Nothing much

. Sometimes life and the world and everything is crazy, and what you need most in the world is a good, old-fashioned, unplugged, unplanned, unencumbered bike ride. . (wide open bike paths, a perfect day, and the Columbia River. Not pictured: the soundtrack of osprey) . (and, my thoughts exactly. …

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Evening downpour

Awww, as it suddenly rains and rains after so many nice days, as I sit on the porch and smell that new-rain-on-dry-dirt smell, as I hear the drops, a different sound for each fallen-upon substrate (fig leaf, driveway, rose buds, fading camelia flowers, earthen pot, metallic gutter… on and on …

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Be happy: Volunteer!

Volunteering!! Maybe this post flirts dangerously with the unsolicited advice-giving side of things, but let me just say it: volunteering is something I strongly recommend. I mean, volunteer for whatever you’re interested in and in whatever way you best can, but volunteer for something — find a community or a …

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