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DON’T BE A BABY, BOOMER, JUST JUMP THE FENCE

Age, like real estate, is about location, location, location.
From Forest Park to Pittock Mansion, A Portland Hike.

From Forest Park to Pittock Mansion, A Portland Hike.

The beauty of Portland, Oregon is its proximity to the outdoors, great and otherwise.

We’re not talking about the coast or the mountains an hour away.

It’s Forest Park, and the walk starts under the Thurman Street Bridge.

When you take someone on a hike from Lower Macleay Park to the Pittock Mansion be prepared to hear a celebration.

That’s what you get when you hike in forest shaded trails on a ninety degree day. And it’s so close to major roads like I-5, I-405, and I-84.

What can you expect along the way?

Sweat, but no blood or tears. [Read More...]

SILENT MILLENNIALS WANT ANSWERS

Go Ahead And Text Them.

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Maybe you’ve noticed? Baby boomer children have an attitude.

The print media loves it.

Old writers have a new whipping post, young writers get to take offense until they get old enough to find a younger whipping post of their own.

Or not.

Until then, they want answers to the big questions they face like, “Why am I forty grand in debt for going to a third tier school with a good football team?”

(Please don’t ask why there’s no crystal football in the trophy case. It’s on the way.)

“Why do I live with my parents?”

“How am I supposed to grow up and be a difference maker when I wake up with the teddy bear I was born with?” [Read More...]

Boomer Blogger

Media credential for Moda Center and Portland Thunder Arena Football.

BABY BOOMER ON MODA CENTER PRESS ROW

Imagine, if you will, a humble boomer blogger achieving one of their dreams. From the sounds coming from our aging demographic, we’re all doing super. In a world of smoke and mirrors the truth is more elusive than ever. Whatever you write or claim needs documentation, research, and proof, or else it’s in the same […]

From White Stag to UO to Portland Oregon, everything evolves. You evolve, so does your business.

BETTER BUSINESS EVOLUTION

Every species knows the rules of evolution, or at least abides by them. The fossil record is full of proof, studied or not. Adapt or perish. Do the same rules apply to business? Consider the world economy. Industries didn’t move to China for the clean air and sparkling water. They moved for the favorable labor […]

The Lombardi Trophy inside the Oregon HIstorical Society.

THE LOMBARDI TROPHY, BRANDING EXCELLENCE

The Oregon Historical Society And The NFL. The most important rule of success is finding the right formula and repeating it. No need to follow failure. You’ve got that covered. If branding is your goal with either a product or a name, learn from the best. Take a lesson from the National Football League, the […]

Roads

It's never a pretty sight no matter the setting. via awaremed.com

SEX, DRUGS, AND ROCK AND ROLL. OR JUST DRUGS

How To Live Next To A Heroin House. A move to the suburbs in most cities means a move away from drugs and crime. Not Portland, Oregon. My inner eastside apartment was too dangerous for a young family. Houses had metal barred windows and bad yards. The juice was never changing. It was a bad […]

South Auditorium Block Urban Renewal via museumofthecity.org

BOOMERS IN A DOWNSIZING STATE OF MIND

Or Just Moving For A Better Portland View? From oregonlive.com: “The analysis of Census data showed more baby boomers than ever lived in single-family detached homes in 2012. The pattern holds true even for the eldest of the age group, born between 1946 and 1955. That an indication that the convention wisdom may be wrong, […]

via skimountaineer.com

THE EXPLOSIVE BEAUTY OF THE NW

One Rule: Everything Changes. No, this isn’t the only region with snow on the mountains and this isn’t the only mountain. The Cascade Range pops up like continental acne, fueled by ocean crust diving under the heavier land plates, melting, and voila, volcanos. Capturing the power of geological force is one thing, capturing elemental force […]

Toughen Up

When you're kid says he'd like to hike with you, bring your best when it starts by climbing over a log jam on the Oneonta Gorge.

BOOMERITIS, OR WHY DOES IT HURT WHEN I DO THIS?

The Longer You Let Yourself Go, The Longer The Trail Back. One doctor joke goes like this: “It hurts when I raise my arm.” Doc says, “Don’t raise your arm.” It’s as funny the first time as it is the last, if you don’t have arm pain. Most of us have pain from one thing […]

How do you feel about how you look? Start with your feelings.

HAES AND THE NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR

What is HAES? So glad you asked. Health at Every Size might sound like a New Age phenomena, but it’s not. It started in the baby boomer days of the 1960′s. If you missed it between Save The Trees and Save The Earth, others didn’t. People have always come in all sizes, however shaming is […]