Guilty of Anthropomorphizing

Tara and I were shopping for groceries last week and I sort of freaked out because she was grabbing cans of cat food from the shelf and throwing them into the cart without even looking at the flavors. "What are you doing?!" I shrieked inquired. "Buying cat food?" she said, turning a declaration into a … Continue reading Guilty of Anthropomorphizing

“I Don’t Even Know You!”

Time flies, huh?! Autumn is nearly upon us, and all I can say is, it's about damn time. This hot, dry, smoky summer has been one for the ages, and I don't mean that in a good way. Rarely have I looked forward to the change in seasons more. Our poor Columbia River Gorge has … Continue reading “I Don’t Even Know You!”

Un-July

Living in the Pacific Northwest, there isn't a lot of variation in the weather. A typical January day looks like this: Peek outside in March, and you're liable to see this: Curious about November? Here's what you're going to find: Yes, it's very often a broken record around these parts. But there is a brief … Continue reading Un-July

A Lovin’ Spoonful

We've  been back home going about our normal routine for a few days now, though the post-wedding bliss continues unabated. It's still a novelty to refer to Tara as "my wife," and I'm sure that will give me a thrill to say for some time. Coworkers joke about "the ol' ball and chain," but they … Continue reading A Lovin’ Spoonful

Holy Matrimony!

As I write this post, I can hear waves crashing on the shore. I'm in a hotel room in Newport, Oregon, with the balcony door open and the cool salt air wafting in. I can hear the occasional cries of seagulls over the roar of the surf. It's been a constant in my ears since … Continue reading Holy Matrimony!

A Rabbit, a Vulcan, & a Stuffed Octopus

On a random note, the NFL season kicks off in exactly 100 days. It can't get here soon enough! I just don't follow any other sports these days. Except for women's mud wrestling, of course. Anyway, just thought I'd throw that out there. Along with a let's go, Broncos!! It's never too early to take … Continue reading A Rabbit, a Vulcan, & a Stuffed Octopus

Should’ve Had The Crab Cakes

Saturday night, I was perusing the menu at Pier 101, a nice seafood restaurant in Lincoln City, Oregon. I was starting to get irritated, because there were too many delicious-sounding dishes to choose from. Don't get me wrong, options are great; in school, multiple-choice quizzes were always my favorite. But when it comes to ordering … Continue reading Should’ve Had The Crab Cakes

Kite Therapy

There is nothing more therapeutic than flying a kite. This surprises me. You wouldn't think such a simple pursuit would bring much joy. All you're doing is standing there, holding onto a string. The wind does all the work for you. Sure, you have to tug on it occasionally and make an adjustment or two … Continue reading Kite Therapy

How I Crashed Spring Break

All my adult life, I've had this fascination with Spring Break. This is probably because when I was the proper age to enjoy Spring Break the way it was meant to be enjoyed - which is to say, drinking until the wee hours of the night while surrounded by busty coeds while on vacation someplace … Continue reading How I Crashed Spring Break