I have a photographic negative showing my grandmother, Fay Fletcher Jackson (before she married Gordon Keays Smith), standing on a Mount Hood glacier that mostly isn't there anymore. This would be in the early years of the 20th century. She carries a small backpack because she is a very small person and wears heavy boots, … Continue reading STILL, SHE CLIMBED


I was reading an article from The Guardian on how to deal with Christmas get-together challenges. The author led with "the turkey doesn't fit in the oven." [I love that turkey is the English Christmas dinner centerpiece, even though what they serve is a "New World" food, not actually indigenous to Europe. So are tomatoes, … Continue reading UNANNOUNCED VEGAN