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Hillsboro’s War on Christmas

Two things burrow their way under my skin every year at Christmas, two sides of an ugly coin. The first and generally loudest are the inevitable cries about “a war on Christmas” that, at some point each year, generally when … Continue reading

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Why “Spank The Monkey” When You Get The Monkey For…

In Oregon, a man was recently arrested for paying a hooker with money from a stolen Girl Scouts fundraising jar in his pet store, then tipping the industrious Professional Intimacy Facilitator with a exotic primate. Because nothing says “lets do … Continue reading

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Bundy, Militia Extremists At It Again

*This is an initial response to a continuing and evolving situation. Bundy & his comrades are now demanding that the Hammonds’ sentences be cancelled and that the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge be surrendered by the federal government and handed over … Continue reading

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Todd Snider Show Tonight

          We’re headed down to Pittsburgh tonight to see Todd Snider, the soon-to-be-legendary singer/songwriter/storyteller, and one of my creative heroes.  I’ll post about the show tomorrow, but I’ll tease you now.  

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An American, Too

I found this interesting sign during a recent google adventure, and it led to some interesting research. Frank Tanaka immigrated to the USA in 1903, when he was 16 years old.  Twenty-nine years of hard work later he opened a … Continue reading

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A world of contrasts

Originally posted on The ancient eavesdropper:
Cabell Barn at Finley National Wildlife Refuge near Corvallis, Oregon

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Alsea Falls, Oregon

…just click the link, and the pretty picture will make you smile. Alsea Falls, Oregon. Found this nice photo–very near where I used to live.  Thanks!

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Chim Chiminey chim Chim Cheeree

Florence, Oregon 1997

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