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For us all Christmas 2014

12/15/14 Angie was Uncle Pete’s first wife; a thin, blue veined smoker, heavy browed, raven hair strained back over a beaked nose and a frantic kind of way about her. It was probably from the pills. I was terribly small, so any memorial residue is none too keen here, but I do recall that their […]

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Halloween, redux

Really, a miserable, wet and cold morning in Central Oregon, soon to be followed by a possibly fridged and dismal evening. It must be Halloween, the weather has turned to crap and the stores have been covered in candy for three weeks. Remember when a treat would mean homemade popcorn balls, maybe a caramel apple, fresh baked cookies […]

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Comics

10/06/14I miss Calvin and Hobbs; these comics today, covering the coffee table and dripping slowly to the floor seem, well, flavorless, vapid. Oh I don’t know, didn’t they used to be so vivid, so Betty Boop and Daisy Mae, I was addicted, addled and adolescent. These are things I miss; my Rosco Dog and Gina, […]

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Halloween

9/26/14 Well, the weather has turned cold, the zucchini black and the tomatoes to compost. Must be nearly Halloween. The doorbell rings, the hounds bark and bolt for the door, crowding the screen for a peek, Dexter Dog will bury his head in the nearest offered sack like a horse to a feed bag, kind […]

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Apples, Wild birds and such……

9/15/14 The neighborhood trees hang heavy with out of reach fruit and our backyard has become a bird playground, swinging from branch to branch, sailing tree-to-tree, suckling on sun-ripened plums that drip with juice. Our giant apple tree has turned into a barroom full of bragging Robins with their chests puffed out, tough talking, cigar […]

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Salmon in the Spring

5/19/14 Spring surrounds us here in our kitchen cage protected from the juniper pollen. We occasionally peek out to snip a tuft of chive or inspect the lettuce growth only to be driven back to the sanctuary of antihistamines and filtered air. The chives are wonderment though, spreading about the herb bed as a companion […]

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Spring

5/12/14 And at once it’s Spring; the Salmon ride in from the ocean up the Big River, gill net to troll, line caught to net, to boat, a day removed from the river, filleted that morning, broiled with a touch of hard wood, brushed with butter, add toasted breadcrumbs seasoned with a twist of spicy peppercorns, the fish sparkles with a final squeeze […]

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