Friday, May 30, 2008

I Am Supposed to Be Grading Papers

Look, it's the new WITS director at Literary Arts! That's Portland's own Mary Rechner.

The new Deschutes Brewery in Portland is just like the one in Bend. Sort of.

Monday I start my marathon training. Wish me luck.

I brought home some cactus. Tomorrow Max has a baseball game.

I have no quote for the day because I'm supposed to be grading papers.

Here I go.

Thursday, May 29, 2008


There is like four baskets of unfolded laundry in my basement. Maybe five.

I haven't called my mom in like two weeks.

I finished When She Was Good.

Monica is getting ducks! I'm very excited for her.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Very Smart Kids and Queen Cows

The picture is a Rauschenberg painting. I hope he is having fun, wherever he is. Rest in peace!

Max and Laura are very smart kids. I know because they showed Michael and I at their student-led conferences at school tonight.

I am reading When She Was Good by Philip Roth.

Baker City was fabulous. The streets are gorgeous there - wide streets and mountains in the distance. People leave their bikes unlocked on the sidewalk. It's true, I'm not making it up!

I have been reading about cow etiquette. It's really fascinating! There is always a queen cow. Cows who are higher in the social heirarchy don't have to walk as far for their share of the grass.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Leaving Burns, Heading For Baker City

There they are, at the Harney County Libray.

Burns is flat, quiet, pretty.

My motel room has a desk with drawer handles made from bent horseshoes.

You can hunt antelope here in the late summer, by the Malheur River. And elk. Maybe that's where some of the heads at Central Pastime came from. We went there last night. There was a big buffalo head which was kind of cool except of course I felt sorry for the buffalo.

I go now in search of birds and coffee. Then on to Baker City!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

If We Reach Idaho We've Gone Too Far

I'm leaving for Burns this morning with Charlie and Lee. Jeff is already there! Robert's on his way.

I have never been to Burns. I have Diet Coke and Oreos in my car. And soon, a full tank of gas.

Wish me luck!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

May Day

So you know what that means! But if you don't remember, refresh your memory here and here.

I need to make more collages! I haven't made any in ages.

Next week I"ll be in Burns and Baker City. This weekend I'm running the Eugene Half-Marathon.

Tonight I'm going out to dinner at Jake's with my husband of 18 years.

I love him.