Caring is creative, gratitude nourishes us all

Neighborhood friend Asa shares his tennis ball. It was after my dad died six years ago that I understood I had joined a new club, one whose entry requirements are unfathomable until a parent dies. Late last month I made another transition, one carrying its own membership criteria: adult children caring full time for a … Continue reading Caring is creative, gratitude nourishes us all

Hello West Linn! Local Authors Book Break

Watch the recorded event. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK9jhEdrOXU Recording from November 8, 2020 West Linn Book Break What to do when live events are postponed and cancelled? Band together for a virtual book break! Please join me and seven other local West Linn authors as we briefly talk about our books. Recover from voting and the election, and … Continue reading Hello West Linn! Local Authors Book Break

Oaks Park: Portland’s Coney Island on the Willamette

This photograph, taken by F. Sowell around 1912, shows Edward Klees pulling taffy at Oaks Amusement Park. Image credit: Oregon History Project. My oldest memory tied to Portland's Oaks Park mostly reminds me of the Don McLean song American Pie. When it was first popular on the radio, early in the 1970s, I was an … Continue reading Oaks Park: Portland’s Coney Island on the Willamette