Thursday

9.17.20

Smoke is here. As if COVID was not enough life throws you another curveball. My windows have been closed for a week and because my house is so well insulated it is incredibly hot. My poor dog! Work is stressful with everyone teaching online. You’d think faculty would get used to it now seeing how they have been doing it…

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Thursday

8.6.20

I miss hiking. COVID is brutal in this respect. I am afraid that when I get to the trail there would be tons of other people and it ould be hard to pass them on a narrow trail. Opee and I go fast. We cloak a mile in 20 minutes. We both like to be fast as it feels more…

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Thursday

6.4.20

I don’t post political content very often simply because I hate politics (especially now) because it makes me feel incredibly angry and powerless. But this article paints the picture of the racist, bigoted, authoritarian trump (I just can’t stomach giving him a capital letter) before he came to power. It shows clearly what many either have missed or disregarded for…

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fog
Thursday

10.17.19

When you are down you are down. Nothing will make it better. I am used to it seeing how I have lived with depression for so long. Just have to buckle up and wait it out. That’s the hardest part. It’s hard to write about depression issues as there is still a stigma attached to it. At least I think…

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Thursday

10.3.19

Yesterday on a walk I saw a man on the trail shaving himself with an electric razor in front of a tree. He looked utterly content humming a tune under his breath. Keep Portland weird indeed. I have been living here for 6 years. I thought it was less until someone asked me the question. I hardly believe it. Time…

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geese flying
Thursday

9.12.19

Don’t have much to say lately. Life is settled into a straight path: walk, work, run, walk, eat, sleep — precisely in that order. Running is going well though. I am at 10 miles. Finally where I left off before the broken wrist. Right now anything beyond 10 miles does not feel like a workout. I’ll be doing 10s for…

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Thursday

9.13.18

What I hate: 1. Owning money 2. People who do not use turn signals 3. People who go under speed limit 4. People who walk looking on their cell phone 5. People who walk with music on without headphones 6. Pumpkin pie 7. Goat meat and cheese 8. Stupidity 9. Aggression in any form or shape 10. Racism 11. Narcissists…

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Thursday

7.5.18

Yesterday we ventured to Washington because I wanted to hike Siouxon Creek trail. On the way there before taking the turn of the highway we were welcomed by Google Lady to WA. Nice touch Google. The trail was beautifully accompanied by the creek with it’s swimming holes of most beautiful blue-green water and waterfalls. (see it on Instagram). However, to…

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fog
Thursday

1.28.17

Walking in the fog is like taking a bath followed by a cup of warm milk — pure fuzzy comfort. Things almost unrecognizable disguised by the semi-transparent shimmering dust. Even cacophony of cars seems to reduce itself into a gentler murmur instead. The mystery of alleys and buildings dissolve as you approach which almost takes you by surprise and a…

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Thursday

12.21.17

“… do the good duty of getting done what you are supposed to during the day. You will then have a reason to give yourself the reward of wine at evening.” Harry Mathews I finally finished “20 Lines a Day” and indeed partook in such reward. This book in itself was like sipping an excellent wine. Each day I tried…

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