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PORTLAND OREGON BLOG MESSAGE TO THE WORLD

Who reads posts and comments on a Portland Oregon blog? The weird thing about writing online is the reach. From literally around the world, readers find blogs like boomerpdx. They come in on a variety of devices, operating systems, and browsers. It’s amazing how anyone finds anything in their own house, but finding a blog […]

BOOMERPDX CHOICE: LIVING YOUNG OR OLD, LIVING IN PORTLAND

    Help a family move an elderly parent a few times to find the BoomerPdx Choice   A few things people new to Portland can’t fathom is how living in Portland felt in the late 70’s and early 80’s. It was a dive city. A studio apartment between NW 20th and 21st on Lovejoy […]

HOW TO EXPLAIN BOOMERPDX: PICTURE OF PIE, AND PIE

  If someone asks what you’ve been reading lately, explain Boomerpdx like this:   You’ve been reading a single author blog with over a thousand posts. Eight categories organize the posts. Why eight? In honor of Troy Aikman and Marcus Mariotta, of course. Boomer Up, all twenty four pages, includes either boomers stepping up, or […]

3 WAYS MISLABELED INFO TAGS THE WRITER

  Or how mislabeled info mislabels you.   The first time a writer posts a piece online they create an identity. Everything after adds to the evidence. Boomerpdx runs over a thousand posts strong on topics divided by category buttons. Inside each category, like an outline, posts ride on tags, key words, and seo magic. […]

LAUGHING SPAM ENGLISH ON BOOMERPDX. 151K LAUGHS LATER?

    Laughing spam won’t make you fat, throw up, or scream.   If laughing spam worked that way, I’d be fat, throwing up, and screaming every day. And I’m not thin, non-urpy, or quiet. Most of the time. Laughing spam is cute. That’s what I’ll call it, cute. It’s so vulnerable with an undercurrent […]

7 BILLION AND COUNTING? THAT’S A LOT OF BIRTH UNCONTROL

Facing birth uncontrol with “Tell me what to do?” For starters, don’t do THAT!   Personal uniqueness and individuality? Check. Fully armed with human rights? Check. Warm and dry and fed? Check. Ready to listen to the other 6,999,999,999 scream out to be like you? Sorry, man, you’re breaking up. You wanna repeat that? ‘Cause […]

WHERE IS TOO FAR? YOU’LL KNOW WHEN YOU GET THERE

Trust only those who’ve gone too far. And come back.   Does it hurt to fall down? If you’ve never had the experience you could say falling looks painful. So does the getting back up part after falling. Whether falling down on the ground, falling down on the job, or falling down on the family, […]

A PLACE CALLED MARRIAGE? PASS THE MAP HONEY

Only a wedding cartographer knows the road to a place called marriage.   Alain de Botton wrote “Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person” for the NY Times. As a married man with two kids, what does Alain’s wife make of his prediction? If he’s the wrong person, is she the right one? These are […]

YOU HAVE FEELINGS? DO THEY SAY HAPPY?

  HOW TO TELL IF YOU’RE HAPPY You’ve heard it before, whether you’re ten, thirty-four, or seventy-four years old. Balance. Say it like they said, “Plastic,” in The Graduate. Life, or a good life, depends on balance. Think moderation. Most of the time you hear this and nod and agree like the fat man who […]

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 an ideal exchange, but it sets up a better one. Money men know how to roll with economic downturns. […]