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New Budget Approach

I like the approach taken by The Oregonian, Portland’s daily newspaper, in an article published yesterday. In an effort to gain public opinions on how the state should close its $3.2 billion budget shortfall, the newspaper published a menu for … Continue reading

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Pirates Everywhere

Sunday, September 19, is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. While not yet an official national holiday deserving of a day off for federal and state workers, it is nevertheless fun. On my first weekend in Portland over two years … Continue reading

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Tree Castle

In the yard of a house a few blocks from us there is a wonderful old gnarly tree. It’s beautiful enough on its own, but when you get close you see nestled inside the crook of the tree another fine … Continue reading

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Yard Wildflowers

Last summer, while traveling by train from Portland to Seattle to do some business, I saw lots of amazing wildflowers alongside the tracks. So when spring planting time came, I decided to put wildflowers in a space that was covered … Continue reading

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Guerrilla Art in SE Portland

In one of our past (lost) posts I sang the praises of Guerrilla Art (sometimes called Street Art). I love it when folks take on the task of making the public world around them more intriguing, more thought-provoking, or more … Continue reading

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