Blog Stories From Wheel to Eternity

From Wheel to Eternity

By Matt Guy, February 2, 2019

Historians believe ancient Mesopotamians invented the wheel about 3500BC.  And not even a locomotive wheel, but a potter’s wheel. It probably took another 300 years to flip it up on its side and locomotor about with it. A truly human idea – there really is no naturally occurring equivalent. No wonder it took nearly 5,ooo years for someone to figure out that wheels could be put on feet.

And just like that, capital F fun was found.

And it rocked. And it rolled.

(Ironically, rock and roll wouldn’t be invented for quite a while after that.)

So basic an idea, but what a game changer.

We even considered roller-skates for our soldiers in the Great Wars, as an alternative to wheeled troop-transports – wheeled troops transporting themselves. Maybe it was the inescapable joy burbling up autonomic smile responses and inadvertent shouts of “Wheeeeeeeeeeee!” that caused the powers-that-be to abandon the program. Or maybe it was the mud.

And is that why roller-skates have remained in the realm of frivolity and fun and not used for harder utilitarian ends? Does that very act of skating trigger something deep within us that speaks to our lighter and more adventurous selves? Ignoring the practical for the ephemeral. Listening to our inner grasshopper instead of our nagging ant.

We lace up and trip the light fantastic on gleaming, polished floors. We rise above our primitive and primeval urges to embrace the wanderlust of our souls floating through the ether. To glide from the mundane into the extraordinary.

Or maybe its just that old familiar playlist we’ve know for years. Or maybe its the nachos.

Find what it is that plucks at your soul strings at the Rollerskating Rink at Oaks Park.

Matt Guy

Principal Broker Licensed in OR & WA

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Love of Portland:

I work throughout the Portland Metro Area, and have lived on both the East and West sides of Portland. I am very excited to live in a city with so many beautiful homes and neighborhoods. I also love Oregon and am proud to be a life long Oregonian. I have moved back to neighborhood that my Father spent his childhood and am proud to share in the history where I live. I live 8 blocks from the church where my Aunt and Uncle were married in 1956. I also love the many activities and restaurants around Portland and the nearby outdoors that it has to offer. Whether shopping at New Seasons or a farmers market, enjoying the many great parks, Portland has a great progressive and environmental spirit that helps to make it such a wonderful place to live.

More to me than real estate:

I am a former competitive Ultimate Frisbee player, and over the past few years have competed in marathons, triathlons, and other running events like the Hood to Coast. I have raised over $3000 for the Windermere Foundation through pledges from my family, friends and clients while running two Eugene Marathons. Also in 2011 I ran the New York Marathon. In my spare time I enjoy running and playing soccer. When I am not working, I am spending time with my wife, Mary, our amazing children, Elliott & Naomi, and our wonderful pets: Chaucer, our cat, and our Golden Retriever, Beckett.


  • Real Estate Broker since 2004.
  • Branch Manager of the Windermere West Linn office from 2011 through 2013.
  • Assisstant Manager of the Windermere Lloyd Tower office from 2008 to 2011
  • Leadership coaching and training through Windermere.
  • Earth Advantage S.T.A.R. Green Certified Broker.
  • I have a background in construction, customer service and management, and bring this knowledge to my real estate career.
  • I am a graduate of the University of Oregon with a degree in English and minor in Chemistry.
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Matt Guy

Principal Broker Licensed in OR & WA

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