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The Story of the Piano Men

Last time I promised to share the story about moving the piano. Before I forget — the story and to share it with you — imagine this: The Piano movers who delivered my new piano have since retired so I asked the good people where I had purchased the piano, who they might recommend. There’s […]

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On a clear day …

“On a clear day the Oregon coast is the most beautiful place on earth—clear and crisp and clean, a rich green in the land and a bright blue in the sky, the air fat and salty and bracing, the ocean spreading like a grin. Brown pelicans rise and fall in their chorus lines in the […]

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Currently …

Reading… not a thing. Playing … not at all. Working … on finishing up the sorting and packing. Eating … out this week. Wanting … this to be over. Needing … rest and my back to heal. Realizing, … again, that North Americans have way too much stuff. Grateful … for offers of help.   […]

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Around my campfire

I’m back! But only temporarily for the time being. Initially I was absent because I had been quite ill — for five weeks. As I began to recover, life began to take on some major changes ‘around my campfire’. To keep this brief and skipping a few unimportant details, we are planning a move. With an […]

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The power of a soft touch

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” –Leo Buscaglia. That same power of a soft touch pertains to dogs as well. I thought it was about time […]

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Lately … a life that sizzles and pops

Reading: For the second time, happily so, Circling the Sun: A Novel. Made: another pair of socks. Experimented with techniques. Best home meal: On an eggs benedict kick so made two versions. First one and most delicious version was seed bread; avocado; marinated tomatoes; poached eggs; hollandaise. The second one which was very good but […]

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