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It's a Good Thing

Friday, March 31, 2006

KMUN/KTCB's spring pledge drive starts today. Over 100 extraordinarily active and committeed volunteers and six immensely underpaid and overworked staff deliver creative, informative, entertaining programming all day, every day. It's a creative refuge of listening and learning for all ages, all interests.

Slide 'em a few bucks by becoming a member or upping your membership level. 503.325.0010 or 800.518.0010 outside the Astoria calling area. Or click on over and pledge online now.

Aliah Menetrey Grant, original radio baby, now 9 years young.



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Wisdom of the Elders

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Friday night conversation with my grandmother. She starts:

How's your Hattie Mae cat gettin' along?

She'll be 20 this year.

Twenty! Twenty years old?!

Yep. She's spunky but she's deaf as a door knob.

She's what?

She's DEAF.

I've never heard of a cat that likes to get wet.

D-E-A-F. She can't hear.

Oh. Well, I feel for her. [Mamaw nods her head.] You should use that in your campaign.

How?

"I've kept a cat happy for 20 years, and you'll be happy too."



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The Only Puppet in the Race is a Mascot

Monday, March 27, 2006

Thanks to Lisa for the wee Scandinavian Queen whose mighty powers I call upon from time to time.



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Home Again Home Again

Sunday, March 26, 2006

This time of year Charlotte is like a billowy polka-dot dress, something June Cleaver would've worn while making The Boys a sandwich, form-fitting to the waist and then yards and yards of skirt, the background a soft taupe, the color of tree trunks, the big dots of soft pinks and off-whites, the colors of cherry and apple blossoms, and vibrant magenta and violet red, the colors of redbuds. A feast for the eyes.
Charlotte
But Astoria! It is thick rolling carpet of blues and grays and every color of green, woven with bronze and pewter threads, over which pass brilliant orange and blue ships spotlight by a ray of the sun, swooping white seagulls and coasting dark eagles, and small green-and-white boats like Popeye captained.
Astoria

I am welcomed home.