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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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PORTLAND FUTURE: WHAT TO EXPECT

What I want to see happen

How many times have I driven over the Willamette River and looked at the Eastside thinking of what a Portland future could be?

Every time.

Early morning works best, especially if you’re leaving town for a short time.

When I get back I don’t expect the freeway to be buried and all sorts of shops and food to pop up and take its place.

That could never happen, right? At least not in a couple days.

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DOG OWNER APOLOGY LONG TIME COMING

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Like so many others with a heart that beats regularly, I’ve been around dogs most of my life, at leas the parts I’ve shared with others.

My childhood dog was actually my children’s childhood dog since my childhood dog didn’t stick around long enough for the proverbial ‘dog bond.’

Rusty wasn’t a good fit with three little boys and parents who worked. And he bit everyone in the neighborhood his first day. He was a small dog, so they were small bites, but small bites on small kids look pretty big.

By the second day he’d found a new home. That left my childhood neighborhood with few dogs to relate to.

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STATE OF OREGON GETS BEAVER IN ’69

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Too cute.

Best of any state?

Yes, it is.

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WHY HEART BREAKS NEVER BREAK EVEN FOR ANYONE

      Like serious illness, heart breaks are best left for others. It’s just easier when it’s someone else. At a distance. The further the better. That way you can learn from them in case it happens to you. And it will. One way or the other. Broken hearts land on everyone at least […]

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 […]

Running On Empty, But Still Running, pt 1 of Boomer Marathon

Running over twenty six miles at once is like breathing: if you stop for too long, you’re finished. Do it too fast and you pass out. One step at a time drives you crazy, but what else is there? Current marathoners pay little attention to the first marathoner who finished his run andĀ fell over. He […]

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Funeral Feelings Expressed With Shovels And Sweat, Salt And Sea Water

  “My father always wanted to be the corpse at every funeral, the bride at every wedding and the baby at every christening,” said his daughter.     My father had a cowboy funeral.   Instead of the nearest Boot Hill, his ceremony happened in the veterans section a big cemetery.   People from every […]

WHY THE BIG DISCONNECT? CHINA AND AMERICA

If You Never Fix What’s Not Broken, You’re Not Looking Hard Enough. There’s A Big Break. China is the world’s factory. Everyone agrees. If you disagree, look at labels in the nearest big box store. It’s also leading, or mentioned, in other categories too. Human rights, pollution, the usuals. Sometimes it’s a thin line between […]

LETTING GO. HOW HARD CAN IT BE?

It’s Easy Until You Try. Portland baby boomers, Oregon baby boomers, or what the hell ALL baby boomers, know how to let go. We’ve doing it for years. Sometimes with help we don’t ask for. Think of the era boomers grew up in. Let go of the old and embrace the new. We were young […]

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MILITARY PARADE IN ELEVEN ARMY MEDIC VETERAN STEPS

    1. Join the service and serve the agreed upon time. USMC, USN, USA, USAF, etc.   2. Go to boot camp. If it’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done the rest of your life, you’re not trying hard enough.   3. Go to school and get qualified to do a military job.   […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

OREGON BEACH: RULES TO RELAX ON THE ROCKS

    This is first hand information on the Oregon beach, any Oregon beach, and how to relax.   Rule #1: Don’t get comfortable.   If you want comfort, go to California, or Mexico, or Florida. Nothing spells comfort like sand and sun.   Looking for a comfortable Oregon beach? It won’t take long. Drag […]

WHERE IS TOO FAR? YOU’LL KNOW WHEN YOU GET THERE

Trust only those who’ve gone too far. And come back.   Does it hurt to fall down? If you’ve never had the experience you could say falling looks painful. So does the getting back up part after falling. Whether falling down on the ground, falling down on the job, or falling down on the family, […]

SHUT UP AND EAT: SOUTH PHILLY VIA SE PORTLAND

Geno’s or Pat’s? Or Shut Up And Eat? This cheesesteak. Or that cheesesteak. My readers know the value of cheesesteak. If I hear about a place from a reliable source, I’m there. Same for an unreliable source.

EXTRA ROOM AIRPLANE SEATS? FOR WHO?

  From the crowds I’ve seen at airports, people have learned to negotiate the hurdles. With the hope of not being the only old and confused passenger, OCP, I pay attention.   Walk up to a screen near the airline you’re flying and key in the info you copied at home from a confirmation email […]

PORTLAND FEVER: 1980-1990

    After walking around Manhattan and finding the perfect neighborhood, I wanted to find that neighborhood in Portland. When I did it started Portland fever.   Northwest Portland in late spring reminded me of Greenwich Village on a smaller scale. Like most everything compared to NYC, smaller is normal. Smaller buildings, smaller stores up […]

THE FIGHTING FOO FIGHTERS

It’s Not Easy But You Will Win. Foo Fighters Fight For You. What’s the usual concert experience? Buy a ticket, show up, sit down, go home. Maybe raise a smart phone, flick a bic. Then there’s the concert up the Columbia at The Gorge in George, Washington. It’s a road trip no matter where you […]

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