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At the PIFF

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The Portland International Film Festival is happening now through February 21. Yesterday I saw two PIFF films and really enjoyed them both. Underdog is a Swedish film about a young woman who moves to Oslo looking for work, and the family she … Continue reading

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Hillsdale Home Styles

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What a great article in today’s Oregonian celebrating Hillsdale’s home styles – mid-century and more! http://www.oregonlive.com/hg/index.ssf/2015/01/portland_hillsdale_houses_ever.html. Thomas Hubka says: To hipster eastsiders, Hillsdale may evoke a monoculture suburban image, but it is home to more Jewish organizations than any other neighborhood … Continue reading

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House Colors II

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On a short bus ride home from work the other day, I sat with a neighbor and we had a lovely conversation. Topics included the mega-murder of crows that roosts downtown each evening, how to get reimbursed by the Portland … Continue reading

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The Enclave, and Arlene and Harold

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The Portland Art Museum is showing The Enclave by Richard Mosse through April 12. It is an amazing multi-sensory experience that brings visitors into the Democratic Republic of Congo and challenges them to consider how it is to spend a life in … Continue reading

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Doing the Laundry

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A couple times a year I take the comforters from the beds, load them in the car, and wash them at the laundromat in Hillsdale. Today I got there with the quilts, but forgot to bring a book. So I … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice Walk

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I walked to the store this afternoon and noticed several interesting things along the way. There was this warning on Saltzman Trail: I could see no tree falling over, so I continued along Saltzman Trail, the path I wrote about a … Continue reading

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Standing with Struggle

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I just read this article describing how five members of the St. Louis Rams football team walked on to the playing field today with their hands in the air, a gesture that now means, “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” as a show of … Continue reading