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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- 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
- Brexit view from the continent
- “Portugal is not the USA”
- The giant salmon was my favorite
- The right-wing megacorp controlling your local news
Author Archives: Fletcher DeLancey
Speaking as an observer of Brexit (from a healthy distance), I can only say in response to today’s news: what the hell? It’s anybody’s guess as to what Theresa May thinks she can accomplish by putting off a Commons vote … Continue reading
It has been three years since I signed away the rights to the two Without A Front books — The Producer’s Challenge and its conclusion, The Warrior’s Challenge — and those rights have now returned to me. It’s a good, … Continue reading
This long-form article on Vox is a fascinating read on both why and how the kilogram was recently redefined. No longer based on a single plug of metal stored under lock, key, and guard, it will soon be based on … Continue reading
While writing Resilience, I needed to estimate how much maintenance a shuttle might need after each hour of space flight. As a guide, I looked up maintenance requirements of US military jets and was floored. Not my shuttle. On average, a military … Continue reading
Resilience was released at midnight last night, and I experienced something new and wonderful: I watched readers posting about it, time zone by time zone, as their pre-orders kicked in and the book downloaded to their e-readers. People posted images … Continue reading
If you’ve been waiting for Resilience, the next book in the Chronicles of Alsea, I have good news: it’s available for pre-order! You can order from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Apple Books so far. I expect it to go up … Continue reading
As anyone who knows me can attest, I’ve loved using Apple computers since long before it became popular. That doesn’t mean I don’t gripe when it’s called for. Apple prides itself on usability. Way back in the stone age, it … Continue reading
Sometimes, when the world news is too much to handle, I take refuge in geeky things. Science and technology are constantly delivering up good stories and/or cool things to learn. And sometimes, it’s the tiny things that make me happiest. … Continue reading