Posts by: MichaelAhillen

Media Coverage

Media Coverage

The community of Cascade Locks, Ore., has received positive media attention lately for Connect Cascade Locks, the planning project five of my colleagues and I facilitated last year. Read about the community’s recent award in The Hood River News, The Oregonian,…

Off to New Zealand

Off to New Zealand

    I’m headed out to the South Island for a couple of weeks of hiking, cycling, and sightseeing. The best way to contact me is by e-mail. I’ll be uploading photos to my Flickr account via Instagram. I’ve also…

Jane St. Clean-Up

Jane St. Clean-Up

    The Rotaract Club of South Brisbane picked up trash on our adopted road, Jane St. in West End. It’s incredible how much litter we found.   Our Rotaract Club does quite a bit of fundraising, so it was good…

A Break in the Clouds

A Break in the Clouds

I took advantage of the sunshine for a quick trip to the Gold Coast. Hoa, a friend from high school, moved into a place just off Main Beach.   Hoa’s friends Nicole & Claudio invited us over for pizza and…

Radio Debut

Radio Debut

    I had a great chat with John Scott at 4BC talk radio. I discussed the growth of cycling in Brisbane and related the increased cycling rates to public health challenges. It was a great first experience talking on…

Brisbane High Rise

Brisbane High Rise

I received a warm welcome from the Brisbane High Rise Rotary. They meet for breakfast in the Brisbane Polo Club downtown, a historic colonial structure with a beautifully restored interior. There were lots of cyclists in the room, and they…

Fifty Years

Fifty Years

I attended the Celebration Dinner for Allan Male, who is retiring from Rotary after fifty years of service. He has served as the past District Governor and the president of the Brisbane North club. In my speech I pointed out…

Girraween National Park

Girraween National Park

While Dalphy was working in Stanthorpe, I hiked around Girraween National Park. It’s known for its freestanding granite boulders, but I spotted some wildlife, too.

Stanthorpe

Stanthorpe

  Dalphy is a plant pathologist and occasionally does field work in Stanthorpe, an apple growing region in SE Queensland. I joined her on her most recent trip. Our couchsurfing friend from a few months ago now works in Stanthorpe…