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Looking back, always seems to provide some clarity when moving forward.  After experiencing a whirlwind of painful events, I retreated in silence for some much needed reflection.  In the months and years that flew by, Home became my quiet place of refuge.I grew up as a poor kid, born to a disable...
01/30/2020
With Superbowl Sunday just around the corner, I thought I would share one of my favorite dip recipes.  I'm not a huge football fanatic, but I certainly enjoy a party, and I like to cook!  This recipe is super easy to to make, healthy to eat, and quite tasty too!  Your Superbowl friends and family...
01/28/2020
If you've ever been through a break-up that scorned you to the core, here's your opportunity to extinguish your Ex for a good cause.  Wildlife Images in Merlin, Oregon is sponsoring their 3rd annual Valentine's Day event - Feed Your Ex to a Bear!Located just outside the quaint Pacific Northwest t...
01/25/2020
Many moons ago, 20 years to be exact, I started my career in real estate.  I thought it was going to be like any other sales job that I worked on commission.  The harder I worked, the more I sold, the more money I made.  The Pacific Northwest franchise that I selected, offered what I thought was ...
01/21/2020
You've heard the ole' cliche... He who speaks first, loses.  Have you ever been in the middle of a negotiation, and suddenly, the room is filled with a deafening silence?  Do you find yourself fidgeting uncomfortably during the loooong pause, waiting for someone to say something?  Are you tempted...
01/19/2020
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Zillow may have the facts... (albeit skewed at times) but it's usually the neighbors who have the skivvy.  Yes indeed... everything you ever want to know about a home or property, just ask a neighbor.  After all, it's only neighborly, right?!Sometimes neighbors can be so helpful.  They love to sh...
02/26/2016
People can be so territorial.  In some ways, being protective can be a good thing, like when neighbors put up fences to keep their pets and children safe within their own yard.  There's nothing offensive about that.      I live in a small town where people are still kind and civil to one another....
02/21/2016
From underdogs, to underprivileged, to plain ole' under the weather... nothing grabs my attention more than people in need.  Perhaps it comes from a heartfelt place of having experienced all of those things personally.  Recently, my friend and chairman of CRS Oregon, Adam Bogle, threw down the ga...
01/28/2016
When you think about stepping stones, you envision a path that leads to somewhere.  Sometimes the path is layered with pretty landscape and spectacular views.  Sometimes the path is a muddy maze of slippery slopes befuddled with trips and falls.  Looking back... I accomplished much in 2015, but n...
01/12/2016
Not long ago, I asked Siri a question... What's the meaning of life?  She replied, "Life... is a Magazine."  Classic, I thought.    After the shits and giggles wore off, I started to reflect on her answer.  When I was young, my Mother used to share sugar over the fence post with her neighbors.  N...
12/10/2015
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