Monthly Archives: October 2010

coffee fest

What better way to spend a rainy Saturday than driving to Seattle with friends Mark and Jan Thompson to attend Coffee Fest as their “son” and “daughter-in-law” (who were originally scheduled to go)? Mark’s makes sure the coffee growers … Continue reading

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Last night I got to attend a concert at George Fox University’s Bauman Auditorium. My early arrival allowed me 45 minutes of student watching, a dose of reality for this young-at-heart oldie. The attraction was a group called Gungor. I … Continue reading

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and i don’t even journal

Ever in deaccumulate mode, I tried to think of a good reason to keep these old books that hold nostalgic meaning to me. Blank. This picture of them would suffice. I don’t need to hold that orange zoo book in … Continue reading

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erin went to china!

Our daughter Erin, already a seasoned world traveler, just added China to her international list. Her position as George Fox University’s assistant director of international recruitment provided the opportunity. In response to my welcome-home note, she directed me to her … Continue reading

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the more things change the more they stay the same

As I paged through my Real Simple magazine several issues ago, I stopped to stare at this page: There was something familiar about it. That’s it! A photographer posed me that way about 45 years ago. I guess when they … Continue reading

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Today the Bells of the Cascades came to a church in Newberg, so of course we went to hear their concert. It isn’t easy to get a “still” picture of perpetual motion, so I settled for a bit of blur. … Continue reading

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Mauri and I agreed to provide an hour of background music for an evening meal at Friendsview Retirement Community (where our parents live), and tonight was the night. Since we figured people would be talking over us we didn’t spend … Continue reading

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