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FATHERS DAY, LIKE A BIRTHDAY BUT NOT A WEEK LONG

Ten years later our sister showed up for family pictures. Until then it was all boys. Fathers of an all boy family have problems with their Boys Club. If the boys grow up to be bad men, it’s on the them. Good men? Lucky they had such a good mom. Does that sound right? A […]

BOOMER SON OF ENGLAND DIES 13 YEARS AFTER STABBING

Boomer son Alexander Lloyd, dead at age 36, thirteen years after a stabbing left him in the sort of condition that calls for medical miracles. Family care helped him for from age twenty three, then an infection set in that couldn’t be stopped. Alex is the son of my wife’s cousin. My boys met their […]

GENTRIFY PORTLAND RENT

What else goes up with gentrify Portland rent? Your blood pressure. Once upon a time the chase for the lowest rent led to some pretty sketchy dwellings. It was a contest to find the worst place for the lowest rent. A young single man seeking low rent in college is one thing. A single man […]

Boomerpdx Conference, pt.1

ARE SILENCE AND VIOLENCE POLAR OPPOSITES? Boomerpdx.com Director of Research, Dr. Nitrontap (niTrontap), recently discussed conflict as it moves toward silence and violence: “Let me remind you that conflict is life. Without conflict to overcome, life has no meaning. I like to tell people that conflict drives dramatic interpretation, hence the term drama queen. Without drama, the lives depicted have no […]