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Pink for Liz Colligan

Many blogs participate in Pink for October to raise awareness of breast cancer. This October, blogan.net is honoring a very special individual, Liz Colligan: If you don’t know Liz, you should. She’s an amazing woman with a love of life, smart, caring, funny, and a dear friend (one of my many gifts from cancer). At […]

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blogging books Food

Book and Blog: Gluten-Free Girl

On the way home from guitar group last night, I stopped at Starbucks and Barnes & Noble. Very little compares to the relaxation of wandering through a bookstore with a hot drink in hand. I’ve been told that I need to visit the library more and book stores less, but I wasn’t particularly planning on […]

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Photographs

Aerial Views

Sometimes when I travel, I keep my camera close at hand. Here’s a couple of shots (though dirty, fogged up Q400 windows). I took the picture of Crater Lake yesterday on my flight down to Sacramento and the picture of Portland on the way back.

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maps

The map room

Oh, wow! A blog about maps. The Map Room is now on my list of links and RSS reader. Update: For my faithful readers (you know who you are), here are a few links gleaned from The Map Room: 1895 Atlas Atlas of the Netherlands Portland, Ore. self-updating freeway speed map Dutch EU Referendum Results […]

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Worth two in the bush?

This morning I drove Melissa to school. She needed to arrive early for a field trip to the Oregon Coast. On her way out the door, she grabbed her lunch, her book bag, and then her shoes off the front porch. As I backed out of the driveway, she settled in and started putting on […]

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blogging

Airport blogging, part II

Once again, I sit in an airport terminal, blogging. However, unlike last time, the experience is not “too cool.” My flight from Sacramento to Portland is delayed about two hours, meaning I won’t take off until after I was supposed to land. And the wireless, though it exists, is not free. I’m too cheap to […]

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Happy New Year’s Eve!

As I start to write it’s a little more than two hours until next year. It’s been nearly a week since my last posting. Let’s recap. On Sunday, I officially entered the world of iPod. After ripping and transferring all of my CD’s, I have a 20-GB iPod that’s twice as big as necessary. Time […]