Black and White Cookies, Amerikaners,...

– 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…

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The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, Mount...

17th Apr, 2012

– 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…

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Hotel Monaco, Portland, Oregon

16th Apr, 2012

– 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…

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The Week: April 13, 2012

13th Apr, 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…

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House Rules For A Childhood Friend

12th Apr, 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…

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Reflections on a lost elephant

10th Apr, 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…

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15 things I didn’t know when I...

9th Apr, 2012

– We are at a get-together with friends. Let’s say a birthday party for … whoever. It doesn’t matter, really – it’s happened so many times that it could be…

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The Week: April 6, 2012

6th Apr, 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,…

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