Life in the Willamette Valley

Explore my universe of food, wine, astronomy, and much more.

My Interests

Food

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In addition to frequenting the many amazing restaurants in the area, I cook, bake bread, make charcuterie, cheese, wine, and beer.  I also keep bees.

Wine

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We live in the middle of wine country and definitely take advantage of it.  When I'm not working in the tasting room or doing lab work at a local winery, we're out exploring many of the other great wineries in the area.  Not to mention we enjoy wine from around the country and around the world.

Astronomy

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I've been an avid amateur astronomer for years.  We occasionally travel to dark sky sties around Oregon for star parties, and I have a dome in my yard where I take images through several telescopes.  Continue on to see some of my images.

Music

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Music has been an important part of my life for years.  I play many instruments, though none well.  

Current Weather at Dilbert Observatory