Month: April 2012

Black and White Cookies, Amerikaners, and Harmony in Munich.

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Apr 18, 2012
Posted in: Food

– I am constantly thinking that I know best. My viewpoint can be so myopic that I have to make a concerted, agonizing effort to see the other side of things. I approve comments on the blog from people with whom I disagree. I travel around, meeting people who see things – and live life…

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The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, Mount Vernon

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Apr 17, 2012
Posted in: Events

– I’ve never been much of a sucker for flowers. Ultimately they start to wilt, no matter how often you trim the ends. Inevitably they end up in the trash or the compost heap, a mixture of brittle petals and waterlogged stems. Flowers don’t do it for me. But add a dark-eyed boy in the…

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Hotel Monaco, Portland, Oregon

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Apr 16, 2012
Posted in: Hotels

– I don’t get interior decorating. This shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to anyone. I can barely dress myself, and I have the benefit of being scorned publicly by my peers – I can learn from positive reinforcement (no one laughed hysterically the moment I walked into the room? Great. Wear that outfit…

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The Week: April 13, 2012

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Apr 13, 2012

It’s been a rather crazy week – I’ve had my old friend Katie visiting, and I’m so busying exploring Seattle with her, I haven’t had much time to blog. I know, I know: rough life. But I couldn’t resist taking some time to share these links with you. They made me laugh. And think. And…

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House Rules For A Childhood Friend

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Apr 12, 2012

My friend Katie is coming to visit. By the time this post goes live, she’ll be here. I have been nervously anticipating her visit, in the same way I do all encounters with friends from my childhood. Katie and I have known eachother since the fifth grade. For more than two decades, she’s had some…

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Reflections on a lost elephant

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Apr 10, 2012

– I intended to hang on to the elephant for longer. Rand bought him for me on a rainy afternoon at a toy store in Portland. He was sitting in clear bin in the window, with a zoofull of other animals. A plastic menagerie.

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The Week: April 6, 2012

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Apr 6, 2012

My heart is light. Sorry. You just gagged a little, didn’t you? But it is. My husband is home, the sun is peeking through the clouds, the weekend is here, and, holy crap, life is amazing. I mean, really, isn’t it? Enjoy these links while I go do cartwheels on the lawn. (Note: I don’t…

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On Instagram @theeverywhereist

  • It's hard for me to even begin to describe Rand's Uncle Doig. During the war, Rand's grandmother Ruth and her father were trying to flee Europe. They got stuck in England, where her Jewish-Austrian father was mistaken for a German, and thus an enemy combatant. He was sent to a POW camp and Ruth was adopted by an English family - Doig's family. (She and her father would be reunited after the war.) Now in his 90s, Doig remains a keeper of family lore, a hopeless romantic, and a wonderful flirt.
  • "Jeff Goldblum? I haven't heard that name in years."
  • Video games are riveting. And confusing.
  • Green tea latte and 70 degrees at 7am. We're reached peak southern California, friends.
  • So awkward that the two loves of my life would meet like this. #jeffgoldblum
  • These are a few of my favorite things.
  • The torrential rains gave way to ... slightly less rain? Alas.
  • I don't even know how to describe how lovely this place is. #edinburghcastle #edinburgh #scotland
  • Aaaand then the sun came out and everything was beautiful. #scotland #edinburgh
  • Scotland, I'd really love to explore, but I'm getting the feeling you want me to stay in and do some work today.

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