✳︎axoplasm is Paul Souders

A selfie of Paul Souders taken in front of a small waterfall while backpacking

I am the principal and sole employee of SCRUBJAY. I live in Portland, Oregon with my family. My pronouns are he/him/his. I wish I could ride my bike over this hill every single day. In my youth I practiced archaeology and wrote terrible short fiction. I have collected a few of my favorite essays. I am @axoplasm most places on the Internet. “Axoplasm” is a real word.

Traveling proudly with:

Recent entries in my web-log

Rainstorm moving over Tillamook Head
2021-10-05

October 4, 1995

I remember October 4, 1995 (2 months after moving to Oregon) as The Day It Started Raining For Seven Continuous Months

2021-09-11

On this day twenty years ago

I have never bothered to record my memories of that day until today. Time has worn the memories smooth like river pebbles. They no longer cohere. I should have written this down, then.

view toward Mt. Jefferson in the Bull of the Woods Wilderness
2021-08-31

The Bull of the Woods

The Bull Complex fire is burning through the route of one of our favorite backpacking trips

2021-08-15

24mpg

The cars get bigger and fancier and faster and safer but they stay exactly the same