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

Recent Work

Hult DVD

52 Little Lessons from A Christmas Carol

Coming September 2015!

My Oregon III

Coming Fall 2015.

Quick Bio

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.

Read More

Recent Blog Posts

June 6, 2016 |

A brush with something other than fame

Appeared in Register-Guard newspaper, June 5, 2016 I was high on a ladder, doing something I’d vowed I’d never...

April 3, 2016 |

To Haiti, with, I thought, love

From the April 3, 2016 Register-Guard By Bob Welch It was March Madness season. She Who Was Leaving Me had packed...

January 3, 2016 |

In lieu of a download app for world peace

HALSEY — It was a dark and stormy night and I was speaking to the Central Linn Lions Club at the Halsey United...

Read More