Nobody Cares

I'm writing this post while kicking back in a vintage travel trailer on the Washington coast. It's the same trailer Tara and I booked in 2014, when we came out to Long Beach on my birthday weekend for the Astoria Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival. Deja vu, 'cause we are here again for the same … Continue reading Nobody Cares

Fox Paw’s Coming Home

When we lived in South Dakota in the '80s, my parents bought an ice scraper. Not just any ol' ice scraper, mind you; this one was special. It was called the Fox Paw and came wrapped in faux fur, so your hand would stay warm when scraping ice from the car's windshield. Pretty ingenious, actually. … Continue reading Fox Paw’s Coming Home

A Love Sleeps Deep

I feel sorry for all the Midwest folks who are still waiting for spring as they dig out from a seemingly endless parade of snowstorms. You guys are my peeps (or will be in a couple of months), so I feel your pain. However, I am not yet a Midwesterner, so I may feel your … Continue reading A Love Sleeps Deep

Lipstick on a Pig

As far as Friday the 13ths go, this one is anything but unlucky. The Moondoggies' new album, "A Love Sleeps Deep," came out today. It's been five years since their last record; that's basically an eternity in the rock 'n roll biz. If you are unfamiliar with our history with the band, let's just say … Continue reading Lipstick on a Pig

Never a Duel Moment

I’m on a Hamilton high today. Last night Tara and I went to see the hit Broadway show, which is currently playing in Portland March 20 - April 8 as part of its national tour. I was lucky enough to snag a pair of tickets, probably because I was online the second they went on … Continue reading Never a Duel Moment

Tentucky, Anyone?

I was reading an article the other day about states with the most appealing shapes. This piece declared Montana the winner. I'm a little suspicious though, because the article in question was printed in a Montana newspaper. Conflict of interest much? I have actually given a lot of thought to states' shapes over the years. … Continue reading Tentucky, Anyone?

From Chinook to Chislic

I came across an article in Portland Monthly last week on bierocks, a Midwestern staple that resembles a glorified Hot Pocket. Apparently I am not the only one who has never heard of them because Microsoft Word doesn't recognize the word, underlining it in red and suggesting I really mean "bureaux." I do not, MS … Continue reading From Chinook to Chislic