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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- On his terms
- Beyoncé: Homecoming
- UPRISING and balance
- The brain radio
- Alsea lovers: This is the one you’ve been waiting for
- The chicken church
- On being happy
- Winterfest! (for Mac users)
- We wants it!
- Celebrating the return of rights!
- Share your gifts
- The kilogram redefined
- Down the research rabbit hole
Monthly Archives: June 2012
Posted because a) this is where I used to live, b) I’ve had the privilege of seeing rehabbed sea turtles up close and personal, c) the man on the left is a former coworker, but mostly: d) this has got … Continue reading
I finally got the chance to catch up on some of my “where do you find this stuff?!” newsfeeds, and came across this fabulous video of an experiment that most of us would love to perform. The question answered by … Continue reading
Looks like the view from an expensive hotel, doesn’t it? It’s the back deck belonging to my good friends at the coast, who obviously live in paradise. The morning that I left, I stood in their kitchen writing a last-minute … Continue reading
Ordered yesterday: the 13-inch MacBook Air with a 256 GB SSD and 8 GB of RAM. I am now bouncing up and down waiting for it to arrive, so that I can have a full geek day of setting up … Continue reading
I had a lovely trip to the coast: managed to get in three hikes, saw several friends (and met a new one), stuffed my face with good food (including the Mexican food I’d been craving), saw Prometheus (and guffawed over … Continue reading
One thing I love about visiting my gardener friend at the coast: home grown produce! We had a magnificent meal last night, which included this salad made by yours truly (with supervision regarding flower choices). The cucumber and blueberries were … Continue reading
I’m back on the Oregon coast, having driven over yesterday. There’s a moment, when you’ve carved through all the curves and topped out the last pass, that the ocean suddenly appears and you know you’ve arrived at a magic place. … Continue reading
The commenters have it: all that yellow was pine pollen. And for those who haven’t seen it on a lake surface before, here’s a pulled-back view. This was just one cove; the pollen was thick as pea soup in many … Continue reading
Here’s the close-up of the lizard (which I still have to identify). It was a cutie, with a fatter profile than I usually see on lizards and a pair of protruding scales over the eyes that looked like horns. It … Continue reading