Great circle routes fascinate me; they’re so unintuitive plotted on the two-dimensional maps we normally see. Heather flew from Portland, Ore. to Amsterdam last week, so I thought I’d map her flight. She flew over Washington, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Nunavut Territory, Greenland, Iceland, and Scotland (assuming the flight was straight, probably not a safe… Continue reading Great Circle Routes: PDX – AMS
And remember, it takes more muscles to frown than to smile, even if the jokes aren’t that funny. Bob, the PDX shuttle bus driver Bob drives a shuttle bus between the Portland airport terminal and its economy blue lot. At least, that’s what he’s paid to do. Bob obviously views his role as so much… Continue reading And remember, it takes more muscles to frown than …
View Larger Map We traveled to Mendocino, California, to attend a brother’s wedding. We had a wonderful time meeting new people, getting up to date with family and “old” friends, and touring the countryside. Once again, Heather celebrated her birthday away from home. Happy birthday, Heather! By the way, driving from Mendocino to Portland is… Continue reading Weekend in Mendocino
Many blogs participate in Pink for October to raise awareness of breast cancer. This October, blogan.net is honoring a very special individual, Liz Colligan: If you don’t know Liz, you should. She’s an amazing woman with a love of life, smart, caring, funny, and a dear friend (one of my many gifts from cancer). At… Continue reading Pink for Liz Colligan
On the way home from guitar group last night, I stopped at Starbucks and Barnes & Noble. Very little compares to the relaxation of wandering through a bookstore with a hot drink in hand. I’ve been told that I need to visit the library more and book stores less, but I wasn’t particularly planning on… Continue reading Book and Blog: Gluten-Free Girl
Sometimes when I travel, I keep my camera close at hand. Here’s a couple of shots (though dirty, fogged up Q400 windows). I took the picture of Crater Lake yesterday on my flight down to Sacramento and the picture of Portland on the way back.
Oh, wow! A blog about maps. The Map Room is now on my list of links and RSS reader. Update: For my faithful readers (you know who you are), here are a few links gleaned from The Map Room: 1895 Atlas Atlas of the Netherlands Portland, Ore. self-updating freeway speed map Dutch EU Referendum Results… Continue reading The map room
This morning I drove Melissa to school. She needed to arrive early for a field trip to the Oregon Coast. On her way out the door, she grabbed her lunch, her book bag, and then her shoes off the front porch. As I backed out of the driveway, she settled in and started putting on… Continue reading Worth two in the bush?
Once again, I sit in an airport terminal, blogging. However, unlike last time, the experience is not “too cool.” My flight from Sacramento to Portland is delayed about two hours, meaning I won’t take off until after I was supposed to land. And the wireless, though it exists, is not free. I’m too cheap to… Continue reading Airport blogging, part II
As I start to write it’s a little more than two hours until next year. It’s been nearly a week since my last posting. Let’s recap. On Sunday, I officially entered the world of iPod. After ripping and transferring all of my CD’s, I have a 20-GB iPod that’s twice as big as necessary. Time… Continue reading Happy New Year’s Eve!