If we had been in Redding, in August, I could never have convinced my partner, Troy, to walk anywhere. Let alone walk in an unfamiliar neighborhood, to a loosely recommended restaurant, an unknown distance away.
But it was 70 degrees when we arrived in Portland after a long, hot drive from Boise, and he got caught up in my enthusiasm for exploring a corner of … Continue Reading
A vacation, by definition, should be a reprieve from the everyday, a time to refresh, recharge and have an adventure. It can be a time to repair loosened human connections, put the world back into perspective or recover gratitude for… Continue Reading
Urban gardening used to seem subversive. People planted tomatoes in public parks, strung their hops to rooftops to make homebrew and reclaimed empty lots as community farms, never mind the property owner. Yet in one of the more thoroughly tilled… Continue Reading