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The unnamed river

September 9, 2008

Not that I am saying for a minute that this place exists, or that if it did, I could say its name, but these photos don’t do it justice. Brad and I had a lazy, gorgeous day on the river in his awesome boat – the photos were meant to capture the reflection on the […]

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Saturday with Ryan

September 8, 2008

So this is the ever cool Ryan standing on his very own townhouse terrace, overlooking his amazing view – trees, the water, the wildlife…does it get any better? Apparently it does – he has the SAME wonderous view from his upstairs room. Had a great day at UofO with Ryan; lunch, catching up, the token […]

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I actually thought for a minute I would sleep in…

September 7, 2008

…when the call came in for an early fishing adventure. So, I am headed to buy lunch, and going to bed as soon as possible, to be at Brad’s by 4:15. Yes, 4:15 AM. I really love fishing. Apparently.

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gorgeous morning

September 5, 2008

ahh…the difference a good night’s sleep and a less sore back make. And poof – just like that, she has her old cheeriness and hopeful spirit fully engaged. Off to add the finishing rejuvenating touches in a wonderful hot shower and a motorcycle ride to work.

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making it through the day

September 5, 2008

sometimes the running away plan screams “good idea” to me – of course the practical side of me knows better, but the fantasy occasionally makes sense through the filter of the day to day crap. There are soccer kids in the field, I am deciding about getting lost in a silly movie or just calling […]

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work and such

September 4, 2008

tomorrow is our status report. why do I think we are going to get bashed? hmmmm

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oh my aching back….

September 3, 2008

…is not QUITE so aching any more….thank you thank you thank you Marilynn. Though I think you might have a sadist bone or two in you, you have incredible healing hands and a joyful, child like heart. Yeah Marilyn!

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The end of the holiday weekend

September 2, 2008

I wound up actually getting a few things done today. That feels great. Saw Mama Mia (which made me smile on so many levels), I heard from Texas (his text message says he is lost…I cannot begin to imagine), I organized the information on the Philippines trip into a new big folder, and got stuff […]

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Just Wondering

September 1, 2008

How brave do I need to be to start the real writing?

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hard news

August 31, 2008

what do you say when someone calls to tell you their son has died this very day in a car crash? I am at a loss for words. Instead, I put up photos of a new mosaic. It is a tree, growing, and for some reason that seems an appropriate response right this minute.

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pondering travel

August 30, 2008

So it has been almost a year since this trip to New Orleans. I am feeling the pull. The need to move, explore, travel. I know the Philippines trip will be here in the blink of an eye, but right THIS MINUTE, February feels a lifetime away. Maybe that is partly why I think I […]

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I am an artist in Hillsboro, Oregon - a place snuggled between Portland and the Pacific coast.  In 2005, a local artist and friend, offered a class in mosaic making, launching my creativity in a new direction.  I fell in love ...

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Balance Clock

Kristen Valperga

Beautiful!!! Looks pretty in my house! Very pleased : )