The State of the State Imagine a morning in early December, to paraphrase Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory”. “A coming of winter morning….” Today is such a morning, dry, with thin sunshine and a distinct chill to the air. Christmas season is in full swing. I have alerted my friends that there will be no […]
The state of the State A major birthday has come and gone. I, for one, am glad it’s gone. The new 40 this one is not. In three days, the weather has gone from sunshine and autumn leaves to dark skies and snow in the Cascades. October was filled with wonderful friends… and art. Portland […]Al Franken, Al Franken Giant of the Senate, Andrew Wyeth, birthdays, David Grann, Glass Houses, Jamie Wyeth, Killers of the Flower Moon, Laika Studios, Louise Penny, Nathaniel Wyeth, National Book Award, novel writing, Portland Art Museum, Smith Rock State Park, Sue Grafton, travel, Y is for Yesterday
The State of the State Unapologetically late…as usual…I am fondly remembering a fabulous trip to Washington D.C. four years ago with three of my nearest and dearest. We spent the most fabulous week there exploring the city–mostly those little museums along the Mall, the Capitol, a reception in Sen. Jeff Merkeley’s office, trips to Olde […]2017 Solar Eclipse, Alison Bechdel, An Octoroon, Artists Repertory Theatre, book reviews, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, drama, Fun Home, Iain Banks, Jeanine Tesori, Jessmyn Ward, Lisa Kron, Mitchell OR, murder, Musicals, mystery-suspense, National Book Award, Portland Center Stage, Salvage the Bones, satire, Scotland, Sen. Jeff Merkeley, Stonemouth, Tony Award, Washington D.C.
State of the state The Newsletter is late this month because a great deal has happened. In early July, started a new job as Portland area brand representative for Dragonfly Nutrition LLC. So far, in the greater Portland area, their nutrition bars are available in New Seasons markets, with more locations to be added soon. […]Astoria destination, Astoria getaway, Astoria Part 1, Astoria Part 2, Balkan Wars, Chris Coleman, City of Astoria, Dragonfly Nutrition LLC, Flavel House, George Flavel, Kate Atwell, Portland Center Stage, Scott Turow, Testimony, Testmatch, The Hague, The Skeleton Road, Val McDermid
Let me jump right in here. Summer is rushing past, but it’s August…time of getaways, time of the solar eclipse. We all want to hide out once in a while, and August is the time to do it. Here are some books for the journey. Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire: […]Alan Cumming, Ambition, and Survival, Ann Cleeves, book reviews, Don't You Cry, Harlan Coben, Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Jessica Knoll, Lie In Plain Sight, Maggie Barieri, Mary Kubica, memoir, Missing Presumed, mostly mysteries, Not My Father's Son: A Memoir, Peter Robinson, Peter Stark, summer reads, Susie Steiner, The Luckiest Girl Alive, The Moth Catcher, thriller