The Path to Wellness

“You seem to be doing better; are you going back to work?” Returning to work after time off due to flu, is expected.  There might be a day or so of feeling weak, but it’s soon forgotten as the body springs back into action. Recovery from a debilitating illness, however, takes time.  There are, according […]

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Portland, Oregon

He wants to visit Nob Hill, I am drawn to the Pearl District.  Trouble is, my energy is limited, so we decided to drive through Nob Hill and limit our visit to Lowell’s bookstore and a seafood restaurant. “Would you rather I just take you to a dentist?” Ric asks. “No.  You can’t drop in […]

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Portland, On Hold

From Eugene, we are moving on to Portland, and as it’s only a two-hour drive, Ric leaves me to sleep in as long as I need.  When I stir, around 11:00, he tells me that we are headed back to a repair shop at 2:00. The engine warning is still showing up: ” Water in […]

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The Oregon Coast

“Let’s go for a seafood lunch on the ocean.” So, I bundle up – the temperature is cooler here than we’ve used to – and we head along highway 126, out of Eugene.  The two-lane road winds through trees, passes through a tunnel and leads us out to the amazing Oregon coast. We stop in […]

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Cee’s Alone Photo Challenge

Happy to see this fellow is alone: Concerned that this little bird is all by himself: This bird is declaring:  King of the castle! This fellow has chosen an idyllic solitude: Thanks for the challenge Cee!

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Oregon: We Made It!

“Could you please turn off the scenery so I can get some sleep?” We’re leaving California and driving along highway #5 into Oregon.  Tall firs and pines line the road and a soft velvet green covers the hills.  Peaks in the distance are snow-capped offering a shocking contrast to the deep green tips. The route […]

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Writing Class #4

(As a final prompt for the writing class I am enrolled in, we are asked to think about signposts along the way.  This is my entry.) The Tour Guide I take a seat at the back of the open wagon, and wait with a handful of others for the tour to begin. The country air […]

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