Category Archives: At Home in Portland

The Blog Has Moved!

Effective February 21, I’ve decided to switch to a new name, new blog sorta thing. Go to Tip the Wink now. So the new blog is Tip the Wink. Just about everything will be the same over there except the blog address, … Continue reading

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We’re Having Spring in February

While a sizable swath of the country is laboring under record cold and snowfall, here in the Pacific Northwest we are having a very early Spring. At least it feels like Spring, with lots of sun and temperatures in the high … Continue reading

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Resolutions, sort of

I used to make a new year’s resolutions every year. I’d resolve to read more, which I’ve done. I’ve resolved to lose weight, which has been, literally, an up and down thing and is still at the top of my things I … Continue reading

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Broken Bullhorn 2014 in review

The people at WordPress do this every year, and some other bloggers have already put theirs up… here’s mine. Click here to see the complete report.

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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays!

Seems like the run-up to Christmas started last summer, but the day is here. I hope everyone has the very best holiday celebration, however you choose to do that. For those celebrating Christmas, I hope Santa brings you a gift … Continue reading

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

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Christmas Season 2

The tree is decorated, the cards are on the mantle, the house decorated, the stockings hung (with care). The shopping is finished (thank goodness), the packages wrapped and under the tree. We’re all settled in, only a few days before the … Continue reading

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Christmas Season

Today was “get the tree” day here, so we were at the Boy Scout lot when they opened at 9:00 a.m. this morning. The cat slept on. We forgot the camera, but we were the first ones on the lot … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Stay safe and warm, everyone. We have a lot to be thankful for! Family, friends, freedom, food, our health and happiness. Oh, and of course there’s football. We’ll have a pretty traditional … Continue reading

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Bouchercon 2014

Bouchercon 2014, “Murder at the Beach”, the world mystery convention, begins tomorrow  and runs November 13 – 16 in Long Beach, California. I’ve been to several Bouchercons, in Seattle, Milwaukee, Monterey and most recently San Francisco, but I’ll not be … Continue reading

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Multnomah County Library Birthday

Since we were speaking of libraries (last post), this is worth noting. The Multnomah County Library celebrated its 150th anniversary Saturday.  It’s the oldest library west of the Mississippi. Not only that, but it’s one of the few libraries with a … Continue reading

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The Roast That Didn’t

The Current Reading post will go up late Monday morning  Those who read the birthday post, (earlier today, 10-26), may have read that with the power outage the roast was only partly cooked before the oven went off. After looking … Continue reading

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Birthday!

Yep, today is my Birthday! I’m now mumble-mumble years old and still ticking along, like the old Timex commercial (takes a licking and keeps on ticking). Sometimes I’m amazed that I’ve lived so many years, and almost every single one … Continue reading

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oooh! New, shiny!

When we bought this house, it had an Amana refrigerator/freezer, which has worked just fine for us for several years. Until last week. Suddenly we had things in the refrigerator part freezing, things in the freezer thawing. We adjusted every … Continue reading

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Long, Hot Summer, continued

There’s just no let-up. It’s been in the 90s a lot. The most 90 degree days we usually get here is 11 per summer. We’ve already had 16, and today was another. Though we keep the thermostat set at 80, the … Continue reading

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Brookside fruit-chocolate snacks

In my situation, it’s rare I can have any kind of sweets, but that’s not true of everyone. So I want to share something really delicious. These are incredibly good! How do I know? Because yes, I have eaten them. … Continue reading

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new arrival, etc.

I guess that coffee maker will have to suffice as this week’s New Arrival. No books or other items of interest arrived here except yet another wave of nasty hot weather. It’s hit 90 the last three days here in … Continue reading

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new coffee maker

We’re coffee drinkers, a cup or two apiece every morning. The faithful Krupp coffee maker I bought about eight years ago finally gave up the ghost last week, so it was time for a replacement. I’d seen an article in … Continue reading

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Long, Hot Summer

I don’t do well in hot weather, that’s just one of the reasons I wanted to move from Southern California to the Pacific Northwest. When it’s very hot I stay indoors, don’t sleep well, grumble a good deal and am … Continue reading

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Current Listening

While I’m unable to read, or watch movies or television, I’m by necessity listening to music and audiobooks. The iPod has come in handy, especially for listening to the many podcasts I have stored up, including Mystery Theater, News from Lake … Continue reading

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