The Way You See Your World

Today marks the inaugural post of my new Tumblr blog, The Way You See Your World. It’s not a replacement for this blog (which has been long dormant, but is soon to see a revival), rather it’s a simple daily photoblog that will have accompanying quotes from famous and obscure writers and thinkers meant to…

Changing Themes

It’s been a minute since I’ve published on this blog. There are a good number of reasons for that, from work obligations to home complications, but my lack of attention to my writing has stemmed largely from two things: Near complete burn-out from school & work and holding myself to a too-restrictive format. Issue number…

A Call For Posts: Accretionary Wedge #54

A night of drinking can really get geologists thinking. …Thinking about geology. …and thinking about more drinks. Such was the case a few months ago when @Glacial_till, @Seismogenic, and I were enjoying cocktails at a NW Portland bar. Though we are, none of us, mixologists, we became enamored of the idea of creating our own…

Take A Hike: Silver Falls State Park

There’s an apocryphal story that Silver Creek got its name when an Oregon pioneer – saddle packs filed to the brim with silver – attempted to cross the creek in high water. The man and horse, it is said, made it across, but the packs were lost in the rushing creek and the silver was…

On Mount Hood: Book Review

“If you ask a little kid to draw a mountain… he’ll draw Mount Hood.” With that simple insight, Jon Bell begins his tale of this iconic peak that we Oregonians call our own. On Mount Hood: A Biography of Oregon’s Perilous Peak is a book much like the mountain itself: accessible, vibrant, and filled with…

A Thankful Happy Birthday

This is just a quick post to let everyone know that, yes, this blog is alive and, yes, there are posts forthcoming. In the meantime, I want to acknowledge that this past week was 153rd birthday of the State of Oregon, a place that I proudly call home. It so happens that Oregon and I…