Guilty of Anthropomorphizing

Tara and I were shopping for groceries last week and I sort of freaked out because she was grabbing cans of cat food from the shelf and throwing them into the cart without even looking at the flavors. “What are you doing?!” I shrieked inquired. “Buying cat food?” she said, turning a declaration into aContinue reading “Guilty of Anthropomorphizing”

“I Don’t Even Know You!”

Time flies, huh?! Autumn is nearly upon us, and all I can say is, it’s about damn time. This hot, dry, smoky summer has been one for the ages, and I don’t mean that in a good way. Rarely have I looked forward to the change in seasons more. Our poor Columbia River Gorge hasContinue reading ““I Don’t Even Know You!””

Un-July

Living in the Pacific Northwest, there isn’t a lot of variation in the weather. A typical January day looks like this: Peek outside in March, and you’re liable to see this: Curious about November? Here’s what you’re going to find: Yes, it’s very often a broken record around these parts. But there is a briefContinue reading “Un-July”

A Lovin’ Spoonful

We’ve ¬†been back home going about our normal routine for a few days now, though the post-wedding bliss continues unabated. It’s still a novelty to refer to Tara as “my wife,” and I’m sure that will give me a thrill to say for some time. Coworkers joke about “the ol’ ball and chain,” but theyContinue reading “A Lovin’ Spoonful”

Holy Matrimony!

As I write this post, I can hear waves crashing on the shore. I’m in a hotel room in Newport, Oregon, with the balcony door open and the cool salt air wafting in. I can hear the occasional cries of seagulls over the roar of the surf. It’s been a constant in my ears sinceContinue reading “Holy Matrimony!”

A Rabbit, a Vulcan, & a Stuffed Octopus

On a random note, the NFL season kicks off in exactly 100 days. It can’t get here soon enough! I just don’t follow any other sports these days. Except for women’s mud wrestling, of course. Anyway, just thought I’d throw that out there. Along with a let’s go, Broncos!! It’s never too early to takeContinue reading “A Rabbit, a Vulcan, & a Stuffed Octopus”