Love the place you live

This weekend Rita and I took the kids to the tree lighting ceremony here in Gresham. It’s part of our commitment to loving the place we are in. This is not always easy. Especially if the place you live isn’t your first choice. Gresham is a small suburb of Portland but lacks most of what(…)

Why decorations aren’t exactly art

Disclaimer: I am sometimes snarky. Often times snobbish. It’s a character defect for sure. It’s also part of who I am. I’m guessing that some of that will come across in this post. I want to be true to who I am, but I also don’t really mean to offend anyone. My intent is to(…)

Why clothing matters

In high school, I was a cheerleader.  I tend not to share that too much these days (mostly because I don’t much appreciate the snorts of laughter that usually follow my revelation), but I’m sharing it here because it’s relevant to today’s post topic: clothing. One of the main attractions of cheerleading for me was(…)