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”
This child is phenomenal!!
You are the type of person that installs monitoring equipment in your house and that taps telephones so that if one wanted to make a call in private, he or she would have to go elsewhere. Che palle! Imagine you are a pseudo-detective gone undercover to inspect the same source of information every day toContinue reading “On Being a Mystery Writer”
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”
The picture above is the view from the beach house where we will be staying next week as we say goodbye to one of the best summers we have had in years. We are excited to be going from Sunday until Tuesday. John, Ingrid and I will be taking little Beatrix to join our friends,Continue reading “End of Summer”