That First Invigorating Rush of Cool Autumn Air

It happened this morning. It was the break from the summer heat that sweeps in each year with the first chilling air of autumn, a breeze that designates change .  Autumn is dramatic here in Portland.  Stunning.  It is my favorite season.  (I think I might say that at the beginning of *every* season inContinue reading “That First Invigorating Rush of Cool Autumn Air”

Loss of a Childhood Friend

Sandy was my closest and dearest friend when I was a child.  We drifted apart in high school and never really stayed in touch after that, as our lives took two distinctly different directions.  Even so, I was greatly saddened to learn of her death this morning.  She leaves behind many people that love her.Continue reading “Loss of a Childhood Friend”