Friday Memo

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in In the Field | No Comments

My oh my did this week go quickly! Our only plans for the weekend are to check out the Mount Hood Scenic Byway, which starts in Portland. Last Sunday we ate dinner outside at Stammtisch—they threw the doors open to the sidewalk and the sound of the soccer game drifted out to us. Just yes to ...

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Friday Memo

Posted by on Apr 10, 2015 in In the Field | No Comments

It’s the weekend! What are your plans? Last weekend we had the best time in Boise celebrating my niece’s birthday and this weekend we’ve got plans to hit up the Wood & Faulk sample sale on Saturday (from 10-2 if you are in the Portland area). Some links I’ve collected this week: + If you want a ...

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Beach Weekend

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in Travel | One Comment

    We made it back out to the beach for a long weekend a few weeks ago. Lots of walking and dune picnics and that’s about all there is to tell!

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An update from the coast

Posted by on Feb 7, 2015 in After Hours | No Comments

I know it’s been way too long since I’ve been around here. And I don’t mean the almost total absence since I posted from the road, but since we left Berlin…and even arguably before that. And really what is up with that? Especially in the last couple of months, when we have generally been living life ...

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Farewell, Friend

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in After Hours | No Comments

Today the world lost a lovely lady and this blog lost a loyal reader and friend. My heart is heavy for her family and their huge loss. It will be hard to know that, from here on out, the blog posts I write will not be answered by her thoughtful emails commenting on whatever I’ve shared. I ...

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On the Road

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Travel | 3 Comments

I never thought our December departure from Minneapolis would look and feel like spring. The air had that earthy, just-rained kind of smell as we packed up the car and the ground was muddy instead of icy. But there you are. I’m sure winter will return soon. Prep for the road included timing a loaf ...

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Winter Scenes

Posted by on Dec 14, 2014 in After Hours | 6 Comments

Winter came early this year. It began exactly on November 10, when I opened my eyes to this scene outside. I’ve been trying to make the best of it—baking and cooking a lot. Also we got a new rug, which has changed everything and I don’t know how we ever did without it. I love ...

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