We’re leaving Madras, Oregon, where we watched the total solar eclipse, and the traffic is unruly. I’m traveling with my girlfriend Thyme and one of my best friends and chef, Dave. The three of us drive for around 7 hours through eastern Oregon, a drive that would normally take less than three. Arriving in Portland … More 36 Hours Exploring Portland and the Columbia River Gorge
We wake bright and early to the sounds of roosters crowing, dogs barking, and pigs oinking in the distance. We had camped overnight after driving to a farm in the middle of nowhere–Madras, Oregon–in the path of totality for the morning’s eclipse. Millions of people have traveled for this once-in-a-lifetime event. I make an aeropress … More The Transient Light & Collective Catharsis of the Solar Eclipse
If you are like me, in less than three weeks you will be viewing the total solar eclipse with millions of people across the United States. The total eclipse makes a diagonal cut across the country and will be visible from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. The last total solar eclipse was in 1918, … More Less than Three Weeks ’til the Great American Solar Eclipse. Are you ready? Here are a Few Tips.