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AMERICAN EDUCATION STARTS WITH THE FIRST WORD

  American education teaches and American education does some learning too, as in we learn how to teach.   Isn’t that the happy ending education promises? Learn how to treat others as you would have them treat you.   Why does that sound so biblical?   This is where the separation does neither American public […]

CHICKEN DINNER: WHEN CHICKENS TALK

    Too often we let days go by without notice. One chicken dinner blends into the next.   June barbecued chicken turns into November roasters and it feels like a long weekend. It’s a sign we’re losing touch. At least that’s what we hear if we mention time passing at breakneck speed.   If […]

PORTLAND TIME, OREGON LINES: TIME TRAVEL IF YOU NEVER LEAVE

  Portland time changed from 1804 to 1904. Again from 1904 to 2004. To round things up, today is in the year 2017.   From Lewis and Clark in 1804 to the Lewis and Clark Expo in 1904, give or take, to Big Pink, the changes show.   On a calendar it measures here to […]

OREGON LINE TO CROSS: NO KITTY GENOVESE ON NW 21st

    Like every city in every state, the Oregon line is ‘Think before acting on street violence.’ Always a good idea. If you see something going wrong, someone getting hurt, call 911.   Professionals know how do calm things down better than I do, maybe you too. However, if you believe in civic duty […]

literary swag? BOOK PICTURES WORTH ONE THOUSAND WORDS? #literaryswag

    Selfies with a book? Had me at selfie.   Then book. Literary swag? Not so much, but it sounds like it could be big, like the cover of the New Yorker showing a reader with a book lit by their smart phone.   Nerd cartoon perfection. But what do readers really need?   […]

SPORT TALK RADIO ADS ON PORTLAND’S 620, 750, 1080

  Look at the face of sport talk reason. This man isn’t on sport talk radio because of his face. This face is on sport talk radio because of the audience. They want him.   They need him.   It doesn’t happen often, but if the airwaves line up in the right order while I […]

NW LIFESTYLE WRITER? WHAT’S A NW LIFESTYLE WRITER?

  So glad you asked about a NW lifestyle writer, but what is it? What’s it mean to be a NW lifestyle writer?   I suppose you could rent a room and look out the window and describe rain as a NW lifestyle writer, but that ain’t living.   Like Red said in Shawshank Redemption, […]

Writing Advice To Colin Kaepernick From Boomerpdx

    Who is writing books, or more accurately, who writes books that people read? A book no one reads is like a tree falling in the forest when no one’s around.   Does it make a noise?   One thing we know for sure, Colin Kaepernick has made a noise. By not saying anything. […]

Male Abuse Handled The Man Way Works For Women

    Sports talk star Jim Rome has the sort of face that asks to be punched. He’s that good, my favorite sports personality. And he talks the best smack on radio, hands down.   Even his respectful interviews even sound like verbal male abuse.   I grew up during the reign of Howard Cosell, […]

Betrayal Pain: What Pill Takes Away That Ill

    Getting stabbed in the back by someone you trust isn’t something you take to the doctor, unless they specialize in betrayal pain.   So make sure you see a talking doctor who understands the situation. Better yet, make sure you understand before seeking a remedy.   A back ache is different than a […]