illuminate history

Curiosity: forget “Cherchez la femme” (Look for the woman.) “Cherchez l’histoire.” (Look for the story.)

Happy Birthday to me

  I was gripped by curiosity on December 18, 2012, as art handlers carried our donated painting of Adèle de la Lanceau off to Portland Art Museum. It was an … Continue reading

September 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

sun & sea break from ice & cold

Gary and I decided in mid-November that our Christmas present to each other would be a Caribbean cruise. The series of four snowstorms–so far–began after that.   The trip was definitely … Continue reading

January 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Patience & Persistence

Although I’ve decided not to call my memoir Tenacity is my Middle Name, my middle name still is “tenacity.” As members of the Oregon Historical Society, Gary and I received … Continue reading

October 31, 2012 · 1 Comment