Monthly Archives: July 2009

Cool down

Sleep. That’s all I want for the upcoming weekend. I haven’t slept well most of the week in my non-air conditioned apartment because of the Pacific Northwest’s historic heat wave. Thank goodness the high temperatures – triple-digit numbers – are … Continue reading

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“It Might Get Loud”

Other than being guitar players, what do Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), The Edge (U2), and Jack White (The White Stripes) have in common? They are the featured artists in a documentary opening in U.S. theatres this summer and fall. I … Continue reading

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Face it forward

I am having fun connecting, and re-connecting, with folks on Facebook. It was through Facebook that a friend from high school found me, more than 30 years after we graduated. I was delighted to “friend” her. But what to do … Continue reading

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“Go By Train”

Why are some people so against train transportation in the U.S.? In my opinion, upgrading the U.S. railroads could help a multitude of problems. People building rail cars and upgrading or constructing rail lines could lower the employment rate. The American … Continue reading

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A guilty pleasure

I always tell myself I’m not going to get hooked into The Bachelorette or The Bachelor reality tv series, but I always do. Last night, on Monday, was the season finale of The Bachelorette. I have to admit, though, that … Continue reading

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Honey-do

My “rent-a-honey” appointment is in a couple of weeks. No, it’s not what you might be thinking. I’m hiring someone to work through my “honey-do” list of home repairs. One to-do item currently on the list is painting the bathroom. The ceiling color … Continue reading

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Nap time

It’s a little past 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 26, 2009, in Portland, Ore., and I’m ready for my nap. I’m good at taking naps — they’re one of my favorite hobbies. But don’t think I’m getting nothing done today. I already … Continue reading

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