Category Archives: History

Excuses, excuses

I had lunch with my coworkers the other day, and one friend was kind enough to share the drama that is her daughter’s life. The story starts with an impossible roommate, late rent payment, and eviction. Thankfully, the daughter was … Continue reading

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Mental Barriers

It’s weird. I’ll binge-watch a series on Netflix or Prime and not even think twice about it. But then I see a Ken Burns series where each episode is nearly 2 hours long and my brain balks. Nope. We don’t … Continue reading

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Our Week in Portland, Part VI

We managed to cross the river into Washington and visit Fort Vancouver. It is a completely reconstructed National Park that tells the story of early European settlement driven by the fur trade. Outside the walls was a food garden and … Continue reading

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Our Week in Portland, Part IV

Given that the Willamette river just a few blocks from our hotel, we found the Spirit of Portland River Cruises and booked a cruise on a boat that would take us up the river and through the Columbia Gorge to the … Continue reading

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Where did they come from

I was at Sprouts the other day when I came across Jordan almonds in Christmas colors. Which got me curious. Where did this tradition come from and why is it usually associated with weddings? Apparently, the hard sugar-coated almonds date … Continue reading

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Nuts to you

Growing up in America, most of us know that margarine containers rarely contained margarine. They were used to store leftovers. Which made finding the margarine a bit of a game. It also seems that those containers rarely had missing lids/bottoms … Continue reading

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Hanging Around

And so it came to pass that I realized I had thrown away the rails to the closet doors. Which meant a Home Depot run was in my future. Normally this is a good thing, but with most runs to … Continue reading

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