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NO KITTY GENOVESE FOR YOU

Would an Oregonian save Kitty Genovese? A few years back a little boy in Portland, Oregon was accidentally left on a train platform. He made it home safely with his dad. A young woman stayed with him until his father returned, just a bystander who saw what happened and took time to care. Those few minutes ended happily; it […]

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE LIVES IN BEAVERTON OREGON

  The Original Practice Shakespeare Festival staged Much Ado About Nothing Saturday night. It felt like a homecoming at the Elsie Stuhr Center. From pre-school to seniors and everyone in between, the OPS players dominated the room. William Shakespeare lives in Beaverton, if only for one night. But it’s more.

ABIQUA FALLS DREAMSCAPE, OREGON TREASURE

  Who knew of the Abiqua Falls dreamscape? The last thing a know-it-all wants is something new, something they don’t know. It’s a problem for some, a challenge for others. A short walk to a river and waterfall? That’s what the listings say, but not if you like your car. Then it’s a longer walk, […]

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 […]

UNOFFICIAL OREGON BREWERS FESTIVAL BEER HAT

  As a serious blogger posting on serious topics, like beer, it’s important to open the window. You know, find common ground. Go the Oregon Brewers Festival for the beer and join the crowd. Or wear an Oregon Brewers Festival beer hat and find some education with the beer and crowds. Let the learning begin.

OREGON BREWERS FESTIVAL SAFETY

  What to wear? Who to go with? The people you meet? Stay tuned for further developments. Best. Brewfest. Ever. Was it funny or drunk? Funny as anything you’ll see. No, I didn’t ask about South Park. The Portland Police were out in a festive mood.

HEALTHCARE BULLY PREYS ON THE WEAKEST

  Any coherent healthcare bully debate needs to go beyond the numbers, the insurance companies. Beyond drug company research and development that puts the BIG in Big Pharma. It’s about who the healthcare bully reaches for in the debate. The most vulnerable, of course. The population currently undergoing severe medical treatment. I’ll use cancer treatment […]

ANOTHER HANSEN FAN, DOCTOR HANSEN

When life takes a bad turn you need good guys. This is one of them. Dr. Hansen is a Board Certified Radiation Oncologist. Once you see the equipment and meet other patients, you get a bigger picture of what people like Doctor Hansen do. After it’s all over, you hope you found the right driver […]

HAWTHORNE GOLD, PORTLAND BLUES, THE QUEEN

At just the right time of day the Hawthorne Bridge in Portland Oregon gives up the goods. Panning for gold? Here it is during the Golden Hour. You can’t take it home, or invest, but you can put it away in case you need something extra. And who doesn’t need something extra now and then? […]

FATHERS DAY MILLENNIALS LEARN THE ROPES FROM OLD DADS

Fathers Day millennials start with a walk in the forest. The Oregon Forest. Dark, green, and deep. The ‘find a park’ map is dotted nearly solid around here. This forest stuff is all over the place. But it is Oregon, you expect trees. What you also expect is no snakes, bugs, bats, or wild animals […]