Monthly Archives: February 2015

New Year’s Weevils

When I was growing up, my parents hosted three, maybe four parties a year in our old house on Hamilton Place. Chinese New Year, my mother’s birthday in October and Thanksgiving were all raucous affairs where we invited Dad’s students, … Continue reading

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Heart of Bone

I realized recently that most people might not experience life as a constant barrage of chaos. However other people engage with the world, good or bad, it doesn’t necessarily feel like a battle against drowning. I don’t feel that way … Continue reading

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Anything Helps

Portland has many transients or homeless holding up signs for change. They are diverse in age, but not in race (they are almost always white). Usually they have a back pack or two. The younger folks downtown usually have dogs. … Continue reading

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When you opened the wood embellished glass door of Hiroshi’s Anzen grocery store, you could smell fish. Fermented fish, salted or dried fish products and decades of fresh fish sold off of ice, leaving tiny pieces of their guts and … Continue reading

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A Little This and That

I haven’t quite had the gumption for some of my regular projects lately, but I covered a pillow and started a rag rug. The rag rug turned into a bag, but at least it was a moderately satisfactory bag. I’ve … Continue reading

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