1.  Shelter in place.  Think of your home as Toad Hall in winter – a place where the hearth is always warm and good books beckon.  Toad Hall hours are 4:00 PM to 8AM, allowing lots of time for cocooning, cocoa and hunkering down.   2.  Get out and about.  Thomas Jefferson had the right idea […]

You might want to open up a new tab and take a look at your LinkedIn page while we chat.  Is it ready for an update?  Are you proud of it?  Does your picture do you justice? Is your company optimized on LinkedIn?  If you need some help let me know, or simply learn from […]

Flying and honking in their wavy greater-than sign gronking about how this city is noisier and more frightening, more dangerous yet much greater than your quiet town way down valley. Those geese returning next spring with their mates for life, toggle the message north honking your country roads and short coffee lines, congenial bowling alleys […]

Living as I do in Portland, Oregon I occasionally find myself in Portlandia. This happens often enough to document, so I am beginning with a moment from August, 2012. The sun had long dropped behind the West Hills as I drove toward the Burnside Bridge.  The iconic “Portland sign” was glowing in the distance.  As […]

The coldest, wettest spring on record has left Oregonians a little more deflated than normal this spring. We see the sunshine now, but we have absorbed so much moisture we are human sponges – awaiting a good hand wringing by rays of sunshine we have nearly forgotten how to enjoy. We vaguely remember sun block. […]

I ran across my report cards from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades recently.  The same week I spotted my 2nd Grade teacher’s obituary in the newspaper.  “Mrs. R”  died last month, at the age of 99.  So I figure the statute of limitations has run out on the comments she made about me on […]

On Sunday, April 10, 2010 the Golden Gate Bridge will be part of the route of the San Francisco Half Marathon. I’ll be there, chugging along to my Michael Franti music, enjoying the view and trying to finish the 13.1 mile track in under three hours. What compelled me to run half marathons for the […]