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OREGON’S BIRTHDAY: WHAT YOU MISSED AT 158

  If you skip Oregon’s Birthday party, you’ll never know Oregon.   You read the same stories from around the country. People matching their vibe to a location show up in Portland. Families planning a big move, choosing between ten cities, come to Oregon because Portland checked all the right boxes. Students enroll in colleges […]

PORTLAND OREGON DIRT IS JUST LIKE YOUR DIRTY TOWN

     To know Portland Oregon you better like dirt.   It started with the first native canoe stopping on the Willamette. Paddling against the current takes as much energy today as it did the first boaters, if you’re into historical reenactment. Like you, they needed a rest. More native people used the rest stop. […]

SOUTHERN PRIDE OR DJANGO UNCHAINED: OREGON’S BOOMER BLOGGER EXPLAINS THE DIFFERENCE

    A young man wants to serve in the armed forces with southern pride? Good.   From the Greenville Gazette: The Confederate Flag is a very controversial symbol. Many people believe that it is a symbol of racism and oppression while others think it is a symbol of southern pride. One of those people […]

GERONIMO: AN AMERICAN LEGEND IN LIFE AND ON SCREEN

The film came out in 1993 for an American legend.   One of the kickers in Frontier Communications are free On Demand movies. The Sony Channel skips commercials and runs them straight through from all appearances. A recent cruise through the selections turned up Geronimo: An American Legend. Like Days of Heaven with Richard Gere, […]

AGE IS JUST A NUMBER UNTIL YOU SHOW YOUR AGE

  Your age is no secret, except to you.   People who say age is just a number do it for a reason: they are old, not your youthful age. They make it worse when they say hair dye doesn’t change how others see them, but how they see themselves. Old guy selfie problem? If […]

LETTER TO ENGLAND, IN ENGLISH. ENGLAND WRITES BACK

  Who writes a letter to England?   Before you scroll off to other click-bait, consider this: Write one letter to the person or place of your choice. One letter. Start with the usual, “Dear.” Then send it. If your letter sends death threats or rings fire alarms, this isn’t for you. Instead, call it […]

A FATHER’S DUTY IN SERVICE TO ALL, or WHO’S YOUR DADDY

    A father’s duty to not get stomped in the mosh pit?   The parent still holds primary responsible for socializing their offspring; of fitting them into a cultural framework. In the end, if they stay out of jail, the whole village celebrates their success. But, if they crack the top ten call list […]

BOOMER TIME, FEED YOUR MIND, MAKE A RHYME

Boomer time is the right time, and it’s now. If Baby Boomers live up to the current predictions, one in eight will get Alzheimer’s. No cure, bad ending. Is it caused from eating too many modern aluminum foiled TV dinners in childhood? Modern food production and delivery promised unheard of labor savings. The Hungry Man […]

PRAYER STAR POWER: 1000 PRAYER STARS = 10,000 PRAYERS

Prayer Stars good enough to eat. Not Lucky Charms, these Prayer Stars are better. Not Captain Crunch, either. And not edible, but they’ll fill you up when you need it. They’re a wonderful gift to give, wonderful to get. When you get handmade stars, you know they’re full of prayer power with answers. If you […]

MONEY MEN, GENERALS, DANCE THE DANCE

In a band of money men and retired generals, who plays which instrument?   Extreme wealth and unlimited power have one thing in common: they know how to close the deal. It might not be ideal exchange, but it sets up a better one. Money men know how to roll with economic downturns. The great […]