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KNOWING ME, KNOWING YOU, (UH HUH)

    Knowing Me As a young child in an unsupervised moment one of my playmates decided to ride his trike. I hopped on the back axle where there was room to stand and gave him a big push. Except he pulled back on the handle bars just as I pushed and popped a wheelie […]

Millennial History Break: WWII-era

    It’s been a long time since history delivered WWII. A long time to learn what happened, too.   But not all are interested in the lessons of WWII, particularly the death camps where those deemed undesirable by the German authorities were warehoused until further notice.   Further notice was death for six million […]

Hitchhiking Idaho With Stewart Abbe

    Forty five years is a long time. Just ask forty five year old men or women who are just getting used to what ‘middle aged’ means.   Right around forty five people either start feeling old, or fighting old. Both are a path to futility and failure, but that’s what feelings and fighting […]

Baby Bison Red Dog Travelogue From Yellowstone To Oregon

    She saw me in the bookstore outside the Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone.   She wanted something to remind her of the visit.   I’m glad there wasn’t a moose in the house. She really wanted to see a moose and I’d still be in the park.   The first night was good. […]

F CANCER WALK DOWN PORTLAND SOUTH PARK BLOCKS

  If holding paper from an institute of higher learning means anything, it means exposure to civil discourse.   I hold paper from Portland State University, so F Cancer.   Can I get a, “Hell Yeah!”

LIFE MARATHON ENDS EARLY FOR QUITTERS

    You’ve heard it, I’ve heard it, we’ve both felt it. We’re tired and don’t know why, because a life marathon doesn’t have a finish line.   Eating right, getting rest, and still tired. Is it a baby boomer lament, or just the way it is?   Maybe it’s time to sit it out […]

DEAR SASQUATCH! IT DISAPPEARED, BUT I GOT THE PICS

    How can this be the end of Sasquatch!? It was my first time and now it’s over?   My impression? I should have signed up earlier, but probably not last year.   People camping near us gave a round up of great times. It was their fifth Sasquatch!

SOCIOPATH GENERATION GUILTY BY ASSOCIATION?

    Does an entire sociopath generation give a hoot about being called a sociopath generation?   Not when it comes from some GenX hack selling his new book.   I mean that in the nicest way, but sometimes it gets tiring hearing outsiders rag the home team, even if it fits the program of […]

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 […]

DIVORCE NEW NORMAL: “WAS IT ANOTHER GUY?”

    Older people, a goal baby boomers are moving toward at hyper speed, have heard more joy and heartache than anyone else. We’ve got at least ten thousand hours in each encompassing most every possible outcome.   At recent bar stop I learned a whole new take on divorce for modern times. It came […]