Summer Reading

Sitting on the patio with a cup of tea and Portland Magazine (University of Portland), a cool breeze and absolutely nothing on the day’s agenda – what a perfect summer morning. Editor Bryan Doyle’s intriguing word chains lead me to contemplate “otter words,” a childlike exercise in imagining what an otter might call “trout and rain and minnows and ice and fur that has been warmed by the sun to just the right sheen and shimmer…” When I emerge from otter thought, snipits from a professor’s journal open a window to life on the other side of the world, moments experienced in Jordan and Lebanon. And I end by reading a profile of a retiring botany professor known for his ability to demonstrate the dance of the Blue-Footed Boobie.
            The best part is that only took me through page 7 and I have 41 delicious pages to enjoy on yet another summer morning.

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