Why She Wanted to Kill Him…

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A man and a woman are in a “second time around” relationship.

Both bring baggage, hurt, and trepidation into the mix.

Things are going really, really well.

Until… Continue reading “Why She Wanted to Kill Him…”

This is the place

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I admit it.

I am a sucker for posters, book covers, bumper stickers.

I like this one because for me it goes to the heart of “could have, would have, should have”.

 

Child Labor

With the high cost of cancer treatment, it is important that all of our family pitch in and help!

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My New Wrench

The handle on my bathroom faucet disconnects about every 12 months.  In the past, I would not have thought twice about it as my husband would have repaired it.

I have learned that it is not easy to fix.  Continue reading “My New Wrench”

Then there were three…

Working on the Oregon coast today.  *

With temperatures in the 90’s in Portland,  Astoria is a cool choice in more ways than one!

First stop, the lovely port city of Astoria, also of “Free Willy” fame. Continue reading “Then there were three…”

Morning Meditation

A cup of hot coffee and lovely flowers in my garden.  Moments of peace and reflection.

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A Hierarchy of Giving

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There is so much need and there are so many opportunities to be of service to others.

The world is a better place when people look out for each other.

We can give our time, our talents, our money.

The eight levels of giving, described below, present an interesting perspective on giving.   Continue reading “A Hierarchy of Giving”

Great Coffee Great People

As sure as the day breaks in Portland, you will find me sipping a cup of hot coffee.

On warm days, I sit on the patio with Ginny, my Goldendoodle, who wonders when we are going for her morning walk.

In the winter, we sit by the fire listening to soft music.  If it is raining, Ginny is much less interested in going for a walk.  She is a fair-weather girl!

Rose City Coffee

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Coffee from Rose City Coffee, Portland, Oregon. Photo Lori Greer

In my cup you will find Rose City Coffee.          Rose City Coffee

The people are lovely,  The coffee is great.  I take it on trips.  I give it as gifts.

The owner, Christie, has created warm welcoming spaces at both of her locations in southeast Portland.

Rose City, I love you too!  Lori

 

Gratitude

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Today is my granddaughter’s second birthday.

Today is special because it is her birthday.

Today is very special because her mother is alive to celebrate with her Continue reading “Gratitude”

Meditation by the stream…

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~Stream in Whister, BC. Photo Lori Greer in Portland

The first of my personal commitments is to work to increase human happiness by encouraging the cultivation of human values and a sense of concern for others’ well being.  These are key factors whether one is a religious person  or not.  Dalai Lama

I find peace and resolve thinking about this statement while enjoying the beauty and sound of my favorite stream in Whistler, BC, Canada.