My book group has the really cool idea of picking an author and then reading books by this author. (rather than picking one specific book) ...
I'm nobody! Who are you? Are you nobody, too? Then there's a pair of us--don't tell! They'd banish us, you know. How dreary...
Museum of Contemporary Craft
I just visited the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland. It is a free museum, located in downtown Portland. Currently, they have exh...
Remains of the Day
The Remains of the Day is very good, if sad, story. It is the story of Stevens, a butler on his way to visit his former housekeeper Miss K...
I just finished reading (most of) The Goal, a business book that I first read in college, but have revisited due to my renewed interest in b...
Coffeeshops in Portland
I have already had the chance to waste away many hours in several coffeeshops in Portland! Here are some of my favorites!!! Vivaces -- 23r...
Joe the Plumber
In the third presidential debate, John McCain mentioned Joe the Plumber, aka Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, in a desperate last-minute attempt...
Out With the Old, In With the New
An estimated one million people will attend the Historical Inaguation of Barack Hussein Obama, in a ceremony that will include Bono, Beyonc...
Three Little Pigs
When I was four or five, our neighbor Susan Zell had the idea that my sister Monica and I and her two children Katie and David would perform...
Yellow Raft in Blue Water
Yellow Raft in Blue Water is a really really really good book. I first read it in high school, but revisited it again when I was 25, and ...