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MY LIFE SO FAR

I published this on my birthday in 2009, but I still think it tells my story so let’s go again!! Today is my birthday and I’ve attained a certain age.  I have plans, things to do, places to go.  But today I’m looking back. (I tried to cut my own bangs–oops.) For a few years […]

Quilt Day

For some years the first Tuesday of the month has meant gathering at one house or another with a group of women I’ve come to know pretty well.  We are very different from one another in many ways but we are all daughters, most of us are mothers, some of us are grandmothers, some are […]

Dan May

Dan slipped off the island this week and won’t be coming back.  All of us Islanders are bereft, and others in the greater world too. Artist, poet, maker, gatherer, friend. Dan lived his life here.  He left a few times but always came back, even though…it had its difficulties… His presence here made Salem an […]

Bubbles

Life is complex.  Complexity compounds upon itself when technology comes into play…you know the story: you get a new router and then your printer doesn’t work and the old range extender doesn’t work so you have to buy NEW extenders which, of course, won’t sync with the wifi…arggghhh (thanks for the help Robert).  So Thursday […]

Kyle Cook at the Helzer Gallery

You still have 10 days to go see Seattle painter Kyle Cook’s show (https://www.pcc.edu/galleries/2019/01/14/events-excavations-constructions/) at the Helzer Gallery at Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus, gallery hours 9-5:30 M-F…up until February 22, 2019.  The paintings are handsome with a map-like quality which hovers between landscape and abstraction. Bits of the road are embedded in the […]