Google

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 […]

OREGON v ARIZONA PT 1: STATE FACE OFF SERIES

Despite news fakery to the contrary, the sun does shine in Oregon. It’s an elusive beam natives flock to like mosquitoes to a zapper. Not the same in Arizona where people hide in shade half the year, and no mosquitoes. The trade off is a raincoat or sunscreen, the smart gear every Snowbird packs in […]

GET A JUMP START ON GLOBAL WARMING IN THE ARIZONA DESERT

The Arizona desert feels like the future of global warming. I’m not complaining about one hundred ten degree days, and neither is the cactus. But how much hotter would it get if global warming trends continue? Check the temps next week. The weather news calls for potential records. My home turf in Oregon gets record […]

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT DEFINES SHADOW AND LIGHT IN ARIZONA

Look to Frank Lloyd Wright when the world grows too tight. Mr. Wright didn’t plan for jet contrails to cross over his compound in Arizona, did he? If heaven makes plans, and he gets a say, it couldn’t have worked out better during an inspection tour of Taliesin West.  Why else would the white lines in […]

CAMBRIDGE KILLERS FIND NO HONOR IN ENGLAND

                    “Alexander Lloyd was 23 when a man wielding a Swiss Army Knife plunged the blade into him seven times – including once through the heart. “Bakri Siraj-Eldin, a retired petrol industry scientist from Cambridge, received 10 years for wounding Alexander Lloyd with intent, seven-and-a-half years […]

GOOGLE ANALYTICS MAKE BETTER READERS

Google Analytics only goes so far. See, numbers don’t lie when they come from the industry standard. If numbers are too much, you also get a map. Either way, when the numbers come in you’ve got to analyze them. Boston must have an auto-dialer working overtime. They’ve come here for 136 sessions amounting to one […]

MOTIVATED LIFE: FEAR, ANGER, BIG FINISH

    From day one America grew an attitude of the picked on little brother. Instead of walking the plank of tradition and custom in the old country, early explorers took off for the new to live a motivated life. I hear Monty Python’s French accented, “Weee, doon’t neeeed yoooou.” That’s the enduring American story, […]

PORTLAND OREGON BLOG MESSAGE TO YOUR 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 […]

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. […]

LIFE REBOOT IN OREGON STARTS WITH A COLD SHOWER

      Finding water for an Oregon life reboot cold shower is not problem. Fourth biggest river, rains half a year, and this stuff cascading down cliffs. If you need a life reboot, be chill.