i am an unrequited astronomer, pretend patient, gentle adventurer, pedal enthusiast, recovering calligrapher, occasional thespian and unfinished poet living in portland, oregon. contacting me via email is usually a good idea.
10:29 AM: far and away
this weekend: a trip to Seattle which included visiting the Museum of Oregon History and Industry, a walk on the waterfront, dinner at the mighty fine Carmelita's (a vegetarian restaurant which makes food so delicious it's an art), attending a 40th birthday party for a friend where we gave the perfect gift for someone about to go on a month-long European trip (plus an impromptu floral arrangement: "there's rosemary, that's for remembrance"), a dip in the hot tub w/ the rising moon, exploring the Seattle Public Library (though its third floor was under repair).
after waiting 2.5 years, i got some old photo smartcards back from steve so I could see some pix from the trip to australia i took to w/ michaelmas in 2000 and a trip I took to joshua tree even earlier than that (my hair was so long!). many of the australian photos have been damaged: very little from the "picnic at hanging rock" set survived. i might send them out for one last-ditch recovery effort, but i'm very grateful to have them back. thanks, steve!
these are some of the least damaged pix: click to make them bigger, and be kind because this was a cheap digital camera i bought in 1999. there's a cranky koala in the lower left corner of the leafy photo.
i also agreed to help create a vlog for an inspiring friend with an irresistable British accent who's been doing this amazing "travel around the world by human power" thing for 14 years. i'm a little nervous because all i have to go on is "rss 2.0 with enclose," but he's always had faith in me & is very gracious, and i respond well to those things.