Archive for June, 2012

Haystack Rock

Haystack Rock

I first came to Oregon in 2009 to work on the coast as a U.S. Forest Service ranger. My dad and I took a quick trip to Haystack Rock before heading out to eastern Oregon.   We drove south on Hwy…

Axolotl

Axolotl

I’ve been saying bye to all my Portland friends the past week. Almost forgot to say farewell to this one. Flight leaves tomorrow night.

The Brickyard Family Portrait

The Brickyard Family Portrait

I have been living with seven roommates in a huge 1920s Victorian house we call “The Brickyard”. We took a family portrait yesterday. We brought out some of our inanimate roommates for the photo as well. And that is a…

Get to Know Me

Get to Know Me

I wrote a poem for the Open Review Quarterly Digital Presence issue, which intended to depict my [and my generation’s] changing relationship with the internet. I wrote, “Deliver me those silhouette faces!” in the penultimate line. When Facebook first began, many…

Interest Map 2012

Interest Map 2012

I began the tradition of mapping my interests last year (see below). This diagram is a great way to organize how I think about my various interests. I added color to highlight the major changes. New interests include economic development, agricultural…

Industrial Eastside

Industrial Eastside

Planners in Portland frequently debate the costs and benefits of the the industrial sanctuary in the inner-eastside. On one hand, the area is prime real estate that could generate more tax revenue if it allowed residential or more retail. On…