I am not dead

Nor have I been abducted by Pastafarian freedom fighters. I apologize for falling silent of late. I’m embracing big change in my life right now — including coming (this very weekend) to the end of my three-year process of converting to Judaism, while simultaneously moving in with Mike. There are also some less-than-stellar realities that […]

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Welcome to Jennifer-Willis.com

At long last, www.Jennifer-Willis.com is not just a redirect to my www.Ravenwald.com. website, which has been up since June 21 2001. The content on this site is current being built. It’s going to take a while to transfer everything over from RWS, and to consolidate my blogs — thoughts from the spiral, a reader muses […]

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pop and lock

There are some strange things I’ve seen since moving to Portland. In an earlier blog, I mentioned watching two guys at a coffee shop test flame-retardant gloves by trying to set each other’s hands on fire. Last week, as I was walking home from the library, I saw a young man — dressed head-to-toe in […]

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mistaken identity

Speaking of having a name that’s not uncommon…. I got a call this morning from a guy named Marty. I have a friend named Marty, but this was someone else, with a rather pronounced Minnesotan/Ontario accent. Although I couldn’t place him, he insisted that he knows me. He told me that he’s Gwen’s fianc?, and […]

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further adventures in online dating

Yeah, so I think I’m done with this online medium of trying to meet someone. You can argue that I’ve not given it much of a shot, but I’ve tried online dating and connection sites on and off for awhile, and I am reminded of the definition of insanity: Trying the same approach over and […]

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CL responses

I was sitting at my local coffee shop yesterday, pondering some of the responses I’d gotten from my Craigslist posting, and watching two guys at the next table test a pair of flame-retardant grilling gloves. One of the men put on the gloves, while the other tried to set his friend’s fingers on fire with […]

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may day missed connections

I attended the annual May Day celebration this morning at Portland’s International Rose Test Garden. The Morris dancers — with performances from a variety of local Morris dance groups — were superb once again. I even remembered to bring my camera this time, and I may upload some photos later. Next year, perhaps I’ll try […]

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