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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 […]

OREGON CHOICE: RAJNEESHEES OR BUNDY OCCUPATION

  Do guns play the biggest part in this Oregon Choice? There’s a big difference between an event that draws horny dreamers and an event that attracts an armed militia. Which one attracts you? Would you rather hang out in loose fitting orange and red clothes waving to a holy man passing by in a […]

HOW TO AVOID BAD MARRIAGES FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE

    Help millennials avoid bad marriages by following these steps   Dating mores change over the years. From meeting someone, meeting their parents and siblings, to marriage and living happily ever after, things change. You meet their parents, they meet your parents. What could go wrong? These meetings always have agendas, some hidden, some […]

MILLENNIAL MARATHONERS NEED EXTRA LSD

  Long, Slow, Distance running helps Millennial Marathoners.   Who runs a marathon? That’s really the first question. 26.2 miles all at once is a big step for anyone to take. You read stories all the time about marathon runners cranking out one a week for a year, or training to run all the big […]

BABY BOOMER ZEN FOR THE SELFISH

    Baby Boomer Zen: You’re quiet time is more important than anything? Yes, it is.   An English cousin came to visit one summer in the early 90’s. Cousin Andrew. We lived on SE 11th and Lincoln, tagged the Industrial Eastside, in an upstairs flat with a crow’s nest front bedroom overlooking the street. […]

ASTORIA BOOKS, ASTORIA DOCUMENTARY, ASTORIA PLAY

Call it Little Big Astoria?   No one doubts the importance of Astoria in Oregon history. Little Big Astoria looms in the imagination from early sea captains challenging the Columbia Bar, to Lewis and Clark showing up overland, to today. The fish packing, lumber mills, and ebb and flow of new people keep Astoria current. […]