Monthly Archives: December 2016

THE WONDER OF FARAWAY NIGHT

Faraway Night sits tall on a rooftop overlooking the city. From her place, the town looks lovely, a blaze of twinkling, shining lights, but the small cat knows better. She knows the city streets are filled with strangers mired in … Continue reading

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OLD FRIENDS

Last night I dreamed about old friends. It happens occasionally; at 64, there is more behind me than ahead, and my past covers a lot of ground. This dream was different though. Where usually I get caught up in the … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS WITH CATS 2017: A ROCKY TRUCE

Christmas is different this year. Two beloved feline family members are gone and a new one has come. Little, the one remaining from what such a short time ago was a family of 4, dislikes her new brother, Oscar. To … Continue reading

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“The grief of losing a pet is acute yet inevitable. This book is dedicated to all those beloved, precious, wonderful kitties (and a dog) who are no longer with us, and to their people who made their world a better … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS IN CANADA

When I was 18, in the fall of 1969, I moved to from the US to Canada. I went for the weekend and stayed 10 years.  My first Christmas away from home was a little bleak. I was living in … Continue reading

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SNOW-MAGEDDON 2016, THE STORM THAT SHUT DOWN PORTLAND

                      Yes, it’s true. An inch of snow brought Portland, Oregon to its knees. People took hours to crawl home on the dusted freeways; cars were abandoned after the first slippery slide. All schools and most … Continue reading

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WHAT I’M WATCHING: GLITCH

GLITCH Drama | TV Series (2015– ) When Senior Constable James Hayes, a police officer in the small town of Yoorana, is called out to the local cemetery in the middle of the night, he makes a discovery that turns … Continue reading

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LUX: AN OFFICIAL (& NOT SO OFFICIAL) UPDATE

I’m happy to announce – finally – an update on Lux, Portland’s own 911 cat. As most of you know, 2 1/2 years ago, Lux frightened a couple with a baby into locking themselves in their bedroom and calling 911. … Continue reading

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THE CATS OF LYNLEY CANNON

I recently put together a book of photos of the cats of Lynley Cannon, the heroine in my Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery series, for a book presentation I was giving. I passed it around the room and talked to … Continue reading

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WHAT I’M WATCHING: MARCO POLO

  MARCO POLO, a Netflix Original Production Adventure, Drama, History | TV Series (2014–2016 ) In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, “Marco Polo” is based on the famed explorer’s adventures in Kublai Khan’s court in … Continue reading

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