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IF YOU TRY SOMETIMES YOU JUST MIGHT FIND

You Get What You Need.

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How many baby boomers have taken advice from Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones?

If your answer resembles, “I used to listen to them,” it’s time to reset.

Just because you got older doesn’t mean the songs of your youth lose their meaning.

It could be the opposite.

Consider the first part of the title: If you try sometimes…

Is there a more pressing time than now to try a little harder?

Too often we check out on the idea of trying harder. When  someone suggests you try harder,  it feels like an accusation.

“What? Try harder? You don’t think I’m trying hard enough? Well mister, let me tell you about trying…”

Then they go off on a history of trying.

The elders of society have it best. When you’ve got WWII as the default for trying harder you can’t lose.

“Try harder than taking down Hitler and Tojo? It doesn’t get any harder, son,” they say.

Then there’s the rest of us. [Read More…]

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BIG FROG MILLENNIALS FOR THE FUTURE

Special events have one thing in common: they’re special. The only problem is remembering how special. Sure you’ve got pictures to break out. Nothing refreshes memory like images. Video is even better. But what drives things deeper into meaning is talking about it. “Remember the time when…?” We’ve all heard stories that began that way. […]

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PORTLAND’S LITERARY AND CULTURAL DISTRICT?

What Does Google Say? Boston becomes the first city to designate a literary cultural district. Portland can’t be far behind since the choices at the original coin toss to name the city was either Portland, Maine, or Boston. That might not be enough to kick start a lit-district into gear, but just knowing another city […]

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THEY’RE HERS AND SHE KEPT THEM

Laura Ross-Paul launched a book in downtown Portland last night, not just any book. In an event at the Froelick Gallery she read a passage from “THEY’RE MINE AND I’M KEEPING THEM, How freezing my breast saved my breast.” This was a woman in victory after the hard work of fighting breast cancer. It was […]

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RON BOHART AND THE MAJESTY OF KITES

The Kite As Canvas, The Sky As Studio. Say the word kite and what image comes to mind? Add paper, wood, and string in the right measure and you’ve got a kite. Or do you? More than a hobby, or something for a nice day, the kite carries as much history as you can tie […]

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL FROM THE BOOMER SIDE OF THE FIELD

The North Bend Bulldogs and Tigard Tigers. The 4A Bulldogs climbed into the Oregon state finals for 2014 after their 41-40 squeaker in the semi-finals. A win is a win, we can all agree, but a one point win isn’t defining any football program as much as it tells who’s in favor with the football […]

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BAD GUYS IN GOOD SPORTS

What do you ask of the people who play and coach the sports you love? Do you have an overriding idea of what they should do, or does it go sport by sport? If you look at the big picture you want athletes and coaches to conduct themselves in a similar fashion as you, given […]

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TUNE INTO THE SLANT WITH BRAD STEIN

A Sports Talk Podcaster Dials Up His 200th Episode. Spin the radio dial and you’ll find something worth a listen. Hit a pre-set or scan the stations for some ear candy. You’ve got a favorite DJ not named Wolfman Jack? Who could that be? Classic Rock stabs your ear when Sir Mick Jagger explains walking […]

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THROUGH AN OREGON DUCK’S EYE

This Is The Year. Seriously, This Year Is The One. Nothing in college football feels better than waking up Sunday morning with your team still near the top. The top this year is the 1-4 ranking for the first scheduled College Football Playoffs. No matter what else you’ve got going, a winning team makes it […]

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FOR THE LOVE OF PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS

A Haters’ Review. The love/hate relationship with sports comes into full blossom when a player leaves a team. Some leave with remorse, some leave with bitterness. All agree it’s part of the business. So what’s it about Portland that leaves such a bad feeling in some players? Why do some NBA guys take a shot […]