From the Blog

Weekend Away In A Straw Bale House In Sisters, Oregon

I have been fascinated by straw bales construction since I lived in southern California. One of my favorite places to camp was Joshua Tree National Park. I fantasized about buying some land in the desert and building a straw bale house amidst boulders and twisted branches and endless sun. I moved to Oregon and sort […]

Skiing Mt Hood

I have lived in Oregon for five years, as of yesterday. In that amount of time, I had not gone skiing. In the beginning, it was because I didn’t have the greatest health insurance, and if I broke something, it would be stupid. Later, I realized I was just getting older, and my need for […]

You Can Buy Happiness (And It’s Cheap)

This is a review of our lovely friend Tammy’s book You Can By Happiness (And It’s Cheap). This book has been out for a few months and I’m sort of late writing this review. But trust me, I do think you should go out and get this book, especially in this season of culturally-enforced consumerist […]


Our friend Ann sent me an email a few weeks ago and casually asked for my address, saying she had a book to send to the boys. And indeed, we got a package in the mail. I saw the size of the box and I tried not to get too excited that maybe, maybe, there […]

Some Baby Updates

It’s been eight days since the babies were born. I am still in the hospital. Not because I need to be. I was discharged on Wednesday. But the boys still need to be here. And because I am a breastfeeding mom, I was given the option to stay at the hospital with them. I got […]