September 16, 2013 - Reflections on my new granddaughter

Terri Patrick Oregon writer Terri Patrick’s blog Here’s our new granddaughter – Kaedence Grace – on her first day in the world. She arrived gently and her mom had an easy time, finding the birthing ordeal as not that bad. Her daddy was impressed by the whole process. Of course […]

August 26, 2013 - Is blogging dead?

Terri Patrick Oregon writer Terri Patrick’s blog Another world is dying, if you believe the buzz. It’s the World of Blog. It birthed, boomed, has reached its saturation point, and is now “statistically” imploding.  It is old media, irrelevant, and wordy. Blog World should be shuffled off to its retirement […]

July 22, 2013 - I dare you to ride your life’s rollercoaster

Terri Patrick Oregon writer Terri Patrick’s blog I once worked with a man who had ridden every roller coaster in the world and planned his vacations to be one of the first to ride a new design. He enjoyed other adventures, like sky diving and flying an airplane, but riding […]

October 18, 2012 - It’s hard letting new friends in

Terri Patrick Oregon writer Terri Patrick’s blog At a baby shower a few years ago. My youngest daughter observing me, being me… I met a new friend this week. I’ve been resistant to the “new friend” type of relationship because I’m blessed with nurturing family members who “get” me and […]

September 25, 2012 - When life forces us to pause

Terri Patrick’s blog Terri Patrick Oregon writer There are times in our lives when we really have no choice but to pause. We can fight our way back to our routine and pretend it all didn’t happen but eventually we will crash and burn. So what’s the point of doing […]

August 16, 2012 - Favoring “Bachelor Chronicles” over “50 Shades of Grey”

by Terri Patrick Oregon Author We attended an annual summer event this weekend and I chatted with friends I only see at such events, and met new friends. I was amused that everyone wanted to know what I thought about 50 Shades of Gray. I really don’t think about it […]

July 23, 2012 - A pilot’s life, a pilot’s wife, a pilot’s widow

by Terri Patrick Oregon Author A pilot’s wife often has the opportunities for great photo shots whether from the ground or in the skies. Ed and I have been part of an Experimental Aircraft Association chapter the fifteen years we’ve been in Oregon. One man, Gary, was the heart and […]

June 8, 2012 - Oregon’s solar eclipse and our reflections

Terri Patrick Terri Patrick’s blog This picture of the solar eclipse over Portland, Oregon, is shared by my friend Jessa Slade. She took it through the window of her home and this was about the halfway point. Ed and I saw this view, and to the almost full eclipse, while […]

May 18, 2012 - Relationship advice from my daughter

Terri Patrick Terri Patrick’s blog The challenge of having four amazing daughters is that I’ve given a lot of advice over the years, some better than others. Any advice stems from who I am at that moment, and the conversation in process. Here’s a message from my daughter Katelyn: “One […]

April 20, 2012 - Relationship basics

Terri Patrick Terri Patrick’s blog A good relationship is unique to each individual but it always boils down to affection and appreciation. Physical affection requires the actions of touch; hugs, caresses, kisses. Physical affection can only be shared when two or more are in the same space and time. As […]