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In Portland
for a few days
to teach a class on spiritual formation
at the United Methodist Women’s
Mission u,
I am enjoying
the green.
Not only the trees—
which are spectacular—
along the Columbia River,
and covering the mountains
beyond,
but the green
right here in my hotel room.
There is a recycling bin
in each hotel room!

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that I don’t want towels
or sheets washed
during my three-day stay.
The packaging for soap
and other toiletries
is biodegradable!

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The air conditioning
and heating
are off
unless you need it.
The window opens.
There’s one of many farmer’s markets
close by.
On the river in the evening,
there are not gas-guzzling speedboats,
but sailboats.

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Sigh…..
Thank you people of Portland.

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