So we decided to make hard pear cider (perry, or poiré) 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, [...]
“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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]