One picture doesn’t do the Oregon Night Light Necklace justice
But here it is according to a State Park sign.
Click the pics for full size. It’s a cool light house map on a big screen.
Now imagine yourself on a wooden sailboat exploring another poorly mapped coast line.
Another chance to crash on the rocks.
Every boat on the water shares one goal: DON’T SINK!
The Oregon night light house necklace reaches out to them all. [Read More…]
Don’t mistake real Oregon History for polite/academic Oregon History
The history of Oregon, a U.S. state, may be considered in five eras: geologic history, inhabitation by native peoples, early exploration by Europeans (primarily fur traders), settlement by pioneers, and modern development.
This is the sort of Oregon history you get from Wiki. It’s nice and compartmentalized.
You could write history for everything by this formula, and many historians follow the rules.
Or, you can go boots on the ground and find history more meaningful to you, to the region, and for those planning trips to the Beaver State.
With that in mind, take Oregon History based on its current borders and move backward.
For the curious, history happens where you find it. If you survive the encounter, you’re part of history.
Start with the most common history question: [Read More…]
Kernville house for Ken Kesey’s Sometimes A Great Notion
In some parts of America I balk at driving the back roads. I drive on, but carefully.
Those roads show more about a shared history if you look hard enough.
The Siletz Highway, OR 229 headed east off of 101 north of Depoe Bay, is one of those roads.
They drive fast on 229 and I was looking hard.
Rolling up on someone’s business uninvited is a surprise no one wants.
But Oregon back roads feel different than places like Louisiana. [Read More…]
What happens with an espn expired contract happens everywhere. Every day David Mamet told the secret in Glengary Glen Ross: ABC, or Always Be Closing. That’s how the pros work, always ready for the next job. Do that enough enough and you get the good coffee. If you wait you’re slipping behind. The shock of […]
Small wars turn into bigger war, small conflict to large scale How far back do you go to find a good war? It’s not that war, the Good War, the Last Good War, the Big One. The end results justified the means in WWII. Industrial death and human neglect in the Axis Powers […]
Married guys who don’t cheat on their wives know all about Husbanding 101. Their game, our game, relates to men and women who have too much to say about the wife. Can anyone hear a man say “the wife” and not think he’s ‘one of those?’ In this example ‘the wife’ is the […]
Ask your parents about these life quiz situations Life Quiz 1 Ever made to sit at the childhood dinner table until you finished everything on your plate…or fell asleep in shame? If a millennial asks their parents, and mom and dad say, “No, of course not. We weren’t raised in a gulag,” do a […]
Sharing with ancient China didn’t begin here. China invented paper money. Did they invent the safe soon after? Why don’t we hear more bank robbery stories from China? From ozy.com: Moving two tons of red stuff — Communist China adorns scarlet notes with a likeness of Mao Zedong — was hardly a one-man job, and […]
Portland cast iron over your head in an earthquake? It’s still art. I see the stuff and think health hazard. Cast iron is heavy enough on the ground, let alone falling any distance. That’s one of the cautions about historic preservation: save yourself first.