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BLAZER LILLARD ERASES BAD PORTLAND MEMORIES

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Ask any sports fan and they’ll tell you: are the most lasting memories of your team the wins or the losses?

Because once the fan base gets used to winning, the losing always shocks.

Every Cowboy fan knows this. The same with Oregon Duck football fans from 2010’s Auburn cheat game win. That was a bitter one.

How to banish bad team memories? Dame Dolla has the right answer. Blazer Lillard chased them all out.

Blazer Lillard?

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MEMOIR REMINDER: ALL ABOUT YOU BUT STARTS WITH ME

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My story, your story, one story

What’s a memoir reminder? Just that the book called a memoir isn’t a biography, auto-biography, or a novel.

None of that, not for a memoir. It’s all about keeping time and not flying all over the place in a random, scattershot, manner.

An example of where it starts and where it ends?

For example, a teen memoir might begin in high school years.

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MUSIC MUSEUM WILD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

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What came before bagpipes in music museum?

Is it the ‘goat pipe?’ Maybe the ‘dog pipe?’ Which ever it is didn’t ‘t get to hear how they sounded.

The Musical Instrument Museum in Scottsdale AZ isn’t for the timid. Music minded people throughout the ages learned to improvise.

Like Elvis singing Jailhouse Rock where inmates who couldn’t find a dance partner found a wooden chair, ancient musicians who came before their time and couldn’t find a bagpipe, but knew they needed something, found it.

Then they had to answer the question, “Have you seen the family goat?”

And, “Which end do you blow?”

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FOUR TWENTY FOR THE YEAR 2019

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Whats the big deal on four twenty?

The easy answer is smoke ’em if you’ve got ’em, and it’s not cigarettes.

How easy is it to score weed in Oregon?

Score used to be the cool word for buying ditch weed in the old days, as in, “Dude, I scored some weed,” and they show a full sandwich bag of yard clippings.

Scoring weed included too many odd turns before the cannabis industry stepped up.

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ROSENBERG SUMMER OF 1953

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The Rosenberg summer of 1953 didn’t end well, unless getting the chair in Sing Sing is on your schedule.

They were the nice couple who were identified as spies funneling nuclear information to Russia.

And they got electrocuted in prison for their effort, aka ‘the chair.’

Famous for being the only two executed for espionage during the run of the Cold War, would they fare better today?

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SNAP, CRACKLE, POP: WAKING UP OLD AND MOBILE

Fight waking up old by not moving? Oh those magic moment between sleep and awake. You could be any age at any place and be a vital force. So you don’t move to enjoy the moment as long as it lasts. Then you swing out of bed. Your back cracks. Take a step and your […]

HEALTHCARE VOTE FOR CANCER COURAGE, CANCER COWARD

What are the chances of any U.S. Senator feeling the pain of cancer, or any other pre-existing condition? John McCain is front and center with a brain tumor. Let’s watch his healthcare vote to decide if the rest of America deserves the same medical attention as a U.S. Senator. This is the Navy flier who […]

GYM MEMORIAL FOR BOOMERS

  The first thing you notice in a new gym is the pecking order. Strong guys group together. Old guys over there. Young men pumping out the reps. Ladies all over the place on every piece of equipment.   Women have the gym all figured out. Guys not so much.   Over time a few […]

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CORPORAL PUNISHMENT: TWO BABY BOOMERS TALK ABOUT IT

The last question you want to ask a combat vet is, “Did you kill anyone?” Just figure they did and if they want you to know, they’ll tell you. The last thing you want to ask a boomer is, “Did your parents and teachers physically abuse you as a child?” We come from an era […]

Today Is A Special Day For Someone, What’s Your Day Like

  Coaches have had a grand time reminding their athletes that, “There’s someone somewhere training just as hard as you. Time to step it up.”   They say this right after you’ve had a special day of success so you won’t let it go to your head too fast.   Or, “Someone is training harder […]

LAST BEER CALL? MAKE IT THE BEST LAST BEER

      (Part I of two.) The Last Beer Call Champion: Breakside Brewery IPA. After traveling coast to coast, Breakside blew the competition away. Drinking every beer in Portland since Grant’s and Red Hook were the only new beers on the rack shows how good Breakside is. Call it scientific research. You want to […]

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BOOMER STREET

    Baby boomer gets the message. We’ve heard the message all of our lives. It goes like this:   Move over little dog, the big old dog is moving in.   We were once the little dog and moved over for those who knew better. We did what we were told. The idea is […]

BoomerPDX Rental Life. Really?

Roya Wolverson wrote in ‘Rental Nation‘ for Time Magazine, “Younger consumers are also more educated, better traveled, and more physically active, which heightens the appeal of spending precious dollars on new experiences rather than ownership of things, which seems very last century to many of them.” A young couple new to Portland, Ore. were her […]

HOW TO WIN THE STARLIGHT PARADE

Answer 5 Questions To Win The Starlight Parade From The Suburbs. 1. You traveled to the Starlight Parade by: A. Bus, of course. I live my life by Tri-met. My vacations are all Tri-met vacations. Nothing beats a Tri-met schedule. We all feel the same here. B. Drove to the train. I enjoy public transportation […]

PODUNK TOWN, OR YOUR HOMETOWN

Nothing Explains Feelings For A Hometown, Your Hometown, Than Traveling Though Others. Drive down I-5, Highway 99, 101 down the coast, or 97 east of the Cascades, and you roll through one podunk town after another. You don’t even have to go far off the road to see them. Just drive by, take a look, […]

THE OREGON SECRET, part 1

Finally Exposed: Portland Street Car Suspicions… Read the transportation editorial on the Oregonian’s Opinion front page, the sort of benchmark work a newspaper of record addresses online and hard copy. In other words, try and stay awake. No thwarted world terror plans to reflect on. No national shootings of note. Just an honest request to […]

GOODBYE PORTLAND IT’S BEEN FUN

If you leave, just say goodbye Portland. That’s all. Portland visitor’s say goodbye Portland when they leave. Maybe they’ll be back, maybe not. Saying goodbye Portland says it all. You came, you saw, you didn’t stay. If you did stay, if you decided Portland was the only place in the world for you, then you […]

PORTLAND/GRESHAM SANTACON RUMBLE

If you’ve got friends who give you a Santa suit as a present, then ask you to go to SantaCon with them, there’s only one answer. Stall. When they ask the next year, stall again. If they ask to ‘borrow’ the Santa coat for someone else, then you have to go. This years real SantaCon […]

THE OREGON BEER TRAIL TO PORTLAND

Oregon Brewers Festival Fans’ Points Of Origin. Courts of law rely on evidence. They need proof. Nothing helps close a case like proof. How do you prove Portland is a big draw, that the recent Brewers Festival draws huge numbers to Portland, who then go home and tell others? Put a map up with push […]

PORTLAND PLANNING VIEW FROM SOUTH WATERFRONT

    Does the top pic look anything like a Portland planning Christmas card? Stacked apartments dot the SW Portland landscape like a vision of Chicago from the Sears Tower.   That’s not the welcome mat Portland planning rolls out for new pioneers. Where’s that world famous food cart court next to a tap room? […]

TIGARD TAPPHORIA FUNDRAISER FOR TIGARD POLICE OFFICER MATTHEW BARBEE​​​​​

  1/31/18 6-9pm     ​​​Tigard Tapphoria is holding a Fund Raiser for Tigard Police Officer Matthew Barbee.   This is tomorrow night, Wednesday, 1/31/18.   Besides being a good cause, there’s more connections between Tigard Tapphoria and Tigard than beer, food, and good company.  

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