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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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.

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Recent Blog Posts

May 2, 2014 |

First grandson turns 9

EDITOR’S NOTE: When Cade Welch, our first grandson, was born in 2005, I began a ritual of writing a...

March 5, 2014 |

Entertaining angels

I’ve been marketing books of mine now for more than 20 years but only recently realized a big mistake I was...

February 12, 2014 |

Living a Yahtzee life

They say if you want to make money in the writing business you find a niche and go to that place again and...

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