Mar

03

the comfort of an old friend

When’s the last time you spent time with a friend from your past? Way back in your past? Maybe you’re someone who has lived in the same place since your adolescent years? Not me. I graduated from high school in Salt Lake City but moved from Utah at 24 years old and haven’t lived there […]

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Feb

23

Some places are green

I feel for, I really do, those of you enduring ice and snow, treacherous road conditions and bitter cold temps. Last time I checked in we had been hit day after day after day with rain here in the Pacific Northwest. And wind. And really, I had little to complain about when compared to the […]

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Feb

07

Pineapple Express

Apparently we’re experiencing a Pineapple Express weather phenom here on the Pacific Coast. It must have been given this moniker by meteorologists who are not having to personally experience the deluge. Named because the band of moisture in the form of rain, rain and yet even more rain is blowing and swirling up from Hawaii. […]

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Jan

27

Quilts in a winter garden

January is a good time for many things. It’s a cozy time to stay indoors, sip something warm and burrow under a quilt if you can find an afternoon for that now and then. I attended “Stitches in Bloom” at the Oregon Garden this weekend with friends I used to work with in the Mayor’s […]

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Jan

22

Let me hear your body talk

We say a lot without saying a word. Mae West used to say, “I speak two languages: English and body.” The cold clammy handshake? Body language. The nervous laugh? Body language. Blush easy? Body language. It’s said that 93% of the messages people receive from us have nothing to do with what we actually say. […]

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