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Presentation to Kippa-Ring

Presentation to Kippa-Ring

I presented to my host club of Kippa-Ring on Wednesday night. I spoke about Knoxville, Portland, and my research at the University of Queensland. Club President Lorraine Jeffery and the rest of the club gave me a warm welcome.

Trip Report: Ascent of Mt. Tibrogargan

Trip Report: Ascent of Mt. Tibrogargan

My climbing partner and I did a seven pitch, 200m climb today up Mt. Tibrogargan, a trachyte crag in the Glass House Mountains.     The route we took was called “Blabbermouth.” It goes up the right side of the…

Current Loves

Current Loves

Book: Geek Love (Katherine Dunn) Magazine: Smith Journal Blog: Wood & Faulk Food: Pear polenta muffin at Davies Park Market Album: Oshin (DIIV)  

A Stroll Through the Brisbane’s Botanical Gardens

A Stroll Through the Brisbane’s Botanical Gardens

[The tropical forest] encourages among its settlers a healthy respect for and harmony with the natural environment, equality among beings, and an evident lack of hierarchy. The forest is compact with diverse flora and fauna which translates into high tolerance…

Space

Space

I began researching bicycling and pedestrian planning at the University of Queensland this week. I’m working with Dr. Derlie Mateo-Babiano. In one of her journal articles, she wrote, “Westerners perceive space as a distance between objects, implying that the in-between…

Took a Drive

Took a Drive

My host counselor and his wife took me on a tour of the Glass House Mountains and the beaches north of Brisbane on Friday.   That’s Kath & Allan Male, my host “grandparents.”

2 Bags & a Bike

2 Bags & a Bike

All packed! Thanks to everyone who made Portland a wonderful adventure.

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…