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: April 2014
My wife asked me this question yesterday. I thought about it and then guessed spheres, because I figured surface tension would hold things together. Happily for my ego, I was right—but only for raindrops less than one millimeter in diameter. … Continue reading
This video has gone viral, and for good reason — it takes an incredible amount of skill to make such hijinks look so easy and amusing. Are these musicians preparing their European tour soon? Because I would so buy tickets. … Continue reading
The American midwest isn’t the only place to find massive supercell thunderstorms. This one formed off the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island before sweeping over Christchurch and North Canterbury. Photographer David Hardy captured this impressive shot on 23 … Continue reading
A bunch of interesting things have gathered in my tabs lately, so here are a few for your weekend enjoyment. — First, go full screen and enjoy this gorgeous time lapse of 30 different European locations…including Lisboa and what looks … Continue reading
I intended to post a different wallpaper today, but then I stumbled across this one and it just knocked me out. It’s also a great example of how serendipity is often at least 75% preparation and only 25% luck. Says … Continue reading
I’m happy to announce that last week, my book about geeky romance on a university campus was released by Ylva Publishing in e-book format. (The paperback edition will be available in another two weeks.) It’s been doing quite well, sitting … Continue reading
Storvatnet Lake, Lofoten Islands, Norway. Photographer Stian Klo took some chances getting this photograph: I was desperately searching a good sunrise spot this particular morning. Normally Storvatnet Lake is completely covered in snow, so you can only imagine my surprise … Continue reading
It’s time to clear out a few saved links, which I haven’t found time to build entire blog posts around. So for your reading and viewing pleasure: Take an aerial tour of the world on this page featuring 46 aerial … Continue reading