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Opal Creek

We had a chance to do some solo camping recently and gawd, it was delightful. We stayed up late! (8:30 pm) We got up late! (7:00 am) It was mid week and off season, so no one else was around. We read books. I crocheted a scarf. Of course, it was in the 40s at […]

“Can I Help You Get Somewhere?”

I work downtown. I work in a buzzy, populated area with lots of things and stuff going on. I work near food carts, Powell’s books, the explosively hip “West End,” and the edge of the Pearl District. It’s summer time and the sidewalks are thick with people. Tourists, people trying to get lunch on the […]

So. We Are Buying A House.

I moved to Oregon in early 2008. In that amount of time, we have moved seven times, including a one year job-free excursion to Astoria that resulted in us having twins. Before that, I lived in Hawaii for four months. Before that, I lived in the Los Angeles area for six years or so. In […]

Another First: Portland Snow is Also Delicious

What a difference a week makes. A mere six days ago, we were introducing the boys to the ocean. It wasn’t “warm,” but it was sunny and pleasant. Since Thursday, it has been snowing off and on in Portland. And practically the whole city shut down. It’s not that we are wimpy about snow. We […]

Oregon Beach Sand Is Delicious

We figured most everyone would be sitting in front of the TV on Sunday. And it was a gorgeous day. And I was itching for a drive. We decided it was time to introduce the boys to the ocean. We had brought the boys to the coast previously, but they were still little lumpy dudes. […]