Bulgarian lottery ticketsHello friends! I hope this finds you well and gearing up for a fun weekend!

It’s been a long time since I wrote a memo, so I want to make a brief note regarding operations around here: the Field Office is once again a solo project. I’m taking this unexpected turn of events as an opportunity to make some changes around here including: a retooled and updated portfolio and a rewritten mission statement and bio. Check it out and send me feedback if you have some—I’d love to hear from you.

If you are in the Portland area—or know someone who is—and think we need to connect, please be in touch! I’ve just started to meet some of the creatives in the city and awesomeness is the word. I’m blown away by how lovely and talented everyone is and I’ve only scratched the surface.

Hope you have a great weekend! I’m going to a BBQ and possibly a walk in the Gorge with one of Metro’s new animal friends—basically taking as much advantage of the gorgeous fall weather we are having here.

+ Because you’ve always wanted to know: why US parks are overrun by squirrels.

+ Autumn/Fall—why is it the only season with two names?

+ Everyday objects from North Korea including Hedgehog Toothpicks.

+An interactive map that plots every location visited by authors during their famous adventures like (think: On the Road, Wild, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance).

+ France’s love affair with the bicycle: a history.

+ Photographs of dying and abandoned malls in North Carolina.

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