New Locations Now Open

With all the talk of Twitter moving to an algorithmic system that promotes "popular" posts (read: things that make the company more money) I'm preparing to either abandon it, or use it less. In any event, I've started a Tumblog which can be found here. Not much there yet since I just started it today. … Continue reading New Locations Now Open

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WellREAD and The Wonder of Witches

Last weekend I was sick with a cold, and because I was sick I turned on the tv and thereby caught this program about books, WellREAD, on OPB (Oregon Public Broadcasting).  I’m always excited to find a show about books, and it was doubly exciting to come in on a show discussing books on witches … Continue reading WellREAD and The Wonder of Witches

Early January Photos

Just a few recent pics. Moon and Venus, 7AM, Jan. 6, 2016 Sunrise over Farksolia, Jan. 6, 2016. The roads were total ice, so traffic was doing about 20mph through this stretch. And without the wires Snow earlier in the week (January 3) so I got to work from home that Monday (Jan. 4). It … Continue reading Early January Photos

2016, We’re Counting on You

I gave up making New Year's resolutions years ago. Generally, it seems a week into the new year most are already forgotten. It's not that I don't have goals, but sometimes the resolutions I've made were not all that intrinsic to my interests or that important in the long term. Lose weight? Sure. Exercise more? … Continue reading 2016, We’re Counting on You

November Collection

I can't believe it's been a whole month since I posted anything. I threw in the towel on NaNoWriMo again. I've been sick for a week and it sort of took the wind out of my sails. I'm about 10,000 words into a new thing, my first attempt at a YA novel. But fear not, … Continue reading November Collection

Super Blood Moon – September 27, 2015

SO. I had all these grand plans of driving up a local mountain to watch the eclipsed moon rise behind Mount Hood across the valley, and this was the view: Grrr. Argh. Unbelievable haze. It was kind of a circus up there, too. I passed one area that must have had 100 cars parked in … Continue reading Super Blood Moon – September 27, 2015

Rain + Sun = Rainbow

Just a few shots from my morning commute. There was a double but I just couldn't fit it all in the image. I kept wanting to stop and take pictures on the way in but didn't have time! Grrrr. Hence some lousy framing and road signs. I love the sun on the green trees with … Continue reading Rain + Sun = Rainbow

Autumn’s Early

After a lengthy, extremely dry summer filled with excessive heat during which the record for number of days above 90F was broken, our rainy season seems to be off to an early start. Beginning last weekend, August 28, when a large storm blew into the Pacific Northwest, disrupting the Hood-to-Coast run, and forcing campers off … Continue reading Autumn’s Early