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How I Became a Full-Time Lake Dweller

How I Became a Full-Time Lake Dweller

I put my life on hold from 2006 to 2017 to care for my ailing elderly parents. I had a family obligation to honor a Japanese custom of providing care and a safe home for one’s parents. I’m an only child, accepting the facts of the situation that I must take care of my...
Tualatin Hills Nature Park

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...
Sunday Deliberations

Sunday Deliberations

I need to get something straightened out in my mind, the urge, the inclination, the frequency of the premonition that I need to change my living situation to rejuvenate my life. If that means selling my house and downsizing my material footprint, then I expect to have...
Going Native in Suburbia

Going Native in Suburbia

The frequency of my rumination of living as a nomad has increased. I’m scratching an itch that doesn’t appear to be resolving; it may require the healing properties of the nomadic lifestyle. The suburban jungle in which I live is choking me with its toxicity of noise,...