Spring is upon us, and for the most part, the Snow is Gone from most spots.  This also means that many anglers have the itch to get out on the water.  And as the rush of spring flows subsides in our favorite streams, the high water lines will likely be littered with trash from seasons past. Flip flops, beer cans, […]

Vacation homes are always an adventure.  This past week we stayed at a place on the Oregon coast outside of Tillamook in small bedroom community called Cape Meares.  The area has an interesting past – it is near an old resort community named Bayocean, that was eventually washed away by the mighty Pacific.  The location was […]

Yesterday I went to visit some Old Friends ( <– you really should open that in another tab and give it a listen ), with one of my best friends.  Smith Rock is a magical place – not certain how else to explain it.  My first years living in Central Oregon I spent countless hours at […]

From time to time I post things to this blog on accident.  Reason being, I’m fortunate enough to work alongside 500+ amazing people around the world to make WordPress and other Internet things a bit more awesome each day. Right now I’m working on the post editor and crafting many test posts. So to apologize […]

Well perhaps the title should read: 40 Year Dream – but the song is called 40 Day Dream, and really – my 40th birthday kind of felt like a day dream.  Like many weekends in the winter, the one that occupied my birthdate happened to be one that required us to be away from home […]

A few times a year I get the chance to travel to interesting places for work.  Earlier this month, I joined my team in New Orleans for a week of time spent working together on projects and exploring the sights, sounds, and deep cultural history of this amazing city. On some of these work trips, I pack […]

Burning out of control That won’t help see’mon, see’mon… Get Up, Stand Up – Get Up, Stand Up by Toots and The Maytals It seems there is no shortage of causes to rally behind today in the United States.  Tune into any media outlet, and one can easily find something to get fired up about.  Regardless of […]

Over the past month, winter has done its best to turn Bend Oregon into a real-life version of Arendale.  Most of my spare time was spent shoveling snow into piles, clearing the roof of snow, and then shoveling those piles into more piles.  Roofs collapsed, schools were canceled for almost 2 weeks straight, and cabin […]

Nothing is more lovely than the gold of fall.  On the high desert, the sage blossoms put on a show nearly as good as a grove of aspen.  When the sage is next to a river – well you just can’t go wrong. The Crooked River has had a rough time as of late.  The […]

I love scrolling through Instagram to take a mental vacation during the day.  Beautiful shots of mountain vistas, sunrises, and pristine rivers let my mind wander to happy places.  And of course peppered throughout my feed are the classic “Grip n Grin” photos. I am guilty of being a model in said pose, and I totally […]