Monthly Archives: June 2012

Portland Timbers beat the Seattle Sounders. Soundly.

If you follow soccer you know there is a special flavor to winning when it is against the local rival. Beating your fiercest rival may mean more than winning the championship. Especially if your team is the underdog and doesn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Soccer | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

Japan’s Tsunami Debris Arrived in Oregon after a 15 month journey

On June 7th the local paper announced that a massive section of a floating dock set free by Japan’s tsunami had washed ashore on the Oregon coast.  The earthquake and the following tsunami happened in March 11th, 2011. This floating … Continue reading

Posted in Riding the Ducati, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Do you have an electric car?

If you do, you probably are paranoid about its driving range. When you drive you are likely to be thinking about how far can you go before you get stranded, batteries flat, your car in need of a charge. At … Continue reading

Posted in Other Stories | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Animal House & Cottage Grove

Even if you are not an avid movie viewer you may have seen or at least heard of the 1978 film Animal House. If that is the case, you may also know that it was filmed in Oregon, mostly in … Continue reading

Posted in Film Reviews, Riding the Ducati, Travel | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Miss Veedol

I was invited to participate and present on a meeting taking place in Wenatchee, in the state of Washington, on June 8th. It is nice to have meetings scheduled for places outside my regularly visited cities. On my seventh year … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Picture yourself…

On a bike… On a road… under a beautiful sky… And fields of yellow. I was riding and thinking about Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds… Thanks for the inspiration, Lennon and McCartney… Today it was a short ride, but … Continue reading

Posted in Riding the Ducati | Tagged , , | 2 Comments