Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Today, aboard N7148A, I passed my check ride with FAA examiner David Lucio Valenti. I am a Rotorcraft Private Pilot! I am an airman if you will; an aviator.

Monday, December 26, 2011

New Footbridge

Spanning the Willamette and accommodating bikes, people, and trams, a new footbridge is in the works. The "PDX" part of it is that they are quickly building while they can and will stop for salmon runs.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

New Sellwood Bridge

New Bridges

I love Bridges, which is awesome because I live in the city of bridges. The imagery is almost cliche and I refuse to cave in to neohipsterness of entropy, but instead embrace the unimaginable bliss of being around when three new bridges are being put in.

Pumalogy began as an art concept brewing mediatic ideas in a mountain kitchen at the base of a remote sacred volcano. The concept morphing like a caterpillar, got experience from NYC, and then went back to the West Coast because that is where wild hearts lay.

So the cat gears are turning at the base the new Home Dome, the Volcano called Hood, and three new bridges will span PDX's map. Many more are crossing the mind gap. Of course there are professional pursuits that take up some of the time here but, a project is in the works.

I can't wait to put bridges side by side, from nothingness to access and once it is done. It will be there. Now is the time.

Friday, October 21, 2011


November 988 Sierra Hotel is the ship I flew solo for the first time.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Guiding Rock for AAI's Todd Burslon with Kirah Solomon

Todd Burlson, Kirah Solomon and Pat Timson discussing the best way to safely create anchors for our clients. Climbing a few pitches on Castle Rock, near Leavenworth around October Fest, Kiera helped put Theory into Practice. Thanks folks for the steaks, rope techniques and cragging!

Friday, October 7, 2011


"It's more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy". -Steven Paul Jobs-

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Steve, u Buddhist visionary, I wish you PEACE.

photo: apple dot com

I am so sad at the news of Steve Jobs passing into the next realm. I did not know you, but was affected by your bold sensibility all my life. After rekindling my passion for art in College, the MAC became my brush. Thanks to you, technology became beautiful; you gave sway to simplicity, efficacy, making power accessible to the people! What was done for millions in a post-studio in LA could be done at home or in the Mac-lab I worked in. I have lived with your motto of death/life, living to the fullest, with somewhat less success, but with the conviction that the dots will connect. And by God they do. I truly believe you are a messenger of beauty in the realm of Nicholas Roerich and Einstein. You somehow made tangible the organic nature of machines. I will be influenced and produce work and inspire passion thanks to your innovations. Steve, thank for changing the world, and for inspiring me. Thanks for believing in dreams. Yours lives on.