Tag Archives: Oregon

Celilo: The Stilled Waters Bit

I just found this old picture of my Grandpa P!  He’s perched above a scene along the Columbia River that I don’t think exists anymore – at a place called Celilo Falls.  Maybe a couple decades after the picture was taken, water rose up behind the newly built Dalles Dam, and the cataracts of Celilo […]

The Memento Motori Bit

Happy Happy New Year! So I watched my old Jetta get towed away for good in 2016 – and it made me sadder than I expected.  I mean, I know all cars die eventually.  But beyond losing the only cassette deck left in my life, it felt like I’d said goodbye to a longtime friend. […]

The Night Before Christmas Bit

‘Twas the night before Christmas when all through my place (One bedroom apartment – a cute little space), Not a creature was stirring – good thing in my rental; Cuz if I had a mouse?  I’d go totally mental! Despite all the quiet, sleep still was in vain, For something annoying kept nagging my brain! […]

The Finding Lost Lake Bit

Once upon a bygone Oregon time, there stood an old log cabin on the banks of Lost Lake.  My dad and his family would spend weeks at a time there when he was a little boy, and this rustic wilderness sanctuary was very special to them.  So special I’ve come to find that although time […]

THE REVISIT BIT (OF TRAVEL, “TREK” AND PUCK)

Well, shoot.  After only a month, my post on the geese that took over Mum’s yard is already out of date – the birds moved on!  (Everyone’s a critic…)  It got me wondering what other of my posts could use refreshing.  And since it’s the time of year for reflection, here are a few new […]

THE GREAT ASHLAND MIGRATION BIT

So a flock of geese has migrated in to claim the pond right outside Mum’s home.  They make entertaining neighbors – but when they come honking by and wake me up too early, I get some really cranky and uncharitable thoughts.  On the upside, these avian invaders also bring to mind very happy memories of […]

THE “DAD DOES HIS BIT” BIT

With the approach of Memorial Day, I’m thinking of those who’ve bravely served in our armed forces – and that includes my dad who was a Marine during World War II.   His “hitch” in the Corps turned out to be brief, but every once in a while he’d reminisce about those days and how they helped shape the man he became. […]