Category Archives: At Home in Portland

Off the Netwaves

UPDATE: July 21 – I’m slowly improving, but still have little energy, my meds aren’t settled in yet. My vision is still pretty blurry, but the new glasses expected in a couple of weeks will help that. So it’s progress, but … Continue reading

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Like Pie?

My wife and I go to the Lake Oswego Farmer’s Market most Spring and Summer Saturday mornings. It’s where we get farm-fresh local fruits and vegetables, and there are vendors selling breads, pastries, flowers, juices and hot foods as well. … Continue reading

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artwork!

I love art and illustration, especially of science fiction subjects. I’ve got prints, some signed, hanging on the walls. In checking the website of Alison Eldred, the artist’s agent for SF artist John Harris a couple of weeks ago, I found some … Continue reading

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no Friday Forgotten Book this week

Due to my computer going down (computer + water = fzzzt) and my scattered reading of recently published books from the library, I have not put together a Friday Forgotten Book post. We got a new computer yesterday. I’m doing … Continue reading

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Persistence

In a crack between the flagstones, this little Viola has found a home.

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Iris – ‘Millennium Falcon’

Before last nights vigorous wind and rain storm, our new Iris were starting to bloom nicely. Now they’re all blown over but photos were taken. Here is a favorite of mine, both for the flower and it’s name.

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NFL Draft

This evening the NFL draft begins, a total of seven rounds over three days, held at Radio City in New York. Since I’m primarily a football fan, the pro draft is about the only event of interest to me this … Continue reading

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for Charles Gramlich…

… who is probably grading papers today, and anyone else in the mood for a quick hit of rock and one of my very favorite songs. “Mississippi Queen” by Mountain Just ‘cuz. It’s a beautiful day here in Portland.

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Happy Birthday

Today is my wife Barbara’s birthday. Presents have been opened, the actual number of her age has been denied, lunch plans have been made. It’s a good day. Dessert will be lemon meringue pie, probably.

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Happy Easter!

Hope you have a wonderful Easter Sunday.

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ffb: Torch Town Boogie by Steven Womack

this is the 142nd in my series of forgotten or seldom read books  Torch Town Boogie by Steven Womack, Ballantine Books paperback original, November 1993 ($4.99) – Harry Denton, private investigator It was a magnificent fire, a marvelous fire, the kind of fire … Continue reading

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LCC (travel & arrival) Day 2

The pretty part of the drive (see photo) – but the longest driving day – is over, now it’s just down the flat Interstate 5, over past San Jose (song jingle deleted) onto the 101 and into Monterey. Depending on … Continue reading

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LCC Day 1

Really this is travel TO LCC day one, but who cares about technicalities? The trip from top to bottom of Oregon is really beautiful, especially in early Spring, when the Willammette Valley is warming, the pastures and fields are green, … Continue reading

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Left Coast Crime

We’re busy getting ready to head off to LCC; planning, packing, loading the car and all that for a drive to Monterey. Sorry for no Friday Forgotten Book post. There will be a brief New Arrivals post Monday. I’ll be … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring

While much of the country is suffering late snow storms, heavy rain with chance of floods or too early summer heat, here in Portland, Oregon it’s Spring. Though we’re still dipping into the high 30’s at night, the days are … Continue reading

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Weather Report

No, not the fusion jazz band, just me with an update. The snow and ice are pretty much gone, it warmed into the high 30s and started a thaw. Then rain swept in and it rained all last night, so … Continue reading

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Seattle Seahawks Win Super Bowl 43 – 8

“A fine performance by a very, very good team. Yes, the Seahawks are that good.” My new arrivals, current reading post will be up Monday afternoon

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Happy New Year!

Here it is the end 2013, a pretty good year for us. Hope it was for you too. Next week I’ll be posting favorite books, reading stats and that sort of stuff. For now, wishes that you stay safe, warm … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas to All!

We hope you have a wonderful Christmas eve and Christmas day! Here’s a photo Barbara took last night, of one of the cats, Expresso, doing just the right thing for the holidays.

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What’s happening at Our House

  Yep, that’s about it. How are your holiday preparations going?

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