About Oregon Expat
Sometimes the best view is from the outside, and an American expatriate living in Portugal is, in many ways, outside of both nations. The views can be spectacular. I'm also a science nerd, Mac dweeb, and grammar geek, so the posts in this blog tend to be eclectic.
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- Know your gunfire
- Go phish
- Outcaste is coming!
- Gecko tail update
- Nat Geo on the veranda
- Three minutes of art
- Portugal wildfire (we’re okay)
- Alien: Covenant review
- A must read: “My Family’s Slave”
- Dia da Liberdade (Freedom Day)
- Nat Geo moment
- Song of Saturday
- Innovative teachers (subtitle: Ryanair is the Scrooge McDuck of airlines)
- Strange weather
Monthly Archives: May 2012
After several days of running errands and replenishing stocks of things I can’t get in Portugal, my parents and I finally got out in the countryside for a little waterfall hike. It was so lovely to be amongst big trees … Continue reading
It’s so different, going to the movies here! Things have changed — when did this business begin of showing TV previews for 15 minutes prior to the film? Why am I paying for a theater ticket so that I can … Continue reading
I thought about doing a series of Oregon wallpapers, but decided that might be too predictable…so here’s one from southern Sweden. The photographer writes: “These steps are what separate colorful fields from a nature reserve. Taken close to Ängelsbäcksstrand.” It … Continue reading
I arrived in Seattle Friday afternoon, and what a flight that was! We descended over the North Cascades, in all their sharp-edged, snowy glory, and passed between towering pillars of cumulus clouds, which instantly put me in mind of a … Continue reading
I’m in Lisboa now, readying for an early morning departure for that big continent to the west. Posting is going to be sporadic for a few days — the travel time is around 25 hours, and then there’s that jet … Continue reading
Long term readers of this blog will know that I harbor a special distaste for careless dog owners. Actually that might be a bit of an understatement: I think anyone who lets their dog poop in a public place and … Continue reading
I’m in the process of packing for my trip back to Oregon. Since it’s going to be a long trip, I borrowed my wife’s huge hard-sided suitcase — the one she bought for her 10-week trip to visit me, back … Continue reading
In honor of my trip back to Oregon (starting this week!), here’s one of my favorite lighthouses on the Oregon coast: Heceta Head. I used to live about a half hour’s drive north of this, and frequently hiked the trail … Continue reading
Man uses iPhone app to revive stunned bird Fabulous.