Tag Archives: Family

Gratitude

“It felt like springtime on this February morning…” After a brief flirtation with winter, the usual springy Portland February has resumed. I was surprised how happy it made me when I stepped out of the house Tuesday morning to find … Continue reading

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January

Well, I guess that about does it for January, eh? There was so much to do, and so much to look forward to, it just flew by. On the work front, I had an “earthworm” month–i.e., I was buried in … Continue reading

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Sick Passenger

One of the funnier conversations I’ve had recently: Me, to Corvus: I have to play my brother’s new album for you, you’ll appreciate it. Corvus: Cool! Keith (overhearing): Wait, back up–brother? Album? What’s this? Me: Oh–my step-brother is a nerdcore … Continue reading

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Granny’s Chips

When I visited my folks this summer, my mom let me go through her jewelry boxes and pick out some heirloom pieces to keep. Among the loot I brought home were two glass bead necklaces that belonged to my great-grandmother, … Continue reading

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Halcyon Days

In a beautiful recent blog post, which I strongly encourage you to read, my mom reminisces about the years we spent living in the small farming community she grew up in. In it, she says, “Those really were the best … Continue reading

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2012

BBCAmerica is advertising their broadcast of the BAFTAs tomorrow night, which means it’s been a year since our trip to London! We flew out a year ago today, in fact. And Valentine’s Day rolling around again reminds me of the … Continue reading

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Perfect Weekend

(I was slow to get this proofed and posted–the “last weekend” I refer to is Oct. 19-21.) I haven’t bragged on the joys of life in Portland for a while, so I hope you’ll indulge me as I report on … Continue reading

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Wedding Album

As promised (two weeks ago!) a few fun shots from our wedding. First of all, most of the credit for these pictures go to the snap-happy Rachel–she assigned herself the role of official photographer, and I’m so glad she did! … Continue reading

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Bhaloidam

2011 has been an ugly, trying year. Globally, we’ve lurched from crisis to calamity to tragedy. There are too many to list, but the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the shootings in Norway, and the London riots stand out for … Continue reading

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The Grandma Project

Long time Bookish Dark readers may have noticed a distinct lack of crafts-talk around here. No, I haven’t seen the error of my knitterly ways and reformed (never!), but I have been learning a new skill, cross stitch, and working … Continue reading

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