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I'm a person who likes to travel, read, cook, and eat

Reading: The Code of the Woosters by PG Woodhouse

The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse My rating: 5 of 5 stars The one word review of this book is “Hilarious”. It’s my third or fourth time I’ve read it and it pleases It is the classic Jeeves … Continue reading

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Hood Canal

A couple of our friends have a nice waterside place on Hood Canal in Washington. To get there, we head north on I5 until we hit Olympia then head up 101 to Shelton then over to Belfair and down 106. … Continue reading

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Providence Bridge Stride 2017

August 13, 2017 Without a doubt my favorite Portland walk is the annual Providence Bridge Pedal and Stride. It is special because it only happens one day a year. The city shuts down many of the bridges in town for … Continue reading

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Walking in the Neighborhood

I try to get out and walk quite a bit. It’s so much easier in the summer than the winter. The light and absence of rain makes it easy to get out most any time – though this summer we’ve … Continue reading

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Reading: Strangers in Their Own Land

Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russell Hochschild My rating: 5 of 5 stars NOTE: One of these days I’ll write a short review; this is not that day. This review is … Continue reading

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Welcome to America! Tri-Tip

August 6, 2017 Back in the day, after Carla and I were married (1976), her parents rented out rooms to foreign students going to Community College in the Bay Area. I think it was organized through there church, but I’m … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Pork Skewers

A month or so ago my co-workers and I went to a great Vietnamese restaurant to celebrate Carolyn’s birthday. I ordered something that came with a skewer of pork deliciousness. I knew I had to make something like it. After … Continue reading

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