About Portland Firefly
In this weblog, I’ll be sharing some thoughts about personal growth. It is essential to examine the past in order to get the most benefit from the growth opportunities presented to us; and so part of this blog will also be autobiographical and it is in those segments that you will learn more about me.
My move to the beautiful Northwest was the result of a wonderful love affair. Not one of mine, but the love between my Son & Daughter-in-Law! As is common for many men –young or old or in between— he was just not ready to commit. She knew exactly what she wanted –a life with him– and when it wasn’t forthcoming, she moved 1800 miles away where no family was located, only a dear friend, to beautiful Portland, Oregon. Needless to say, since I have already called her my Daughter-in-Law you know that she eventually married my Son. When my first Grand-baby was on the way, I moved here, too!
Actually, now that I think about it, my move to the Northwest was also the result of one of my love affairs. It was the last love affair I had ever wanted to have in my life. I was madly in love with him and we were married. But he is one of those men that should never have ever married –I should have listened to his daughter 13 years earlier– she knew his propensities better than I did! And so the devastating divorce helped propel me closer to my birth roots of Southern California after living in the Midwest for nearly half of my life.
I will say that in my years of travels, I had always loved coming to Portland, but living here is a totally different experience. After years of harsh Midwestern winters and stifling, buggy summers I find Oregon to be the United States most beautiful state.
For those of you who found Portland Firefly through Google or another link, here is the direct link to my website: www.pdxfirefly.com. You can also click on ”PDXFirefly’s Weblog” at the top of this page to go to my posts. Please visit as often as you like & I encourage you to comment and I have made it as easy as I could for you to do so (no registration necessary).
Welcome Aboard and let’s have a wonderful Flight of Self-Discovery!!!