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Springtime in Oregon

Lilacs are my favorite flower, but timing a visit to Oregon while they are blooming is problematic.  This past winter and spring have been very cold and rainy in Oregon, so most plants are a few weeks behind what they … Continue reading

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First Ride

This past March I purchased a classic motorcycle sight unseen, but at the recommendation of my sister.   It is a 1987 BMW K75.  It wasn’t until this Memorial Day weekend that I got to see and ride my new … Continue reading

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On the trail of the black rooster in Tuscany

After spending the previous day pounding the hot streets of Florence, we took a day to drive into the countryside.  We headed south out of Fiesole, skirting just around Florence and picked up a narrow road leading to the town … Continue reading

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Mystery solved

The results are in.  Ian’s DNA test came back as Scottish Terrier the predominant breed, and “in the mix” are Chihauhau and American Water Spaniel.  The Chihauhau I had already guessed, but the American Water Spaniel was quite a surprise. … Continue reading

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Backyard Pool Project: the anatomy of a pool.

I love before and after pictures, and having spent months working on this project, it was perfect for comparisons. Backyard before, looking NW: Backyard afterwards, looking NW: Backyard before, looking SW: Backyard after, looking SW: \ The big dig: The … Continue reading

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What’s In An Emblem?

Anyone who knows me, knows I love cars.  My favorite television show is BBC’s Top Gear.  I was watching it the other night when they featured the new McLaren and toured the factory.  I noticed the McLaren logo and my first thought was … Continue reading

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Speed Dating 101

    OK, I’m willing to admit I tried it.  I am a fan of the Sex and the City HBO series, and a particularly funny episode included Miranda giving speed dating a try.  It is also a scene in the … Continue reading

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Diana, A Celebration

When it is 15 degrees outside, I tend to look for indoor activities.  Luckily for me, the Grand Rapids Art Museum is hosting the Diana, A Celebration exhibit.  So I spent Thursday Jan. 20th at GRAM.  The exhibit is nine … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

This year I greet the New Year in snow!

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