I haven’t tried ZapHour, but it sounds pretty cool. It’s like Groupon but free and with a time limit. Check out a this story I did on it for Neighborhood Notes.
Another fun story about another cool idea in the making: ADX is going to be a collaborative space for designers, craftspeople, and folks who want to be either. Read all about it at Neighborhood Notes.
You make some fine pledges, my friend, and bring me no small amount of joy — not just with your too-occasional writings but with the recent news of your pending arrival in P-town. They say we put our intentions out to the universe and it responds in its own time and way, and while I didn’t realize it would take 14 years and a job to get you out here — I thought perhaps a promise of golf and whiskey would have done the trick — I shall nonetheless be happy to entertain you. And be entertained by you. And wallow in your considerable presence.
I got another chance to write for the Oregonian this week. I did a piece on places to see salmon and steelhead spawning around Portland. Enjoy it, then get out there and watch nature’s glory!