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Breathe the air, revel in the green, welcome the rain, wait in blissful anticipation for the sun. Either by chance or by design, we are blessed.

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Watch The Skies!

We had yet another fireball fly-by on Wednesday. I heard a report of it on KINK as I drove to my work gig that morning, and since then I've read and heard via the news that sightings have been rife the world over lately. The answer we're getting from Those Who Should Know (or is it Those Told To Tell Us?) is that the Earth has swung into the path of comet debris. That's the easy answer.…See More
Nov 2, 2013
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Spooky Spots

Bella approaches every party with the zeal of Patton crossing the Rhine, and never more so than when it's a Halloween party.See all that? That is why we can only seat three people comfortably at the dining room table without someone dislocating a hip. As I write this, said party is still two days away, but it's been a physical…See More
Oct 24, 2013
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AmsterDAMMIT!

I'm reading this excellent book about Amsterdam. The title of it is In the City of Bikes: The Story of the Amsterdam Cyclist, and it explores the impact the bicycle has had on the culture and economy of the Dutch capitol throughout its history and into modern times (the chapters that detail the absurdities and terrors experienced by the populace while under the heel of the German occupation during the Second World War…See More
Oct 17, 2013
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Tapping the Typery Thing

How to bust the blank page thingy.You just do this. Type. Typey-type-type. Sooner or later something will bubble to the surface that is worthy of eyes other than mine.I realize that this has not yet occurred here. Thanks.I blame the government shutdown. My brain has ceased operation in sympathy. Obama-tongue reasoning the…See More
Oct 10, 2013
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Family of Six (Thanks, Oregon Humane Society!)

What? I've never shown you pictures of our family? That can't be right. Sure, I don't carry the wallet-size photos with me everywhere I go, but thanks to the World Wide Wimbledon I would think surely I'd have lobbed a pic or two of the clan your way at least once. Really, if this is true that I haven't shared with you the apples of mine eyes, this shall be rectified at once!…See More
Oct 3, 2013
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Comic Relief

I love comix. And now a long aside about that spelling, after which I'll start all over. C'mon, you're used to this by now.I use the spelling “comix” when I refer to the illustrated story medium, as opposed to the terms “comics” and “comic books”. “Comics” are sweaty people standing in front of a roomful of mostly strangers and trying desperately to make them laugh. “Comic books” is a phrase often used to describe comix, but lend the idea that said books are funny. Not all comix are funny,…See More
Sep 26, 2013
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Sep 21, 2013
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A Case of the Monthlies

A friend of ours, who has highfalutin tastes, recently visited and left a magazine on our cocktail table (that is, our coffee table, as we are not ourselves highfalutin folk and therefore do not imbibe cocktails unless we're elsewhere other than home and others are providing them). This is, as far as the species goes, a handsome magazine full of elegant and enthusiastic prose accompanied by excellent photography; fashion, home décor, dining, helpful and tasteful gardening tips, all is there for…See More
Sep 18, 2013
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Sep 13, 2013
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Save This

Call me impaired in any fashion you like, but I'm looking forward to November 3rd.What happens on November 3rd? Why, at 2am in the dark dark morning, the silly Daylight Saving Time endeth, and yeth, I'm quite happy about it.What, you aren't? That's weird. You're weird.Me, I think it's a pity it lasts so damned long, pardon mah Frainch, because one word: Hallowe'en. No, it's spelled exactly right, the…See More
Sep 12, 2013
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Which Portland neighborhood do you call home? Or, are you Moving to Portland?
Southeast/Milwaukie
About Me:
I love Life. If you don't, please keep it to yourself, thanks. People who insist upon defining themselves by what they despise are boring and obnoxious.

I love animals and prefer them to most people. This sounds like a cliche but it's absolutely true. How many times have I scratched you behind YOUR ears?

I exercise regularly. Grudgingly, but regularly.

I quit smoking July 2nd of 2006. Hooray for me. I think I'd still like to smoke, but I'm sure I'm wrong.

My consumption of whiskey improves the companionship of those around me.

What do you love about Portland?
Dang near everything. Portland is like no other.
My music:
Lots. Lots and lots. Jazz, classical, rock, ambient, even some hip-hop and rap. Play me something, I'll tell you.
What's your favorite Portland neighborhood and why?
Southeast Portland. Used to live at SE 19th and Belmont and loved it, but every neighborhood is interesting and unique.
Favorite quote:
"Ignorance begets confidence more frequently than does knowledge." -Charles Darwin

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Watch The Skies!

We had yet another fireball fly-by on Wednesday. I heard a report of it on KINK as I drove to my work gig that morning, and since then I've read and heard via the news that sightings have been rife the world over lately. The answer we're getting from Those Who Should Know (or is it Those Told To Tell Us?) is that the Earth has swung into the path of comet debris. That's the easy…

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Posted on October 31, 2013 at 6:55pm

Spooky Spots

Bella approaches every party with the zeal of Patton crossing the Rhine, and never more so than when it's a Halloween party.

See all that? That is why we can only seat three people comfortably at the dining room table without someone dislocating a hip. As I write this, said party is…

Continue

Posted on October 24, 2013 at 9:00pm

AmsterDAMMIT!

I'm reading this excellent book about Amsterdam. The title of it is In the City of Bikes: The Story of the Amsterdam Cyclist, and it explores the impact the bicycle has had on the culture and economy of the Dutch capitol throughout its history and into modern times (the chapters that detail the absurdities and terrors experienced by the populace while under the heel of the German occupation during…

Continue

Posted on October 17, 2013 at 8:58pm

Tapping the Typery Thing

How to bust the blank page thingy.

You just do this. Type. Typey-type-type. Sooner or later something will bubble to the surface that is worthy of eyes other than mine.

I realize that this has not yet occurred here. Thanks.

I blame the government…

Continue

Posted on October 10, 2013 at 9:29pm

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Artistic Portland First Thursday Gallery Art Walk - May 4, 4-6pm at Artistic Portland

May 4, 2017 from 4pm to 6pm
Visitors are invited to meet the artists, view the latest creations and express their creativity by painting a bowl for charity (2-6 pm). All supplies will be provided by the art co-op. After glazing and firing the bowls will be available for $10 and all proceeds benefit Sisters of the Road nonprofit Cafe in Old Town.There will be music, refreshments and House Spirits Distillery will provide spirits for tasting and purchase. Their specialties include, among others, Westward Oregon Straight Malt…See More
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Easter Games for Grown Ups at Portland Center Stage at The Armory

April 16, 2017 from 12pm to 1:30pm
Here’s your chance to explore the historic 125-year-old Armory and win prizes! Pick up a scavenger hunt form in the lobby between the hours of 12 and 1:30 p.m., fill it out at your own pace and turn it back in for a mystery prize egg. Everyone who completes the scavenger hunt will receive one egg containing a mystery prize. If all the answers on your form are correct, you’ll receive two mystery eggs (two prizes!). Prices can include, an overnight stay at the new AC Hotel, unlimited ride…See More
Apr 3
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Lauren Weedman Doesn't Live Here Anymore at Portland Center Stage at The Armory

March 17, 2017 at 7:30pm to April 30, 2017 at 2pm
A World Premiere! What do you do when your heart is broken? When your world seems to be falling apart, one frustration at a time. Grab a guitar, hitch up your jeans, and sing about it! From the star of HBO’s Looking and The People’s Republic of Portland at The Armory, Lauren Weedman (and her alter ego Tami Lisa) are ready to take you on a journey of heartbreak, laughter and fresh starts. Lauren will be joined by a band of fine musicians; and we’re pretty sure her hair will be bigger than ever.See More
Mar 28
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Wild and Reckless at Portland Center Stage at The Armory

March 16, 2017 at 7:30pm to April 30, 2017 at 2pm
A World Premiere! Blitzen Trapper mined their lyrical storytelling and Oregonian roots to create a story for the stage that fuses the energy of a rock concert with the imaginative possibility of the theater. Wild and Reckless traces the unforgettable tale of two kids on the run, in a futuristic vision of Portland’s past. Evoking a bygone era of Portland, this sci-fi love story features a rock-and-roll score that pairs unreleased songs with favorites from the band’s catalog, including “Black…See More
Mar 28
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Tell Me the Truth About Love at The Portland Ballet

April 29, 2017 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
The Portland Ballet presents an intimate evening of cabaret love songs with mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Eklund and pianist Sandra Hyslop. The benefit, “Tell Me the Truth About Love,” will feature the beloved music of Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Kurt Weill, Francis Poulenc, Érik Satie, and more. Funds raised go towards finishing off TPB's Studio Theatre, located in Hillsdale. Only 102 tickets available, which include desserts and drinks. Visit theportlandballet.org for more information!See More
Mar 28
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Óye Oyá at Milagro Theatre

April 27, 2017 at 7:30pm to May 27, 2017 at 7:30pm
World Premiere - Spanish LanguageBook by Rebecca Martinez, based on a treatment by Rodolfo Ortega, Music and Lyrics by Rodolfo Ortega, Directed by Estefanía FadulApril 27 - May 27, 2017Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 2 PMABOUT THE PLAYAn original Spanish language musical inspired by the Cuban zarzuela and Shakespeare’s The Tempest. This musical is a journey of love, the power of compassion and forgiveness, and finding home. This musical promises to be the biggest production ever seen…See More
Mar 20
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Gathering of the Guilds & Ceramic Showcase at Oregon Convention Center

April 21, 2017 at 10am to April 23, 2017 at 5pm
Gathering of the Guilds and the Ceramic Showcase More than 300 Northwest artists will be showcasing their work in beads, ceramics, fibers, glass, metals and wood at the 2017 Gathering of the Guilds featuring the Oregon Potters Association’s Ceramic Showcase. Whether you're shopping for mother's day gifts or looking to commission custom furniture or find the perfect home decor items, this is the place to come! Artists include members of Creative Metal Arts Guild, Guild of Oregon Woodworkers,…See More
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