Category Archives: Nice People

Do what you love, and success will follow

My 13-year old lamented the other day that he didn’t know what he wants to do with his life. He was concerned that he doesn’t know what to study in college. “Well, you have plenty of time to figure that … Continue reading

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The seven year wait…

So far, this week has been a pretty normal week for me, but it contains a GIGANTIC¬†mile stone for my friend and co-worker Gina. ¬†After the upcoming weekend, she and her husband will be at the end of a process … Continue reading

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Veni, vidi, WeHoP – a glorious garden geek adventure – part 2

We got out of our cars less than a minute after we left Heronswood, stretched our travel weary limbs, and began exploring the offerings of Celestial Dream Gardens. But, alas, we got distracted! A few yards after getting back on … Continue reading

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Veni, vidi, WeHoP – a glorious garden geek adventure – part 1

It started with an invitation to visit WeHoP – Western Horticultural Products – a Pacific Northwest plant broker that tests and experiments with an enormous variety of plants to determine their suitability for the PNW climate, and then supplies them … Continue reading

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Cool in School – a well deserved teacher treat

Teacher Appreciation Week this year accidentally coincided with me inventing a really tasty treat in my newest kitchen toy – an ice cream maker gifted to me from a dear aunt. Figuring out a place to store it in our … Continue reading

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R.I.P David Niland

26 September 2010 Sometimes Regret hits you right in the solar plexus and sends you reeling in a way that is absolutely merciless, and without even a remote chance of remedy. About six months ago, I was cleaning out files. … Continue reading

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Anna Kullgren and Optic Verve’s Blog!

The Creative Flux is my voice behind http://www.optic-verve.com . Optic Verve is a small design and general contracting firm in North Portland, Oregon. This blog used to be on the website, but since it is more fun to be interactive, … Continue reading

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