Cape Lookout Hike

I don’t even know what’s going on with the world right now. I mean I know a lot of bad things are always occurring and maybe we just know more about them now because we have access to so many forms of communication and news outlets than ever before, but seriously WHAT’S GOING ON?¬†Seriously, the…

33 years wiser, or just older

It was my birthday in March. All the years of exciting age things happen within the first 30 years of your life. ¬†13 you feel like you’re more mature, but you don’t really know anything at all. 16 is supposed to make you feel like you’re more mature, but you really don’t know anything at…

2017 Winter Reflections

This has been the worst winter in Portland. Even people who have lived here for over 8 years will say this is the worst winter. I’ve been here for 11 years and I say this is the worst winter. Sure, the snow was really pretty and we don’t get it often. But shit, it was…

Fall in Portland

I’m writing this on Halloween morning. It’s cold and wet outside. Daylight Savings Time is next weekend, which means that winter is fast approaching. Winter sucks. I know there are people out there that live for winter, I don’t know any of them, but I’ve heard about them so I guess they exist. Sure, I…

Summer Time in Oregon

I’ve done a horrible job keeping up with the blog this summer. But that’s ok, because I was having a great time. I’m not trying to brag here, actually yes I am. Truly enjoying the people and nature around you has got to be what the whole point in life. Right? I’m fairly confident that…

Oregon Garden in Silverton, OR

Ok, I love gardens. Especially large ones with a variety of plants that you know is likely impossible to maintain in your own garden. Every time I travel I try to find out if there is some cool botanical garden to visit. I’ve been living in Oregon for 10 years now and until this year…

Coyote Wall Trail, Washington

I love going on the same hike in different seasons. The hike can look completely different from one season to the next. In the Pacific Northwest, there are so many wildflowers that come in different months that change the environment of the hike. I love that about the change in the seasons and even between…

Be a Voice, Be Diplomatic

It’s a typical morning on my way to work, except it’s now cloudy and cold when I walk to the bus stop. It’s November. It’s supposed to be cold. I check my phone every few seconds to watch the updated transit tracker tell me how far the bus is. It’s still two minutes away, just…

Lan Su Chinese Garden

I enjoy living in the city, especially a city that has these small neighborhoods making it feel like a town. But, I also get the urge to be in nature frequently. Sometimes you don’t want to go far to feel like you are in nature. Fortunately, Portland has many beautiful parks and gardens. One of…