The Christmas of the green pantsuits and other cautionary tales

While I'm certain we purchased more gifts for our kids when they were small, a number of years ago our family retreated from buying many material gifts to instead spend more of our time and money on experiences: plays, music, food. Like many other families we encouraged handmade gifts, and now more than ever, place … Continue reading The Christmas of the green pantsuits and other cautionary tales

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