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January 13, 2015 |

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