The June issue of my monthly(ish) newsletter, the Breakfast Bulletin, is out. This month, we have: a wrap-up of the many hikes I’ve been on lately, while updating my book 6o Hikes Within 60 Miles of Portland an introduction to the three new clubs in the English Premier League my new web store, where you can buy […]
I finally got it together and re-created an online store where you buy all five of my books, signed however you want. Look at me, being all high tech. The store is right here. Details on each book are here.
Don’t be alarmed by strangers with needles: Acupuncture at this Portland clinic is affordable, accessible, and peaceful.
Every month or so, I knock out a Breakfast Bulletin newsletter, which is mostly a recap of blog posts on this site and activity on my English soccer site. This month, the Bulletin includes a selection of spring wildflower (and waterfall) hikes in the Columbia River Gorge, some places from my book Peaceful Places in […]
Quick note: This was written before pot became legal in Oregon When you get a call for a taxi at the Roxy Diner at 6:15 Saturday morning, you kind of hope it’s a staffer headed home after work. When you pull up and see two young dudes laughing, holding to-go containers, you know those are your […]
Every few weeks I send out a newsletter that I call the Breakfast Bulletin, a nod to my former days as the Portland Breakfast Guy. The last issue was mostly about my English soccer project, and this one touches on that, as well. But mainly, this one is all about hiking in the Columbia River Gorge. It […]
What is it like when your team wins the championship? Beyond description, really — but that didn’t deter me from writing this here diary of the experience of watching my Portland Timbers win the 2015 MLS Cup in Columbus, Ohio. Saturday 5 p.m. I finish a 12-hour shift driving a taxi, hand off the car […]
Often I make small talk with my passengers: How’s your day going, what are you up to, what line of work are you in, etc. And sometimes I don’t. Here are three times I didn’t say a word after “Where are you headed?” I pick up a guy, 4:45 a.m., at the EconoLodge, MLK and Columbia. […]
The prime season for hikes near Portland is upon us, and I have decided to celebrate by offering all of my books for $12 each. That’s anywhere from $2 to $6 off, and if you buy more than one, shipping is free. You’d better hurry, though — this offer ends at midnight on August 3. […]
If you are into hiking near Portland, Oregon, you probably already know about portlandhikers.org. You might not know that every year they produce a really cool Portland hiking calendar. Sales of the calendar, which includes photos from users on the site, benefit Trailkeepers of Oregon, which runs the website. TKO’s mission is “to protect and […]