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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- Know your gunfire
- Go phish
- Outcaste is coming!
- Gecko tail update
- Nat Geo on the veranda
- Three minutes of art
- Portugal wildfire (we’re okay)
- Alien: Covenant review
- A must read: “My Family’s Slave”
- Dia da Liberdade (Freedom Day)
- Nat Geo moment
- Song of Saturday
- Innovative teachers (subtitle: Ryanair is the Scrooge McDuck of airlines)
- Strange weather
Monthly Archives: August 2015
In 2011, a team of researchers from two different universities demonstrated that they could wirelessly disable a car’s door locks and brakes. Car manufacturers ignored them. In 2013, a team of hackers demonstrated that they could hack almost every activity … Continue reading
I received a letter from a young adult who is considering leaving her home town, where her parents serve as a safety net, and going someplace completely different — perhaps out of the country. She asked me a few questions … Continue reading
As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve been fantasizing about snow-covered mountains…but this works, too. Photographer Dominic Kemp writes: Skógafoss is a waterfall situated on the Skógá River in the south of Iceland at the cliffs of the former coastline and is … Continue reading