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what now? #3

July 6, 2008

Finally, using my talents for good! One entire week into “retirement” and now scrambling to get ready for The Inevitable Event next Saturday. This is the party we decided to host annually after we had such a great time at our wedding last year. Drop me a comment with your email address if you didn’t [...]

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what now? #2

June 26, 2008

Here’s one of the things that will keep my busy in my retirement: watching and enjoying the wildlife in my backyard. You might not catch it at first glance, but in the photograph below, at the top, a mother raccoon is peeking out from between the tree trunks, encouraging her offspring below to climb the [...]

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awake in Seattle

June 20, 2008

6:48 a.m. Northern Flicker outside my west window, Hairy Woodpecker outside the east window, and through the north window I can see a raccoon beneath the Western Cedar. (There is no south window.) It is already 54 degrees outside and the cast of the sky gives me hope that at this time tonight it will [...]

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What now? #1

June 17, 2008

Some people want to know what will I be doing, once I “retire”–which at this point is 7 working days from now! First, I have to mention that I like Michael Meade’s term for this new section of my life: ReFirement. And the playlist I have been working on for my “retirement” includes many songs [...]

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grounded garden shop – ! Fabulous customer service

June 11, 2008

For awhile I’ve been coveting a certain set of glassware, that I’d seen in a catalog–because I have a particular fondness of sparkling wine, and actually had nothing in my (extensive) collection of glassware that I could use for bubbly on an informal basis. I mean, check out this description lead-in: “Every flower is unique, [...]

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Mercy Ride – a presentation of A Room of Our Own Project

May 23, 2008

Damn. Things are really on a roll. This was yet another evening nestled in the midst of genius, enjoying the work of the 13 female performing artists who concocted and presented “Mercy Ride”, a well-woven tale of life, love, growing up, and growing up some more. I left the theatre feeling sad and happy all [...]

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The Show to End All Shows – Circus Contraption

May 23, 2008

I woke this morning with confetti in my hair–thanks to some passionate dumb-ass clown who was protesting the abuse of animals in the circus, the Circus Contraption no less. What animals? The mermaid? The cockroaches? The geeks? Clown comes running in, screams something, and explodes a cannon of confetti. In case you missed it, there’s [...]

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with troubles like these, this is paradise

May 16, 2008

The problem with commuting in a convertible, is that when I go to work in the morning the sun is in the east and when I drive home at night the sun is in the west–so the sun always shines on the same side of my face–the righthand side, which is now sunburned :-)

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The Best Endodontist in Seattle – Mark Freeman

May 15, 2008

I’ve just woke up from a post-root canal nap. No one has fun having a root canal, but I lucked out with being referred to Mark Freeman–who has now worked his magic on my teeth three times. Yikes. Three times with an endodontist. In only six months. Well, a couple of my teeth had reached [...]

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Aurelia's Oratorio

May 10, 2008

Just got home from this show. Still mostly speechless. What I CAN say though, is if you can make the show tomorrow, you truly ought to go. Last show in Seattle, 2:00, Mother’s Day, May 11. Go. Genius. Lightness. Inspiration.

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