Ukraine Heart Vinyl Sticker

We live in a world where Russia invaded Ukraine. We’re on the verge of a new kind of world war. There are various financial and political things you can do as an individual. With enough people writing their politicians or donating to charities, there might be enough of a sea change to make things happen. … Continue reading Ukraine Heart Vinyl Sticker

My mysterious house

My house was built in, depending on whom you ask, 1908 (Portland Maps) or 1924 (my insurance company). Like many old houses, it has its own quirks, oddities, and secrets. It has organically grown over the years. I believe it has just about doubled in size since it was first built.  We have been here for … Continue reading My mysterious house

Weekend Woodworking

Over the weekend, I selfishly took advantage of the Father’s Day sales and bought myself a sabre saw (or, as Kim calls it, the sabertooth saw), even though I am not a father (that I’m aware of, at least.) I have been starting to get ideas for things to build that were just a bit … Continue reading Weekend Woodworking

Photo dump: mystery switch, window perch, bathroom, sun

When my main machine was the 17″ laptop, I had a great system for pulling pictures directly from my camera, almost immediately after taking them, then pushing them to Flickr with FlickrExport for Aperture. The new (well, not terribly new now) MacBook Air does not meet the system requirements for Aperture (I got the low … Continue reading Photo dump: mystery switch, window perch, bathroom, sun

The banshee outside the window

Last night I had a dream that was bizarre, vivid, and a little bit threatening. Everything started out fine. I was having what you might describe as an “action movie dream.” There was running around, shooting at things, figuring things out, saving the world — all the sorts of generic things you expect from every … Continue reading The banshee outside the window


Last weekend, this is where I biked to. There were people making out, people in a far-off drum circle, a crazy old lady with a harmonica, a pair of young Italian guys playing bocce ball, and lots of people walking their dogs. The reservoir has funny little processing buildings that look like a combination between … Continue reading Photoblogtastico!