Friday, February 24, 2006

Time To Diversify

Well, we've finally arrived in the greater Portland metropolitan area. We're in temporary housing until the end of March. My wife's job doesn't start for over a week, so we're playing tourist now. I'm not going to fill this blog with personal information. If you are interested in following our West Coast adventures, check out our new family blog at Right now there are just a few camera phone pictures. Soon, there will be all sorts of juicy details regarding our adventures.

Don't worry, I'll keep posting here. Even though Portland is one of the most unchurched areas in the country, I'm sure I'll still find myself immersed in evangelical Christian subculture. I can never seem to completely leave it behind.


swampydonkey said...

hi. nice site.
I am brand new to this blogspot stuff. just getting off of xanga. and I'm tryin to figure out how to really "work it." uh. like I would like to maybe put your site somewhere on my page.. under blogs? I think? anyway I don't know. but maybe you can help me out.. are there blogrings on here? its just me and a few of my friends steppin out from xanga. we don't know what to do, where to go. we are all alone...

john patrick said...

Hey Ben,

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest! I hope you enjoy the life here!

Let me know if you have any cultural questions, like, what's a maple bar? or, why are northwesterners so standoffish? or, why doesn't the city just buy snow plows? And Rip City Baby?

I've been reading this blog for quite a while now, I've always enjoyed the snarks you have about the fundies. Btw, I'm one of those smug Seattlites that pumps my own gas and mocks the Rip City Baby. Take care!

you don't have to read

jerseyclimbgirl said...

Ben, welcome to the PNW--even though i'm in Seattle

if you haven't found a church in Portland yet, may i suggest Imago Dei pastored by Rick McKinley?