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: June 2014
It’s possible I have a fetish for supercell cloud formations. But this was too awesome to pass up, especially given photographer Marko Korošec’s name for the image: “The Independence Day.” While on storm chasing expeditions in the Tornado Alley in … Continue reading
Hope that kayak is heat resistant… Photographed by Alexandre Socci off the coast of the Big Island, Hawaii. Click the image to magmify. (I have waited years for that one.)
Fellow writer (and current victim of my editing pen) Blythe Rippon tagged me on a “writing process blog tour,” which means we all answer the same four questions about how we do what we do. Because, of course, every author … Continue reading
Today while we were puffing along on our daily hill walk, my son asked me what my favorite album was. (He loves to ask the “favorite” question, which almost invariably leads me to say, “I don’t have a favorite,” which … Continue reading
In honor of the season ender of “Game of Thrones” (which we haven’t watched yet…it airs on Portuguese TV tomorrow night), here is a floor-shaking cover of the theme song. It features 23 players on 32 low brass instruments, including: … Continue reading
After commenter Ines referred to the adventure of teaching an American how to eat tremoços, I thought perhaps it was time to introduce this snack food to the blog audience. Tremoços are a yummy, hands-on snack beloved by the Portuguese, … Continue reading
I thought it was a fantasy art painting, or at least a book cover to one of those Arctic Circle mysteries involving murder and mayhem but no footprints… Nope. It’s the Ring Road in Iceland. According to photographer Dominic Kamp: … Continue reading
We have a cat who is, shall we say, fond of food. And it has only gotten worse with the advent of a second cat in the household, who — despite never attempting to steal Primary Cat’s food — still … Continue reading