Recently, Dinah Dog and I had the opportunity to spend the night at a house on the beach in Seaside, Oregon. It was a beautiful little refurbished cottage originally built in the 1950s that has been magnificently updated to include
Mary S. Young – a Park Near Portland
As one travels around the Portland Metro area here in Oregon and Southwest Washington, it quickly becomes apparent that people in this area love their parks. There are parks everywhere – small neighborhood parks, larger community parks, and big urban
Time for a Campfire!
Ok, all you people out there in the frozen lands, it’s time to start warming up with a campfire! What, you say? It’s freezing cold outside? It’s wet and rainy? There’s 6″ of fresh snow on the ground? Well, I
I Just Want to Quit
At least once a day, during some part of the day, I want to quit. Quit eating healthy food. Quit brushing the dog. Quit paying the bills. Quit sweeping the floor. Quit being “responsible.” Quit washing dishes. Quit, quit, quit.
Sing along with me, to the tune of Rod Stewart’s I Am Sailing: I am floating, I am floating, In warm water, ‘cross the sea. I am floating in buoyant waters, To be restful, to be free. That’s exactly what
I’m Going to Disneyland!
I go to Disneyland a lot – I have an annual pass that I get to use as much as possible. I eat an ice cream on Main Street; I wander around; I get on a ride with a short