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ADULT RESPONSIBILITY TAKES AN ADULT? SAYS WHO

No finer whine comes from any other generation. Should we all take a lesson from baby boomers’ and our adult reponsibility? Of course, and here’s why: no age group has shouldered more burden. And it’s so, so, hard. Just ask us. Ask the next old person you see who insists they are as vital and […]

FAILING MEMORIES, ENHANCED THOUGHT, BOOMER BRAIN

Failing memories include a list of golden moments that show up online more often than it should. They’re supposed to invoke a better time, but for the wrong reasons. Someone needs to set it straight, but who? Could be you if you saw the television shows first hand, been alive for events, and remember. The […]

SILVERTON SEVEN BRIDES BREWERY FESTIVAL

It wasn’t billed as a festival for a Thursday night, but it was this time. A festival of survivability after a heart-thumping force march on the hottest day of the year. Add one of the smokiest days from Canadian fires and it felt like a heavenly Seven Brides Brewery cloud. How wonderful was this? Everyone […]

SPORTS SKILLS BUILD A BRIDGE

An old man, at least my age, pushes a three hundred pound bench press. How does that happen? Sports skills. The mom of four runs a three hour marathon. The retired teacher swims like a shark. Older people have tapped into something. Call it inspiration. Call it perseverance. Call it good luck. What can younger […]

SEATTLE WORKS HARD FOR THE TOP SPOT

    A money man gave me the short history of how important places draw the right people to them, how they work. In the emerging Industrial Revolution world London was the center of the universe. Anyone with dreams and aspirations of being somebody, of one day being The Man, moved to London. Things changed […]

OREGON DROPOUT TOO HIGH? KGW SAYS YES

  Oregon students drop out of high school more than any other state? Education statistics work to show progress, decline, indifference. You’ve seen those graphs. Chances are good these aren’t dropouts analyzing the data. They are smart people working the numbers. Depending on the point being made, the numbers are the name of the game. […]

WHY HEART BREAKS NEVER BREAK EVEN FOR ANYONE

      Like serious illness, heart breaks are best left for others. It’s just easier when it’s someone else. At a distance. The further the better. That way you can learn from them in case it happens to you. And it will. One way or the other. Broken hearts land on everyone at least […]

HOW TO FIND PORTLAND AROUND YOUR TOWN

  Exhibit A: Lumbersexuals always find Portland A gen y or later man whom is trying desperately to be masculine by looking the part instead of being the part, eg, dressing up like a lumberjack. Did anyone notice the stage clothes of the grunge movement? Jeans, plaid flannel shirts. Same clothes, different context. But if […]

MAKING SENSE TO UNRELATED MILLENNIALS

    If you can talk to your kids, will unrelated millennials listen too? You could tell he was a good guy with good manners. He answered easy questions, but still added value. Twenty four, lives at home, looking for a job. And all you asked was his age? This is part of the millennial […]

MAN ANTHEM: COMMITMENT TO YOUR WOMAN, FAITH IN YOUR MAN

    Women looking for THE ONE need to apply the Man Anthem Test.   The notion of one Man Anthem, and only one, goes against the grain on most sites. The Good Men Project listed ten, as in top ten Man Anthems, with Queen’s We Are The Champions at #1. While I love the […]