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MESSAGE TO AGING MILLENNIALS: STAND TOGETHER

Eventually you figure out where you stand. How does that work? Look around. You’re not standing alone. Even when if feels like no one notices, they do. What they notice is context, where you are, and the nearest identifier. The biggest thing is if they decide to join you. You might call it selfish to […]

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 […]

NOT A LOVE PRIORITY? HOW TO KNOW

A love priority changes your life. It also gives you the best excuse invented to dodge hard decisions. If you can’t do it with love, then you don’t do it? “I can’t do what you ask with love. Now what.” Option people ask questions that never come up with priority people. Option questions from priority […]

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 […]

PEARL TAVERN, JOEY HARRINGTON, GERDING THEATER

What makes a baby boomer date night better than the Pearl Tavern, Joey Harrington, and a play at the Gerding Theater? Not much. At least you’ll start out knowing one of the three is a good bet. All boomers love looking back and remembering the good old days. Since we already see Joey Harrington in […]

WHERE PORTLAND MEMORIAL DAY REACHES

The guys in the top left set up in front of the wall from their years in the Vietnam War. Marching in the bottom right, guys wear the gear from those same years. “Aren’t they too young to wear the uniform?” one lady asked. “They always are.”

PORTLAND MOVEABLE FEAST: COMMUNITY

    “If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” Would Hemingway say the same about a Portland moveable feast? He would if he booked Eastburn for dinner. Try […]

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 […]

BEST SELF HELP? DRIVE PORTLAND TO LAKE TAHOE

  If you need the best self help run in America, take a drive I hear you asking now, “But, Dave, where do we go?” Not Europe. Save that for family and get blamed for museum and cathedral nightmares. For this episode of Get Lost, you only need two words: Lake. Tahoe. Or three words: […]

PORTLAND WRITER NIGHT, @WILWRITE, ON WRITER RADIO

On Portland Writer Night everyone’s a writer To express feelings, first you’ve got to find them. That’s what writers do. Feelings about a nice day, delicious food, good company, and a warm bed? Not so much. Too easy. The veneer of the shared moment turns to smugness on definitions. Instead, find the feels for loss […]