Real Stories from the Columbia River Gorge Wildfires

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. – Wendell Berry   Approximately 2 million people visit the 292,500 acres that make up the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area each year. I live on the edge of the gateway to the Columbia River Gorge, but the heart of this incredible creation is …

A Perfect Summer Salad

  As depressing as it is to see our days getting shorter and nights getting cooler, it is the time of year when our gardens become full bloom. If your garden looks anything like mine, it might be a little hard to keep up! It’s at this point when I wonder, why the heck did I plant so much? But, …

The Adventures of Bigfoot

Have you heard of any Bigfoot sightings lately? Don’t be fooled, I’m actually being serious. You know the giant hairy creature that looks half-human, half-ape? You may have heard people refer to him as Sasquatch. According to Wikipedia, “Bigfoot … is a cryptid which supposedly is a simian-like creature of American folklore that is said to inhabit forests, especially in …

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand Up Paddle Boarding, otherwise known as SUP, is all the rage these days. Wouldn’t you agree? It’s like everywhere you turn, someone has a few strapped to the roof of their car or you see one, two or five floating down the river. Naturally I had to try it out! A girlfriend asked me if I’d meet her for …