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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Moving to Oregon

My mother Connie has MS. She has the slow progressing type of MS and yet, as she approaches her 76th birthday, I fear that the wretched disease is finally catching up with her. She can no longer walk everyday and has even more difficulty puttering around her garden as she used to do after being diagnosed with the disease. She lives in Portland, Oregon - in the suburbs, and I have been living 3,000 miles away in the state of Maine. After talking with her by phone over the holidays I am convinced that it is time to return to the west coast to be near her and to help her with anything I can. She has been a driving force in my life, loving and supportive, inspiring and influential, and I rejoice to return to her and to the rest of my family in Oregon.

Hence, I am applying for library positions in Oregon using the website for up to date job listings. Since I won't have a BS degree conferred until the end of Spring 2012 semester, obtaining a job as a librarian may be problematic. To date I have applied to be a librarian at the Multnomah County Library (not hired) and have a pending application submitted to the Lakeview Public Library as a Children's Assistant Librarian. I think this would be a good place for me to start my new career. My college aged daughter is already grumbling about my choice of location as she is determined to live in the Portland metro area, tired of out of the way in the sticks small towns. We are not yet ready to part ways, so I hope that we can agree to love where ever we end up.

And for now, good bye beautiful Maine. I have loved your scenic views, your open friendly agressive people, your first light sunrises, your fresh delicious seafood, your poverty and richness.....

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