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That’s No Way for Me to Live

I can learn to content myself with what I have, to make ends meet, to compromise, to accept that I’m going to die with regretfulness nibbling at my soul. I can divine my future 20 years out that where I am today will prove to have been a decision made with...

Road Trip 05.21.19

I got on the road for five hours to do what I used to love, taking road trips with no particular place to go. My love for road adventures halted in 2006 when I withdrew from my career and life, committing myself to take care of my parents as their full-time caregiver....

Copper Ridge

Augustus Oregon, a township nestled in Oregon’s Coastal Range doesn’t exist, except in my imagination. Strangeness transpires there, and what happened at the top of Copper Ridge is no exception. When bouts of depression take me under into the depths of despair, I seek...

Oasis Under Siege

Suburbia, Oregon, May 7, 2019, 9:13 AM. The neighbor lady refers to our neighborhood as an oasis, amid the cacophony and activity that permeates our suburb. I hear passenger jets roar, canines barking, screeching tires, slamming car doors and trunks, screaming youth,...

Tualatin Hills Nature Park

I used to begin my rucks from the house, but the idiots driving without concern for the safety of pedestrians has persuaded me to drive and park at a nature preserve. Enduring traffic noise and tension on the streets began to piss me off, downgrading the benefits and...

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