Portland Women’s Day March 2017

At my wife’s behest, I attended the January, 2017, Portland Women’s Day March. I haven’t done anything like that since college. The attendees marched quite peaceful, though with plenty of enthusiasm. Some speculated that the march remained peaceful...

Columbia River Gorge Hikes 2015

Displayed below are a collection of photos taken during a few hikes in the Columbia River Gorge during 2015. Most from my phone, so quality isn’t super. Still, some good shots....

Smith Rock snaps

We took a trip to Sisters and Bend, Oregon last summer, and passed by Smith Rock. Here are few snaps from the Smith Rock visit. I hadn’t visited before and was struck by its beauty the contrast of the rocks created against the rest of the terrain. Wish we had...

Pope actually smiled during Trump visit

In the video coverage of Trump’s visit with the Pope, the Pope rarely smiled and did not look engaged. Same goes for many of the photos published, like the one below. One blogger titled these portraits, Pope meets the Addams Family. Hilarious, but  I wondered if...

Trump touches orb with Saudi King & Egyptian President

This now famous image of Trump, King Salman of Saudi Arabia, and President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt touching some kind of glowing orb has generated a lot of buzz and memes. The truth turns out to be pretty straight-forward. The occasion was the opening of a new...

Dragon statue in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Because I’ve been told I’m part Slovenian but know nothing about my homeland, any time I encounter a reference to Slovenia, I’m all over it. I recently found this picture of a Dragon statue in Ljubljana, Slovenia. I don’t know where Ljubljana...