Category: wanderin’

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 […]

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 […]

Some people choose to spend the “final” weekend of summer at the beach.  Others herald the opening weekend of college football with a back yard bbq.  The Crawfords of Bend – they opted to spend the weekend camping in a pasture full of black cows. Wamic, Oregon was the exact location of said pasture.  But this […]

Last week I drifted between time zones, job roles, state lines, and states of mind.  More than once I awoke in the middle of the night, typically after the first drift off to sleep – and my mind would struggle to find where I had drifted too, and when it was.  Fortunately my mind, and body drifted […]

I could spend a lifetime figuring it out I’m going through changes now That have just begun Under a purple sun There’s many reasons we are what we’ve become The song is definitely worth a listen, or ten, the lyrics and music are lovely.  Spring is a time of change.  Last weekend I took my […]

In just over a week I will be headed back to Park City Utah to hangout with my friends ( aka fellow automatticians ) at the annual Automattic Grand Meetup.  Here are some of my favorite fishy shots from last year: Heeey tiger #rawr #flyfishing #oakleyrazorblades #boom A post shared by Timmy Crawford (@timmycrawford) on […]

While traveling 7+ hours North to Sandpoint Idaho I stumbled across River by Ibeyi via All Songs Considered.  The first listen just had me bobbing my head and feeling amazing – but the second play had me deep into the lyrics.  Keeping with my musical post theme, this song and its lyrics connected on many levels. […]

Soundtrack: Dramamine – Modest Mouse   A few years ago my friend Jon Tapper went on a dory boat excursion with Jack Harrell from Pacific City Fly Fishing.  From his reports, catching rockfish on the fly near Haystack rock sounded downright lovely.  As such, an item was added to the fishy bucket list, and this past weekend […]

Continuing my music-oriented post meme – the title of this post is a riff on this jam from my grunge-infused high school days.  Feel free to listen along while reading.   The Klamath basin – home of monster rainbow trout, swarms of insects, and beautiful vistas like this: source: https://atowhee.wordpress.com/2012/03/04/klamath-revisited/ But during yet another heat wave […]