Toxic People & the Arrogance of Belonging

Wow. Damn. That's one hell of a blog post title. Forgive me, I'm just writing stream of conciseness here, although what I have to say has had plenty of time to marinate and boil over in my mind to the point I t...

Portland restaurant review: Oven & Shaker

Recently, I was given the opportunity to write a restaurant review for Forest Heights Life MagazineĀ a Portland neighborhood-specific monthly magazine owned and operated by a friend who is a mover and shaker in ...

Why You Should House Sit In Your Own City

I know that my blog has only been active for approximately two months, but I'm already noting some changes and additions I would like to make. This is actually not a daunting task for me, 1) because I don't hav...

Visiting Oregon Wine Country

The holidays have come and gone, presents opened and all ready forgotten. Even though crowds and mass-consumerism make me queasy, I really do enjoy Christmas with all of the lights, festivities and parties. Aft...

A Thank You.

I woke up today, this first Monday of 2015, with a heavy feeling in my heart. The emotion was inexplicable and as I bustled about getting a 7 year old and myself ready, and preparing for the morning commute, th...

Estate Sales & Antique Malls

I would first like to say: Happy 2015 dear readers! Wow, 2014 really was a crazy year filled with extremes, for sure. As I go through my Word Press reader, which allows me to easily see all the newest blog post...

A Birthday Feast for the Eyes

December 1st has come and gone, yet what do we really know about this noblest of days? It is the gateway day to all other holidays occurring this month, with out the 1st, you have no other days. Also, it's my b...

Graveyards: a popular travel destination?

What is it about graveyards that intrigue us so much? Is it the idea of walking among the dead? Or perhaps it gives us time to reflect on our own mortality, an afterlife, reincarnation... For whatever reason, I...