Project Discover Week #9

We spent most of the week boiling in Phoenix. There was a 40-degree temperature difference between Portland and Phoenix and that's way too much for Mr. Misadventures and I! Also, we arrived on Monday, the day the NCAA championship game was taking place so it was a little bit nutty. Bonus though, being that we were at my parent's house, I actually got to see the game. Although it was not a great … [Read more...]

Monthly Blog Goals: April 2017

The fact that my only priority right now is focusing on my job search, I'm left with plenty of time to work on the blog and all the things involved with keeping a healthy blog going.  Over the nearly nine years I've been blogging, I haven't written a lot about blogging in itself, but I figure I've been doing it long enough and well enough to start doing a few posts. Take it from someone who has … [Read more...]

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Project Discover Week #8

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