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Jottings: Being enough

Jottings: Being enough

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Mom was not the introspective type. But this question stopped her forward momentum.
Jottings: August agonies

Jottings: August agonies

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I am usually a 'glass-half-full' type person; but by the end of August, my glass is nearly empty.
Jottings: How to be a Superhost

Jottings: How to be a Superhost

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With these practices or routines you will make life more enjoyable for your guest, and easier for yourself.
Jottings: The meaning of life

Jottings: The meaning of life

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Life may not have a plan, project, purpose or meaning. Life may not control anything, anyone let alone itself.
Jottings: My fascination with Türkiye

Jottings: My fascination with Türkiye

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It's a melting pot of cultures and people combining western and eastern flavors.
Jottings: The sacredness of tears

Jottings: The sacredness of tears

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I cry easily these days. Involuntary tears will seep into the most banal present day moment.
Jottings: Puppy Love

Jottings: Puppy Love

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He runs from place to place, searches the floor for any crumbs, checks the trash just in case.
Manage Investment Risk With Romano Capital

Manage Investment Risk With Romano Capital

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Suggested reading brought to you by Romano Capital - understanding private loans, risk and the values of Romano Capital
Jottings: Digging up a king and other adventures

Jottings: Digging up a king and other adventures

Lake Oswego Review - My Community
Some friends listen to podcasts, some stream shows and others follow social media; I do these, but my passion is 'Massive Open Online Courses.'
Jottings: Old people need puppies (or kittens) for happy…

Jottings: Old people need puppies (or kittens) for happy…

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The family who raised him up to ten weeks old did a great job. He is friendly, not afraid, in good health, active, with first shots behind him.
Jottings: Charging through life

Jottings: Charging through life

Lake Oswego Review - My Community
My new hearing aids are the latest to join the ever-growing family of chargables.
Jottings: A woman called Diane  

Jottings: A woman called Diane  

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Over the years, Diane and I, both only children, shored each other up in our chronic loneliness on many occasions. 
Jottings: Response to Jeanie Anderson's lyrics

Jottings: Response to Jeanie Anderson's lyrics

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We will ask you to listen, for the answers you request. Giving you information you've not heard. You will hear the chorus of our unexpected wisdom in…
Jottings: I'm a book addict

Jottings: I'm a book addict

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In my circles, conversations rarely conclude without a query about what I'm reading or what's my latest book recommendation.
Lake Run Festival gears up for a fun time  

Lake Run Festival gears up for a fun time  

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Bring the family to enjoy all the fun the Lake Run Festival has to offer! Sponsored story brought to you by Northwest Housing Alternatives
Jottings: The silent vigil

Jottings: The silent vigil

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The Rotary Club placed Peace Poles in our city around 2015. The poles stand in silent vigil reminding us to build good will and peace in the world.
Jottings: Why 'Country Roads' was my theme song recently

Jottings: Why 'Country Roads' was my theme song recently

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On April 3 Kim began her journey homeward. Her aging Honda CRV with over 300,000 miles was pulling a small U-Haul of belongings.
Jottings: Purple curls in the garden

Jottings: Purple curls in the garden

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On the big sale day, the purple curly leaves shone in the lights as it sat on the table hoping for a new home.
Jottings: It's not about my fingernails

Jottings: It's not about my fingernails

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I was determined this year to find another nail salon more conveniently placed, after one more trip to Salem.
Jottings: Celebrating 30 years as an Oregonian

Jottings: Celebrating 30 years as an Oregonian

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Still vivid in my mind is that beautiful spring day driving into town with a perfect view of Mt. Hood's majestic glory.
Youth Music Project – transforming lives through music

Youth Music Project – transforming lives through music

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The West Linn based music education program helps students blossom while learning skills that they can apply to being successful later in life
Gracie, The World's Greatest Dog!

Gracie, The World's Greatest Dog!

Lake Oswego Review - My Community
November 7, 2007 - March 2, 2022 - In a devastating blow to Lauren Corder, her family, friends, and the community at large, Gracie succumbed to her…
Jottings: The Power of Flowers

Jottings: The Power of Flowers

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Flowers are that eternal and universal symbol that can mean so much more than words.
Jottings: Down the rabbit hole

Jottings: Down the rabbit hole

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When I embraced a friend's perspective, the world was bigger than my to-do list and I was captured by the busy aliveness.
Jottings: Another Irish story

Jottings: Another Irish story

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In mid-December I noted a 'panting' sound when starting my little hatchback, 'Fun,' on cold mornings.
Jottings: Blue Berets and White Jackets

Jottings: Blue Berets and White Jackets

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Sorting through boxes of family photographs, I had found a packet of them saved by my mother.
Jottings: Lenten ideas for church dissident daughters and…

Jottings: Lenten ideas for church dissident daughters and…

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Lent is really about self-discipline of another kind: matters of spirit. The practice that benefitted me most I did a few years ago.
Jottings: February memories

Jottings: February memories

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I don't recall when I started my annual resurrection of these vintage declarations of love, but it was always a trip down memory lane.
Jottings: Vivid memories

Jottings: Vivid memories

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But it was Friday, November 22, 1963, the 13th anniversary of her passing, that unsettles me even more.
Jottings: Gong Hei Fat Choy - Happy (Lunar) New Year!

Jottings: Gong Hei Fat Choy - Happy (Lunar) New Year!

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Those born in the Year of the Tiger are associated with courage, leadership, and confidence.

Jottings: The Immigration Trunk

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Jottings: The Immigration Trunk
I imagine my Prussian great-great grandparents fitting their lives into the confines of the trunk in preparation for emigration to the United States.

Jottings: The movie

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Jottings: The movie
This is another poem, she's afraid to read, contaminating sweetness, goodness, beauty, hope.

What's on deck at LO Parks and Rec?

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What's on deck at LO Parks and Rec?
Class information is in the Parks & Recreation Activities Guide and online at www.loparks.org.

Jottings: Changing course

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Jottings: Changing course
The pressure to find the right gift, to give the huge parties, to be sure I had the latest brand of children's shoe is over.

BUSINESS NEWS UPDATE: Dr. Myles Knutson -…

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BUSINESS NEWS UPDATE: Dr. Myles Knutson -…
Suggested reading brought to you by Dr. Myles Knutson - Willamette Foot and Ankle - No small feat: Dr. Myles Knutson sets up shop in Lake Oswego

Jottings: Desk drawer bourbon balls

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Jottings: Desk drawer bourbon balls
The last year I remember baking multiple Christmas cookies was 2012. That year, I decided to includebourbon balls.

Jottings: Four friends and a New Year's Eve

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Jottings: Four friends and a New Year's Eve
I had just turned 69 and it had been many years since I'd been invited to a 'slumber party' but, knowing Helen, it would be a fun event so of course…

Jottings: Completing August Wilson's canon

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Jottings: Completing August Wilson's canon
When did it start? When did I first become riveted with August Wilson? Possibly, a production of 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' in San Francisco in the…

Jottings: First lesson in psychology

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Jottings: First lesson in psychology
One day, my dad was observing a manipulation by my play friend. He took me aside and had a suggestion.

Jottings: Sorrow of partings. Anticipation of…

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Jottings: Sorrow of partings. Anticipation of…
A special friendship will endure way past the borders of this life and will continue anew beyond.

Jottings: Ancestors

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Jottings: Ancestors
I wonder if my ancestors are guiding me in some way and what it is they would want for me if they were guiding me. 

Jottings: Waterfalls at breakfast

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Jottings: Waterfalls at breakfast
Until recent years, advertisements were aspirational and inspirational. Now, we are in what I call 'The Boo-Hoo Years.'

Jottings: Story traditions

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Jottings: Story traditions
Wisps of childhood stories still peek occasionally from my subconscious, bringing a smile, a feeling of love.

Jottings: Meddling with words

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Jottings: Meddling with words
The 'art' of deciding what we choose to do with our leisure, or 'wasted day,' will differ with every individual.

What's on deck for LO Parks & Rec?

Lake Oswego Review - My Community
What's on deck for LO Parks & Rec?
Class information is in the Parks & Recreation Activities Guide and online at www.loparks.org.

Jottings: The peripatetic survivor from Italy

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Jottings: The peripatetic survivor from Italy
Sturdy, with few tiny chips, the cigarette box features a hand-painted bird perching on three wispy flower stems.

Jottings: Savoring the memories

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Jottings: Savoring the memories
Many of my fondest memories are about food, but also framed by people, place and time.

Jottings: A 'B' in Catechism II

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Jottings: A 'B' in Catechism II
The sidewalk, steps, and doors would be my first challenge each morning as I began my trek to second grade.

Jottings: Bag lady from Paris

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Jottings: Bag lady from Paris
It had begun a few days before. Roaming the streets of Paris, I had found a store with an abundance of beautiful French fabrics.

Jottings: Hyacinths for the Soul

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Jottings: Hyacinths for the Soul
Perhaps if the arts and work-a-day world were more in balance, there would be less crisis.

Jottings: Dear Planet Earth

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Jottings: Dear Planet Earth
Daily I walk upon you, listening to you grow and move, breathing the color of seasons, drinking your scents.

Jottings: Apology to an heirloom

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Jottings: Apology to an heirloom
Recalling a quilt that has a story - one that stirs feelings of regret on my part

Jottings: A chance encounter on Valentine's Day

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Jottings: A chance encounter on Valentine's Day
While waiting for our table, a man who earlier had been chatting with us in the parking lot gestured for us to come over and meet his friend, Effie.

Jottings: Storms I have known

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Jottings: Storms I have known
I was never comfortable during hurricane season. After I retired, I was anxious to move away from the coast.

Jottings: Close encounter in a distant land

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Jottings: Close encounter in a distant land
In the ancient city of Athens, where the gods were forever playing tricks on humans, two strangers from Chicago spoke for the first ' and last time.

Jottings: Speaking of heroes

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Jottings: Speaking of heroes
Heroes make us larger by their willingness to take action and I saw that I already had the stepping stones for discovering my unique self and its…

Jottings: Summer sounds 1955

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Jottings: Summer sounds 1955
The freedom we had in childhood then, to invent our own play and make our own adventures, is a gift.

Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation 2021 fall…

Lake Oswego Review - My Community
Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation 2021 fall…
Class information is in the Parks & Recreation Activities Guide and online at www.loparks.org.

Jottings: Stamp collecting

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Jottings: Stamp collecting
My dad and I had stamp collections; we had a friend with whom we spent many an evening swapping stamps and tall tales

Jottings: If at first you don't succeed

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Jottings: If at first you don't succeed
Recently, I found myself chanting this phrase to friend, Vicki, as we tried to view the Ansel Adams exhibit.

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