The State of the State Yes, well, it’s been more like April than early February around here, which is more than a little scary. Trees are budding out, and I saw daffodils blooming today while on a walk. Eagles won the Super Bowl. Robert Mueller continues his silent quest. I head for Tucson in a […]
The State of the State The holidays are past. Thank goodness. They were fine, except for a few last minute glitches from the weather. Nothing serious. A little ice. Lots of good food and a bit of traditional music and bright lights. Significant infusions of butter. For me, looking back on the year that was […]Artists Repertory Theatre, Astoria Part 1, Astoria Part 2, Chris Coleman, E.M. Lewis, Magellanica, novel writing process, Patrimony, Portland Center Stage, Portland-based playwrights, The Gun Show, Toni Morgan author, Two-Hearted Crossing, World Premiere plays
The State of the State Imagine a morning in early December, to paraphrase Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory”. “A coming of winter morning….” Today is such a morning, dry, with thin sunshine and a distinct chill to the air. Christmas season is in full swing. I have alerted my friends that there will be no […]A Christmas Carol, A Christmas Memory, Celine, Dalton Trumbo, holiday angst, holiday depression, Peter Heller, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Truman Capote, Winston Churchill, Winter Song
The state of the State A major birthday has come and gone. I, for one, am glad it’s gone. The new 40 this one is not. In three days, the weather has gone from sunshine and autumn leaves to dark skies and snow in the Cascades. October was filled with wonderful friends… and art. Portland […]Al Franken, Al Franken Giant of the Senate, Andrew Wyeth, birthdays, David Grann, Glass Houses, Jamie Wyeth, Killers of the Flower Moon, Laika Studios, Louise Penny, Nathaniel Wyeth, National Book Award, novel writing, Portland Art Museum, Smith Rock State Park, Sue Grafton, travel, Y is for Yesterday
The State of the State Unapologetically late…as usual…I am fondly remembering a fabulous trip to Washington D.C. four years ago with three of my nearest and dearest. We spent the most fabulous week there exploring the city–mostly those little museums along the Mall, the Capitol, a reception in Sen. Jeff Merkeley’s office, trips to Olde […]2017 Solar Eclipse, Alison Bechdel, An Octoroon, Artists Repertory Theatre, book reviews, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, drama, Fun Home, Iain Banks, Jeanine Tesori, Jessmyn Ward, Lisa Kron, Mitchell OR, murder, Musicals, mystery-suspense, National Book Award, Portland Center Stage, Salvage the Bones, satire, Scotland, Sen. Jeff Merkeley, Stonemouth, Tony Award, Washington D.C.