Snowy Day in Portland

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~Photo Lori Greer ~

A lovely scene as day breaks in Portland.

The snow slows everyone down a bit.   Continue reading “Snowy Day in Portland”

Snow & Twitter

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.

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Chapter A Day

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.

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2034

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”

Not one of them was capable of lying,

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.

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Mistakes & Decisions

“If I had to live my life over again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner.”  Tallulah Bankhead Continue reading “Mistakes & Decisions”

Apache Blessing

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”

Nose to the grindstone!

 

alarm clock
 

“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going!  Sam Levenson *

 

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Busy Days

My life seems to be whizzing past.  I ricochet from the gym, work, walking the dog, home, church, errands…. Continue reading “Nose to the grindstone!”

Restoring my soul

Spending a week in paradise.

Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. Continue reading “Restoring my soul”

Respite from the rain

I am not complaining about Portland’s weather especially when the rest of the country is experiencing extreme weather. Continue reading “Respite from the rain”