Hike, Travel, Write

Blog

Dec 16, 2011

Why There’s No Christmas Card in 2011

I’ve been sending out Christmas cards since 1988, and this year it’s not happening. Since I’m a little “in my head” about it, and since I attach some significance to this tradition, and since a lot of people say they look forward to it every year, I feel the need to explain myself — even if nobody feels the need to hear it.

The short answer is I just didn’t get my shit together, didn’t get a picture I felt great about, and now that it’s December I don’t want to rush it, to put in all the time and effort and cost to send out 150 cards that I don’t feel that great about, just to keep a tradition going. So I’m taking a year off.

(more…)

Sticky
Comments Off on Why There’s No Christmas Card in 2011
Share
Dec 14, 2011

How to Entertain an 11-Year-Old

I put up a post on Facebook that got a lot of interest andresponses. And somebody suggested I compile the comments into a list. Thequestion was, “How do you entertain a bored 11-year-old?”

I have a “little” with Big Brothers Big Sisters, andsometimes we (I) run out of ideas. My Facebook friends came through in style,and Roman has come up with some winners, as well.

(more…)

Sticky
Comments Off on How to Entertain an 11-Year-Old
Share
Sep 26, 2011

More Trails and Tables of Tuscany

In April/May 2013, I will be leading a fabulous trip to Tuscany for the Mazamas, a Portland-based hiking club. It’s a combination of hiking, food and wine, and local culture and history.

To find out more about Mazamas Outings in general, and get the forms you need to apply for the trip, visit the Outings website. To read an article I wrote about hiking in Tuscany, click here. For an example of the way we’ll be eating, click here. For an introduction to our Tuscan guide, click here. And for a light-hearted take on Tuscan Time, click here.

(more…)

Sticky
1
Share
Sep 09, 2011

New Project: Peaceful Places in Portland

I have started on a new book called Peaceful Places in Portland, to be released in the fall of 2012 by Menasha Ridge Press. For an example of what it’s all about, check out their Peaceful Places in New York book.

And so now I have a blog, where I will share some of my discoveries as I work on the book — and also seek your suggestions. Check it out over at PeacefulPortland.com. There’s even a Facebook page for the book. And for my own little intro to what it’s all about, read the first blog post, called “What is ‘Peaceful Places in Portland?‘ “

Sticky
Comments Off on New Project: Peaceful Places in Portland
Share
Sep 08, 2011

Talking Hikes on Hybrid Life Radio

I had a chance to play “famous guidebook author” yesterday on Hybrid Life Radio. The link to the podcast is here, and you can get a signed copy of 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Portland here.

Good times!

Sticky
Comments Off on Talking Hikes on Hybrid Life Radio
Share
Page 30 of 37« First...1020...2829303132...Last »
  • @60HikesPortland

  • @authorpaulg