it was another beautiful day in portland today. the sky was clear… the sun was out… not too warm, not too cold and garage sales on every corner. despite all the great conditions today was kind of bitter sweet. this afternoon nicole and i, along with her parents, went to visit the cemetery where her grandfather is buried. he died one year ago today. he was a pretty amazing guy with a great sense of humor. any of us would be lucky to have half as many people in this world care about us the way his friends and family cared about him.