Unexpected Figures

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~Photo Lori Greer Portland, Oregon USA~

Out for a walk this morning, my heart is heavy.

My daughter-in-law starts two weeks of brain radiation today.  Continue reading “Unexpected Figures”

A Simple Work Ethic

 

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I find that if I can do just these two things, I normally will have a productive, satisfying day. Continue reading “A Simple Work Ethic”

Carpe Diem

Happiness.

Not in another place but this place.

Not for another hour but this hour.

~Walt Whitman, American Poet, 1819-1892 Continue reading “Carpe Diem”

All the little children…

There is nothing more to be said.  Now is the time for action.

The treatment of  the US government toward innocent, vulnerable children  is immoral and cruel.

Little children crying for their parents.

Parents heartsick not knowing when or if they will see their children again.

A special detention center for children of a “tender age”. Continue reading “All the little children…”

My heart is heavy

I feel so helpless.  I can’t do anything about my daughter-in-law’s cancer other than pray and be there for her, my son and their toddler.  Continue reading “My heart is heavy”

Words from my neighbor

As a daily walker, I find many rewards. Simple pleasures.

First, of course, being outdoors in nature.  Even in the rain it is refreshing and restorative.

Then, the sights along the way.  Vignettes of beauty in flowers, rocks, trees.  Continue reading “Words from my neighbor”

A Saturday Night in Portland

Dr. Whatever

Balsamic Fig

Habanero Lime

Lemon Mint

Pomegranate Mint

Cream Soda

Ginger Ale

Natural Cola

With names like these, I had to sample these sodas from Portland Craft Soda.

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~Portland Craft Soda ~Photo Lori Greer ~Portland Oregon ~June 2018

We were at a food cart pod sampling the flavors while we decided what to eat.

It was fun especially as the evening was warm and people were happy.

There was music and laughter.  Strangers talked and joked with each other.

French crepes, Middle Eastern, Mexican, a full bar, hamburgers… So many tempting choices.  We finally settled for a  fennel sausage pizza from the  Pyro Pizza Cart.  It was delicious! We will return soon to try the other pizzas and the arugula salad.

Plus some of the other food carts too.

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~Food Cart Pod in SE Portland Oregon ~Photo Lori Greer  ~June 2018~

The Results

The Habanero Lime was a “must try’!  Just a whiff of it took my breath away but I was determined to drink some.  Whoa Nellie, as they say, it was strong!

The basamic fig reminded me of kambucha.

My hands-down favorite was the Lemon Mint.  It was refreshing with a hint of sweetness.

I did not try them all.  I did find a winner in the Lemon Mint and ordered a full glass.  A new favorite!

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~Cartopia Movie Night ~Photo Lori Greer ~Portland Oregon ~June 2018

Catching a movie at “Cartopia Movie Night” sounds fun especially with friends.  It’s fun to hang out with milennials. It would be fun to watch Jaws with a group of milennials and their kids.

I do love Portland!

Taos Patriarch

“This sculpture represents the Native American elder who used to stand along the portals around the Taos Plaza in New Mexico.”  * Continue reading “Taos Patriarch”

Not a happy camper

I was so excited to get my new Nest thermostat on Saturday morning. Continue reading “Not a happy camper”

Cooling it with Google…

I never imagined that cooling my home in summer would be an issue in Portland, Oregon.  I counted on  a few hot days and then, back to cooler days and nights!

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~Photo Lori Greer

Continue reading “Cooling it with Google…”