Today I found a note I wrote from last summer. We were waiting for news, news that ended up being good. But here’s what it was like then: WAITING FOR THE DIAGNOSIS Maybe bad news will come later But for now A hummingbird sips From the yellow roses
> The men at the next table are talking about their weight. They are average-sized, middle-age men, drinking coffee. They are talking about the calories in various foods, about gaining a pound but then losing it again, about the best time to weigh yourself. My word. I thought only women had to have conversations like … More do we have to talk about it all the time?
> This is a test because I’m messing around with Digg, which I can’t for the life of me get to work. What I really want is to show you a picture from a birthing clinic in Haiti. I told Chuck I want to go there and help. I said probably if I really wanted … More digg and helping
>Are fears really fears or are they metaphors? Does everything have to stand for something it’s not?
>I have every current Oregon Book Award contestant book I can find sitting in a pile on my table. I spent yesterday reading All God’s Children, Inside the Dark and Violent World of Street Families, by Rene Denfield. A well- written, important and compelling book. Denfield focuses on a particular Portland group of street kids … More >Dance on Their Graves
>This is one of the trees that will be cut if The BLM’s new forest management proposal, WOPR, (Washington Oregon Plan Revision) goes through. This tree is in the Alsea Valley, Oregon.
>It’s raining and all the little creeks and rivers are filling. Last night the salmon began to swim up stream.
>Last week we went to The Oak Grove Restaurant at the Hood River, Oregon Golf Club to hear an Austin band called GypZee Soul. Don’t let the golf club idea fool you– the place actually a funky little restaurant/bar with a dance floor and music, big windows with trees outside, and nice folks dancing and … More >GypZee Soul
>I don’t know how there can be so many movies about writers. What could be more boring than a writer? Chuck is in South Africa at the Society for Conservation Biology Conference, and I am having a personal writing retreat at my house, just me and the laptop. My dog doesn’t like it. He is … More >sorry I’m a drag
>I’m reading a science fiction novel for my book group. Usually we read international novels. We went through a long Middle Eastern phase. We read several Turkish novels. We read several Indian books. We also read Faulkner. This month it’s science fiction though. Science fiction is the only thing my son reads. I was telling … More >science fiction