impressions of california (june 8-17, 2019)

How can I possibly say anything about California? I spent the first 22 years of my life aching to leave it, and now every time I go back I ache to stay. Is that the definition of home? Or at least the definition of origin? There is something wrenching and twisting and full of tears … Continue reading impressions of california (june 8-17, 2019)

impressions of oregon (june 7-8, 2019)

Oregon is a greatest hits of Cascadian geography: you get the ocean, you get the forests, you get the rivers, you get the fields full of elk. You get a buffet plate of the outdoors, a little of everything. What does it mean to love the outdoors? I’ve thought this at every national park where … Continue reading impressions of oregon (june 7-8, 2019)