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Friday, April 18, 2014

Mary's House

 
 Is this really the house where the Mother of God spent her last years? Like so many things, it all boils down to a matter of faith. Although I work hard to contain my cynicism, faith isn’t my strong suit. But I am painfully sentimental and the story of Jesus is a remarkably good one, as well it should be after thousands of years of embellishment. Read about our visit to Mary's House (here).


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Monument

 
Flowers are starting to bloom here in the Northwest and folks are ignoring the drizzle to prepare their yards for warmer weather. At this time of year I always think of Mr. Melcher, a celebrity in the Bay Area neighborhood where I grew up in the early Sixties. Mr. Melcher was famous for having the best-looking yard in the neighborhood, but you won't believe what he did one year. Read about it (here).

 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Tulip Time

 
 I’ve been enjoying the many Spring photos posted by my fellow bloggers, especially those featuring wonderful skyscapes and blooming flowers. I’ve resisted bemoaning the fact that Spring seems to be avoiding Portland. On Saturday Mrs. C. and I decided to get in the car and find Spring. We found it. Check it out (here).