It seems Oregon’s the land of plenty when it comes to field-trips; there’s no shortage of adventure and extracurricular opportunity– only lack of sufficient time to squeeze it all onto the calendar whilst balancing our core studies at home and guarding our sanity. Here are a few of our recent excursions: Turtle Ridge Wildlife Rescue Read More →

Forgive me for being tardy with this week’s WTRW edition, but my current read (a gripping new science-fiction stolen from Husband’s stack) has me in it’s grips and actively shirking all other responsibilities. Call me a nerd, but when I really think about it, the bulk of my favorite titles fall under the umbrella of Read More →

Friends near and far are forever asking for recommendations when planning a visit to foodie-mecca Portlandia… strong coffee, craft beer, gourmet donuts, robust wine, and food-trucks– there are almost too many terrific treats! I’m gonna let you in on a little secret, my all-time favorite restaurant just so happens to sit squarely in downtown Portland: Read More →

We gave thanks and feasted yesterday, as per tradition… Thanksgiving has quietly become one of my favorite holidays– all casual comfort and nourishment, without fuss or pretention. Even the kids had a hand in preparations. The menu was a customary potluck smorgasbord: Husband served his homemade pickles on an impressive and colorful relish tray. Firstborn Read More →

This week’s What to Read Wednesday is a bit of a cornucopia. Alongside Pilgrims, Native Americans, Turkeys, and the Mayflower, I’m including a formal review of Jess Ronne’s poignant memoir, Sonlight Burning at Midnight. Friends, I devoured this book in two hefty (tear-stained) helpings. The author is so vulnerably honest and raw that you can’t Read More →

Greetings and warm, bookwormy salutations from this monogamous, altruistic, extroverted introvert of a reader… How ’bout you? Comment below! Folk tale: A story originating in popular culture, typically passed on by word of mouth. Everybody loves a classic fable or folk tale, and every culture in the world’s got ’em. Though I’ve inadvertently memorized everything Read More →