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MUSIC, BEER, HELP BRAIN FUNCTION? SCIENCE SAYS YES

If math is the universal language, then music rules the galaxy. Play music and things happen upstairs. What better place to check it out than a visit to Be Brain Fit. They show a lot of mental positives with music. “Like what?” you ask.

VOLUNTEER: THERE’S ALWAYS THAT ONE GUY

Have you ever been a volunteer and worked on a team and had to do teamwork stuff? Was it fun? Add family members with attitude on a house tear down and see how it goes. While it wasn’t a competition, I tore a house down with said family members and felt the need to prove […]

BEST LIFE, BEST DAY, BEST BEER STOP: TAPPHORIA

The first ‘best life/best day’ of the year to hit seventy degrees feels like being a tourist in a familiar town. The leaves on the trees are greener, I noticed little flowers of many colors. Even the plants my wife bought and left in the garage darkness look like they want to come back to […]

BROADWAY ROSE MAMMA MIA: I WENT AGAIN AND LIKED IT MORE IF THAT’S POSSIBLE

    The first time I saw Mamma Mia: The Play, Kevin Pritchard still worked for the Portland Trail Blazer. It was about six years back when Portland had a guy who built the Blazers by ‘Pritch Slapping’ the NBA before he got fired for too much ‘Pritch Slapping.’   Mamma Mia: Touring Broadway Show […]

NEW SPRING WORKING IT OUT IN TIGARD

  “Like sand through the hour glass, these are the days of our lives.”   A nice reminder when things get more than a little too dramatic.   I’d rather hear a soap opera intro than the Persian proverb, “This too shall pass.” To fatalistic.   Unless it’s a really awful thing I can’t wait […]

High School Football Explained For Better Understanding

    It doesn’t take a genius to understand the risk of playing high school football. But if you need a genius to explain football from top to bottom, ask retired Baltimore Raven John Urschel.   He’s enough of a genius.   At the old age of twenty six he hung his jock on an […]

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN MOTHERS IN LAW DRINK

At Tigard’s Tapphoria good things happen when mothers in law drink. The first time I met the lady in white she was fifty years old and climbing out of ’69 Mustang fastback. Wearing black leather. Could have been Steve McQueen’s Mustang from Bullet. She and her second husband drove up from LA to see her […]

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL FROM THE BOOMER SIDE OF THE FIELD

The North Bend Bulldogs and Tigard Tigers. The 4A Bulldogs climbed into the Oregon state finals for 2014 after their 41-40 squeaker in the semi-finals. A win is a win, we can all agree, but a one point win isn’t defining any football program as much as it tells who’s in favor with the football […]

A GREATER DIVIDE: URBAN PLANNING

No Matter Which Side Of The Street You Live, Aging Makes Us More Alike. One look at the Sunday obituaries and you’ll see it. Older people resemble each other. It’s a good message for those who still dye their hair. You won’t be an autumn brown at ninety. What you will be doing is living […]

Tigard Backpack Program

Charlie Sandbo Shows How To Help A Food Budget. How often do you read about retiring Baby Boomers striving to remain relevant? Whether it’s their family, their community at large, or something on a national level, Boomers keep looking for a better way. Is it a surprise that a boomer couple’s son would do the […]