Monthly Archives: October 2011

Portland and the City of Shame

Unlike most of the spoiled children protesting at Jamison Park last night – I am a native Portlander, and know that most of the city does not live in trendy neighborhoods and frequents organic and vegan and gluten-free coffee shops. … Continue reading

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Well Doesn’t that Just Break Your Heart

Guy Robs Bank for Shelter in Jail For several decades, the Oregonian has been the primary newspaper of Portland. And in case you’re not unlucky enough to live there, here’s what you need to know: it’s more liberal your parents … Continue reading

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Darkness Visible

The gloomy title is thanks to William Styron and his book on depression, but is rather overstated for my own feelings at the moment. For about the last week or so, I’ve been feeling depressed, which is pretty lame. I … Continue reading

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Jaw-Dropping Stupidity

As transcribed from my conversation with Chris. Yes, this happened to me not an hour ago. So my bank is on this really busy street, okay? And as I’m pulling into the parking lot, I see this tabby cat headed … Continue reading

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Happiness is a Warm Puppy

It had taken me thirteen years to get a dog. It wasn’t that I hadn’t loved the slow parade of cats that came in and out of our house, but a cat is not the same as a dog. And … Continue reading

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Super Adulthood – I Have a Job!

I was officially hired for the job I was filling in for at St. John’s. This is, obviously, an excellent thing, and it pays exactly what I hoped, which is also excellent. However, it is only 12 hours a week. … Continue reading

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Film Review: “De-Lovely”

This one will be pretty brief as it’s….an odd picture. As always, the back story: I was having dinner with my cousin a few weeks ago and mentioned I was reading a dual biography on both Cole Porter and Noel … Continue reading

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