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May 27, 2014

Back in Portland this morning. Memorial Day week, my favorite time in the Northwest. Winter is done, Spring is wrapping up. It starts getting light around 5AM and I’m up not long after. Barefoot on the deck, watering the arugula, watering the strawberries. Early summer: Everything is green, everything is bright, but there’s still the […]

December 1, 2012

It’s odd to look out the window at the wing of the plane. Looks so peaceful out there. As if you could walk out to the tip and look down at the clouds, the fields, the cities. Only you know the air is going by at 600MPH out there and how you’d survive for, oh, […]

June 24, 2011

Split at noon yesterday and headed for the coast. Left about 10 minutes before the Greece news popped. I’ve been calling it the Greek Romance, cause every time I hear about it I get that Lady Gaga song in my head: Seriously. I mean, your moment of zen or whatever: Miles from Athens or the […]

October 10, 2008

“I SAVED EVERY CENT and then suddenly I blew it all on a big glorious trip to Europe” – Jack Kerouac Quitting the bakery and going to work for FI not only helped me learn about how to function in an office environment. It also goosed my paychecks. I wasn’t getting rich, but by squirrelling […]

July 11, 1999

Tuesday, July 13, 1999 – Got to Portland yesterday afternoon, Greyhound bus from Lincoln City. Walked to youth hostel in Hawthorne, had beers at local bar. This morning, beautiful morning, walked to downtown, had to wait for boat to cross Hawthorne Bridge drawbridge. Funny bridge, old grating and cars whine when they pass you, kinda […]