Monthly Archives: November 2018

Tualatin Hills Nature Park

Visit Date: November 24, 2018 We’ve had plenty of Portland area winter rain this past week so we had itchy feet to get out and walk a bit. For a change of pace we headed over to the Tualatin Hills … Continue reading

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Tuscan Bean Soup

Cook Date: November 21, 2018 For the first time in years we weren’t hosting Thanksgiving dinner at our house. That gave me time to prepare a nice hearty soup/stew for dinner the night before Thanksgiving. Last weekend we were FaceTiming … Continue reading

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Remembering Summer – Grilled Skirt Steak

I know, I know – it’s almost Thanksgiving; why am I posting about summer grilling? Just because the mood struck me I guess. I made this Serious Eats spice-rubbed grilled skirt steak  recipe at least three times this summer. I just … Continue reading

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Italian Meat Sauce

Cook date: November 7, 2018 A few weeks ago we belatedly – by four months – celebrated our friends’ birthdays. We had planned to go to Bernie’s Southern Bistro that serves served a great plate of fried chicken. But since … Continue reading

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Tangled Up in Blue

A very serendipitous thing happened when I was reading the Joni Mitchell biography Reckless Daughter. About midway through the book there is a discussion of Bob Dylan’s album “Blood on the Tracks”. Dylan said in a 1978 interview “he was … Continue reading

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Reading: Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell

Title: Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell Author: David YaffeType: BiographyFinished: November 5, 2018Rating: ★★★★           Joni Mitchell. Oh WOW. She’s been one of my favorite singer songwriters for so long. Her string of albums “Blue”, … Continue reading

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General Motors EMD F7

Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad’s General Motors EMD F7

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