Month: August 2014

Sunday at Washington Park

Jamie and I hooked up for our last trip of Summer ’14. Today, we visited Washington Park — such a treasure right in the center of the city! Oh, Portland you have it all! Thanks for being so hospitable.    Chrisetta MosleyI am a product – and now a survivor – of childhood obesity. As […]

Winding Down to September

It’s the last full week of summer vacation for school kids, parents, and teachers. And the beginning of what is often the best month of the year in the Northwest. Ironic, isn’t it? Just when many people have to get back into the routine of the school year, the weather improves. But even if we’ll […]

Get Fit Physical Night

A couple months ago, I became the lead of my church’s Health Ministry – Get Fit. The idea behind the ministry is to Get Fit: Emotionally, Mentally, Spiritually, and Physically. Tuesday night, we had a Get Fit Physical Night led by Sean Overton a Certified Personal Trainer. Sean was great! He led a fun, but […]

Lazy, Hazy Days

Some summer, huh? Hottest on record in the ‘Couve not because of daytime temps but the heat at night. Maybe some cooler temps this week but… So, just in case the cool-down doesn’t get here, how about something sweet, juicy and cool to share with your partner on a warm evening? Summer fruits are plentiful […]

Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland – Transport Day

On Tuesday, September 16th, the Spay & Save program will be offering free spay/neuter for cats, along with transportation from the Tanasbourne Petco. To see if you qualify, call 503-802-6755. Spay & Save serves the Portland Metro area, including Clark County.  Daniela IancuOver the last ten years, I have worked and volunteer with many animal […]

Saturday Soul Stroll

I had a blast this morning at the annual Soul Stroll. I signed up with my church family, but it ended up my employer was co-sponsoring the event so I saw some of my co-workers too. I ran into lots and lots of folks I haven’t seen in forever. We talked, laughed, danced to good […]

Back on Track

I typically don’t like to bog you down with all my personal stuff. It is after all personal. But, this year has been extremely difficult for me. My year started off with me almost dying from sepsis. I was the sickest I’ve EVER been in my life. Then, after taking the yucky antibotics to clear […]

FAIRLY INTERESTING

I took a break from the so-called cease-fires, traffic jams and mattress sales last weekend by spending a day at the 2014 Clark County Fair. If there’s anything that needs to be reinvented, this was it. I know. 250,000 consumers along with their amusement-oriented offspring attended the event. But while I enjoyed gawking at the […]

It’s Vancouver Brewfest time!

Vancouver’s biggest brewfest kicks off its third year today in Esther Short Park, with 60 different types of beer and a whole lot of other entertainment. Here’s the information if you want to check it out: Beer on tap in Esther Short Park By Sue Vorenberg Columbian features reporter Truckloads of local beer will descend […]

Ditch baseball’s “unwritten rules” and help save the game

It should come as no surprise to the loyal readers of this blog that baseball is my favorite sport. That’s why it stings a little bit that baseball is becoming less popular to watch and play…especially among those age 30 and younger. I can see why this is happening. Baseball equipment is expensive to play, the pace of […]

I’m Here; You’re There

It’s a bit harder this morning to get my head into a recipe for a romantic meal when it’s warm—I’m at the coast where the heat wave will be 68 degrees; the romance is the sound of the ocean; the menu includes house made Ding Dongs from Blackfish Cafe in Lincoln City. But I’ll try. […]

Icing-Dipped Oatmeal Cookies

My anthem for this summer has definitely been the song “Classic” by MKTO. I’ve been listening to it so much that I even have the rap part of the song down. Like I could bust it out right now if I wanted to. In fact, I often do when I’m driving in my car. That being […]

THE WAR OF THE DEAD

“THE ISRAEL-GAZA CONFLICT” is how the networks bill what’s transpiring in that corner of the world. While the phrase “cease-fire” is repeated quite often, the scenarios which most personify the situation are the moving pictures of Palestinians parading dead bodies through the streets of their bombed-out landscape. Hamas resorts to such ploys because their combatants […]

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