Who Needs Walls?

Last week, my company announced a holiday decorating contest. The next day when I showed up to work, one of the RM’s offices was decorated quite festively. This fueled my competitive spirit and gave me the itch to get in on the action. But with an open office layout and a desk that is inContinue reading “Who Needs Walls?”


Gimme Those TPS Reports. And STRIP!

A few months ago, the company I work for moved into a cool new building in downtown Camas. It’s not really “new” because it was built in the 1920s and housed many businesses over the years, most recently an automotive dealership. Where service bays once stood, there are now desks. The ceiling was ripped out,Continue reading “Gimme Those TPS Reports. And STRIP!”

Nevada Adventures Part 1: Tonopah-Goldfield-Las Vegas

Greetings from the Silver State! I’m writing this from my father-in-law’s house in Ely. The weather may be sunny and boring this week, but it’s pretty cold, and there’s quite a bit of snow on the ground. It definitely feels like a bit of a winter wonderland out here in eastern Nevada – exactly whatContinue reading “Nevada Adventures Part 1: Tonopah-Goldfield-Las Vegas”

The Naked Truth About Capitol Hill

It’s hard to concentrate on a slice of pizza when a group of 30 or so naked bike riders goes pedaling by your table. When that happens, you’re faced with an awkward decision: take another bite and pretend that it’s perfectly natural to see a whole bunch of people go perfectly au naturel in theContinue reading “The Naked Truth About Capitol Hill”

Happy Boo-day To You

I’ve noticed recently that time has stopped mattering so much to me. I came to this conclusion when slipping into a comfy pair of pajama pants at 4:30 PM, when I’d just gotten home from picking the kids up from school. The sun was shining brightly through a scattering of clouds, giving me pause forContinue reading “Happy Boo-day To You”