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: September 2013
Rolf Maeder and two friends took a drive from Sedona, Arizona up to the Grand Canyon for some sunset photography. The hazy air skunked their sunset efforts, so they started for home, hitting a few more viewpoints along the way. … Continue reading
Cyclist Rui Costa has just brought home Portugal’s first ever Road World Championship in what has to be the most stressful finish to a road race I’ve ever watched. I’m still tense! He displayed brilliant tactics, steel nerve and incredible … Continue reading
I’ve been excited about seeing “Gravity” ever since the first trailer hit the web last spring and wowed everyone’s socks off. It opens with a deceptively peaceful scene of beauty, right before hurling the audience into the sheer terror of … Continue reading
For some inexplicable reason, I apparently did not post this when it came across my desk, a lapse which needs immediate correction. Recently NASA declassified the entire transcript from the Apollo 10 mission — all 504 pages of it — … Continue reading
…having a live concert taking place right outside one’s living room window. It’s election week, and the efforts of various parties and candidate lists to look good to voters are reaching a high point. For the last two weeks, one … Continue reading
…for the annual Royal Observatory Greenwich’s Astronomy Photography of the Year exhibition. As usual, the entries are gorgeous. Example: Photographer David Kingham wrote: Last night I went out to Snowy Range in Wyoming in search of dark skies for the … Continue reading
A room with a view! Residents of this house in Hamnoy, Nordland (in Norway — see map here) probably don’t often see those mountains sporting snow-free slopes. Hamnoy is at a higher latitude than Iceland. But what a view. (Click … Continue reading
Time at last for the final installment of the Alcobaça Monastery series! If you are just now joining us, the series started with a wallpaper, continued with a tour of the church, and then toured the monastery. But before I … Continue reading
I made a reference to violinist Karen Briggs in an email today, and that was enough to send me looking for a video of her electric performance at the Acropolis. (This is why we love the internet.) Watching and listening … Continue reading