Category Archives: in the neighborhood

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My retirement is now six months old, and I’m still basking in the freedoms it has opened for me. Not long ago I got to interview the director of Chehalem Cultural Center for a story in this issue of The … Continue reading

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poetry

Poetry emerged as a theme this weekend, not that we planned it or anything. I guess it started when Mauri received a poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay in his email about the arrival of spring. Several lines caught his … Continue reading

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art museum

I’ll bet you didn’t know we have an art museum two blocks from our house. Its hours are 9 to 10:45am and only open today. Of course I didn’t want miss out, so I went! Given its small window of … Continue reading

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moe’s

We went out for pizza tonight and on the way there we both had the same flashback—to 1990. I was Sherry Carlson back then, had flown to Oregon from Michigan to make this recording. We’d finished our work and on … Continue reading

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it happened again

I’ve been making messes all over the house as I work to clear out accumulation that happens without much effort. Almost everything deemed unnecessary goes to Goodwill, but there were some items that fit more in the antique store category. … Continue reading

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how’s retirement going?

I get asked often how retirement is going. That’s an easy one—it’s going great! I was ready, which leaves me with zero regrets. As I write, it’s nearly three in the afternoon. Not so many weeks ago at three in … Continue reading

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walking the dog

I reclaimed Mr. Darcy (a.k.a. Darcy Girl) this morning after a week at her home away from home (a.k.a. Newberg Canine Rehab). She settled right back into her routine of sleeping, with the exception of our afternoon walk. When Mauri … Continue reading

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