The gr8ful grind

Let go of anger; It's an acid that eats away the delicate layers of your happiness

The reverse side has also its reverse side

Friday, February 05, 2016


Basillica Sacre Coeur as the setting sun just colors its tips. Montmartre, Paris, France; September, 2015,

Thursday, February 04, 2016


Still more Buddhas of the West, although in this case you would be forgiven if you thought it to be a Kwan Yin. Jerome, Arizona; May 2010.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016


A beacon totem with salmon also in the mix along the harbor area where many fishing boats dock. Brookings, Oregon; June, 2015

Tuesday, February 02, 2016


Roll out the barrels! Cacti comin' atcha! Just an incredible display at the Huntington Museum and Gardens. (Click the photo for more detail)  Pasadena, California; May, 2015.

Monday, February 01, 2016


Parlor tricks: the lobby of the old Balch Hotel, If you ever want to go back in time to, say, the late 1800s, this is the place for you. Dufur, Oregon; August, 2016.

Friday, January 29, 2016



You really do need to click on this photo to enlarge it and see the incredible artistic detail someone's effort created. This is a corner of the ceiling in one of the myriad rooms of the Louvre. Paris, France; September, 2015.

Thursday, January 28, 2016


Artisans, obviously using the materials at hand, created a completed stoned-out building a very long time ago. Probably some relative of Bill Gates, since they used Windows.  Cottonwood, Arizona; May, 2010.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Horsetail Falls on a very cold day amid a very cold week. (Click the photo to be a better look at the ice frozen on the side of the cliff). Columbia River Gorge area, Oregon; January, 2016.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016


This is what life was like before dishwashers. Automated dishwashers, that is. Fort Rock, Oregon; June, 2015.

Monday, January 25, 2016


As Autumn spins its magic, sunlight falls through the forest casting shadows and illuminating colors. (Click the photo for a better view) Japanese Garden, Portland, Oregon; October, 2013.

Friday, January 22, 2016


One of the highlights of our lives was getting away from it all and traveling to an exotic and foreign local to rent a canal boat and enjoy the quiet and serenity. Canal du Nivernaise, Burgundy, France; September, 2009.

Thursday, January 21, 2016


Here's another shot we snagged of the Chapel of the Holy Cross. This is a special place, so if you're ever in the neighborhood, make it a point to stop by and revel in its aura. You won't be disappointed. Sedona, Arizona; May, 2010.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Despite the fact there are those here in the US (and right now here in Oregon) who want to return all Federal lands into private hands, we here at the Grind rather value the fact the government has set aside those places which we value, such as this place. Grand Tetons National Park, Wyoming; August, 2014.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016


Colored leaves on trees is one way to tell that Fall has arrived. Here's another one. (Click the photo for more detail) Portland, Oregon; October, 2014.