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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- We wants it!
- Celebrating the return of rights!
- Share your gifts
- The kilogram redefined
- Down the research rabbit hole
- We’re #1! (Resilience unfolds)
- Halloween = RESILIENCE
- Speaking as a finely tuned predator
- A little geeky problem-solving
- Chronicles of Alsea: Book SEVEN
- Sonic booms
- Brexit view from the continent
- “Portugal is not the USA”
- The giant salmon was my favorite
- The right-wing megacorp controlling your local news
Monthly Archives: February 2014
The Pinnacles Desert in western Australia’s Nambung National Park features limestone formations as high as five meters, standing amid windswept sands. How they formed is the topic of some controversy, with several theories competing. The only thing everyone agrees on … Continue reading
I love me a good storm/weather time-lapse, and this one is gorgeous. Not only is the footage beautiful, but the haunting music makes a perfect accompaniment. Nicolaus Wegner shot it during the summer of 2013 in South Dakota and Wyoming, … Continue reading
Guess what whizzed by our flat today? The Volta ao Algarve (Tour of Algarve)! We literally walked out our front door and down the block to see it. As always, the entire peloton was past us in about about three … Continue reading
Yes, we’re on a floating wallpaper schedule these days. I’ll try to get back to Mondays, but the last few weeks have been a bit crazy here at the homestead. At any rate, in celebration of wrapping up my itinerary … Continue reading
From last week’s Economist:
Oregon has been having some extraordinary weather lately, though it seems “extraordinary” is losing its applicability as these sorts of temperatures hit more and more often. Lasting snow at the beach is extremely unusual, but there it was, while the … Continue reading
Well, it looks like slo-mo, but in reality this avalanche is just speed-challenged. It roared down toward a village in Passeier Valley (Italy’s South Tyrol region) at such a stately rate that all 25 locals were able to evacuate in … Continue reading
At the end of January, a wild sea otter and her pup drifted into Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Great Tide Pool, an exhibit that is open to the bay. Mom and pup floated around the pool for a day, generating approximately … Continue reading