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: January 2014
There are a lot of troubling issues around the Sochi Olympics: Putin’s pogrom against gays, the terrible environmental degradation of what was billed as the most environmentally sustainable games ever, the terrorism concerns, the fact that this is a vanity … Continue reading
It looks like an artist’s impression of some icy moon in a far off star system, but this is a real thing. It’s called Elephant Foot Glacier, and pours out of a mountain range on the northeast coast of Greenland, … Continue reading
I have come to the conclusion that the Algarve does not have a real winter. First it has an autumn, which lasts two months or so and is marked by the first rains after the summer drought. In most temperate … Continue reading
Suzanne Amador Kane, from Haverford College in Pennsylvania, wanted to learn about how falcons pursue their prey. A literature search revealed a startling lack of data for the specific questions she had, so she took a different tack and asked … Continue reading
Hubble took this image of a pair of interacting galaxies. According to NASA: The distorted shape of the larger of the two galaxies shows signs of tidal interactions with the smaller of the two. It is thought that the smaller … Continue reading
There’s little I love more than seeing how creative people view the ordinary in extraordinary ways. Here, composer Johnnyrandom sees an entire orchestra in the sounds of a bicycle. I’ve already purchased the song, and am thinking about getting the … Continue reading
Earlier this week, I went out to water my veranda plants and got a surprise. When I turned to water my laurel, which sits in a rack hooked over the veranda railing, I found nothing but air. Well, air and … Continue reading
I’m always a sucker for an Oregon coast scene. This is Cape Arago, a rocky headland only one mile south of one of my all-time favorite places, Shore Acres State Park. The coastline in this area, and in fact most … Continue reading