Monday, September 26, 2011

Find Mark Bosworth-UPDATE

This following information has been copied from

Mark Bosworth-The Cycle Oregon Volunteer-Missing since Sept. 16, 2011

Details on Mark’s confusion at the time of his disappearance

People who had contact with Mark at the Cycle Oregon event the night he went missing said he was confused and didn’t remember where he had set up his tent. Just two days earlier, in a call to his wife, Mark insisted he was in Ontario, Canada. “He said that Cycle Oregon had surprised everyone by chartering a plane and had flew them all, including their bikes, to Canada,” shared Julie. “He said it was mentioned on the Cycle Oregon website.” He sounded convincing. 

Later, Julie checked back with Mark. He told her he had been waking up from a very vivid dream when he talked with her earlier, and that’s why he had said he was in Canada. Mark has battled cancer twice in the past. Doctors and family now fear his confusion may indicate a new cancer. 

Spreading the word ‘everywhere’ in the world

After wrapping up the search in Riddle and surrounding areas, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office told Mark’s family and volunteers, he may be “anywhere in the world.” With Mark’s confusion, here are some of the places he may be trying to reach:

  • New York City -  he lived there for ten years
  • Minnesota and Iowa - his daughters went to college in both states
  • Chicago; Santa Cruz, CA; North Carolina, Missouri and Florida - he has family ties

“Mark is a traveler,” said Julie. “He’s comfortable outdoors, making his way around, talking with strangers.” Mark may not be able to tell a stranger that he lives in Portland right now, but there’s no doubt his passion about forests, trees, climate, geography, topography and biking would come through in a conversation. 

“It won’t be one of us who finds Mark,” said Julie, at her Portland home with her daughters sitting nearby. “It will be a stranger who has seen the flier or news coverage, who  recognizes Mark.”

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Missing: Cycle Oregon Volunteer Mark Bosworth


The week before last the "best ride in America" took place...Cycle Oregon. Hundreds of cyclists and volunteers made this week long journey thru scenic Oregon. One volunteer, Mark Bosworth, was last seen on the night of Sept. 16 and 17 in the little town of Riddle, Oregon. Mr. Bosworth, 54, is a two-time cancer survivor and may be suffering from a medical condition that causes confusion.

The search area has now been expanded outside of the ride route because there was a report that he may have been seen hitchhiking. The ride route went from Sutherlin – Cottage Grove – Reedsport – Bandon – Powers – Riddle – Sutherlin. If you happen to know anyone who lives in or near these towns or was traveling in Southern Oregon on or after September 16 you should forward them the Find Mark flyer!

Feel free to repost my post!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Welcoming Fall

Green Apple. Original oil painting by June Davis

I had forgotten how much I love this little poem about Fall by John Updike, until I saw it appear on Rosemary's Blog. I always associate green apples with Fall. I was happy to find this sweet little oil painting on the Etsy site of June Davis.


The breezes taste
     Of apple peel.
The air is full
      Of smells to feel—

Ripe fruit, old footballs,
      Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
      Chalk, and such.

The bee, his hive,
      Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts

Like plates washed clean
     With suds, the days
Are polished with
      A morning haze.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


One thing that I remember about 9-11 was the stillness and the silence outside. Without planes in the air and everyone staying close to home, the world around me became suddenly silent. It was very odd. I was one of the lucky.

My heart still aches for all who experienced that day, and continue to experience that day, in a more profound and life changing way.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Oregon Summer!

Yesterday I went to the Hillsdale Farmers Market in SW Portland. It's a small Sunday market with some excellent vendors and prices. And it's very close to my house. I couldn't resist all of these juicy, summer treats!

How about you have a favorite Farmers Market where you live?