“You are only as good as your word. You can be smart, aggressive, articulate, and indeed persuasive, but if you are not honest, your reputation will suffer, and once lost, a good reputation can never be regained.” Robert Mueller The Washington Post
I know it’s never a good idea to go to the grocery store when I am hungry.
It was an especially bad idea this morning as I was hungy and I had just worked out with my trainer at the gym. I was hungry and tired. Continue reading “Marie, I wanted cake!”
A lovely scene as day breaks in Portland.
The snow slows everyone down a bit. Continue reading “Snowy Day in Portland”
Portland had a bit of snow over the weekend.
This morning we awoke to ice and more snow.
Unlike our hardy cousins in the Midwest or Canada, we bundle up and stay indoors at the mention of icy weather.
Even though I live in Oregon, Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) is one of my favorite radio stations. Thanks to the Internet, I stream WPR programs daily.
I looked twice when I saw the date. May 5, 2034.
This was the maturity date for a bond.
How many years is that from today? 16 Continue reading “2034”
When I can’t find the words I need, I turn to poets and writers for their words on suffering. Some words are a balm. Others, an affirmation.
“If I had to live my life over again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner.” Tallulah Bankhead Continue reading “Mistakes & Decisions”
My preconceived notion about Apaches is limited to American history classes and popular media where they were often referred to as savage warriors. This reputation spread to Europe with the result that in France, the word “apache” refers to an outlaw.
Finding an Apache blessing posted on a friend’s refrigerator offered a balance to my view of them as only a vicious people. Of course, if I were defending my family and my way of life, I would be warlike also! Continue reading “Apache Blessing”