Getting hit in the face by a flying object

Getting hit in the face by a flying object:  a good way to get to know someone.  A wonderful array of camping type hor d’oeuvres was spread across the picnic table.  Prosciutto, crackers, rye bread, smoked salmon, cheese, fruit and even foie gras! (although I don’t think we got into it) Beer and wine wasContinue reading “Getting hit in the face by a flying object”

The River

The river I want to tell you  one of my childhood memories. But along with it comes a geology lesson, my view of the river and thoughts about the present state of our country. The childhood memory becomes very vivid when I encounter these components:   The Columbia River, a windstorm strong enough to make whitecapsContinue reading “The River”

Hide and Seek: The Virus Game

Written March 1 There were many games played by the batch of kids in our neighborhood.  Between Berney Drive, Celestia Drive, Wallace, Trimble Road and Delmont street, there were three girls and at least and dozen and half boys.  When a large group turned out to play “Ditch em” was the game of choice.  ItContinue reading “Hide and Seek: The Virus Game”

“Our Hope”

our friends house written May 30th We certainly made the best of a stormy situation. Charlie’s sister and I watched as the wind took shingles off houses. We saw a lot of snapped tree branches flying through the air and decided we really didn’t need to go out and save the BBQ. The wind increasedContinue reading ““Our Hope””


Show up Do I need to bring anything? No. Just show up. “Parkinson’s disease is a disease of the brain” Davis Phinney Foundation Ambassador Edie Anderson’s Dr. told her upon diagnosis. Edie used this same phrase with her physical trainer when he suggested a balance exercise. She wondered how that would improve her symptoms. TrustingContinue reading “SHOW UP!”

You Can’t Always Get What You Want

This is an undated entry.  I think I wrote it in March 2020. No, you can’t always get what you want You can’t always get what you want You can’t always get what you want But if you try sometime you find You get what you need Songwriters: Keith Richards, Mick Jagger © Abkco Music,Continue reading “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”

Tandem bike vs Recumbent Trike

With the pandemic influencing our whole world, I have extra time. Don’t you? After cleaning closets and drawers and any number of other household chores, I have taken this extra time as an opportunity. That’s not so new to me because I find opportunities just about anywhere. Getting on the computer I looked at pictures,Continue reading “Tandem bike vs Recumbent Trike”


Ping-Pong (because it certainly wasn’t table tennis) Entertaining myself is not a problem. I am seldom bored. I can always find things to do, sometimes revisiting childhood games or teenage activities for fun. One day I reached into my memory banks to recall that I used to play Wii. Wii bowling was a favorite. IContinue reading “PING PONG”

Living in the now

Living in the now   Today has presented several lessons about living in the now. I am really pulling out of my memory banks a saying something like “you can worry about tomorrow, agonize over yesterday but the only thing that gives you peace is living in today”. I woke up before sunrise this morningContinue reading “Living in the now”