Category Archives: At Home in Portland

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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Happy Thanksgiving!

I’m thankful for so many things, today and everyday. Today especially, it’s a beautiful Fall day, with some needed rain coming later. Also, I’m thankful for, among many, many other things: My wife, my home, my health, all my wonderful friends, … Continue reading

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Meet Dexter

I mentioned on Monday that we got a new cat. Here he is. We’d had to put Belle, our fifteen-year-old female, down due to ill health. We were very sad and missed her terribly, but decided we needed a new cat … Continue reading

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Spring

Though not yet for everyone across the land, here in Portland we have Spring. I thought I’d share a few pictures taken in our garden over the last couple of days. By the way, I haven’t forgotten my promise to … Continue reading

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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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