Writing News: I’m Dancing the Jig of Joy!!!

With another heat wave hovering over us, we’re sweltering here in Portland, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been getting plenty of exercise…namely in the form of Happy Dancing (hopefully no neighbors have been peeking in the windows!). And the reason for this jig of joy? Well..... Last Saturday at about 5:25 p.m. I finished a major … Continue reading Writing News: I’m Dancing the Jig of Joy!!!

Come See Me On Broadway!

Okay, maybe it's more like "in" Broadway, as in The Broadway Gallery where my latest art show just started a couple days ago. If you've been keeping track (and even I can't keep track on most days), this is my fourth show this year: two showings with the Clackamas County Arts Alliance (one of which … Continue reading Come See Me On Broadway!

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Travel Pic Thursday: Volunteer Park Conservatory (Seattle)

As you may recall, before I headed off to Hawaii, I took a quick trip up north to Seattle with my mom where we scaled a water tower and oohed and ahhed over some gorgeous glass art. Another stop in our whirlwind tour of the Emerald City was a peaceful one, although it did stir … Continue reading Travel Pic Thursday: Volunteer Park Conservatory (Seattle)

Travel Pic Thursday: Chihuly Garden and Glass (Seattle)

As you'll know from my most recent Saturday Selection, a couple weeks ago my mom and I made a quick getaway to Seattle. After being tempted by pictures in a guide book one of the Must Dos on our itinerary was a visit to the Chihuly Garden and Glass. Admission prices are steep (kind of … Continue reading Travel Pic Thursday: Chihuly Garden and Glass (Seattle)

Stupid Volcanoes – aka Happy Mount St. Helens Day

Today in the Northwest marks the anniversary of Mount St Helens blowing her top and gaining notoriety as the first volcanic explosion in the continental U.S. since, well, I don't know, a long damn time otherwise we'd all have been shrugging our shoulders saying "Eh, there goes another one." The papers today published reports about … Continue reading Stupid Volcanoes – aka Happy Mount St. Helens Day