Book: Snow Falling on Cedars

Snow Falling on Cedars, by David Guterson Challenge: A book with weather in the title Rating: 4.5/5 Review: David Guterson wrote the foreward for the book I just read - Wintergreen - so it is fortuitous, or something, that this book came in at the library immediately following. I've always heard this was a good…

Book: Wintergreen

Wintergreen: Rambles in a Ravaged Land, by Robert Michael Pyle Challenge: A book based in your current town or region (Willapa Hills is close enough to Seattle, right?) Rating: 5/5 stars Review: This is a lovely book. I have now purchased a fine hardback copy for myself, and I suggest you do likewise. I feel…

Portland Monthly Magazine feature

I wrote a pretty comprehensive guide to eating sustainably across Oregon last year for Portland Monthly Magazine. I was pretty excited, I must say. It's still relevant! I just recently finished up a roadtrip across the Western half of the US, and it would've been really helpful to have such a guide along for the…

Approaching Home: Painted Hills & Craters

Idaho came on fast! We bid the snowy bosoms farewell, going over an impressive mountain pass, then before we knew it we were in Idaho Falls. Bam. This time we learned, and called the Boise/Meridian KOA there first to make sure they were open. Then more of Idaho, until we reached Craters of the Moon…

Grand Tetons II: In Which I Might As Well Be Elsa

We woke up fairly early this morning again - I gotta admit, I'm tired. I have not slept hardly at all on this trip, and I am really looking forward to our real bed again. But anyway, back to reality: it snowed!! The first real, real snow. I was very excited. It was a light,…