This week's unusual Portland snowstorm coupled with frigid temperatures baffled some of us, though we have learned to expect our worst storms sometimes when our weather people haven't issued near apocalypse warnings. Resilient daffodil stems poke through snow drifts and remind us that spring will be on its way. Even if our worldwide climate changes … Continue reading Nearly spring events!
Month: February 2023
I’m in love
This week I became a grandmother. As excited as I was, I was unprepared for the emotion I felt when first seeing this daughter of ours skin to skin with her newly born baby. His body curved, knees to belly, as if to still fit his protective womb of nine months. I bawled in joy … Continue reading I’m in love
One of the most profound homework assignments I remember from high school was the one requiring me to write my own obituary. The class was called "Values and Conflicts" and I think the teacher created it from the book Values Clarification. I was a top student and loved learning: humanities, advanced composition, but also suffered … Continue reading About tomorrow