Hi.  My name’s morgan.  You may have figured that out, what with the MORGANpdx in the URL that you most likely had to type in.  First of all, I am in no way related to Morgan Freeman, Morgan Fairchild or Morgan LeFay.  You’d be amazed how often I get comments like that:

‘Morgan, huh?  Is your last name Fairchild/Freeman/Lefay?  har har har har….’

Yeah, um, no.  Har har har har.

Now that that’s cleared up: welcome to the NEW and IMPROVED home of my blog!  It’s mostly about Portland, because I love it, and all the things I and my fellow Portlanders like to do.  Stuff like hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, bike commuting, and just generally being full of  laid back, fun loving, cool, progressive people. 

I also love my dog, so you most likely will see some stuff about her.  Here’s a picture:

Yep.  I'm stinkin cute.

Yep. I'm stinkin cute.

 Adorable huh?  Ok.  Where was I…Oh yeah.  Another thing I might blog about is my house.  I have a house.  Yeah my very own!!  Can you believe it?  I have a big backyard project that consumes much of my time and all of my money.  I’m all naturescaping and bioswaling and stuff, and someday…SOMEDAY IT WILL BE MAGNIFICENT!  So says me. 

I also love love love music.  It’s sort of a remote control for…well, for me.  For instance, say, I’m having a bad day.  Slap in some Bee Gees:Night Fever, or Peter Gabriel:Solsbury Hill, and I start smiling.  I can’t freakin help myself.  Can’t sleep?  In goes Mazzy Star, or certain Portishead/Cocteau Twins/This Mortal Coil, and I’m off to la la land.  Low energy?  How about some selections from my ever-growing electronica collection?  When I can’t seem to maneuver my brain in the direction I want to go, I just give it a little shove with the right music. 

But not only do I love to listen to music, but I love to play it too.  I was a classically trained guitarist in a past life, and can still toss out a bach or mozart, or maybe a little aranjuez mon amour when properly motivated.  I’ve also spent some time as a bass player, which has become my stage instrument of choice.  And now there’s this whole DJ angle…

Well that’s pretty much it.  I’ll probably occasionally blog about stuff I do, or see, or think, but since I live in Portland I figure that all falls under the Portland heading, right?

I do have occasional moments of funny.  Or funnaaaay.  Occasionally I rant about stuff.  And every once in a while, I’m freakin brilliant, but don’t hold your breath.  It’ll happen, but you might have to wait a while.