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A Tale of Simplicity

An American businessman was standing at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish. “How long it took you to catch them?” The American asked. “Only … Continue reading »

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Quote of the Week

“That was a hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck.” – Jake Tapper, CNN

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Visitors

I had seen some signs that we might have a raccoon visiting the back deck, so I set up the trail camera to see if I could catch him wandering through. I was really surprised to find we had a whole “Gaze” of them. I suspect it is a little family of three. I love … Continue reading »

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Bastille Day!

This morning was awesome and so very apropos given today’s date. So, in celebration of my own liberation I say to you – “Vive la liberté en cette journée de libération! Je vous souhaite le meilleur!” ** (Long live freedom on this day of liberation! I wish you the best!) PS – I don’t speak … Continue reading »

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On a new path…

After much introspection during my recent sabbatical, I’ve decided to embark on a new journey. On August 11th, I will step down from my role as IT Director at the city, a position I will have held for thirteen years and one day. This journey has been nothing short of extraordinary. I’ve had the privilege … Continue reading »

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Godspeed Wilson! You are a hero and the bestist of boys!

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¡Que encuentres tu camino a casa!

We’ll keep a candle in the window to help guide you home. Esta oración es para todos los viajeros.Para los que comienzan en la bellezay caen de la gracia,quienes caminan tímidamente,buscando la manera de volver.Y para los que nacen en los márgenes,viajando de un lugar liminal a otro,cruzando fronterasen busca del centro.

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Happy Pride Month Everyone!

“Every single American — gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual, transgender — every single American deserves to be treated equally in the eyes of the law and in the eyes of our society. It’s a pretty simple proposition.” — Barack Obama

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The Huntington Wagon Road

Sharing some pictures that show the really beautiful 1864 Huntington Wagon Road near Maupin Oregon. You won’t find any signs or trails leading to this part of the old road, but there is a more easily accessible section of the road closer to Bend Oregon. You can find more information here on the BLM’s site.

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Flowers in the Deschutes River Canyon

Exploring the hidden (lost?) sections of the old “Huntington Wagon Road” that was built in 1864 to connect The Dalles to Bend Oregon, we came upon some beautiful spring flowers that I wanted to share.

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