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aka 'Just Thinking...'Always musing, writing memoir - and now working on novels, both YA and adult - loving life in the mountains.In pretty much reverse order, research, hiking, swimming, canoeing, photography, the garden, writing/tea, friends near and far, family, kids, love of my life.
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Cheers ~ to independent types everywhere!

Posted on July 4, 2017 at 7:05pm 61 Comments

We're different around here....

(photo taken at the local 4th of July parade…


Posted on May 29, 2017 at 8:46am 15 Comments

Beth Nakamura from The Oregonian posted this photo on twitter this morning, taken up in Portland - it perfectly encapsulates just who Asha, Taliesin's mom, is.

It is absolutely no wonder to anyone who has met her that her son was also who he was.…


Beautiful Human Down

Posted on May 27, 2017 at 1:30pm 24 Comments

You might have seen it on the news, two Muslim girls being harassed on the Portland, Oregon, MAX train, two people try to intervene, they both are 'viciously attacked' and killed by the racist harasser.....

You might also remember a post I did last November, about my son attending a party where suddenly a young man is murdered....


Today I…


Everything - and nothing - is the same

Posted on May 14, 2017 at 11:00am 16 Comments

                                Mother and Child ~ Picasso (image of reproduction)

This year, there won’t be a last-minute rush to get a Mother’s Day card out for you, just like there hasn’t been a rush for years.…


Spring in the Neighborhood, Winter on the Hills

Posted on April 1, 2017 at 11:12am 29 Comments

If you're ever taking a walk in my town, as you turn onto the one street that has buried their telephone poles, this is the unencumbered view.

Thought I'd share before heading to the garden for some much needed hours in the dirt...

Happy April -- no fools.…


Live Stream: Women's March on Washington

Posted on January 21, 2017 at 10:46am 24 Comments

The March is on!!

The Marches are on!

All over the country... 

It is powerful, exciting, crucially important -- for all. 

I don't have Foolish Monkey's gift of narrating events, but here is the link to The Guardian's live stream of the event. Not sure how or if I could embed, but...…


A Decade Older Overnight

Posted on November 6, 2016 at 12:39pm 32 Comments

I woke up in the middle of the night last night (this morning, really), some part of my being attuned to the emptiness in our eighteen year-old son’s room next door.  Turning on the light I read for a couple hours, reading Saffron Dreams, about a Muslim widow of 9/11, her husband in the towers, the senseless end of a beloved’s life, her trying to make sense of the world in its aftermath.…


Halloween Parade

Posted on October 30, 2016 at 10:00am 15 Comments

Halloween is the best. The horror and gore version of Halloween, not so much for me, but the masquerade, the costumery, the spectacle.

The fun. That’s Halloween.

Our local theater town throws a parade each year on Halloween afternoon, Main St. closed to traffic, while the Children’s…


A Re-post

Posted on October 9, 2016 at 12:30pm 9 Comments

The very last secret in my father’s life came on slowly: teasing our family with that first shocking glimpse, leaving its clues…


I Cannot

Posted on August 12, 2016 at 8:12am 46 Comments

To Those Who Wish Middle-aged Women Would Just Stay in Their Proper, Conforming Box



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At 9:26pm on June 16, 2015, Julie Johnson said…

I saw that too.  I'm so sorry.  

At 4:04am on March 18, 2015, Julie Johnson said…

Love your stories! The faded photograph one in particular. I have some of those also.  The renters, the clear way you describe them? They haunted my thoughts for weeks after reading yours.  Yet, comforting somehow.  ty!

At 12:55pm on March 12, 2015, Rosigami said…

Hiiiiiiiii! So happy to be friends here!



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