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Why I Couldn’t Live On the West Coast

This is why I could never live in a place where seasons don’t happen, even if its perpetually gorgeous out. Pumpkin Bread! There is something about changing seasons that is so romantic and can be poignant and sentimental. It’s not just the weather but the associated smells, the flavors that start showing up in local… Read more »

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“Put an ‘Owl’ on It!”

Last year, I got hooked on a sketch comedy series called Portlandia that satirizes, ever so gently, the righteous lifestyles of the Pacific Northwest’s boho-urban elite. One of our favorite episodes parodies the cliched “bird” prints as an icon in Portland’s earth-loving, greener-than-thou, eco-fashion sensibilities. You’ll recognize references to the sketch whenever you hear the phrase: ”… Read more »