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Leadership Luxury Between Laws And Lies

    Leadership luxury on boomerpdx say if you testify in court you do it after being sworn in with the same words as anyone else who ever testified in court. I know this from watching TV, since I’ve never testified. Which I believe is a credit to the people and places I know and […]

SEATTLE, WHERE THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST BEGINS

  Few artists could paint a picture of Seattle that looks like Portland, but the comparisons never end. Get on the whine line and listen. Seattle traffic, Seattle housing, Seattle expansion. Look down the road and hear the same thing about Portland traffic, Portland housing, Portland expansion. Although more cites across America lay claim as […]

BEAVERTON, PORTLAND’S EASTSIDE FOR ADULTS

  Beaverton sees Portland as a necessity of suburban life. They need a city nearby But it doesn’t work the other way around. Portland sees Beaverton in the same lot as Tigard, Lake Oswego, Gresham, even Vancouver. Suburbs feeding off the urban tube. You can defend any town, but a suburb takes more thought. Start […]

PORTLAND OREGON DIRT IS JUST LIKE YOUR DIRTY TOWN

     To know Portland Oregon you better like dirt.   It started with the first native canoe stopping on the Willamette. Paddling against the current takes as much energy today as it did the first boaters, if you’re into historical reenactment. Like you, they needed a rest. More native people used the rest stop. […]

PORTLAND BORN, PORTLAND WED, PORTLAND WORLD pt 2

Every marriage has a beginning. This is one of them. Portland Born, Portland Wed. I met my wife in early 80’s NW Portland. She was a new professional starting her first practice next to my apartment building. I should say my studio apartment, a sort of mini-pad that’s all the rage with the kids these […]

A SMALL PANEL FOR THE FULL COURT PRESS

Willamette Writers Heard The Word. What’s it take to get writers out of their rooms, to get them to interact with people beyond their circle of usual suspects? A Willamette Writers meeting does it every time. Cookies, coffee, and the Old Church make an enticing lure in downtown Portland. Who wouldn’t go? WW pulls membership […]

When The Lights Go Down In The City

The Neon Gets Better. On a cold, dark, night, a city asks for caution. Even the familiar takes on an extra foreboding. With others, or walking alone, the sound of footsteps behind you quickens your pace. Empty shadows carry secrets you don’t want to know. Some streets are just not very inviting. Even in the […]

OHS Shows ‘What They Did’

On a wicked cold December night a man lectured from the stage of the First Congregational Church in downtown Portland. James Swanson spoke to a full house, breaking down the Kennedy assassination moment by moment from his book ‘END OF DAYS, The Assassination of John F. Kennedy.’ Swanson followed the characters and events from fifty […]

William F. Nolan Stand-Up

LOGAN’S RUN AUTHOR BRINGS BIG LAUGHS FOR WILLAMETTE WRITERS What do Portland area writers do the first Tuesday night of every month? If they don’t attend the Willamette Writers meeting at the Old Church, they ought to. The first Tuesday in March brought William F. Nolan to downtown Portland to talk about his thirty-three years in Hollywood. […]