Tuesday, November 30, 2021


 living in a city you were not born and raised in, means there's a lot of nostalgia to catch up on.

there's a mural in portland that's been hanging around on a wall for a long time...so i've heard.  although i don't look at this mural and get reminded of my parents driving me into the city, it does remind me on the side of town i use to live in.  it also has a fun authentic vintage vibe to it i always like.  

when the news reported that it would be coming down, i was in fact a little sad.  not as bad as though who have seen this their entire lives, but still, a little. i went and paid my respects and got a few pics to say i was there...

but it made me think. nostalgia plays a huge part of how you feel about something.  nostalgia is important but it's not everything.  and i think it's healthy for members of a community or citizens of a city to have different levels of nostalgia for items or buildings or places in a city.

i'll miss it, but excited to see what might replace it, and to see a new generation of people gain nostalgia for a new mural.

Friday, November 05, 2021

happy [70] pop

i flew back home to throw a s urprise birthday for my dad. for an amazing guy that always puts others first and has done so much for me, it felt so good to have all his friends and family celebrate him.  love you pop!