This past week Portland is experiencing a heavy smog of soot and ash as the forest around Multnomah Falls burn… Its sad because it wasn’t supposed to happen, its sad because is has not been contained yet, its sad because it has now joined forces with another fire, its sad because there are many people … More Wildfires

Mount St. Helen

This past weekend we attempted a day trip to Mount St. Helen yet again… someone (not me) found directions to the wrong place, adding several hours to the trip, hence, we never actually made it to her. Our first attempt left us at the visitor center for a brief visit, where we began our education … More Mount St. Helen

Dog Sitting

This past weekend we watched our neighbors lil’ corgi. We took it for walks, played, refreshed his water and fed him. After a wonderful weekend with him, we both (animal loving people), decided that it is still NOT time to get a dog or a cat. Living in Portland and not having an animal of … More Dog Sitting

A Name Change

While this may appear trivial to some, it was one of the most empowering moments of my life. Last summer, right around this time, I went to court to legally change my middle name. You see, I grew up in an abusive home (physical, emotional, sexual, and spiritual abusive). While my last name changed when … More A Name Change

8 Months

After 8 months of living in the the “coffee shop” capitol of the US, we are at a coffee shop together for the first time. Quite a nice place, Cup & Bar. Not overrun with people, yet still that hipster local vibe. And they give you a little piece of chocolate with your lattes. Who … More 8 Months


This past week I saw my first unicycle on Burnside no less. I feel like I am even more of an official Portlander now! I have been told the unicycles still existed, yet had never actually seen one. It was quite an epic, the guy presented as early 2000s grunge punk. If only I hadn’t … More Unicycle

A New Job

Today I gave my notice at my job. It has been a great experience and I am very thankful for it. Did I think that I would have this job for a year or so longer? Yes, but alas, a week after vacation I find myself on the market for a job once again. Part … More A New Job