Hello reader(s), I think there is only one of you for now. My name is James and I am sharing what will resemble a diary more than anything else with you in preparation for some life changes I am in the process of making. It is in part to make myself accountable for the things that I will be doing throughout the year(s) but it gives me a chance to hopefully become a better writer, meet new people with similar interests and/or struggles and to let go of personal barriers I have put in place that insulate me from letting people in and keeps me from being the person who enjoys life and is actually a pleasure to be around.

I live in the St. Johns area of Portland Oregon and have spent most my life in Portland having moved from Yakima, WA. when I was five. I grew up with two older sisters and one younger brother by a single mother. I don’t remember life being challenging but I am sure it was a struggle for my mom. I remember fondly playing most days outside around the neighborhood, around the train tracks or Powell Park that we lived near to.

I went through the first twelve years of school as per normal but waited ten years after my high school graduation to get me AA in the Applied Science of Electronic Engineering from ITT.

Here I am a 41 y/o married man for less than a year and a half working in the not-so-exciting industry of internet conferencing. I have been in this line of work for ten out of the last twelve years.

I enjoy getting out to explore Oregon’s wonderful green space to camp and fish – weather permitting, read lots of sci-fi/fantasy (mostly novels), play Magic the Gathering and have regular Wednesday night Dungeons and Dragons game for the last eight years. I play cribbage and bowl as well as disc golf. I also collect old American currency and any foreign currency.

I think I have probably said more here than was necessary but this is all to me and I will chalk it up to inexperience.

My best to you all.

More to come…

9 Responses to About

  1. Sue says:

    Hi! My name is Sue, and I’m from SlimKicker, a diet/fitness app and site. I found your blog a few days ago and it captured my interest!

    I’m contacting you b/c we’re about to release a fitness tracker (similar to FitBit) early next year, and are looking for bloggers who would be interested in getting 1 for free to review when it is out (negative or positive).

    Would you be interested in doing this? You can email me at: sue (at) slimkicker (com) with ‘Review’ in the email heading if you are.

    In case you don’t know, our site SlimKicker basically turns your diet/fitness goals into a level-up RPG game. The tracker will work in conjunction the website, and allow people to track calories burned and number of steps they walk automatically. The more they exercise, the more points they rack up! That’s basically how it will work.

    Anyway, hope to hear back either way…

    – Sue
    P.S. You can choose not to publish this comment as this is more of a private comment 🙂


  2. Len says:

    You said you wanted to become a better writer; are you planning on writing a novel?


    • I would eventually like to publish something but the first step is getting my thoughts down on paper. I write fairly often but I don’t proof much of what I post so I am sure there are lots of gramatical errors.

      I didn’t do much writing in school, only what was required of me amd nothing geared towrds my interests. As an adult I am tking the timeto sit and write about my interests. Finding out it is much harder than I though. Duh right?

      How about you. are you a writer or want to be?


      • Len says:

        Yes, I am in the process of getting my first book published. I still can’t wrap my head around calling myself and “author”. Let me know what you think of some of my writing if you have a chance.


      • Len,

        When I hover above your wordpress link I am given a site not found error message. Can you send that info to me? I would be happy to read some of your material.


  3. Len says:

    Oliveloft.com will get you there. Thanks


    • I have gone out to your site and read through some of your material. I bounced around a little bit but feel like you have a really good idea that is manifesting itself in story. I am happy to say that I am now following you so I can catch you newest stories and sketches.


  4. Kerry Bodie says:

    Dear James,
    After looking and finding your blog and losing it, I found it again.
    I truly enjoy what you have to say and can’t wait to see more.
    Wishing you well.
    If you have any questions about Dad o or anything feel free to ask.
    Yours Kerry


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