Monthly Archives: July 2018

7/31/18: The Art of Mom

Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing. ------ Georgia O’Keeffe Me: "What do you think makes someone an artist Mom?" Mom: "You can't call yourself an artist unless you get paid to do it." Me: "Am I an artist? I don't make [...]

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7/30/18: It’s All About the Tomatoes

I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort where we overlap. ------- Ani DiFranco "You got tomatoes yet Barb?" "Not yet, they're all still green." "Yea... you n everyone else eh?" "Yep." A not at all uncomfortable silence follows as my mother fails to find a suitable subgect [...]

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7/28/18: Mom

"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it." ------ Mark Twain Right now, in this moment... I write from my mothers kitchen. Mom is out in the garden right now. I am EXACTLY where I most want to be. I pause now... breathe. Doing my best to [...]

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7/27/18: Not Like “The Other”

The best of old friends, with more to come. Lorn and I will soon be hanging out with another. -------------------- One week now into this my EPIC summer journey of 2018 and it is oh so very clear how much different it is. Like last year, these my Epic journeys are exactly that. Journey. Unlike [...]

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7/26/18: Evidence of More

"You don't have to have anything in common with people you've known since you were five. With old friends, you've got your whole life in common" ------ Lyle Lovett Ok so I haven't known Lorn since I was five but when recounting and reminiscing on our rabscalliant adventures of nearly forty years ago, it feels [...]

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7/25/18: Yes… And

"But why had he always felt so strongly the magnetic pull of home, why had he thought so much about it and remembered it with such blazing accuracy, if it did not matter, and if this little town, and the immortal hills around it, was not the only home he had on earth? He did [...]

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7/22/18: A Few Fine Detours

About a forty five minute drive north of Portland, Oregon, is Forrest Grove. Settled in the 1840s, the town was platted in 1850, then incorporated in 1872, making it the first city in Washington County. Near the juncture of routes 47 and 8, is an old Masonic lodge that was converted by the McMenamins company, [...]

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7/21/18: What it’s All About

This photo of my friend Hawkins Wright and his son, is what it's all about. This trip, this my epic summer journey of 2018. I'm sitting now in the middle of the little stage (a carpet laid out on the ground) just a short time from playing my set. Hawkins will start the show and [...]

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