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Posts Tagged ‘oregon’

Be careful when it comes to alarmists

It’s summer! In Portland (and Oregon) we are in a heat wave. (It’s been much longer than the average heat waves. And we are at about 10 degrees warmer than normal. When you don’t have air conditioning that can be uncomfortable and downright miserable at times.) In the townhouse community Curt and I live in there […]


Conserving, preserving water

Normally when I write about water I talk about how we need to make sure we stay hydrated as part of being healthy. Today’s post is about our responsibility as residents and citizens to protect this precious resource. I grew up in the desert. So I’ve been mindful my whole life about water waste. And […]


And GFG! is back

I’m baaaack! Years ago Curt and I were in the Philly area visiting his brother and family along with Curt’s parents and grandma. Some of the family went on a canoe outing. Our nephew James was about 4 at the time. As we got closer to the canoe spot James started to recognize it as […]


Bidding farewell to the Bay Area

As the last boxes are being packed and the movers will be showing up in about 24 hours I am bidding farewell to Oakland, the East Bay and the Bay Area. Curt and I came out here in 2005. He in February and me in March. We first lived in Berkeley and for the past eight […]


Celebrating sukha

Happy New Year! Wow, another year has gone by. 2014 was a big year of change for me: entering into a new environment at work with many changes; completing my yoga teacher training; becoming a yoga teacher; teaching yoga classes; quitting my job; continuing to teach yoga classes; making the decision with The Husband to […]


Movin’ on up … to Oregon

If you didn’t take the chance to visit us while we’ve lived in the Bay Area unfortunately for you, it’s too late. After being in the Bay Area for almost 10 years Curt and I are taking the plunge and moving to Portland in mid-January. It’s exciting and scary. I have lots of good friends […]