Happy Holidays!

It’s hard to believe that 2022 is coming to an end and the holidays are upon us once again. Since snow and Christmas seem to go hand in hand (at least for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere), I’m sharing photos today of snow and Christmases past. Sunriver, OR We’ve enjoyed many snowy Christmases... Continue Reading →

Happy Valentine’s Day!

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’m sharing a little story about the gifts I have given my daughter over the years on this special day. Like many parents, I began giving my daughter a gift on Valentine's Day when she was a young child. For the first gift, I found a cute gift bag with... Continue Reading →

Day Trip to Hood River, Oregon

Hood River, OR is quite a trendy place these days. It is considered one of the top kiteboarding destinations in the world, and the river is packed with kiting pros from all over the globe. This quaint town located in the Columbia River Gorge (considered one of the Seven Wonders of Oregon), about 60 miles... Continue Reading →

A Quiet Christmas

We will have a quiet Christmas this year without any of the parties, festivities and family gatherings that are a traditional part of the holiday season. Yes, there will be some Zoom calls and a KAST event with our daughter and son-in-law, but nothing like the festivities of years past. It is sad and a... Continue Reading →

The Thanksgiving Feast

Societies have been feasting pretty much since the beginning of time. It is a tradition that is held in every society, and unlike many traditions, is one that has not diminished over the centuries. Early societies feasted for practical reasons, a large animal was killed, and since the meat would not last very long, a... Continue Reading →

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