Friday, July 22, 2016


We're headed back to the Pacific Northwest. First stop - Oregon! Then we'll be making our way to Washington state for my brother-in-law's wedding.

We're excited to return to Portland for the first time since living there 3 years ago. We have good friends to visit, coffee to drink, sights to see, and hipsters to make fun of. Just kidding . . .

See you back here in a week. Stay cool, folks!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Grand Tetons

This tugs at my hormonal heart strings.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Healthy or Not?

I came across an interesting graph from the NYT comparing what the average person thinks is healthy versus the opinions of nutritionists. No major surprises here (except for my beloved granola) but still worth checking out.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Be Your Brother's Keeper

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. 
-Rabindranath Tagore

New Music Fridays

I guess this has been out for awhile, but I just heard it this morning on WNRN. Reminds me a little bit of War on Drugs. Happy Friday!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Kale Quinoa Greek Salad

We adapted a number of recipes to create this delicious and refreshing side dish. It also makes for a great lunch. Doesn't this kale look pre-historic?


+ 4 c slice kale
+ 1 cucumber, diced
+ 2 c cooked quinoa
+ 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
+ 1/2 red onion, sliced
+ 1/2 c feta


+ 1/3 c olive oil
+ 3 T red wine vinegar
+ 1/2 t salt
+ 1/4 dried oregano
+ pinch of black pepper

1. Cook quinoa and let sit until cool.

2. Fill a serving bowl with the sliced kale. Mix in the cucumbers, red onion, tomatoes, and feta.

3. Add quinoa to the vegetables. Pour dressing over everything and mix well. Best served room temperature or chilled.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Bill Cunningham

(c) Vogue

I'm so sad to hear of Bill Cunningham's passing. I was first introduced to him a few years ago, after watching this documentary, and have been a fan of his photography ever since. He had such a strong sense of identity and purpose in his work. His images and legend will certainly live on!