Saturday, March 29, 2008

a love affair

Yes, I'm having one- with Portland. Sure, right now it's almost April and it's freezing (snowed this morning)- but I can't help but love Bridgetown. - absolute best city in the US! I've lived many places, have been an explorer, a drifter and a gypsy, and I've loved every minute of it.
But Portland has captivated me for years.

Too Beautiful!

Portland has so many gorgeous elemants:
cloudy sky and rain, the industrial waterfront, the tree-filled streets, the victorian architecture, the bridges, the flowers, the hippy bicycle culture and attitude that helped to create the best mass transit system in the country! Oh yeah, and did I mention the coffee?!

I'm sitting at coffee as I type this in one of the many cute coffee bars in one of the many sweet, interesting neighborhoods here. Neighborhoods like Woodstock, Hawthorne, Alberta, Belmont,
Sellwood- all filled with funky little shops, creative types, sweet coffee houses, a bevy of quirky bars and cool restaurants, galleries, and usually surrounded on all sides by residential neighborhoods that contain everything from Victorian architecture to mid-20th century ranch houses. (With more than a few trees!)

It's a good life, folks, a good life!!

Friday, February 29, 2008


Change is the only constant.

Starting a new life requires a journey- inwardly and outwardly. Recently i was fortunate enough to be able to embark on both trips. It has taken an immense amount of courage for me to make the changes that i need to make, but i feel like i am on the right path now and am so thankful for all the help i have received from friends, from family and from the gods above...

from the deserts of the Southwest to the great Northwest forest- I have traveled - my inner journey mirroring my outward journey.

i love the cities, the people, the chaos that humans bring upon themselves, the lights and the madness.

And the incredible ingenuity and creativity of mankind.

But I equally love the peace of nature, the wildness and the solitude...

i pray that the great spirit stay with me and with my family and friends.

as we journey on.