Monthly Archives: May 2011

the pond

As soon as we arrived here, Oscar started talking about “the pond.” He talks in phrases at this point but with his parents handy to fill in the blanks we learned this was a favorite place to visit. You can … Continue reading

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old haverford friends meeting

Back in 2006, on a road trip through the Northeast, we attended an unprogrammed Friends meeting in Providence, Rhode Island. Our experience this morning at Old Haverford Friends Meeting in Haverford, Pennsylvania, was in most ways the same. This meeting … Continue reading

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pennsylvania

We finally made it to Philly after a full day in the air. Rachel and John are enough of a draw to this part of the country, but adding Oscar to the mix makes the combination unbeatable. Today we set … Continue reading

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lemonade

We didn’t find out until we got to the airport and tried to check in that weather conditions in Chicago would prevent us from making our connection to Philadelphia. Bummer. But just by pressing a button on the monitor, we … Continue reading

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worthwhile links

I haven’t shared links in a while. Here are a few I felt worth sharing. Just click on the darker text. An interview with Eugene Peterson. Do you like soccer? Even if you don’t, you might like this. Have you … Continue reading

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look alikes

Tonight at 8@6, I took these two pictures to add to my start-up mother-daughter look-alike collection. Here’s another I snagged from Facebook… Wow.

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young 92

She doesn’t act her age. This morning she flew home from Boise, where she attended the memorial service of her brother-in-law Roy. On their way home from the airport, other siblings-in-law took her for a birthday lunch. When she got … Continue reading

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brother howard

On Sunday we attended a retirement party for brother Howard, who finished his teaching career this month at George Fox University. Howard’s grandsons, Derric and Asher, welcomed guests. His son, Nate, shared some greetings from friends around the country. Arthur … Continue reading

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reading time

My days are usually too full to sit down with a good book. This month has held the joyful confluence of a delightful Wendell Berry book and … … first this, the front porch of the Anderson home in Gilbert, … Continue reading

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the eagle has landed

Of course we took the long cut home from breakfast in Nehalem so we could look for eagles and other birdery. Mauri’s always the first to spot one, since he has an eagle eye. We were on a back road, … Continue reading

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