Category Archives: Livin’ La Vida ‘Loha

Stuff that has nothing to do with writing

Leaving La Vida ‘Loha – Last Days

These last days of summer have been unusually busy. After back-to-back garage sales on Saturday and Sunday, it’s starting to feel like this move is really going to happen. I couldn’t have had the garage sale any sooner because I … Continue reading

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Blackberry Weather

The blackberries are ripening here in Oregon. Thanks to the vacant house behind me, I’ve got monstrous vines hanging over into my yard, but I’m not complaining. I’m lovin’ it. Even the dogs patrol the ground beneath the vines several … Continue reading

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Dear Old Dog

Today, my darling dog Mia turned 14. In dog years, that’s…really old. Like about 100 in dog years. She’s been totally deaf for the last two of them, and in the last few months, her vision has declined to the … Continue reading

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City in Bloom

Portland is known by many names (Rip City, Stumptown, and Beervana, to name a few), but since the term was first used in 1888, it’s been known as the City of Roses, and it’s been the city’s official nickname since … Continue reading

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On Accomplishment

Winter seemed to drag on a bit this year; we (Portland) broke a record for the most rainfall in March that had stood for more than 50 years: almost 8 inches of rain. But yesterday, the rain stopped, and today … Continue reading

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Word of the day: Mud

Mud / məd/ • n. soft, sticky matter resulting from the mixing of earth and water.   Mud is an Old English word that has been with us since at least 1400.  Other words for mud listed in the Oxford English … Continue reading

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End of an Era… My New Cup Runneth Over

Last week I broke my favorite coffee mug; the one featured in my very FIRST blog post, back on January 7th, 2011. I bought the mug two years earlier (March 27th, 2009), the day I made a resolution to myself … Continue reading

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