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CHOICE MATTERS WHEN CHOOSING BREAD

CHOICE MATTERS

Choice matters whether party planning around a main course of Vienna Sausage, cheese fondue, or cheesesteak. The right bread is of utmost importance.

It can’t be too dense, too airy, too crusty, too mushy, too dark, too white, too seedy, not seedy enough.

Bread has to be just right when choice matters, especially when you are choosing.

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HOW SPORTS LIFE GUIDES REAL LIFE

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via gq-magazine.co.uk

Sports life not about winning and losing, but how you play the game?

Real life says sports life isn’t an accurate reflection, that winning is the reason, the only reason, to do anything.

People in the winning camp like to say winners do what losers won’t do. They’re not wrong, they just don’t know what winning is all about.

Mary Decker wasn’t a loser for dropping the biggest race of her life to really bad luck. Bitter and angry and hurt, yes, but not a loser.

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PORTLAND NBA DREAMS IN DUST BIN AFTER WC FINALS

portland nba
via better home and garden

Who loses to the World Champions in sport? Everyone.

The Portland Trail Blazers were taken out in four games. In three they had a good lead in the third quarter.

Fan comment runs from quitting to choking, leaving out the part where the Warriors made them quit and choked them out.

One fan keeps a light lit for Hero Ball, because it’ll take a hero to push one of the greatest teams in NBA history out the door.

I’ll keep the light on because there is a hero out there waiting for the call to show up for a Portland NBA experience.

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PORTLAND PANSIES ON A GOOD DAY

Or How To Help The Blazers Tonight

portland pansies

The first rule of Portland pansies is you don’t talk about Portland pansies.

No one wants to be compared to pansies past or future, especially the Portland Trail Blazers in an elimination game in the Western Conference Finals.

To put them over the top I fulfilled the necessary requirements.

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MOST FEARFUL GENERATION TODAY: INTERVIEW

And it’s not the big ones

fearful generation
via thetimes.co.uk

The beauty of writing a blog is the feedback from unexpected sources.

Most of the reading audience for BoomerPdx is afflicted by the internet ghosts of privacy protection, bashfulness, or worst of all, they’ve forgotten how to work a keyboard, so the feedback I hear is in person, which I call an interview.

As an interested party, I ask questions for further opinions. Sometimes the results are shocking.

“Who is the most fearful generation?” I asked an educated elderly gentleman whose opinion I valued.

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NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS KNOW NUTRITION FIRST

  My wife shared a joke with me. She’s a naturopathic physician, Dr. Gillaspie. It had nothing to do with the old television show with young Dr. Kildare and his colleague Dr. Gillaspie.   “Early in our practices doctors from my class would talk about what it must be like as an RD, a real […]

Portland Mole Removal

  How many Portland baby boomers remember when they were pregnant, or their significant others were pregnant?   Didn’t the world seem full of pregnant women?   They were everywhere and you were part of it.   Then you had your baby and you didn’t notice as many pregnant women. Instead you saw a million kids. […]

PREPARE FOR A DOCTOR VISIT

Do you get in shape for your doctor visit? For too many men it takes an force of nature to schedule a doctor visit. Women, not so much. That force of nature is called a wife after she makes an appointment two months away. She knows you’ll go; you know you’ll go. How you show […]

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IF YOU TRY SOMETIMES YOU JUST MIGHT FIND

You Get What You Need. How many baby boomers have taken advice from Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones? If your answer resembles, “I used to listen to them,” it’s time to reset. Just because you got older doesn’t mean the songs of your youth lose their meaning. It could be the opposite. Consider the […]

7 WAYS TO ANSWER “HOW DO PEOPLE LIVE LIKE THIS?”

The question asked by everyone who sees your place just before a major clean up. You’ll never hear anyone ask, “How do people live like this?” They say it in the car on the way home, or on the phone with their friends. You get caught by surprise just before laundry day, yard day, or […]

COMPASS ROSE CITY PORTLAND

Compass Rose As Eight Ball? You Are Correct. The eight ball works with some people better than others. Ask a question. Smack a stooge. Repeat. For these explorers it works best. Not so much for the rest of us. We need direction. We need a compass rose city Portland sort of direction. And there’s only […]

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LONESOME VALLEY? WALK IT BY MYSELF? WHAAAT?

  The Carter Family has a map of the lonesome valley. Everybody knows the way on the lonesome valley. Your mother’s gonna walk it. Your daddy’s gonna walk it. Those sinners got to walk it. And they all walk it alone. That’s what the Carter Family says. Everybody’s got to walk this lonesome valley We’ve […]

DEPORTED IN PORTLAND: MEDICAL TOURISM VIA TIGARD AND BEAVERTON

If you need to be tough, but are a secret wussy man, bring the right back up. I brought Jason Witten to get deported in Portland. Not too many tougher than that. Together we deported in Portland; both of us on just this side of crazy celebration, yet calm.

Love Shines On Broadway

And Keeps Shining On. Hey there Delilah what’s it like in New York City I’m a thousand miles away But girl tonight you look so pretty, yes you do Times Square can’t shine as bright as you, I swear it’s true

APACHE TEARS HAPPY ENDING

    “Let’s meet one of my facebook friends,” I said one day during a Mesa Arizona visit.   “You met someone on facebook and you want to meet them?” she asked. “You never want to meet anyone.”   “Yes, I do. We’ll go prospecting. He knows where to find Apache tears,” I said.   […]

NW Boomer Travel, pt.2

From Empire To Enterprise Do you need proof that Oregon qualifies as a European nation? It’s more than the beer, but that’s a good start, ja? Oregon is one of the few states, maybe only state, that holds such a huge variety of road trips. For example, find a map and run your finger from […]

PERFECT PORTLAND BLUES NIGHT IN GOOSE CRAP

The perfect Portland Blues Festival is a camp out, a short-term camp out. Not the rainbow people gathered in eastern Oregon these campers come equipped for one day, no night. But they’re still campers staking territory, pioneers on their land claim. That’s what it felt like when I rolled out a king sized bed spread, […]

SPACE NEEDLE BECOMES LAMP POST IF SEATTLE GROWS THE WRONG DIRECTION

    Reading right to left the image of Seattle changes from working port town Seattle to big league sports town Seattle to gorgeous big-city-over-water skyline Seattle, the equal to any world center. And then the forgotten Space Needle. There it is all by itself on the left. Alone. Can we finally agree? Seattle is […]

PORTLAND OF THE SOUTH, PT 1

From Portland to the Portland of the South starting in Knoxville. The true Portland of the South, according to local legend, is Asheville, North Carolina. After the cluster flop in the United terminal in Denver, going back to Portland would have been a good move, but intrepid travelers push on. Asheville is two hours away, which […]

PORTLAND BEER HUNT

Portland Beer Of The Year Starts Here. Do you see a beer sign? A brewery sign? Anything that says beer is near? It’s not an accident. Once you park your car it’s still a mystery. To help out, this place in across the street, maybe two streets, from the Rose Garden, Modo Center, Memorial Coliseum. […]

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, […]

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