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THE NBA NEEDS TO LEARN PORTLAND

NBA Free Agents Need A Class Of What To Expect In Oregon.
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Hearing the Portland Trail Blazers called small market by sports experts is like hearing Wesley Matthews called The Undrafted Wesley Matthews.

It’s old, tired, and worn out.

Is small market Portland smaller than Milwaukee, Oklahoma City, or Orlando?

The NBA needs better communication, better education, if even one player thinks so.

Explain how Portland is the slinky city of the NBA; it can be as big or small as you want.

A small market can’t offer housing choices to wealthy residents the way Portland can.

From expansive urban towers, to unique city neighborhoods, to suburban spreads, Portland has it.

Where else can you live on the side of a volcano, buy a river house, or open the doors of a cliff home that feels like you’re flying over the city?

Does the NBA know this about Portland?

Yet free agents are still reluctant to come to Portland. What are they afraid of? [Read More…]

Boomer Years

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BOOMERPDX BOOK CHOP

Like Food Channel’s Chopped Except No One Spits On The Pages. The most often heard complaint of the avid reader? “What do I read next? I’m in between books.” Even with libraries and bookstores stocked to the roof, the next book is still an important choice. Museums have research libraries, colleges have academic libraries; hospitals […]

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YOUR NAME, YOUR TRUTH

In a time not so long ago your name wasn’t good enough. Hard to believe in the land of straight shooters and honor, but John Wayne didn’t start out as John Wayne. Neither did Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis. It was a different time. Benedict Cumberbatch says those days are long gone. Still, there’s something […]

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BABY BOOMER LOVE: AFTER THE FIRE

Don’t Burn Baby Boomer Love Letters, Review Them On BoomerPdx. From The BoomerPdx Archive: “I think at the age 27-29 is when you first really feel a ‘generation gap’ or are actually aware of the one’s below you. Naturally that means the ones above you are pushed into another level also. Do me a favor. […]

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BOOMER ENTREPRENEUR: GOOD IDEA?

Our newspaper of record, the Oregonian/oregonlive.com, broke the boomer news. Baby Boomers too young to retire and too old to hire embrace what they’ve always embraced: Themselves. Can’t believe it? The book ‘I’M OK, YOU’RE OK’ started out with a working title of ‘I’M OK, I’M OK, I’M STILL OK, OK?’ The ME GENERATION reminds […]

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HOW TO un-GAY A 60’s TEEN BOOMER

Who Thinks You Can un-Gay Anyone? Parents? My uncle grew from an awkward teen boomer to become an inspirational gay man. I could say inspirational man, but he’s more proud of being a gay inspiration. He’s lived life his way on no uncertain terms: Accept gay or go away. But that’s not how it started […]

Who’s Up

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BEN AFFLECK, MAN CRUSHED

Celebrity Divorce Changes Things. When you get married and have kids you need to be ready. Ready for what? Ready to say, “OK.” The old gang shows up ready to do old gang stuff. You’re ready too, until you look at your wife’s face. It’s the expression that doesn’t need words. Why? Because she’s said […]

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PORTLAND BLOGGER & ELLEN URBANI

Willamette Writer Thrills Portland Blogger. Join a writers group, they said. It’ll be fun, they said. They were right on both counts. Join Willamette Writers and have some fun. Some meetings are more fun than others, but they all begin with promise. Show up early at the Old Church in Portland to network with other […]

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BOOMER MOTHER’S DAY MEMORY GUIDE

Which Day Is More Important Than Boomer Mother’s Day? Tomorrow is Mother’s Day in America. The rest of the world? Not so sure. All the moms out there deserve their day. No doubts about it. But when it’s your mom, and she’s passed, like so many boomers’ moms, the day drives those feelings right to […]

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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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BOOMERPDX ANNIVERSARY DANCE

Why Starting With A Theme Song May Save The Anniversary. Big days come with big pressure for long married Baby Boomers. How can you possibly top the last without making it look suspicious? You can’t downplay it either, or it’ll look like you forgot. Instead of piling everything up on one day for a do […]

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ROSE FESTIVAL BAR FLY RULES

The Rose Festival Parade Always Starts With The Right Intentions. If the sun’s out on parade day, Portland looks better than ever. Big Pink grows out of yellowed brick if you find the right parking place. The right parking place for Rose Festival is a big deal. Park in the wrong place and you get […]

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420 TWITTER FEED

Straight Dope On High Holiday From Twitter Feed. Any marketer will explain Twitter as a bet on the odds. With so many Twitter members you’ll find an audience waiting. What if you’re not selling anything, just joining and creating a twitter feed to be a part of it all? Baby boomers might join to stay […]

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THE ENGLISH WAY IN U.S.

Cultural Drama Or Living Hell In The English Way? Are you Angliophallic? Angliophilic? Angliophobic? Either way, Oregon can’t get enough British TV. America absorbs the English way fast. Cast Thomas Cromwell and Thomas Moore in Downton Abbey and wait for the cheers. King Arthur’s Round Table on Doc Martin? Who would blink an eye? As […]

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THE SPIRIT OF ST. FRANCIS

Who turns a garden store into a shrine? St. Francis. Stopped by the local plant shop and got a tour of the property. That’s where I found the one handed St. Francis. As the protector of the animals and the environment, I hoped he lost than hand in an accident that didn’t involve the environment […]

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A MOMENT IN TIME

Dew, Dew, Dew Looking Out My Front Door. Some things last forever, some fade quickly. Time will tell. Water drops on a sunny morning? Not going to last. Each one will find it’s way home. Just like you, boomer. Happy Sunday.