Thursday, October 27, 2011

New Accountability

One of my new favorite people that I am following on Twitter is Portland Mayor Sam Adams. He and his staff offer a real-time update of his day-to-day doings, thoughts and responses. I am fascinated by the fact that I can check in on Twitter everyday and find out what the Mayor is doing about
OWS Portland, recent Portland shooting, etc.

Thought of the Day: How helpful is all this transparecy. Is it that important that I know he tweeted the same respond to five different constituent questions?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

New Book

I recently purchased a book of Henry David Thoreau's journals. So excited to dive in. I hope I can finish!

Thought of the Day: Read. And then read some more.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


As a young child, whenever my parents had guests staying the night, my younger sister and I had to share a room. I had a trundle bed and so we most often slept in my room. On those nights our sibling rivalry gave way to shared stories, giggles and goofing off. One of our favorite things to do was to share school stories about other kids and teachers. Usually the kind that make your belly hurt from laughing so much and not because they were particularily good stories, but because they were so stupid.
When I think back on my childhood it is those stories I think of, as well as all our punishment stories.

Tip of the Day: When did it become more important to get ahead in life rather than just hang out and laughing?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Beginning

Jane was a woman of few word. She mostly liked to sit back and observe, but if asked she would brassily give her opinion. Her handwriting was quick and tiny and polished, mirroring her stature and gait.

On s Spring day in 1905 she found herself in need of a new pair of gloves.

Tip of the Day: keep experimenting AND have fun. It doesn't always have to be so routine. It doesn't have to make sense.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

the days that go by

In every community and city there comes a point when people and places begin to
interconnect - when you feel semi-established.

For me, that was today. I began to notice how friends of friends are friends of other friends, say that 10 times fast.

In fact, I am entering new territory in terms of place; I have lived in the same place for three years, which is something that hasn't happened since I was 16,almost 14 years ago.

As new connections form, older ones die off.

Tip of the Day: Make new connections in your place.

Monday, October 17, 2011


 Fall is officially here. And for many people in Portland this means it is time to hunker down and get the creative juices flowing. The rain and gray seems to force everyone inside which means... It's Project Time.

On Sunday the ever-amazing blogger and artist, Erika of a Tiny Rocket, hosted a Portland blogger meet up. There I met Nicole Funke of House of Leaves and Corey of Click Click Corey. For the most part we just kinda chit-chatted and compared notes on favorite bloggers.

I learned of a few new Portland blogs that I am excited to share. If you are interested in Portland fashion and style check out Urban Weeds and the Clever Nettle.

However, my most favorite blog I learned about, not so much for her actual blog, but her blog intro/ manifesto (read it here) is The Glamourai. The Glamourai, a.k.a. Kelley Framel, states that she started her blog as a way to share her thoughts on style and embrace the things she really enjoys in life: dressing up, experimenting and decorating her apartment.

Thought of the Day: Celebrate the frivolous within. Sometimes that is what is most needed.