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DAMIAN LILLARD GETS FIRED UP

Rajon Rondo A Better Blazer Than Damian Lillard?

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The last playoff game in Memphis didn’t go well. Neither did the first.

That’s the NBA. Teams click, then they don’t, and everyone finds a player to blame.

In Portland that player is Damian Lillard.

The poor guy becomes a household name, gets a ton of press, and he’s now the biggest problem?

Lillard faced the best point guards in the Western Conference at the end of the season. Stephen Currie, Chris Paul, and Russel Westbrook took turns lighting him up.

Did anyone notice how they scored around forty each?

The story then was Lillard’s best defense is his offense. If he’s off on offense, what’s the back-up for his defense then?

Great players fill up their stat lines with rebounds, steals, assists, free throws. They spark their teams to greater effort. They make other players better.

Leaders don’t turn into anchors and moor their teams in one place. [Read More…]

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BOOMER HEALTH INDEX

When No News is Good Boomer Health News. Just when you’ve turned the corner and feeling better, clothes fit better, face looks more like you remember looking, something happens. You forget to move. You decide not to get up. You don’t feel making an effort is worth the reward. You’re tired. Now what? You could […]

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GET STARTED, KEEP IT GOING

Two of the hardest¬† words to learn in the English language: Get Started. Most get started after they’re told what to do. “Stand up. Put one foot in front of the other. Repeat. Get started now.” It’s that easy and that hard to get started. With the reported obesity epidemic sweeping the nation’s youth why […]

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REGRETS FROM THE DEATHBED

Bronnie Ware Listens To The Dying On Their Deathbed. The writer worked with dying patients who told their story. She listed the top five in her book. If you’ve been with others on their deathbed, do any of them ring true to you? The baby boomer demographic may have the same responses to imminent death, […]

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FOODIE vs eFOOD. WHAT TO EXPECT?

Foodie For Thought. You smelled what The Rock was cookin’? It was a metaphor, medium rare. In real life you’ve smelled food before it hits the table. You’ve sat in Portland restaurants watching plates fly by trailing a scent stronger than a pheromone cat collar. The next one’s got to be yours. Or the next. […]

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DUII FOR MILLENNIALS: THE MOVIE

What’s The ‘You’ In DUII For Millennials? You’ve seen the ad on TV? The drunk driving ad? Two young couples out for a good time. Jackets and ties and ladies in nice dresses. Laughing, drinking. Probably have babysitters waiting to go home. More laughing. Then the drive home. The police roadblock. Nobody funny now. The […]

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PORTLAND BOOMER GARDEN

The right decisions for the boomer garden means sending the right signals. If it’s a weed, pull it. If it’s not, leave it alone. Couples who garden together need to agree on which is which. One way is talking it out. Another is writing it down. Hand signals work so much better and encourage more […]

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HAMMERING ART IN THE HUMAN ARCHIVE

Inhuman With The Human Archive: Taking It Out On A Statue This is how a museum works: You study parts of museum collections to discover gaps in time, material, and style. It’s an archive of stuff made by human, a human archive. For instance, American clocks had metal workings before the Revolutionary War. Wooden workings […]

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HEMP HYPE FROM A GANJA GANGSTER

What Is Hemp Hype? The Oregonian showed up with a front page above the fold image of someone about to roll a pile of weed into a single zigzag sheet. It’s an inflammatory image geared to race the hearts of the anti-hemp crowd. Baby boomers know this scene. They’ve either lived it or left the […]

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MY BATMAN, YOUR SUPERMAN

How Ben Affleck Digs Into¬† Batman. To all who’ve seen the leaked Batman vs Superman trailer: Do you really care if Ben Affleck plays Batman? Does it matter who plays Superman? Super heroes make actors. What did Tobey Maguire do before Spiderman? Well, lots of things. He was a child actor. Which role identifies him: […]

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NIGEL JAQUISS: KING BREAKER

You’re A Big Deal? Got A Few Cracks? Nigel Jaquiss Knows.   Nigel who? I’ll say it so you don’t have to. Nigel Jaquiss. Writes for Willamette Week. (Will-aa-met.) Either he’s got it going or his first name does. Google Nigel, only Nigel, and he shows up #2 behind Nigel Hayes. Nigel who? Nigel Hayes […]

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OREGON EDUCATION SHOWS OFF

Rob Saxton: The Right Stuff In Oregon Education? If you want a 9-5 job, don’t be a teacher. Forget a quiet walk. Teachers run into students and former students all their lives. It’s inescapable. They’re marked. You’re thinking of a teacher right now. Teachers, aka Educators, are woven into societal fabric. Everybody knows that. They […]

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OREGON PROSECUTORS AT REST

With Each Other? Office affairs, romances, attractions? Happens all the time. Single people dating each other is normal. Dinner? Drinks? Taking a walk? Growing a network and connecting the dots couldn’t be more exciting. Oregon prosecutors looking down the road need all the help they can get. By getting closer they learn more about their […]

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KITZHABER: The Movie

Casting For Kitzhaber. Recent developments in the former Oregon governor’s life scream for justice. And a movie. One thing is certain in modern times: We learn more from movies than we do from television news. Or the educational system. The Daily Show? Better than Foreign Affairs 401? If we’re expected to understand the depth and […]

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THE JEFF BAKER 500

Portland’s Old Church Organ And Jeff Baker. He’s In The Shirt. As THE book and movie reviewer of record for The Oregonian newspaper, Jeff Baker goes Against. The. Grain. Taller than expected, he worked the Old Church mic like a pro. Could have thrown in a “Take my wife…please” and got away with it. Willamette […]