When news of an armed stand-off at a wildlife refuge in Malheur County broke, I asked: What do the protesters want?I’m wary of how conflicts are framed in print and broadcast media—as are folks who have asked on Twitter: would the police response be different if the protesters were Black? Muslim? ...more
For our honeymoon, we ventured to the great West Coast, and settled in Newport Beach, Oregon for a while. The Sylvia Beach Hotel, a hotel for book lovers, was our home for the week, and it was lovely!...more
cross-posted from my blog: caldreamsquirrel.blogspot.comOne of the things DH and I like to do when traveling is stop at small shops with local products. I had seen a wine and cheese tasting store in a small town near Medford, Oregon while my DH continued his search for the perfect hang-gliding spot. While on our way back, I asked if he would stop so we could taste some of the local wines which Oregon is becoming more famous for....more
One of the best things about fall in Oregon is the abundance of fresh fruits and veggies. Local farms dot the landscape throughout small rural towns. Some of these are only open during the months of September and October. An array of goodies piled high in large wooden boxes obstruct entrances to farm stand stores. Shoppers are tempted with mouthwatering samples of the sweetest fruits, apple slices drizzled with warm caramel sauce, fresh from the fryer applesauce doughnuts dusted with cinnamon and sugar, the aroma of freshly baked pies.
Two months ago, if you had asked me if I was ready to move to Oregon, I would have given you a wall shaking "YES!". Two months ago, I was all set to pack up my little family and head out on the road to the great unknown, Husband's and mine first real grown up adventure.Now, however, with packed boxes cluttering my walk ways and looming unemployment, I've become rather subdued. I think terrified is the most accurate word. And so sad....more
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