Monday, August 29, 2011

Here She Is

Why Seattle?

I first visited Seattle for a conference (as many people do) about 12 years ago.  It was love at first sight.  I considered moving here and even looked at jobs, but the move did not make sense at that point in my career and life.

Ten years later, my partner and I started contemplating a move... somewhere.  We needed a change of scenery, and I needed to shake up my life.  Life was too comfortable.  I was stagnating.  We both wanted to live in a bigger city, and so we started looking around.  A visit to Chicago made it an early frontrunner, but the winters are so harsh.  DC was considered as an easy move, but vetoed by the partner.  I love Austin, but it is too hot for him.  We trained our eyes on the northwest, first thinking of San Francisco, but the cost of living scared us.  Then we decided to go further north for a visit.  First we went to Portland.  We absolutely loved it.  It is a cool city with amazing public transportation.  Public transportation is important to both of us.  Portland took the lead.  We asked Portlanders what they thought of Seattle and nobody had a bad thing to say.  They all said that if they did not live in Portland, they would live in Seattle. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Talking about a late adopter!  I guess since I am starting this, it means that blogs are on their way out.  But that is me.  I learned how to make films when video was already making that obsolete.  I still have most of my vinyl records.  Of course vinyl has become a retro hipster thing, so maybe too with blogs.

I love to write, but I always figured nobody would want to read my random thoughts about stuff.  Not even my mother would.  Actually, especially not my mother.  My friend Walt has a lovely blog about his experiences that I loved to read, but that was because he moved across the country and that is the way I kept up with his life.  Facebook does a pretty good job of that for me I thought.