Category Archives: At Home in Portland

It’s here…

The first coronavirus death in the continental U.S. death happened today in Washington, north of Seattle. The first case in Oregon was found yesterday, an elementary school teacher working in Lake Oswego. The school is now closed and everyone associated … Continue reading

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a travesty of justice

The Republican members of the United States Senate have made a mockery, of the impeachment process, of the intent of the Founding Fathers, of right and wrong. They have put the President of the United States above the Law. I … Continue reading

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ill. Back soon.

Monday: Both of us have the flu, in spite of our having gotten our high-dose flu shots. Drat. Wednesday: still sick as a dog. Sleeping most of the time. Phooey.

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Gratefully Received – part THREE of three

Finishing up with the books I received for Christmas… The Dutch Shoe Mystery by Ellery Queen (1931). An eccentric millionairess is lying in a diabetic coma on a hospital bed in an anteroom of the surgical suite of the Dutch … Continue reading

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Gratefully Received – part TWO

Continuing with the books I received for Christmas… The Bellamy Trial by Francis Noyes Hart. One of the very first legal thrillers. Hart (1890-1943) drew on accounts of the 1922 Hall-Mills murder, the most notorious of her day. But the trial … Continue reading

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Gratefully Received – part ONE

Santa was generous this year, as always, and in addition to a scarf featuring Edward Gorey’s Doubtful Guest, and a really nice sweater, I did receive some books. Due to the bounty I’m going to make this a multi-part post. … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, and here’s hoping you all have much to be thankful for. We certainly do: family, friends, health, our home and garden, books, cats, quilting, being retired, and so much more. Wednesday evening, our turkey will … Continue reading

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Dragged Kicking and Screaming… PART 2

Yesterday, as you will remember, I told of moving into the current age of streaming with a DVR, Prime Video, Netflix Streaming and so forth. So, yippie and all that, yes? Well, no. This morning I went into Netflix to print … Continue reading

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Dragged Kicking and Screaming…

Yes, I have been accused of being a luddite (current usage), and the accusation may be justified. After all, I don’t do any “social media” except email and this blog, which these days hardly counts. Just ask anyone under 40. … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Reading, Or Not

You may have heard someone say their favorite book is the one they’re reading at the moment, but that’s never really true, is it? Think a moment about what your real favorite book is, and it’s probably something you read … Continue reading

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