Eat, drink, give

Day 137 of #LiveWell2017 Have a pint, change the world! Last night I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Oregon Public House in support of The Children's Book Bank. It was my first visit to the Oregon Public House (OPH), and now that I understand their story and have seen how they work, I … Continue reading Eat, drink, give

Thank you…with a purpose

Day 127 of #LiveWell2017 This sign is posted at the check-out counter at the Next Adventure outdoor store in Portland, OR. I love it. I saw it and knew I had to post it here. This is such a simple gesture on the part of this business, but an important one. Sometimes we forget to say … Continue reading Thank you…with a purpose

Cityscape and the river: a moment

Day 86 of #LiveWell2017 Last evening around sunset, after an all-day rain, the clouds began to break apart. Blue sky peaked through and the sunlight outlined the shapes and grays of the clouds. We walked down to the river to watch the sun set over the west hills. The light poured eastward and reflected back … Continue reading Cityscape and the river: a moment

What does art do for you?

Day 78 of #LiveWell2017 Art, like music, is another way to express ourselves. I've always enjoyed art. My grandmother was a crafty person. These days she'd be called "a maker" or "a creative." Mostly, she just loved to use the humble materials that she had to create interesting things. I remember many afternoons in her … Continue reading What does art do for you?

Be grateful for the roof over your head

Day 74 of #LiveWell2017 Portland, OR just recorded its coldest winter in a generation, and one of the wettest in decades. We've seen a lot of snow, ice, rain and chillin' temperatures (for these parts). Each day when I looked out my window, I was very grateful to have a solid roof over my head and … Continue reading Be grateful for the roof over your head

Grateful for bicycles and bike-it lists!

Day 70 of #LiveWell2017 One of my greatest pleasures in life is riding my bicycle. I am so grateful to be physically able to ride and to live in a place where riding is safe and easy. Portland is a bicycle haven with over 350 miles of bikeways city-wide. Bicycling is relaxing and fun and … Continue reading Grateful for bicycles and bike-it lists!

Sunny days and flowers

Day 65 of #LiveWell2017 For the past couple of weeks, our weather forecast has called for rain, rain, rain. No surprise, really. It is the Pacific Northwest in winter after all. But, much to my surprise and delight, the sun has shone for at least part of each day, warming my heart and my face. Those moments … Continue reading Sunny days and flowers