Growing hops from seed Growing hops from seed

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Note: this is from 2013. You might also be interested in the 2014 breeding, 2015 breeding… Oregon is an optimal place to grow hops. They take up a lot of space, but are very gratifying and economical to grow. At the local homebrew store, hops will run $2-3 per ounce. Last year, with 7 mature […]

Pear Cider (Process and Recipe) Pear Cider (Process and Recipe)

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

So we decided to make hard pear cider (perry, or poirĂ©) this year. There are some good recipes on the web, but very little documentation on the complete process. Hopefully this log of our process will fill in the gaps for you. Before we begin, here are some of the essentials. Type of fruit: Ripe, […]

Pups Pups

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

“Some” photos of my parents dogs. They are both mutts rescued by the Oregon humane society. Mabel Has the lighter brown, tiger-striped coat. She is either a Plott hound, or Black Mouth Cur mix. Indigo (Indy) Is much larger and has grey/black spots. She is most likely a Catahoula mix.

To catch a dinosaur To catch a dinosaur

Monday, February 25th, 2008

This weekend we went out fishing – for sturgeon. These prehistoric looking fish can live for hundreds of years growing up to 18 feet long. In Oregon, you use barb-less hooks and can only keep fish of a certain size – between 4 and 5 feet! While we didn’t nab any keepers, the four that […]

APS11: Are you buzzword compliant?

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Changing Web 2.0 from Passing fad to Development Methodology Kyle Bowen, Manager of Information, Purdue University Looking at buzzwords of yesterday: Webmaster, Information Communication Highway “The buzzwords of today are the litmus test for tomorrow.” But, are there any lessons that we can learn. Create many small releases: under promise and over deliver. Web applications […]

Student Success and Retention Conference Student Success and Retention Conference

Saturday, February 10th, 2007

The Student Success and Retention Conference was held February 8-9, 2007 at Portland State University’s University Place, 310 SW Lincoln Street Portland, Oregon. The SSR Conference was sponsored by the Joint Boards Articulation Commission, Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development, the Oregon University System, and Oregon’s community colleges.Together, Andrew Roessler and I were […]

Back from the Pacific Crest Trail Back from the Pacific Crest Trail

Thursday, October 20th, 2005

On April 17, 2005 my partner and I set out from the Mexican border for a six-month backpacking expedition to reach Canada by way of the Pacific Crest Trail. The PCT travels over 2650 miles through California, Oregon and Washington. It traverses a wide variety of landscapes ranging from the waterless deserts of southern California […]

Photos of the PCT Photos of the PCT

Thursday, October 20th, 2005

On April 17, 2005 my partner and I set out from the Mexican border for a six-month backpacking expedition to reach Canada by way of the Pacific Crest Trail. The PCT travels over 2650 miles through California, Oregon and Washington. During the course of the adventure, we logged hundreds of journals, took thousands of pictures […]