Portland Spring TreesNoyer Noir + Spring Cell
May 10, 2014

Getting in the tomatoes. Sweet Million, Super Fantastic, Early Girl. Eighth year I’ve planted here, along the house. “The one I plant closest to the corner always does the best”. That familiar smell, soil mixed with sand. “This must have been under water a long time ago. I think the beach was all the way […]

March 16, 2014

vees of geese honking northbound as 8am bells bonging ‘sad Kathleen‘ (according to Kerouac) rolled scrolls on the magnoilas no more bogs of grey no more drip dropping for weeks now downpour from cells and sun showers parks, trails, ideas “a morning even War and Peace sounds good” – two kids ready for the opening. […]

February 20, 2014

(California Version) Biked to Cal Ave for lunch. Had to walk the bike halfway down the street to find an empty rack. Everyone was out: not just the kids from Stanford but the tech employees, the designers and developers and the real nerds who muck around in database administration which makes them no different from […]

April 5, 2013

Gorgeous spring. Good mix of storm days and sunny days. Not at all like last year, when winter lingered into May. – Jon Oropeza

March 20, 2013

Storm this morning. Walked to the café. Table after table, tapping away. I am one of them and they are me, beside the strangeness of you being you, and me being me. Off to himself in the far corner he sits, his hands folded behind his head. Looking out the window. Looking at the day. […]

May 29, 2012

Copper River Salmon – Grilled. Indirect heat until the fat oozes, then fire it up underneath. Don’t overcook it! Such nice rich fish. CR Salmon is the Kobe of salmon. A stretch to say it swims around the cold north Pacific, fattening on crustaceans, dreaming of a day when it will be paired with the […]

April 29, 2012

In the Spring we watch the Strawberry Line march north. First they come in from Peru. Then Southern Mexico. Then Baja. Then California, those Lodi berries that are oh so good. Then finally we get them locally. Oregon berries. The Seascapes varietal first. Faintly sweet, fleshy berries. Tillamooks and Aromas arrive next, delightful fruit, sweet […]