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This post is made in partnership with Pure Leaf Iced Tea.  I love how certain rituals of summer tickle the nostalgia bone, calling on the memories of our past to mark the passing of the month, the season, the year. Blackberry picking is among my favorite of these seasonal rituals, and every year I am reminded of the […]

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After many years in San Francisco, I have just moved to Portland, Oregon! I am thrilled to be here. I was so ready to shift away from an intensely urban life, I missed the rain desperately, and I am excited to live somewhere that is not dominated by the side effects of the tech economy. […]

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When I first moved to San Francisco, I bristled at the fog. I was deeply attached to traditional notions of summer, and San Francisco’s fog was in direct opposition to any hopes of consistent warm nights, crickets, swimming pools, sunburns, hot weather. Instead, we redirected our disappointment into jokes about the unprepared tourists freezing in […]

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