Tag: Portland

  • The Ambassador of Goodwill

    The Ambassador of Goodwill

    [caption id="attachment_5706" align="aligncenter" width="345"] Ned & me in Portland following a surgery he had undergone a few years back.[/caption] We met on plane somewhere over the Pacific. Or maybe it was the South China Sea. I don't know for sure, given it was pitch dark[..]
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  • Can’t Let Nobody Turn Me Around

    Can’t Let Nobody Turn Me Around

    Do you know the names Viola Liuzzo or Joan Mulholland? If you know of these women, I applaud you. I had never heard of either one until this past week  when I fell down the rabbit hole in research and learning. I wish I had[..]
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  • Don’t Call It Dementia

    Don’t Call It Dementia

      When I showed up at pre-school yesterday afternoon, the Bean dropped his toys and literally ran across the room and jumped into my arms. He had not been expecting me. The run was his exclamation of delight. Don't you wish everyone would greet us[..]
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  • Good Days and Better Days

    Good Days and Better Days

    [caption id="attachment_3881" align="aligncenter" width="768"] View from outside my window at the Portland hotel.[/caption] It snowed this morning. The blowing, blinding kind of snow. It might have been a blizzard if it hadn't stopped, but it did. By noon the sun was breaking through blue sky.[..]
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  • Keeping it Weird and Loud

    Keeping it Weird and Loud

      I have lived in Portland at various times of my adult life. First as a college student, then as a young married woman. My three older children were all born in the Greater Portland area. I was living there when Mt. St. Helen's erupted.[..]
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  • If Hell had levels …

    If Hell had levels …

      It's hot as blazes around here. That's what I told my buddy Charlie when he called from Boston. Just imagine shoveling all the snow in the winter, he said.  That will put it in perspective. I don't have to imagine shoveling snow in the[..]
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