Monthly Archives: January 2010

Howard Zinn, one of my heroes

On Wednesday, January 27, 2010, the news media reported the death of historian Howard Zinn. Although I never met Professor Zinn personally, I attended his live lecture at Portland State University in 1998. That lecture contributed to my decision to … Continue reading

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New hair

We all need a change now and then. Mine came in the form of a new hair cut today. Short, wispy, and fun! I’d blog more, but the cat on my chest is getting in the way of my laptop.

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“Advice From A Tree”

“Drink Lots Of Water.” These profound words of wisdom observed by your humble blogger on the sign at Portland Nursery.

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White vinyl kitchen floors

Due to a water leak several years ago, my homeowner’s insurance paid for a new vinyl floor in my kitchen (after I paid the deductible, of course). Anything was better than the 1970’s gold-flowered vinyl that the water ruined, so … Continue reading

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A good decision

One of my best personal decisions ever made was hiring a house cleaning service to spiff up my apartment once a month. I always wondered how folks who worked more than full time still found the energy to have another … Continue reading

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Banana muffins

Here is the easiest banana muffin recipe I’ve found. Visit the supermarket and buy a box of Krusteaz Fat Free Banana Supreme Muffin Mix. Follow the directions on the box. All the mix requires is one cup of water. No … Continue reading

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Domestic goddess at work

I never know what triggers my inner domestic goddess. Maybe this time around it was a good night’s sleep. Or falling asleep reading Julia Child’s My Life in France. All I know is that I awoke on a sunny Saturday … Continue reading

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