Guest Column

When my Texas friend Ann texted a couple of weeks ago to say she was coming to Bend, I wasn’t as happy as I might have been.

A visit to hike and enjoy the local ambiance would have been great, but Ann was coming specifically to die. Ann and I are longtime friends, former coworkers and daily combatants in a fierce Words With Friends rivalry. She is brilliant. After an honors degree in kinesiology, she spent years as a reference librarian then, at age 66, returned to school to pursue a master’s degree in applied cognition and neuroscience.

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Kimberly Laustsen lives in Bend.

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Long and Variable

Thanks for sharing this story. And I agree.


Why only Portland?

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