Category Archives: At Home in Portland

Merry Christmas!

We’ve had our Christmas roast and trimmings on Christmas Eve, and it started snowing about dinner time, so it will be a white Christmas here. Here’s hoping everyone has the very happiest and merriest of Christmases!

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Bill Crider’s Holmes stories

I first became aware of Bill Crider while browsing the mystery section of a large BookStar store in Southern California, finding the cover of one of his books intriguing and buying it. I was buying a lot of books then, … Continue reading

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Bill Crider

If you haven’t already, please read this: https://billcrider.blogspot.com/2017/12/update.html I am terribly saddened, as, I’m sure, will be all of Bill’s many, many friends and acquaintances. Of course we’ll miss the blog, but not nearly as much as the man. Our prayers … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

There is a great deal to be thankful for today, and every day! I’m so thankful to be alive, thankful for my wife, our home and garden, the cat, to be living where we do. It’s a cool, blustery, rainy … Continue reading

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Timeless – Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic by Armand Baltazar

I know it’s been a long time since I posted anything new here at Tip the Wink, but I had to break my silence after reading this book. Timeless – Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic by Armand Baltazar … Continue reading

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Pause

Lately my energy and productivity are at a low ebb, with heat, health, and other things occupying my mind. So I’ve decided to put the blog on pause for a while. Catch you later.

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H O T !!

It is unusually, awful, nastily, horribly, miserably hot here, in the entire Pacific Northwest, from Seattle down through northern California, and we hates it (as Gollum would say). Three more days in triple digits, then several still in the 90s … Continue reading

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The Summer Garden

It’s peak Summer garden time, and I took some photos Sunday. Our Lilies are especially magnificent this year. Lots of pictures for you. Click to see larger image.

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Ow!

Having a bad day – the old devil migraine.

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Computer Adventures

Okay, I bought the new iMac. It’s 27-inch with the Retina display. It has a quad‑core 3.3GHz Core i5 processor, a 2TB Fusion Drive, and a 2GB AMD Radeon R9 M395 graphics processor.  I upgraded the RAM at the point … Continue reading

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