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 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
- 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
Monthly Archives: March 2014
I know it hasn’t been too long since we were last in Canada, but Vancouver has always held a special place in my heart (and Victoria, a ferry ride away, even more so). This is a different sort of view, … Continue reading
Last Friday, one of my favorite musical artists of all time made a shock announcement: she was going to perform live, in a string of concerts at the Apollo Hammersmith in London. KATE BUSH IS PERFORMING LIVE. Other than a … Continue reading
From the July 2007 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine: Making his way back up the hallway, Oscar [the cat] arrives at Room 313. The door is open, and he proceeds inside. Mrs. K. is resting peacefully in … Continue reading
According to the photographer: This picture was taken in Beilstein by the river Mosel in Germany. It was one of the most famous of the small old towns situated there. The image was made of several vertical photographs processed into … Continue reading
In yesterday’s post, I mentioned that my reaction upon reading a second article about the gravitational wave discovery was, “Yeah, but — huh?” Even after the fifth article, I still had one large, unanswered question: How did the gravitational waves … Continue reading
Big news hit the space-geek scene on Monday, when an astronomy team announced the first direct, physical evidence supporting cosmic inflation theory. And if that sentence fried your brain, try this one: The Big Bang, which until now was just … Continue reading
This wet: My mom sent this photo, taken on 9 March. Yes, that is moss growing on the fronts and legs of the mailboxes, and on the pavement beneath. The green stuff on the sides is probably mold, though I … Continue reading
Capilano Lake, in North Vancouver, British Columbia. I particularly love the dusting of snow on the mountain tops, and can just imagine what the air must smell like…crisp and moist, with essence of conifer and decomposing leaf litter. Heck of … Continue reading
We watched the first episode of the new Cosmos last night, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Of course my wife and I spent every minute comparing it to the original, while our son thought it was all new and cool. My … Continue reading