Tag Archives: Portland

Valeri Goosebumps; Or Why I Lose My Voice in Portland

The morning after another Timbers match, my voice still hoarse and my legs aching from cheering, jumping, singing my football club to victory over Chivas, and I have concluded: Valeri Goosebumps should be a recognized medical condition. Not to mention … Continue reading

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Growing Up Soccer City, USA

Growing up in Portland, I took a lot for granted – choosing not to get a drivers license is rational, beach days mean a beat-up pair of shoes, jeans, and a sweatshirt as we throw the kite in the trunk, … Continue reading

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Homeward Bound – All Aboard the Scenic Route!

Two weeks until the next adventure begins and I am oddly filled with trepidation. I shouldn’t be, really. After all, I am heading into the setting sun towards the cradle of my heart and soul, the lush and gloriously not … Continue reading

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A Prayer for My Hometown

I want to express my deepest sympathies to the families affected most by Tuesday’s tragedy in Portland. To the families of Steve Forsyth and Cindy Yuille, my prayers and heart are with you as you grapple with the horror of … Continue reading

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A Day in the Timbers Army – Photos Posted

I’ve uploaded a short photo slide show of the Portland/Seattle soccer match in Seattle from the perspective of the Timbers Army. To view the photos, click on the link below. The Timbers Army Invades Seattle: October 7, 2012

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Initiation into the Timbers Army, a Portland Rite of Passage

Two Sundays ago, bundled up in scarves of green, my chest emblazoned with roses, axes, and a corporate nod to Alaska Airlines, I joined a pilgrimage north, fueled by passion, hometown pride, and kegs of craft beer. One of hundreds … Continue reading

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Portland, Oregon – First Impressions of Home

Sometimes best intentions run away, unnoticed and unseen. In my case, a packed week of family, friends, and filling my waking hours with as much Oregon, Portland, and soccer as I could meant this content, if sleep-deprived, Chronic Traveler found … Continue reading

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Homeward Bound, Portland Edition with a Dash of Lithuania

I have taken a break from blogging, allowing myself time to recharge and focus on other writing projects, but tomorrow I leap back into the skies with a flight home to Portland, Oregon and a jam-packed weekend of kite-flying on … Continue reading

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Impromptu Autumn Travel Plans

I expected the rest of 2012 to be quiet, my hiking boots and backpack collecting cobwebs in the closet, my soul nourished through photos, Facebook exchanges with far-flung new friends, and my monthly dose of National Geographic as I saved … Continue reading

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Photo Gallery of Portland, Oregon Posted

Just posted a visual feast of photos of a foggy and wet week in my hometown – Portland, Oregon. The slick of rain and mist bathed the city in a soft evening glow and cast a shimmer to moss and … Continue reading

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