Old School

That’s a phrase now, “old school”…meaning the way things used to be done or even how things used to look.  My brother Doug was here the other night and the talk turned to his blog about a real old school in the Alameda/Alberta district in Portland.  He was writing a blog post about the Old […]

Restaurant News…

Well just about this time in 1991 we were “building” the Arbor Cafe…certain that soon there would be 10 downtown restaurants opening up.  Oops.  Never happened.  But this summer in Salem the restaurant scene is heating up… Have you been to Maven yet…??  Good food, good ambience…State Street. for Salem-ites it’s right across the street […]

Save This Tree…

As you can see this last tree near the front door of U.S.Bank’s Ladd and Bush Branch is healthy and beautiful… It would be such a vote of confidence for this community, a community that doesn’t like to think of a NON-community bank altering our landscape so dramatically, if this one tree could be saved. […]

Garden Love…

There’s a moment in the spring garden where everything looks neat and tidy, beautiful, organized…and this week is it.  You know, just before it all gets wild and overgrown and crazy.   Bill was here to help us tidy up and it just looks beautiful to me today ( “Of course my baby is the […]