Recluse or Writer

I’ve been reading Bill Dedman’s Empty Mansions, which tells the story of the heiress Huguette Clark. I marvel that she was able to withdraw from the world and live for fifty or more years in seclusion, that she had so much wealth that she was insulated, apparently, from the worries that may plague ordinary people. … Continue reading Recluse or Writer

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Lost in Blogspace

It's one of those dark and dismal days in Portland, Oregon, the sort that causes one to doubt that there is a sun, or that it could possibly have ever shown in this land. We still have a few bright leaves remaining on the trees, but they seem to be dwindling quickly. They held on … Continue reading Lost in Blogspace