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If you know anyone who lives in Portland, you’ve already heard the news. It stopped raining! Not only has it stopped raining (which would have been enough), but the sun came out! Not only that (which thrilled us all to bits), it is 80°! Louise and I walked to Laurelhurst Park, mostly as an excuse […]

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Extra Sweet

September 22, 2011 by

The week on Galiano was one of the nicest vacations we’ve had in a long time. It was so quiet and restful, not to mention gorgeous. I took a lot of photos; here are a few of my favorites. So, it was kind of hard to come home. Mentally, I mean. Getting home was easy. […]

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John James

May 5, 2011 by

He was standing in the same spot I met these guys on October 15. Tall and skinny, he had a hat turned up on the ground in front of him and was picking away fast on a tiny little worn down guitar. A brindle dog was curled up right next to him. The guy’s playing […]

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I know I’ve said this before, but I don’t think it can be said too often: you just never know what’s going to happen when you step your foot out the door (or stay in, for that matter). We got home from Ireland late Thursday night and I’m still trying to claw my way out […]

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Thelma Staying Warm

December 5, 2010 by

I was thinking about Gloria from Day 13 today, how she said you never know what gifts or burdens other people are carrying. That seems especially true this time of year. Yesterday’s story about Secret Santas in Charlotte, NC really tickled me. 100 people got surprised with $100! And a lot of people who appear […]

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Go, Charlotte!

December 4, 2010 by

I stumbled across this article today. “Secret Santas” in Charlotte, NC are giving away $10,000 (of their own money) in $100 bills. They’ve been doing it for the past few years around the holidays. Be sure to look at the full slideshow of pictures. The comments people have made are interesting, too.

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Carrie Under the Bridge

November 28, 2010 by

I read an entire (library) book over the long weekend, which was wonderful in itself. The book made a big impression on me, and at times left me feeling pretty low. It’s a story you may be familiar with, but I hadn’t heard it before and can’t remember now how I found out about it. […]

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The Next Right Thing

November 21, 2010 by

This afternoon I headed out to do a bit of shopping in preparation for Thanksgiving. I only had a couple of things to pick up so decided to bundle up and walk the mile or so to the store. I was at Safeway down on Broadway near the Dollar Tree with a C-note in my […]

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The Brave Granddaughter

November 14, 2010 by

I guess I was just born nosy, because I can’t ever remember a time when I didn’t like grilling people with questions. Maybe it’s simple curiosity, but I seem to have a greater tendency and need to pry than most. This serves me well in my work as a physician, which is really all about […]

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I decided at the end of my Month of Hundreds that I would aim to give away $100 every week through the end of the year. Something about having that C-note in my pocket makes me more aware of what is going on around me; it’s just a fact. I spent the weekend in Boston, […]

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