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Just Relax
Just relax. Nothing stresses me out more than when someone...
Women’s Stories
As with cocktails, changing a few elements can completely transform...
Manhattan Monday
Mondays are rough. When I wake up in the morning,...
Living Creatively

Hidden Stories

Every morning I walk my dog through my neighborhood. We stroll down the street past boutique stores, art galleries, bars and restaurants. I peer through

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gazing out of window
Living Creatively

Feeling Unseen

I’ll be honest. I’ve been feeling a little unseen lately.  Everything was going pretty well this spring. I was venturing out more, meeting up with

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Grass roots
Living Creatively

Hidden Growth

I discovered something astonishing recently, and it’s influenced how I view creativity. It all started when Alan and I set out to create a peaceful

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Living Creatively

Raining Writers Block

In March, I sat down to write my newsletter but couldn’t. Writers block had hit me hard.  Winter in Portland is cold and wet. By

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Living Creatively

Appreciating Failure

A couple of weeks ago, the sun came out briefly. I suggested that Alan and I play hooky and go see the cherry blossoms at

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Living Creatively

Walking Dance

Tango is a walking dance. What could be simpler?  Walking in tango is simple. It is also really hard. Last month, Alan, and I couldn’t

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What I'm Viewing

Japanese Woodblocks

The extraordinary woodblock exhibit Human/Nature 150 Years of Japanese Landscape Prints at the Portland Art Museum highlights our interaction with nature. On my last visit, I was

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The 1905 Jazz Club
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Jazz Community

Food. Booze. Jazz.  That’s the slogan for The 1905, a jazz club and restaurant in the historic Mississippi neighborhood of North Portland. A club that Downbeat Magazine

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What I'm Learning
What I'm Learning

Acting and Accents

Remember Moonstruck? The 1987 romantic comedy-drama won three Academy Awards, Best Actress for Cher, Best Supporting Actress for Olympia Dukakis, and Best Original Screenplay for

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Just Relax
Just relax. Nothing stresses me out more than when someone...
Women’s Stories
As with cocktails, changing a few elements can completely transform...
Manhattan Monday
Mondays are rough. When I wake up in the morning,...
Living Creatively

Hidden Stories

Every morning I walk my dog through my neighborhood. We stroll down the street past boutique stores, art galleries, bars and restaurants. I peer through

Read More
gazing out of window
Living Creatively

Feeling Unseen

I’ll be honest. I’ve been feeling a little unseen lately.  Everything was going pretty well this spring. I was venturing out more, meeting up with

Read More
Grass roots
Living Creatively

Hidden Growth

I discovered something astonishing recently, and it’s influenced how I view creativity. It all started when Alan and I set out to create a peaceful

Read More
Living Creatively

Raining Writers Block

In March, I sat down to write my newsletter but couldn’t. Writers block had hit me hard.  Winter in Portland is cold and wet. By

Read More
Living Creatively

Appreciating Failure

A couple of weeks ago, the sun came out briefly. I suggested that Alan and I play hooky and go see the cherry blossoms at

Read More
Living Creatively

Walking Dance

Tango is a walking dance. What could be simpler?  Walking in tango is simple. It is also really hard. Last month, Alan, and I couldn’t

Read More
What I'm Viewing

Japanese Woodblocks

The extraordinary woodblock exhibit Human/Nature 150 Years of Japanese Landscape Prints at the Portland Art Museum highlights our interaction with nature. On my last visit, I was

Read More
The 1905 Jazz Club
What I'm Listening to

Jazz Community

Food. Booze. Jazz.  That’s the slogan for The 1905, a jazz club and restaurant in the historic Mississippi neighborhood of North Portland. A club that Downbeat Magazine

Read More
What I'm Learning
What I'm Learning

Acting and Accents

Remember Moonstruck? The 1987 romantic comedy-drama won three Academy Awards, Best Actress for Cher, Best Supporting Actress for Olympia Dukakis, and Best Original Screenplay for

Read More