“Nothing happens, and nothing happens, and then everything happens.”
Publishing May 17 is my travel guidebook, Day Trips From Portland, from Globe Pequot Press. Rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip with Day Trips from Portland, OR. This guide is packed with hundreds of exciting things for locals and vacationers to do, see, and discover within a two-hour drive of the Portland metro area.…
I won the Oregon Quarterly Northwest Perspectives essay contest. I had to write that twice because I still can’t quite believe it. Yesterday I received a very unusual phone call, especially in these days of ubiquitous electronic conversation. “This is my favorite phone call of the year,” said the magazine’s editor. “You won the essay…
Listening to Lady Gaga with the kids is super fun until you drop the little one off at preschool one day and she belts out to her teacher: “Let’s have some fun, this beat is sick. I want to take a ride on your disco stick.” If you are feeling beaten down by grown-up life,…
“All marriages are happy. It’s the living together afterward that causes all the trouble.” –Raymond Hull “One study found that simply having a husband creates an extra seven hours of housework a week.” –Newsweek, “I Don’t: The Case Against Marriage.” June 21, 2010. Overheard at a 50th wedding anniversary party. A guest: “How did you…
Remember when you thought your parents had done the dirty deed twice—once to make you and once to make your sister?
And then at some point the illusion shatters. Too bad it’s usually far before the whole concept can be, ahem, appreciated.
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A friend shared this story with me last week and I have been laughing ever since.
She and her nine-year-old son were driving in her car. They passed a billboard promoting safe sex. “Mom, what’s that about?” he asked.
“It’s about birth control,” she replied, being an open and honest sort of parent. “I’ve told you about it before. It’s what you use when you are having sex so that you don’t get pregnant.”
“I know,” he replied. “Which means you are doing it just for the fun of it, which is weird.”
She said she thought she”d remind him of this story on his 21st birthday. I say–wedding toast.
Check out my article justin-bieber-news.info spent Friday night hanging out with the Jenners and Kardashians at Riccardo Tiscis birthday bash in Ibiza. Shooting Stars: Central Oregonians on the Rise in Central Oregon Magazine. I love writing profiles and had a blast writing this one about some truly inspirational people.