Tag Archives: Life

Station Eleven

Arthur Leander, faded movie star and tabloid mainstay, seeks to jumpstart his career by starring in a stage production of King Lear. Sadly, the role will be his swan song; he suffers a heart attack and dies on stage, despite … Continue reading

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2014 Reading List

I had a modest goal for 2014: to read at least two books per month. I made it with a few to spare, thanks to some quick mystery novels read during the RIP Challenge. I read much more than I … Continue reading

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Fire in the Hole!

Well, fire in the pit, to be more accurate. Our latest home-improvement project has been getting the fire pit installed. It took me a little while to decide that yes, I really did want to dig a hole right in … Continue reading

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We’ve Moved!

As you might have guessed from the extended silence around here, life’s been a little busy the past couple of months. Our purchase of the house went through without a hitch, and we moved in…uh…nearly four weeks ago! (Gracious, where … Continue reading

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Home

I love home and garden magazines, and as I pore over the glossy pictures of impossibly tidy rooms, I daydream about what sort of homeowner I might be someday. Would I be “See this Dilapidated 1880s Farmhouse Brought Back to … Continue reading

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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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Happy Holidays

For the first time in a very long time, I took vacation from Christmas through New Year’s. We don’t tend to travel for the holidays, or have big family events, so most years, I only take a couple of days … 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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