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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- “Portugal is not the USA”
- The giant salmon was my favorite
- The right-wing megacorp controlling your local news
- Why our oven clock is slow
- Long live the humanities
- MIND BLOWN: the lightning edition
- A side note to Anita Hill’s story
- Energy disruption
- The gin that changes color
- Announcing the birth of a bouncing baby Book Six
- Know your gunfire
- Go phish
- Outcaste is coming!
- Gecko tail update
- Nat Geo on the veranda
Monthly Archives: August 2014
Attention biology folks and nature nerds: What the heck is this? Clearly it’s a fecal pellet, with a bit of uric acid along the edges, which makes me think “bird poop.” And the location in which I found it would … Continue reading
As promised in the comments to Sunday’s post, here are a few more photos of Inveraray Castle, home of Clan Campbell. The Armoury Hall really is worth the price of entrance all by itself. Not only does it contain an … Continue reading
My poor blog has been neglected of late, what with writing and/or editing deadlines, a vacation, and now vacation photos and travelogues. I think I’ll start tossing my travelogues onto the blog later this week, but in the meantime, here’s … Continue reading
“The Wave” rock formation, in Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness Area. I’ve seen many photos of this formation, but none quite like this. Fantastic. (Click the image to embiggen.)
Toward the end of our Scotland trip, our group of four was making the drive from the Cairngorms back down to Edinburgh, where we would return our rental car. Before we cleared the Cairngorms we ran into an enormous traffic … Continue reading