2020-08-12: Clint. Or Kelly. Take your pick.

2020-08-11: Summer Oregon apples.

2020-08-10: Puppies out of power — afternoon nap time.

2020-08-04: I don’t know how I’d missed this place, but the Meating Place — a butcher shop and cafe in Hillsboro …

2020-08-03: Summer camp week at Trackers Earth. 9 year old is spending the week doing Ninja Parkour. This should …

2020-08-02: “Innovation is the child of freedom and the parent of prosperity.” –Matt Ridley

2020-08-02: A perfect summer Sunday morning in the backyard. The only challenge is keeping the puppy from eating …

2020-08-01: Truth! Happy Saturday everyone, even if you are not lucky enough to be Generation X.

2020-07-31: Ruck break (and walk with my daughter!) to get an iced coffee at Symposium in Tigard. Whiskey bar …

2020-07-30: Oregon grape season.

2020-07-29: I feel like I should start collecting sanitizers from distilleries and cideries. Might be viewed as …

2020-07-28: On the limitations of labels: thestoryoftelling.com So true; labels are almost always barriers, and …

2020-07-27: The day ends at the cabin, and almost the vacation, as well.

2020-07-26: How are you complicit in creating the conditions you say you don’t want?

2020-07-26: Sunday morning walk in Trout Lake with some scattered scenes. Irrigation canal, dry river bed, and …

2020-07-24: Read this morning from Mark Horstman, about the U.S. Marines: “What other organization could lay …

2020-07-23: Time to — mostly — disconnect. At sunset, the bats feast on the river bugs. It’s quite a sight.

2020-07-20: Yes, a herd of elk crossing a golf course on the Oregon Coast.

2020-07-18: Out on a sunny walk, and the 9 year old is suddenly starving. Solution: cheeseburger!

2020-07-16: Throwback Thursday. Enjoying an after work Rainier at Jive Software in 2014. 🍺🖥😢

2020-07-15: This is a fantastic podcast: Rim Ferriss interviewing the amazing Hugh Jackman. Best from Tim in a …

2020-07-14: Thanks for the break in seriousness, Apple! (I love the finance guy.) …

2020-07-13: Quality is free. It’s the absence of quality that’s expensive. —Philip B. Crosby.

2020-07-12: Fishing in the suburbs on a sunny weekend.

2020-07-11: I pre-ordered this a month and a half ago, and it’s almost released – can’t wait. …

2020-07-10: Slow summer nights.

2020-07-09: Eating and drinking local. Symposium for coffee in the early afternoon, and tri-tip BBQ for dinner …

2020-07-08: Great article about sustainable agriculture, right out of Oregon: civileats.com/2019/01/3… …

2020-07-07: The eclipse in 2017, as taken from Salem, Oregon. Magical.

2020-07-06: Treat others how you should treat yourself.

2020-07-05: Last day at Silver Falls State Park. Relaxing. I just wish the showers weren’t closed due to stupid …

2020-07-04: Oregon, with all its mossiness. Happy Independence Day Americans!

2020-07-03: Summer camping Oregon style. Silver Falls is fantastically beautiful, even with a face mask.

2020-07-02: Throwback Thursday. Buenos Aires 2015.

2020-07-01: Take out.

2020-06-30: Visited the office today for the first time in over 3 months to get my work monitor. Noir filter was …

2020-06-29: Summer is almost here for Western Oregon! As those from here know, you can’t count on good weather …

2020-06-28: Everyone has their own personal demons. Everyone. I return to this trick many times a day. Thanks …

2020-06-27: Bar none the best sandwiches in Tigard.

2020-06-26: Great day for a walk in the sun!

2020-06-24: Puppy’s first time on the beach. She wasn’t sure what to make of the waves, but the dig the sand. A …

2020-06-23: Split watching the WWDC keynote over 2 days. Without the people, it’s less impactful. I think the …

2020-06-22: Love my girls. 💖

2020-06-21: Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there. Interesting fact that I learned today. While the …

2020-06-20: Need a break? This is a fun page to pour over: what country’s names really mean. …

2020-06-19: Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach. Iconic Oregon.

2020-06-18: Throwback Thursday. White Salmon’s Art and Wine Festival, summer 2009.

2020-06-17: A beautiful, socially distanced late spring day on the Oregon Coast.

2020-06-16: Spring’s last gasp in Oregon. It doesn’t want to let go. Of course, 15 minutes later it was sunny …

2020-06-15: From my ruck yesterday, a couple photos I think turned out nice. Late spring in Oregon.

2020-06-14: Required reading for anyone in leadership or management positions in their companies: …

2020-06-13: For any Rush fans out there, this is simply amazing. twitter.com/rushtheba… RIP Neil Peart! …

2020-06-13: Thank you Tim Ferriss for spotlighting Nikodemus in his 5 Bullet Friday email. This is making my …

2020-06-12: It’s the last official day of school at St. Anthony’s, where my kids go! It’s going to be a strange …

2020-06-11: Throwback Thursday. Some fun photos from the National Air Races in Reno in 2017. So hot. So dry.

2020-06-10: I read this morning that June is on track to potentially be the wettest June for Portland in a long, …

2020-06-09: Well, the school year is effectively over, with today the kids getting their stuff from school and …

2020-06-08: Music Monday. What I’ve been listening to lately: a lot of Americana on Apple Music over my Sonos …

2020-06-07: The beginning of the spring harvest from our backyard. Lots more coming!

2020-06-06: Is the Tesla Model Y the World’s best car? Great article at the WSJ. It’ll be a while, but this is …

2020-06-05: For some reason this sparked a memory of growing up in White Salmon in the 70’s and 80’s. The …

2020-06-05: Beautiful murals found on a great spring walk in #tigard Oregon.

2020-06-05: “Who has faith in the future, makes the future. Who makes the future, takes the future.” Quote from …

2020-06-04: Throwback Thursday. Easter egg hunt (dash!) in White Salmon in the year 2000. 20 years!

2020-06-03: Calming photos for today. Taken with Hipstamatic during my walk on Fanno Creek yesterday. Yes, we …

2020-06-02: Learned today: Carl’s Jr. uses LogMeIn on their drive through displays and that LogMeIn has a bug.p

2020-06-02: Yes, spring and new life is still a thing in Oregon! A bit of color for the day.

2020-06-01: It was a tough weekend, I won’t lie. I’m pretty lucky with where my family lives, so if it was …

2020-05-31: Build! Let Elon Musk Show the Way for America, Not the Rioters

2020-05-30: A successful launch for Space X and NASA! A great day for America and a great day for humanity.

2020-05-29: Proud new owner of a Green Mountain Grill. Going to take a deep dive this summer into the world of …

2020-05-28: Throwback Thursday. This is Versailles Palace in France, taken in 2006 on my honeymoon. One my …

2020-05-27: Amazing. What other care company adds features at the same time as they are lowering prices? Every …

2020-05-26: Happy Towel Day everyone. While the world is undergoing a lot of challenges at the moment, at least …

2020-05-25: Memorial Day 2020. My family is fortunate enough to have many that have served in the US Armed …

2020-05-24: Feeling like we need a little Haunted Mansion this Sunday. Taken in 2016 at Disney World.

2020-05-23: Saw this when getting popcorn to go at Joy Cinema in Tigard. Thanks Creature for setting a good …

2020-05-22: We’ve been watching Prop Culture on Disney+. Two thoughts: it’s an incredible dive into some of my …

2020-05-21: To those in the United States, happy early Memorial Day Weekend! I know many of my co-workers are …

2020-05-20: Onward nuclear power! BUILD. Nuclear Reactors in United States - Tiny Nuclear Reactors

2020-05-20: Oregon spring clouds in downtown Portland, circa March 2015.

2020-05-19: Tonight was the first time in about 2 months that my family was allowed to enter our church …

2020-05-18: The alt text is fantastic. xkcd: Mount St. Helens

2020-05-18: This is the reality of software development. Analyze, improve, iterate. It’s a fine line, though, …

2020-05-17: Lunch yesterday, picking up burgers at McMenamin’s Greenway Pub. While it seems like we’re eating …

2020-05-15: We need to make this happen. If I can stay off the surface streets from McCarren, I’d go back to …

2020-05-10: Enjoyed the perfect summer weather today in Oregon. No envy: it drops almost 20 degrees tomorrow and …

2020-05-09: With different American states opening up at different times and rates, it’s a fascinating test …

2020-05-07: Zombie! Well, Emerald City Comic Con zombie circa 2011.

2020-05-06: Adult daughter came over last night for an early Mothers Day and made sushi. Great job!

2020-05-06: This is so sad. Finished making my late breakfast (bacon/egg/jalapeño/onion scramble), went to shake …

2020-05-05: So good. Thank you XKCD! xkcd.com/2302/

2020-05-04: May, 7 years ago, in the Columbia Gorge. Natural social distancing was a thing back then, and a lot …

2020-05-03: Your Sunday dog photo of Tigli, our mini Aussie. You know how hard it is to use my iPhone’s portrait …

2020-05-02: Challenge accepted (even though I’m not a veteran!). blog.goruck.com/news/covi…

2020-04-30: Another day of the family working and learning from home. I’m losing track of the weeks here. I …

2020-04-25: Good signs, even if they are small ones. McMenamins opened up yesterday in the Pacific Northwest to …

2020-04-20: Very informative article about COVID-19 models — and what to do next — by the inestimable Dr. Peter …

2020-04-19: Everyone should read this. Marc Andreessen penned an amazing challenge to everyone. Build! …

2020-04-19: Read this, and then consider the Serenity Prayer. On predicting the future - Seth’s Blog

2020-04-15: Call back to days of crazy crowds. Disneyland last year!

2020-04-15: Question I’ve been pondering. Does a history of loving post-apocalyptic / alternate history …

2020-04-08: Well, Oregon schools are officially closed for the rest of the school year. That’s …

2020-04-05: Today’s ruck was easy to maintain 6 feet distance. I had to step aside a few times, but people were …

2020-04-04: Beautiful, if a bit chilly, spring Saturday in Oregon! Time to get outside and get some exercise. …

2020-04-03: COVID-19 update, bad and good. Bad: more locally owned restaurants are closing down even for take …

2020-03-31: Fantastic public service announcement from Randall Munroe over at XKCD: xkcd.com/2287/. We’ll …

2020-03-30: Interesting observation about the current COVID-19 crisis. While in some very real respects people …

2020-03-29: Two weeks until Easter! This will certainly be the most surreal celebration in my memory. No in …

2020-03-25: Something I’ve been bugging everyone about lately: support your local restaurants! Any …

2020-03-22: This is ridiculous. Masks help, period. Are they necessary for most people? No. But if you’re in a …

2020-03-18: Seen on a quick drive today. (Cool color artifact!) “Give extra space to each other and on the road …

2020-03-17: Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Tough times for many, but there are still so many blessings. Like delicious …

2020-03-16: Day 4 of no school, AT the school. We were lucky not to have any snow days this year, so the kids …

2020-03-15: Fantastic article showing the effects of quarantine and social distancing. Why outbreaks like …

2020-03-14: I have to admit it’s fascinating to watch Twitter over the past few days, with the back and forth of …

2020-03-13: Kids playing Beach Buggy Racing in the Tesla at a supercharger a few weeks ago. Yes: you can play …

2020-03-11: Trojan nuclear power station, 2001, then closed down for 9 years. 5 years later, the cooling towers …

2020-03-10: A sliver of sunset from on high. Digging through old Obscura photos (great camera app for iOS!). …

2020-03-09: Progress Ridge in Beaverton: post Onward and pre Menchies. What a nice March night for some family …

2020-03-07: Tigli is learning tug of war.

2020-03-04: Chaperoned for my 3rd grader’s field trip to the Oregon Symphony this morning. Super great. They …

2020-03-03: Tigli surrounded by her toys. So much energy (when she’s not napping, which is often)!

2020-03-02: This article on COVID-19 is pitch perfect: seths.blog/2020/03/t… The huge potential area of …

2020-03-01: COVID19 is close to home! Confirmed case only a few miles away, and at Mass today, the priest …

2020-02-29: Mother’s Day 2013 at Skamania Lodge: I love the Arts & Crafts here. It makes me want to spend …

2020-02-28: Background in process for the upcoming Beauty and the Beast play at my kids’ school.

2020-02-27: Another (somewhat less) creepy photo from Oaks Park last weekend.

2020-02-25: Old Rainier Brewery in Seattle. Pacific Northwest beer history.

2020-02-24: My music for the week ending February 23rd.

2020-02-23: On the trip back from Seattle today, someone in a big diesel truck tried to roll coal on me, but …

2020-02-22: A haunted carousel at Oaks Park.

2020-02-21: An oceanside waterfall in Newport, winter 2004.

2020-02-20: Tigli taking a break.

2020-02-19: Coffee art. Nicely done Couva Coffee Roasters.

2020-02-19: My Grandma, who passed over 20 years ago, created teddy bears, and I was fortunate enough to adopt …

2020-02-18: Tigli and Cake. Cake (the huge bear) is going to a new home with a waiting 2 year old after our …

2020-02-17: Fall bloom and foliage in Portland 2008. Wow, almost 12 years.

2020-02-16: Welcome to the family Tigli!

2020-02-15: I snuck a photo of the x-ray of my fractured thumb. Pretty cool. I’ll be wearing a splint for 6 …

2020-02-14: Night time on the Las Vegas Strip in 2010.

2020-02-13: Superhero contortionist at Emerald City ComicCon 2013 contortioning. As superheroes do.

2020-02-12: Long ago winter storm in Tigard. Looking less and less likely we’ll get one this year, sadly.

2020-02-11: Donated a TON of children’s books tonight to Northwest Children’s Outreach. Great organization. …

2020-02-10: Sunshine for a cold day.

2020-02-09: The lines grew to ridiculous length for a while yesterday due to high winds closing most of the …

2020-02-08: Storm skiing today. Fun!

2020-02-07: Had lunch with a friend at Pine Street Market today: www.pinestreetpdx.com/restauran… New …

2020-02-06: Goat!

2020-02-05: It’s amazing that there’s a Tuskegee Airman still kicking (at 100 years old!), and now a Brigadier …

2020-02-04: Approaching sunset, March 2015. In the present, still a while away from the hint of new life.

2020-02-03: My music for the week ending February 2nd. Said this before, but really loving Keifer’s album. …

2020-02-02: I don’t do a lot of product mentions here, but have to call out the Oura Ring. Fantastic sleep …

2020-02-01: Spotted: security droid outside of Santa Clara’s Singularity University patrolling the parking lot.

2020-01-30: Beautiful statue of Mary right across the street from my company’s office in Santa Clara.

2020-01-29: New art at PDX. Happily reminds me that there’s only a week and a half until our new puppy comes …

2020-01-28: Bully!

2020-01-27: On this cold, rainy PNW January day, here’s a photo of summertime at Cannon Beach in 2013. Imagine …

2020-01-26: We’re getting a new puppy! Our beloved D’Argo passed last spring, and it’s time to welcome a new …

2020-01-25: Library cleaning day. It’s amazing all the memories that come back when you go through old books you …

2020-01-24: My Aunt Helene and I showing affection back in what, 1974? Fantastic! I missed posting on her …

2020-01-23: Formation of WW2 heritage planes doing a fly by at the Reno Air Races in 2017.

2020-01-22: Statue in Buenos Aires, captured on a trip to Argentina in 2016.

2020-01-21: Amazing. Seen outside of the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall after seeing Ghostbuster in Concert. What …

2020-01-20: Ice above the Mt. Hood timberline. There’s been a bit of wind of late…

2020-01-19: Spotted in Vancouver, Washington this fine afternoon.

2020-01-18: Best pizza by the slice joint in Portland: Escape from NY Pizza. I have fond memories of going to …

2020-01-17: Your Friday cavy encounter.

2020-01-16: Trout Lake, summer 2015.

2020-01-15: A great ruck in the rain the afternoon right before sunset.

2020-01-14: As part of a challenge, I’m giving up this tasty beverage and all alcohol for 90 days starting …

2020-01-13: My music for the week ending January 12th. Digging the new Huey Lewis & the News.

2020-01-12: Hope everyone’s weekend was fantastic! I’m incredibly glad to be back in the Stares for a while …

2020-01-11: Morning fog at Kempegowda International Airport yesterday morning, which delayed the flight out. …

2020-01-09: The first of 5 lines to wait in before sitting on the airplane. Taken at Kempegowda International …

2020-01-09: Clouds over India at 550 MPH.

2020-01-08: Still Christmas in India! Heard some Bing Crosby in the howl lobby laterto really seal the deal.

2020-01-06: I took the opportunity of long flights to really dig into Wait But Why’s epic series The Story of …

2020-01-05: My music for the week ending January 5th (2020!). Not too much, as I was focused on finishing up …

2020-01-05: Due to a rerouted flight, I’m in Mumbai, India for the first time. Well, the airport, which doesn’t …

2020-01-04: These stairs at Heathrow caught my eye.

2020-01-03: Winter trail.

2020-01-02: A good microcosm of winter during the black months in Oregon, taken during a ruck yesterday. The …

2020-01-01: Happy New Year everyone! I hope that, no matter how great 2019 was, 2020 will be even better. High …

2019-12-28: Pop up party at Starbucks this afternoon near our house. Free espresso! Free, of course, = crazy …

2019-12-15: So perfect. geekculture.com/joyoftech…

2019-12-15: First day on the mountain! Some Cascades powder, but mostly of the packed form. Hope the start of a …

2019-12-13: Vista House on Crown Point in the Columbia River Gorge in 2004. A stunning day.

2019-12-06: Pork belly = happiness.

2019-12-05: Christmas past.

2019-12-04: Yup, autumn is over.

2019-12-03: December in the Willamette Valley on a foggy morning.

2019-11-18: My music for the week ending November 17th. Due to our trip to Disneyland the weekend before last, …

2019-11-15: It’s the Millennium Falcon! The Disney imagineers did an amazing job in Galaxy’s Edge. I also love …

2019-11-14: One of the original Disney animatronics: President Lincoln. Classic.

2019-11-13: A tropical hideaway, at the tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki room. Many photos of our recent Disneyland trip …

2019-11-12: My music for the week ending November 10th.

2019-11-04: My music for the week ending November 3rd.

2019-11-03: Premiere showing in Portland of the yearly Warren Miller movie: Timeless. Getting ready for the ski …

2019-10-29: Shocked jack-o-lantern.

2019-10-28: Clear pathway.

2019-10-27: Modern art?

2019-10-26: Amazing sunset tonight. Unfiltered.

2019-10-24: Crazy. How many manufacturers roll out over the air software updates that boost your car’s …

2019-10-23: Halloween time at McMenamins CPR.

2019-10-22: Local fast food art. Kind of a combination of Tigard, the central Willamette Valley, and somewhere …

2019-10-21: Daughter put on contacts for the first time today: one year younger than when I got them. She was …

2019-10-20: Christmas time in mid-October! It’s not a surprise any longer when I see decorations go up for sale …

2019-10-19: Flu shot achievement unlocked.

2019-10-18: Neat bathroom wall art at a theater in Hillsboro.

2019-10-17: Throwback Thursday: the Oregon coast, late fall 2003. Great trip with my future wife (at the time!).

2019-10-16: We received our family photos from Shelly Peterson Photography today. Talk about serious attention …

2019-10-15: Legendary. #inktober

2019-10-14: My music for the week ending October 13th. Pat Benatar!

2019-10-13: Calling back to Halloween 2005! Looking forward to 2019’s trick or treating with the kids (while it …

2019-10-12: CYO tournament volleyball Saturday. I’ve never been to this campus. Great facility, and the kids …

2019-10-10: At the Cork, Ireland 🇮🇪 Airport, the gave tons of photos of red heads. This might be my favorite. …

2019-10-09: Does this sound good to anyone?

2019-10-08: Changing. Love it.

2019-10-07: My music for the week ending 10/6. It’s kind of limited. I listened to a LOT of other music this …

2019-10-06: Corn maze at a local pumpkin patch on a beautiful October day. Yes, we got out alive.

2019-10-05: Strange intersection of adverts at Heathrow this morning.

2019-10-03: The River Lee at night.

2019-10-03: The remnants of Hurricane Lorenzo is hitting Ireland. So far, seems to be a non-issue, thankfully.

2019-10-02: Cork people walking Oliver Plunkett Street and enjoying an October Irish sunset before the storm.

2019-10-01: Looked and looked, but no bear found.

2019-09-30: My music for the week ending September 29th.

2019-09-29: Playing tourist in London today, and came across a Japanese festival and performance at Trafalgar …

2019-09-28: Ah, the cascades. Tried to get 3 mountains in: Adams, St. Helens, and Rainier.

2019-09-26: Throwback Thursday. A bit of spring from a year long gone. Tonight’s the first frost in the …

2019-09-24: Lunch time walk with the leaves just starting to change.

2019-09-23: My music for the week ending September 22nd.

2019-09-18: Odd corporate art. Major points if you can guess where.

2019-09-17: Grunge.

2019-09-15: Fenced up history.

2019-09-14: The Lady Alice.

2019-09-13: The USAF Thunderbirds at the National Air Races. Impressive precision flying!

2019-09-13: I love Alaska airlines! It’s a great benefit of living in the Pacific Northwest.

2019-09-12: Our internal narrative and the accompanying self-talk have deep effects upon us, and we forget that …

2019-09-09: My music for the week ending September 8th.

2019-09-04: Shared with friends over Labor Day. Beer and kombucha from Rogue (of course). Better than expected, …

2019-09-02: Happy Labor Day everyone! And now for a huge American flag at Faneuil Hall in Boston.

2019-09-01: It seems like I’m linking to Seth Godin a lot, but, well, it’s right so often it’s …

2019-08-31: Classic Rexall Drug signage along with a very old Coppertone ad on the New Hampshire coast.

2019-08-30: Amazing ribs in Boston (well, Revere) tonight at Da Bomb BBQ. Whodathunk?

2019-08-29: A LEGO recreation of the millyards in Manchester, New Hampshire, SEE Science Center. Apparently the …

2019-08-28: A day on the sand and surf at New Hampshire’s Hampton Beach State Park. Barely beat the rain, but …

2019-08-27: The best breakfast in New Hampshire: Tuckers. And lunch, too! Had a fantastic lobster roll.

2019-08-26: The top of Loon Mountain in the White Mountains. Beautiful.

2019-08-25: Introduced to the school in Concord, NH where my Mom went to Kindergarten. I had no idea. History!

2019-08-24: Beautiful day on Lake Winnepasaukee in New Hampshire.

2019-08-22: Seth Godwin, about monopolies, and specifically Google: “Every monopoly seems like it’s going to …

2019-08-16: Today’s Bing homepage image startled me. It looks strikingly like an undeveloped Columbia …

2019-08-15: This is powerful and worth some reflection time. From Seth Godin: seths.blog/2019/08/t… …

2019-08-13: My music for the week ending August 11th. Yeah, David. Lee. Roth.

2019-08-07: In season, straight from The Gorge!

2019-08-05: My music for the week ending August 4th. Man, I’m loving the Ed Sheera ‘s collab album.

2019-07-30: Sleeping Beauty next to Mt. Adams, taken July 2011. Can you see it?

2019-07-29: My music for the week ending July 28th. Too bad it doesn’t show stuff listened through Apple Music …

2019-07-28: The Fremont Bridge in Portland on a past hazy, autumn day.

2019-07-27: Somewhere between Dallas and Portland.

2019-07-26: Beautiful Mt. Hood on the descent! That’s when I know I’m home.

2019-07-25: Texas corn.

2019-07-24: First time having BBQ in the Dallas area! Hard Eight BBQ was as good as promised — especially the …

2019-07-23: Memories have such power. I’m listening to Jonathan Coulton’s remake of the 1975 Michael Martin …

2019-07-23: Hungry cub.

2019-07-22: My music for the week ending 7/22.

2019-07-21: Mt. Adams history: the Trout Lake Country Inn.

2019-07-20: Mt. Adams up close!

2019-07-18: Out of the dunes, and onto the Oregon Coast beach.

2019-07-17: Received! Throw Throw Burrito game! I’m a bit fan of The Oatmeal strip, and Matthew Inman in …

2019-07-16: Douglas Firs at Silver Falls State Park. Cascade sun!

2019-07-15: One more waterfall from Silver Falls State Park in Oregon.

2019-07-15: My music for the week ending July 14th.

2019-07-11: The back side of water! This is the Middle North Falls as Silver Falls State Park.

2019-07-10: The Lower South Falls at Silver Falls State Park.

2019-07-09: We spent the long Independence Day weekend at Oregon’s Silver Falls State Park, and the family did …

2019-07-08: Truer words. “Steve Wozniak Warns People To Get Off of Facebook Due To Privacy Concerns” …

2019-07-08: My music for the week ending July 7th.

2019-07-04: Independence Day at Silver Falls State Park in Oregon. Foxglove beauty.

2019-07-03: It’s a ship in a whiskey bottle. Of course!

2019-07-02: Pre-thunderstorm clouds brewing. Rare in the Pacific Northwest.

2019-07-01: My music for the week ending June 30th.

2019-06-30: We’ve had our Model 3’s hood keyed, but light enough that it buffed out. I’m …

2019-06-29: The family contributed a couple hours picking up trash at Mt. Hood Meadows with Oregon SOLV. …

2019-06-28: Radiation.

2019-06-28: After the thunderstorm, a foggy morning in the Willamette Valley.

2019-06-27: Throwback Thursday. Taken at Fort Vancouver in 2009 during a lunchtime walk. I had a great 3 mile …

2019-06-26: Early morning rainbow.

2019-06-25: Refreshments.

2019-06-24: OMSI summer camp!

2019-06-23: This is a great time lapse video of the author and artist of a new Kickstarter book opportunity (I …

2019-06-21: Trust lags consistent, quality progress. To expect immediate reciprocation on your efforts by …

2019-06-20: Throwback Thursday. Reno’s National Air Races 2008. My first year being a volunteer security guard, …

2019-06-19: Found: someone’s missing apple at the Portland International Airport.

2019-06-18: Portland’s KOIN Tower on a beautiful Fathers Day.

2019-06-17: “Money won’t do the trick, but it’ll help.” —Avett Brothers

2019-06-16: Happy Fathers Day to all the hardworking Dads out there. I was surprised by a gift of a gentleman’s …

2019-06-15: Outgoing late at night at PDX. Obscura 2 is my favorite non-default camera on iOS.

2019-06-14: Ominous Fraction Tower.

2019-06-13: First time in Cincinnati! Nice change of weather from the 97 degree temps in Portland to 63 here.

2019-06-13: Expect and embrace change. I have to constantly remind myself that there is no status quo. There …

2019-06-12: Guess where?

2019-06-12: The maw of the monster.

2019-06-11: Shiny.

2019-06-09: Another shot of the interesting institutional art found this weekend. This was taken with …

2019-06-08: Found some interesting art while taking a walk this morning. I think this dates back to the 70’s, …

2019-06-07: Goodbye California! I didn’t get enough sun on this visit… maybe next time.

2019-06-05: See, now I’m hungry. @alaskaair

2019-06-04: Burger = happy. Message received.

2019-06-03: Sign in front of my optometrist today.

2019-05-29: Attempted to give blood today, but the “Have you travelled to India in the past 12 months?” Question …

2019-05-29: Lumos!

2019-05-28: Enjoyed my first time at Pioneer Pizza in White Salmon last weekend. Pretty neat decor. Steampunk …

2019-05-27: From Seth Godin today: “Accountability is done to you. It’s done by the industrial system, by …

2019-05-27: My music for the week ending May 26th. Yesterday was a bit of Vegas nostalgia, circa 2012.

2019-05-25: Taking a break with a cheetah at the Oregon Zoo.

2019-05-24: NW Portland McMenamins — stopped by on the way to Marrakesh for dinner. Always interesting!

2019-05-23: Doesn’t this feel like some creepy, gothic hug?

2019-05-22: Cottonwood snow.

2019-05-21: Compassion.

2019-05-20: Vacancy.

2019-05-20: My music for the week ending May 19th. Most of my listening this week was in Sonos and Slacker. 🎼

2019-05-19: Nice Sunday afternoon, and had to get out of the house. So: long walk with an audiobook.

2019-05-17: Found, thanks to Grace’s drum teacher: the Willamette Cider and Ale House. He and a friend are …

2019-05-16: “The forces of tyranny expand inexorably to fill the space made available for their existence.” …

2019-05-14: Read this yesterday from Seth Godin. Some systems are based on scarcity and some on abundance. He …

2019-05-13: I’m a huge fan of alternate history (hello, S.M. Stirling!). I’ve never seen an alt history inside …

2019-05-12: Name these hippies.

2019-05-11: Bitter Frenchman? Yeah, lame IPA joke.

2019-05-08: Best burger in Hillsboro. I don’t think this is my first time saying this, actually.

2019-05-07: Read in a Wheel of Time book, paraphrased. A bit dark and stoic, but true: “If you can’t heal, then …

2019-05-05: Good ruck! 1.6 miles with a brisk pace, chest cold or no.

2019-05-04: Art shop color palette.

2019-05-04: New park in Tigard next to Fowler Middle School. It has some wood sculptures that are AMAZING, and …

2019-05-04: Eerie.

2019-05-03: Walking trail on a nice spring day.

2019-05-01: I’ve found this to be true in my experience, as well. This is from S.M. Stirling in his book The Sea …

2019-04-30: Team building the fun and tasty way. My work mates and I learned to create a chiffon cake from Mindy …

2019-04-30: Found this little piece of tranquility near the office. I’ll be back.

2019-04-29: Be the person your dog believes you are.

2019-04-29: My music for the week ending April 28th.

2019-04-28: First wash of the Explorer since ski season began. Looks like a different vehicle!

2019-04-26: Westgate.

2019-04-25: Mahārāja.

2019-04-24: Flame.

2019-04-23: One of my 8 year old’s projects on Easter Monday. Note that they double as houses for the Littlest …

2019-04-22: My music for the week ending April 21st.

2019-04-22: McMenamins John Barleycorn’s last Saturday. Taken with Obscura 2 using the Rands filter.

2019-04-21: This photo was taken the day we brought D’Argo home with us as part of a Terrier rescue group, one …

2019-04-20: For those watching the last season of Game of Thrones — and bonus points for having to watch Elmo …

2019-04-19: Good Friday blossoms.

2019-04-18: Holy Thursday Mass (another fun name: Maundy Thursday), the beginning of the Holy Triduum.

2019-04-17: Oak and moon.

2019-04-16: “A wise man prays for mercy, not justice.” —SM Stirling.

2019-04-15: Alas, Notre Dame Cathedral. I am very fortunate that I had the chance to visit it twice, once in …

2019-04-15: Throwback Monday. Timberline Lodge circa 2009. Beautiful day!

2019-04-15: My music for the week ending April 14th.

2019-04-14: Baseball field on a chilly spring morning.

2019-04-13: “With great ability comes great accountability.”

2019-04-13: Here’s to warmer climes. Wish I were there now!

2019-04-11: Watched the SpaceX launch today of the Falcon Heavy. Perfect. Seriously, still magical. It’s an …

2019-04-08: Billy Blues Bar. Huge list of guitar and drum students performing with a live band yesterday. Rock …

2019-04-08: My music for the week ending April 7th.

2019-04-07: Accidental photo that turned out interesting.

2019-04-05: Amazing collection of beer cans at Reverend BBQ in Sellwood. Just a part of it.

2019-04-04: All kinds of bunny’s.

2019-04-03: Conestoga pool in Beaverton. Played with some filtering using Snapseed.

2019-04-02: 24th anniversary of Black Rabbit Red at McMenamins today!

2019-04-01: My music for the week ending March 31st.

2019-04-01: Throwback Monday. Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach, Oregon, taken in 2006.

2019-03-31: Elephant sculpture at the Oregon Zoo.

2019-03-29: Natural arch found on a hike in the Gorge yesterday. It’s on one of the trails off Catherine Creek.

2019-03-26: Signs of spring’s arrival.

2019-03-25: My music for the week ending March 24th.

2019-03-25: Throwback Monday. The Eiffel Tower, summer of ‘06.

2019-03-24: 12 what?

2019-03-23: Art at the Tavern at McMenamins Anderson School. One thing they’re known for… interesting …

2019-03-20: I can’t wait, but if I’m honest, these movies had way too much influence on me when I was a …

2019-03-19: Throwback Monday (on a Tuesday). Trout Lake on a beautiful 2012 summer day.

2019-03-19: My music for the week ending March 17th.

2019-03-15: “In Europe, 100 miles is a long way. In America, 100 years is a long time.”

2019-03-13: “In spite of great scientific and technological advances, man has not the faintest idea of who he is …

2019-03-13: The kids and I went to our first hockey game last night. Go Hawks! And yes, there was a fight just …

2019-03-11: Throwback Monday. Looking south to Mt. Hood from White Salmon in 2007.

2019-03-11: My music for the week ending March 10th.

2019-03-10: An important public service announcement about light pollution from XKCD: xkcd.com/2121/.

2019-03-09: Going to Costco at 2PM on a Saturday is always a bad idea.

2019-03-08: Zuckerberg’s new privacy essay shows why Facebook needs to be broken up - MIT Technology Review

2019-03-08: Rest in peace Jan-Michael Vincent: I have very fond memories of Airwolf when I was a kid.

2019-03-08: Another morning with March snow that wasn’t really sticking. Pretty, though. I wish Micro.blog …

2019-03-07: Mill A 2010, while looking for a Christmas tree.

2019-03-06: Collapsing farm house.

2019-03-05: Where I’d rather be. At least I have coffee!

2019-03-04: My music for the week ending March 3rd.

2019-03-04: Throwback Monday. Wells Beach, Maine circa late 80’s.

2019-03-03: Love Oregon. Go for grocieries, taste a couple new inventions from local microbreweries to sooth the …

2019-03-02: Drama.

2019-03-01: Sad snowman.

2019-02-28: Doing 25 miles for GORUCK’s #RuckYourDog #RuckingChallenge for the month of March. Always open for a …

2019-02-28: This is huge! Go Tesla! twitter.com/tesla/sta…

2019-02-28: Food truck day! Boro Burger, extra jalapeños.

2019-02-27: The remnants of snowpocalypse. On a serious note, it’s been a mild winter so far in the Willamette …

2019-02-26: Fantastic. For those that have formative memories of Counting Crows, this is amazing. (It doesn’t …

2019-02-26: February sunset in Tigard.

2019-02-25: My music for the week ending February 24th.

2019-02-25: Throwback Monday: pretty sweet snowman made with Laconia, NH snow.

2019-02-24: Fanno Creek Trail, flooded and complete with ducks and nitria (coypu).

2019-02-23: Not surprised, sadly. www.wsj.com “This is a big mess.” Numerous popular apps send sensitive …

2019-02-22: Radioactive magic. xkcd: Plutonium

2019-02-21: Uninteresting day of work, and have Vegas on the brain. This was taken several years ago. Fun.

2019-02-20: Hot blooded. Check it and see.

2019-02-19: Obscured ice skaters at the Sherwood Ice Arena. I don’t usually mess around with filters too much, …

2019-02-18: Throwback Monday: Red Sox vs. the Oakland A’s in ‘87 at Fenway. My first major league baseball game.

2019-02-18: My music for the week ending February 17th.

2019-02-16: Stormy day on Mt. Hood yesterday! Great to ski with some expert skiers to really challenge me!

2019-02-15: Great day skiing! #TraceSnow #sessionsheet // snow.traceup.com/stats/u?uId=640305&vId=3534889

2019-02-14: Yet another reason I love Tesla. twitter.com

2019-02-13: It’s burger month! We’ll see how the Great Guacamole Defender Burger shapes up.

2019-02-12: I can’t say enough good thing about Dr. Jason Fung’s book, The Obesity Code. In my …

2019-02-11: Throwback Monday. My Dad hang gliding at Cape Kiwanda in the early 80’s.

2019-02-11: My music for the week ending February 10th.

2019-02-10: Blue bird morning, pending another storm.

2019-02-09: Operational security, hack version. (That’s a Polycom video camera being covered up.)

2019-02-07: A fantastic dinner with co-workers at Ponzi Vineyard. Their winery is almost exactly the same age as …

2019-02-06: Framed sunset.

2019-02-05: Ah. snow in the Willamette Valley. Gone by Noon. Sad!

2019-02-04: Throwback Monday. Shot at the Empire State Building’s viewing platform in NYC in 1987.

2019-02-04: My music for the week ending February 3rd.

2019-02-02: My day of skiing. Kind of an experiment to see how TraceSnow does with this. #TraceSnow …

2019-02-02: Saturday morning skiing! Hope the sun stays out!

2019-02-01: Sad.

2019-02-01: This is too epic not to share. Even people not… enamored… with Elon Musk should live …

2019-01-31: Finished the audiobook The Man on the Mountaintop today. Highly recommended! It’s “free” for Audible …

2019-01-30: More things to ponder from the Man on the Mountain: the blame takers are also the ones that have the …

2019-01-29: The Tigard Library on a cold January night.

2019-01-29: Listening to Audible’s production of The Man on the Mountaintop. Excellent. One thing that struck me …

2019-01-28: Throwback Monday. Salish Lodge, which sits on top of Snoqualmie Falls, taken on a pilgrimage when …

2019-01-28: My music for the week ending January 27th.

2019-01-27: Downtown Portland building art against a grey sky.

2019-01-26: Spring skiing in January.

2019-01-25: The Fall of Gondolin.

2019-01-24: Prediction: while it’s easy money now, this will bite Amazon in the long run. Customers are (slowly) …

2019-01-23: Throwback! This photo was taken in the Mid-Columbia Gorge in the mid-80’s. Playing with composition.

2019-01-22: Gardens and sitting area near office buildings in Bangalore. Even in winter plenty of flowers in …

2019-01-21: My music for the week is ending January 20th.

2019-01-21: Inbound to Heathrow and taking the opportunity to snap a photo of misty London in the early …

2019-01-20: St. Peter Church in Bangalore. Beautiful songs by the congregation, with almost full participation, …

2019-01-20: Great advice. I’ve been fortunate enough not to suffer from clinical depression, but when I exercise …

2019-01-19: Long, but fair write up of How Facebook got where it’s currently failing humanity and possible ways …

2019-01-16: Shrine.

2019-01-14: A bit of the Pacific Northwest in London Heathrow.

2019-01-13: Amazing. Wireless charging hotspots lets drones fly forever through in-air recharges …

2019-01-12: It’s JRR Tolkien’s birthday today! Celebrating it at the McMenamins Kennedy School. This is the …

2019-01-11: Best burgers in Hillsboro! First Friday being back at work after the holidays requires a Mr. Bento …

2019-01-10: Bend, circa 1983, outside the DB Stevenson Ranch.

2019-01-09: Oregon Coast, years ago. #throwback_thursday

2019-01-08: Conestoga Recreation and Aquatic center on a cold Monday evening.

2019-01-07: We discovered Netflix’s limited series adaptation of Watership Down. Highly recommended, with great …

2019-01-06: Klickitat, my home county! Fascinating. This was taken at the High Desert Museum in Bend, OR. …

2019-01-05: Random sightings in Bend.

2019-01-01: First sunrise of 2019.

2019-01-01: Here’s hoping that everyone’s 2019 is better than their 2018. Remember that it’s …

2018-12-30: Last Mongolian Grill of 2018.

2018-12-30: This brings me back to the ‘90’s: itunes.apple.com/us/album/… STP is still delivering great …

2018-12-28: Well done, California Highway Patrol, and merry Christmas. Warning: bit of a tear jerker. …

2018-12-27: Wow. Damning on internal combustion are. Couldn’t agree more. www.wsj.com Exceptional electrics and …

2018-12-26: Ah, the Apple Store on Boxing Day. Relaxing.

2018-12-26: Even after the US Federal tax credit expires, Tesla Model 3’s are much cheaper over the long run …

2018-12-26: Insightful write up on the different worlds people in the tech world and those in government …

2018-12-21: McMenamins Edgefield has an awesome tribute to Mister Rogers in gingerbread house form. You’ll be …

2018-12-20: Now it all makes sense.

2018-12-19: Limited edition beer tasting at McMenamins Cedar Hills tonight! Let the merriment begin.

2018-12-17: Yesterday afternoon the family went to Cinetopia to watch Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. I can …

2018-12-16: Robot Santa delivers toys to all the good little artificial constructs.

2018-12-15: Highly recommend this long form ‘cast between Tim Ferriss and Dr. Peter Attia. My biggest mind …

2018-12-14: This is a fascinating (and super detailed) timeline of a carnivore’s journey to her diet. …

2018-12-13: Blast from the past. Photo of the Hood River Bridge in the Columbia Gorge circa 1989.

2018-12-12: Zoo Lights at the Oregon Zoo! For many in Portland, an annual pilgrimage .

2018-12-11: McAfee holiday party, giving the world yet another chance to see how horrible I am at golf.

2018-12-01: Mt. Hood Meadows opening. Powder!

2018-11-29: Unfiltered photo on my ride home tonight. Sunset and orchard.

2018-11-28: My interests are too fragmented to really deep dive into almost anything like J.R.R. Tolkien’s …

2018-11-27: Found in SE Portland. Posted without further comment.

2018-11-22: I found this on my walk with D’Argo this morning. New park facilities on the Fanno Creek Trail in …

2018-11-21: I happened to be in downtown Portland this morning and noticed that Tugboat Brewing had closed for …

2018-11-19: The kids got fancy new sunglasses, and Clare had to strike a pose for me. Throw up them horns! (And …

2018-11-16: This was last week at the McMenamins Tripster Party IX at the Elks Lodge in Tacoma. Apparently this …

2018-11-14: Tri-mirror selfie.

2018-11-13: A tiki at the Devil’s Reef in Tacoma. They made a great fogcutter. We saudered over there after the …

2018-11-09: The Crooked River High Bridge in Central Oregon, on the way to Sunriver, taken right before sunset. …

2018-11-08: Shockingly, this was the first time I’ve been to the Hall of Presidents. Fantastic attraction. This …

2018-11-05: twitter.com

2018-11-05: I love this photo. This is the Astro Orbiter at the Magic Kingdom on a sunny Florida day. The …

2018-11-04: Pure joy on the Tomorrowland Speedway!

2018-11-01: I love Halloween time at the parks. And while the Magic Kingdom does an alright job, I feel …

2018-10-31: My favored sugar bomb at the Magic Kingdom (as well as the Polynesian near there and Disneyland): …

2018-10-30: Waiting in line at the Haunted Mansion with two zombies. Very healthy looking zombies. That are …

2018-10-29: Cinderella’s Castle. Hello Magic Kingdom!

2018-10-24: Is it a Chinese double rainbow, or a Florida double rainbow? It’s a mystery!

2018-10-23: This is at the Mexico pavilion at Epcot inside the big step pyramid. Fantastic art work (and only …

2018-10-22: August Central Florida downpour at Epcot. The rain is so warm!

2018-10-18: For the nay sayers and trash talkers. In Defense of Elon Musk

2018-10-18: This is a great podcast. Tim Ferris interviews Paul Stamets, without a doubt the most interesting …

2018-10-18: Moving to Day 3: Epcot. This is taken near the bottom of Spaceship Earth a few minutes before park …

2018-10-16: Zombie kid at Animal Kingdom. I don’t know either. 😊

2018-10-15: Dinoland USA entrance in Animal Kingdom. I love the background on this. The lighting obscures the …

2018-10-14: Taking a break from Disney World photos. Autumn is here.

2018-10-13: Pretty amazing power suit, presumably based off of the Avatar movie, in Animal Kingdom.

2018-10-12: While I’ve never seen the movie Avatar, Disney did an amazing job at the theming of Pandora in …

2018-10-11: Last photo from Hollywood Studio, from earlier our first day there. To infinity… and beyond!

2018-10-10: Inside the Tower of Terror. The Imagineers must have had a great time with this room, with all the …

2018-10-09: 50’s Prime Time at Hollywood Studio. No elbows on the table here, and absolutely NO mobile phone …

2018-10-08: Wow, great video showcasing the possibilities of Full Self-Driving. The creator is a true believer …

2018-10-08: This doesn’t exist in Disneyland any longer, and we rode it last year only a week before it was …

2018-10-06: Early morning magic hours at Hollywood Studio! This is our first time in Toy Story Land. So pretty. …

2018-10-05: My ideal old man state. Pretty much guaranteed to be my future. I hope they never get rid of the …

2018-10-04: These are the dancers and musicians at Raglan Road, a fantastic Irish restaurant at Disney Springs …

2018-10-03: Our first day in Animal Kingdom. Listen kid, I haven’t even begun to take photos. Deal. :-)

2018-10-03: Two things I’m loving with the new versions of MacOS and iOS: Dark Mode and 1Password autofill.

2018-10-02: This is about right! I almost never pick up numbers that I don’t recognize anymore. If I get a …

2018-10-02: Clare’s first time on the Tomorrowland Speedway! I was in the passenger seat, and did the same for …

2018-09-24: Super cool Lego house that Clare made. “Take a photo!” Obviously too important to lose to the sands …

2018-08-19: Palm tree garden at Blarney Castle. In Ireland. Some of these trees are well over 100 years old. 😲

2018-08-19: Inside the tunnel to the dungeon at Blarney Castle. Tight fit.

2018-08-15: Looking over the Irish countryside from the top of Blarney Castle.

2018-08-14: Blarney Castle! Yes, with the famous stone. No tapestries, unfortunately…

2018-08-10: The River Lee in Cork.

2018-08-10: People overestimate what they can get done in day, and underestimate what they can get done in a …

2018-08-08: Amazing graffiti in Cork, Ireland, found during a morning walk before work, going in somewhat random …

2018-08-06: Mass on a beautiful Cork morning at Holy Trinity Church. The building’s almost 175 years old. Hard …

2018-08-05: A barrister’s office in Cork. Yes, I’m basically 12.

2018-08-03: Inside the Oliver Plunkett in Cork. True?

2018-08-02: Diabetic AND boiled sweets. Grace and Clare are missing out!

2018-07-31: I found this place in the English Market in Cork. Bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon. Too bad it’s …

2018-07-24: Here’s the entrance to Oliver Plunkett Lane — shops, pubs, and restaurants, and the entrance to the …

2018-07-22: I was recently in Cork, Ireland for a week, so I’m going to try to post a photo from my trip every …

2018-06-23: The Conrad Miami. Kept thinking about Don Draper.

2018-06-23: Interesting. Old Miami refusing to be supplanted by new Miami.

2018-06-23: Can’t find comida Cubano like this in Portland! Great dinner!

2018-06-22: Dramatic cloud formation over the Gulf.

2018-06-22: Let the much needed vacation begin! Many photos coming, as we have Internet connectivity. Heading …

2018-06-17: Path.

2018-06-17: Library trip.

2018-06-12: Oregon Grapes.

2018-06-11: Foggy, cold spring morning in Tigard.

2018-06-09: Brightness.

2018-06-07: Striking and retro.

2018-06-06: “I’m married to America!”

2018-06-06: Sunday ruck on Fanno Creek Trail.

2018-06-06: Grace’s Birthday Party Grace had a bunch of her friends stay for a birthday party / sleep over! There was pizza, froyo, and …

2018-06-01: Soft.

2018-05-30: Playing in the sun.

2018-05-29: Family outing to go see a Year with Frog and Toad at the Oregon Children’s Theatre 🎭 Great musical! …

2018-05-26: Playing around with Obscura filters at Starbucks , waiting for my Americano.

2018-05-25: Great iPhone Camera app replacement for those that want more than the stock capabilities. Obscura 2: …

2018-05-25: Rock ‘n roll.

2018-05-24: Swim lessons are near the highlight of her day, and she’s getting better and better. Good thing — …

2018-05-22: Spring snow.

2018-05-20: Spring.

2018-05-20: UFO Festival In McMinnville First time at the UFO Festival! Glad we went. Lots of great people watching. Next time we might stay …

2018-05-18: Future blackberries.

2018-05-18: Fanno Creek in the late morning. Perfect dog walking conditions!

2018-05-05: Daddy Daughter Dance at school this evening. How many of these are left? 😭

2018-05-05: “What matters is the pace of innovation. That’s the fundamental determinant of …

2018-04-29: Fantastic upgrade of software worthy of everyone’s support, including the $5 fee! 1Blocker X: …

2018-04-28: Great view from our friend’s house before the gaming starts.

2018-04-27: My Dad flying inverted over the Columbia Gorge, facing East into the White Salmon area in his …

2018-04-25: “Fear follows hope.” —Seneca

2018-04-24: Teeth, Or Lack Thereof All I want for Administrative Assistants Day is my two front teeth.

2018-04-24: Heard at TEDx Portland 2018: “Wisdom is knowledge that has changed you.”

2018-04-22: Boring Company Girl

2018-04-22: TEDx Portland 2018 I had an amazing time at my first TEDx at Keller Auditorium yesterday! 3000 people leaning a slate …

2018-04-22: Opening Weekend In Kalama It was opening weekend at McMenamins Kalama Harbor Lodge Hotel. Couldn’t ask for better April …

2018-04-22: First post on Micro.blog. After attending TEDx Portland yesterday, I have a desire to share a bit …