Monthly Archives: May 2012


Annual Spring Cleanup

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Southwest Portland’s Annual Spring Cleanup was yesterday. Twice a year the Portland Christian Center kindly offers its parking lot as a place where the community can take its “bulky waste, yard debris, and scrap metal items for recycling.” Sitting in … Continue reading


Sunstone Montessori School

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I spent 20 years as a certified Association Montessori Internationale guide. Montessorians prefer the word “guide” to “teacher”, because we believe the best education happens as students interact with the didactic classroom materials, and with one another in the mixed-age … Continue reading


Lunch Hour at Pioneer Courthouse Square

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Pioneer Courthouse Square was especially lively yesterday, one of the warmest days we have had so far. Portland’s Blue Man was basking in the sun at his usual corner:This group silently focused on a game, just a few feet away … Continue reading


The Donut The Dog

My neighbors’ dog passed a few days ago. His family called him ‘The Donut,’ but I knew him as ‘Donut.’ From his corner he faithfully watched the neighborhood’s comings and goings for the last ten years. It never occurred to … Continue reading


Cinco de Mayo 2012

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The Cinco de Mayo Fiesta 2012 is in full swing in Waterfront Park in downtown Portland. (Read about Cinco de Mayo 2013 here!)I wrote about it last year, too. It is a rich cultural event that at the same time … Continue reading