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PICKING UP CO-EDS 70’S STYLE

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via around.uoregon.edu

Before social media, meeting co-eds at college meant leaving the basement.

Starbucks moved into the space on the opposite end of the block from the U of O bookstore.

It the seventies it was a college bar, the best place on the street for 21 and over students.

And everyone else.

Taylor’s was still open, but who wants to listen to drunk professors complain about their tenure, or lack of it.

That was the place for serious talk, serious drinking, and early evenings.

The other place was party and dance. If you remember the name of it, leave a comment.

One night the band kicked in. Three harmonizing ladies fronting a pounding rhythm section.

They looked primed for the big time, one of those bands you get to hear before you have to pay for a concert.

I was there alone, wishing I knew how to play guitar, wishing I had a band.

During my alone wishing time, around 11:00 pm, a fellow student took a spot next to me at the rail. [Read More…]

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PORTLAND BOOMER’S NBA BURDEN

Notes On A Bitter Blazer Fan’s NBA Burden. Sport’s fans watch. Maybe they have some game. Maybe they used to have some game. Either way they mostly watch. And yell. Maybe drink a beer. After enough beer they compare their game to the players they see on TV. Most sports fans compare themselves favorably, the […]

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PORTLAND WINS FOR AMERICA

Why America Needs Portland In The NBA Finals. How many times did you see the San Antonio River Walk last year during the Spurs run? The Alamo? After four playoff rounds, what else is there to see? From the first series to the last the River Walk looked better and better, but it got a […]

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10 BOOMER HEALTH NOTICES

What To Know, What To Ignore For Boomer Health. 1. You weigh too much. Extra weight stresses your knees and hips, your ankles and heart. Too much weight is a golden ticket for Type 2 Diabetes. Why not go away and mind your own business? 2. You’re too thin. Thin people have a greater threat […]

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BOOMER HEALTH INDEX

When No News is Good Boomer Health News. Just when you’ve turned the corner and feeling better, clothes fit better, face looks more like you remember looking, something happens. You forget to move. You decide not to get up. You don’t feel making an effort is worth the reward. You’re tired. Now what? You could […]

Boomer Up

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SANDWICH GENERATION: AIRPORT + WHEELCHAIR

Travel Challenges For The Sandwich Generation. And Rewards. If your Ma is 90 and likes new places, you’ve got to keep up with her. I’ve flown to Spain and back with my wife and mother in law. They would have gone with or without me. Travel by itself is enough challenge; getting on an airplane […]

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HOW TO BEAT STRESS TV

Feeling Anxious? Overwhelmed? It Could Be Stress TV. Most of the time competition makes it clear who winners and losers are. It’s not a guessing game. In auto races the first one across the finish line is the winner. Waving a checkered flag helps. If that’s not enough, watch for someone gargling milk at the […]

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BLACK TAR HEROIN, SAM QUINONES, AND DREAMLAND

Do Millennials Hear Boomer Parents Talk About Black Tar Heroin And The Damage Done? Sam Quinones Says Not Much. The movie Traffic shows a group of affluent young people dealing with a friend’s drug overdose. They drop him on the sidewalk outside an Emergency Room and drive away. As if to say, “Why let a […]

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RELIGIOUS FREEDOM FOR INDIANA?

Religious Freedom For Jim Nabors? For all you hear about Oregon, from overpriced Portland, to overpriced craft beer, to almost the lowest high school graduation rate in the nation, we’ve got perks. We might be raising tomorrow’s morons, but all is not lost. At least we try to keep gay bashing low on the legislative […]

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PORTLAND BABY BOOMERS WHINE?

When it comes to root canals Portland baby boomers aren’t the only whiners. After a visit to the local endodontist for some root work it was a choice of pain meds or VooDoo juice. Is there really a choice when you’ve got VooDoo brand wine in the house? Seriously, is there a better time for […]

Forever Young? Two Cats In The Yard, Life Used To Be So Hard? Boomers As Spring Flowers, That's Who.

WHO ARE BOOMERS?

Who-Who? Who-Who? Who Are Boomers? For starters, the world’s richest man, Bill Gates, is a boomer. It’s nice being in the same group with the big dogs. The inventor of the richest company in the world? Steve Jobs, boomer. Glad to have him on board. With the numbers out of the way, and bottom line […]