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The view from walking into a Hempfest: Lots of people stretched out asleep.
Tables selling brownies and cookies beside the walk up. The sleepers were on the grass behind them.
It looked like a scene from a Charlton Heston movie, one of those where he’s the last man alive on earth.
Is anyone offended by stoners catching a few Zs in the sun?
My fellow researcher and I passed by on our way to the beer garden. Maybe it was part of the program to scarf down a few brownies and cookies then stop and drop like Maureen Dowd in Colorado.
Had to wonder if any of the snoozers had heard the 911 call made by a police officer and his wife after they cooked up weed brownies and thought they were dying, or dead.
What is it about weed edibles that make you feel dead? Probably the same thing if you chug a quart of liquor. Ignorance of potency is the problem. One might make you feel dead, but alcohol poisoning will kill you. [Read More…]
Something Happens To Our Brain When Music Matters. I just watched Bruce Springsteen onstage with Bono and U2 in New York. If feels like such a happy moment between those guys standing in middle of the greatest city in the world and singing. Isn’t that how it’s supposed to work when we hear our favorites? […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A New Chance To Find New Writers: Timberline Review. Saturday, August 1, 2015 is the launch date for Timberline Review, a new publication from Willamette Writers. If that sounds exciting you’re in the right place. Good readers and English majors share discovery in common. Readers may have a list, or wing it, and find the […]
If You Were Raised Here You Know All About #growingupinoregon. Oregon is more than a trail game, or cloud burst, or a beach. It’s a state of mind and a state; the deuce. 1. If you grew up on the coast it seemed like every town had a sawmill. Those mills also had wigwam burners. […]
Oregon Legal Weed Law Breaks Ground? Not Really. The modern stoner may not do a ten year blast for weed seeds. Getting high and getting caught isn’t a one way ticket to the felon life, but you will pay a price if you don’t follow the rules. Toward that end a radio ad explains how […]
A Walk In Bull Mountain Park And A Tigard Forest Is A Hike For The Psyche. Too many suburban towns forget about the people and the place they call home. New people move in, throw a lawn chair in the backyard, and call it good. They turn invisible. For the next twenty years they drive […]
Baby Boomers And Millennials Meet In Portland Housing Future. If you graph the timeline of young to old, small living spaces appear in the beginning and end. A young single person needs a small place to crash on their down time. From work to friends to dates, ‘Youthies’ need to pack as much experience into […]