Category Archives: At Home in Portland

Shelf Shots – 2

Just a quick one this time, mostly to show off my new bookends. I’d had the ones in the previous post for many years, and decided it was time for new ones. These tubby rabbits filled the bill. [click on the picture … Continue reading

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What I’m listening to… Dire Straits

Dire Straits – Brothers in Arms Warner Brothers Records, 1985 I’ve liked this band since I first heard “Sultans of Swing” on the radio way back in 1978. Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in London in 1977 by Mark … Continue reading

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What I’m listening to… sound tracks

Dances With Wolves soundtrack, music by John Barry, Epic Records 1990 CD I’ve been listening to soundtracks. This is one of my favorites. This is the original motion picture soundtrack of the 1990 Academy Award and Golden Globe winning film … Continue reading

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What I’m listening to…

Playback by Tom Petty, MCA boxed set released November 20, 1995. Six CDs. Playback is a box set compilation by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, released in 1995. It contains popular album tracks, B-sides, previously unreleased outtakes, and early songs by … Continue reading

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What I’m listening to…

These days, we’re all looking for some music that perks us up, right? Here’s what I have been listening to the past couple of mornings. Later in the day I move on to classical and jazz. The Very Best of … Continue reading

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It’s NOT “Lockdown”

Yes, I’m staying home, sheltering in place and keeping social distancing. But I’m not in “lockdown”, a term that brings prison to mind. I hate that expression and prefer it not to be used, thank you very much! Meanwhile, it’s … Continue reading

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Slog…

Happy Friday. I’m reading some, did finish a book to be reviewed Monday, and the weather has been nice. But the White House resident has gotten me so stressed and furious lately it’s been hard to relax, or concentrate. The … Continue reading

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Quilt in Progress (with cat)

This is the quilt Barbara is currently making. It’s 72 x 72 inches at present, and may be made into a bed quilt or just be a large lap quilt. This is in her quilt studio, and she laid it … Continue reading

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Jazz! Count Basie & Lester Young

I’ve been listening to a lot of music in the last few weeks. I just got this Mosiac set last week, and I’m really enjoying it! Classic 1936-1947 Count Basie & Lester Young Studio Sessions (#263), Mosaic Records Limited Edition Box … Continue reading

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House afire!

Yesterday afternoon we looked out the window and saw the neighbor’s house burning. The house is across the street, diagonally down from ours. Then came the sirens and fire trucks, and after awhile it was put out. Fortunately, everyone got … Continue reading

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