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Traveling, Cooking, Reading, and Trains

Hiking date: September 12, 2019 We’ve had a very wet beginning of September here in Portland. Last Thursday when it was just overcast we wanted to go out for a walk somewhere other than our neighborhood where I walk at least 4 days a week and Carla walks all 7. But then we didn’t want …

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City of Thieves Author: David BenioffCopyright: 2008Type: FictionFinished: September 7, 2019 Rating: ★★★★★ Image from Amazon I went from the pure escapism of Son of Tarzan to one of the grittiest, intense novels I’ve ever read,  in City of Thieves by David Benioff. The protagonist, Lev, is a teenage watchman in his apartment building in …

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Chances AreAuthor: Richard RussoType: FictionFinished: August 21, 2019Copyright: 2019 Rating: ★★★★★ Image from Amazon Lincoln, Teddy, and Mickey were college friends who worked together cooking and cleaning for a women’s sorority house in the late 60’s and early 70’s. Their paths diverged on the military draft night of December 1969. “Earlier, while serving the girls’ …

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