Category Archives: nostalgia

early 4th

We’ll begin with this pan of cubed pork belly. Taylor tasted some a few weeks back prepared by his brother-in-law Ryan in Austin, TX, and the plan rapidly came together. The radiant mama-to-be-again after church (mass). We got to stay … Continue reading

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self-portraits

I wish I had a way to track how long ago John Williams painted this portrait of himself but I can guess it was when he studied art at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. (He graduated in … Continue reading

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macy brothers

The title of this post might be all that’s necessary to tie together these three photos.

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james

Today is Quinn’s birthday, which brings her Facebook wall to life with well wishes. This is especially affirming for the mother who brought her into the world, though I can’t really take credit for much of what she has become. … Continue reading

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thanksgiving in april

Tilikum Camp and Retreat Center holds many wonderful memories for us and our family. So it was no hardship to drive just outside Newberg to participate in “Thanksgiving in April,” a small event to thank a room full of people … Continue reading

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the real carl m. nill

It would take several volumes to describe my dad. But if I had to condense it to one page, I’d simply share this letter. “Sharon Carlson, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer.” That would be me. A very important┬áposition, you can tell. … Continue reading

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the taylors

My friend Donna posted a link on Facebook about her aunt Margaret that caught my amazed interest. It was one of those small-world moments when about 20 years ago Donna mentioned her familial connection to the Ken Taylor family. I … Continue reading

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