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About keaneonlife

I will use this blog to reach out creatively, document the things I'm doing, what makes me happy, excited, hopeful, and maybe sometimes what makes me sad. I'll try not to bore you. I am a mother; a grandmother; a lover of my dog Aidan McCree; a glass fuser; jewelry maker; an aspiring content editor for independent authors; a retired paralegal; a soul who thinks she has something to say in writing; a volunteer for Portland Open Studios; a friend to just a few and an acquaintance of many.

Portland Open Studios

Portland Open Studios is looking for local retailers who would like to carry our tour guides for our October artist tour, as well as advertisers and sponsors. We are the premier Open Studio event with 104 artists this year. We … Continue reading

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Is it spring?

I have spent the last week cleaning out drawers, giving away clothes I don’t use, throwing away all those things I thought I might use some day. I think I may be out of control. The thing I found most … Continue reading

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The One Lovely Blog Award

Thanks to Betzeee for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award.  I am shocked and amazed. The one Lovely Blog Award nominations are chosen by fellow bloggers for newer and Up-and-coming bloggers. The goal is to help give recognition … Continue reading

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Gathering in the crops

Fall is here. That means it’s time to gather in the last of the herbs from the patio and get them stored for winter. Usually I dry the herbs, but this year I decided to freeze some too.  It’s much … Continue reading

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Introversion

Carol, at Wanderings of an Illusive Mind,  looked at leaves and was inspired to write a post about the facades we show the world.  She used as the bridge  a Joni Mitchell song, “Clouds” (I really don’t know leaves at all), … Continue reading

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Playing with PicMonkey

So I took an old photo and redid it in PicMonkey. Here it is.  But what I really would like to do is create a picture and put it on there.  I have to work on that.  PicMonkey is awesome.

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The free time in retirement

I’m retired now.  I want to travel and spend time with my family   and time with my friends and take long walks with my dog and help out a little and make jewelry and art and learn a little … Continue reading

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First post in Blogging 101

I’m a day late with this because I never got the email so I had to figure out how to get to the assignments on my own. That was a learning process in itself. I’ve actually been blogging for over … Continue reading

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Back into it

I had a surprise email last weekend asking me to take over for a week in a small law firm downtown. There are normally 4 people there: lawyer, associate attorney, paralegal and legal assistant. All three of the staff were … Continue reading

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Do it anyway

This short post comes under the heading of “get over yourself. Just do it anyway”. It all started last week at the board meeting. I found out I was going to have to speak in Front of 80-90 people, which … Continue reading

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