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June 27th, 2016

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June 26th, 2016

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Art is a communication form, yet most of us don’t know what we are trying to communicate and need to try lots of different things before finding out. Personally, it took me until I was 54 before I found out what the hell I was trying to communicate. In the end, it turned out to [...]

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June 25th, 2016

Up early for an excursion to the Paint Mines. Forty five minutes and a world apart, Indians roamed here, made pottery from the clay, killed buffalo, lived well. My goodness, what perfection, the two of us, the birds and Pilar and Pedro’s cousins, hopping up a storm. Can you spot the second one in the […]

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June 24th, 2016

With a single vote, England just screwed us all oof. The Economist:

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June 23rd, 2016

No cat treats in the house.  Miss D is addicted.  But is she?  Or does she possess an evil side? Also, I took Jazz, the little girl I trapped by the Circle K, who had been living and eating in their dumpster, and the big sick male kitty, the 9th I trapped at the complex, up to CATS in Sherwood this morning, des

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From the press release: The Cascadia chapter of the National Association of Composers/USA (NACUSA) is thrilled to announce a first-of-its-kind exchange between six Northwest-based composers and a select number of their Cuban composer colleagues. Currently there are 76 Cascadia Composer members, making it the largest N

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Carl Reinecke (1824-1910)Mieczyslaw Horszowski (1892-1993)George Russell (1923)Adam Faith (1940-2003)James Levine (1943)Nigel Osborne (1948)Nicholas Cleobury (1950)Sylvia McNair (1956) andAnna Akhmatova (1889-1966) Michael Shaara (1928-1988) David Leavitt (1961)

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Close your eyes, fall in love, stay there. Rumi The post Stay appeared first on Under a Red Roof.

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With plenty of storage, a lockable stow area, secret compartment and modular power, it’s no wonder that California-based designer Sean Woolsey decided to name his desk after Bond, James Bond. The Woolsey Agent Desk ($3,850) is made of American Black Walnut finished with a natural, food safe, hand rubbed oil and wax finish

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June 22nd, 2016

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Erica Dunn (Green Hammer) BY JENNIFER WRIGHT The latest installment in our series highlighting local architects introduces us to Erica Dunn, lead architect at Green Hammer. Serving as the design team manager and lead architect in this design-build firm, Erica...

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My TV reception, cabled in from an ancient roof top antenna, has been terrible lately. How terrible?  I gave up on TV terrible.   The worst reception always was about 8:30 p.m..  If I started to watch something at 8:00, just as it was getting into the drama and winding down, that's when reception would "pixelize&q

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Francesco Manfredini (1684-1762)Étienne Nicolas Méhul (1763-1817)Frank Heino Damrosch (1859-1937)Jennie Tourel (1900-1973)Walter Leigh (1905-1942)Sir Peter Pears (1910-1986)Hans-Hubert Schönzeler (1925-1997)Pierre Thibaud (1929-2004)Libor Pešek (1933)Pierre Amoyal (1949)Christopher Norton (1953)and Harriett Mulford St

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Video advertising is an excellent way to improve earnings. In order for one to obtain the most out of it, yet, you must comprehend what video advertising entails. This can be an excellent place for one to begin. Any advertising…

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A thing I often think now when I'm listening to political interviews: "This person is a Burr on this issue and we need a Hamilton."— Paul Bausch (@pbausch) June 22, 2016

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By Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association, Fighting Lodging Tax Creep In virtually every corner of the state, local and county governments seem to have their eyes fixed on lodging taxes and opportunities to raise them. The recent successes of the lodging industry are being widely reported as more tourists find themselv

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Filed under: Flowers, Gardening, Photography Tagged: beauty, fuchsia, Garden, Oregon, photo, Portland, roses, SwittersB, Yard

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Mezco Toyz will be releasing an officially licensed 15-inch talking Chucky doll later this year. Before he became possessed by the Spirit of Charles Lee Ray — a serial killer better known as “The Lakeshore Strangler” — Chucky was just a harmless Good Guys doll. His face not yet scarred, his clothes not yet b

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June 21st, 2016

Finally, the torti tux teen from the dumpster, is leaving.  Not til Thursday. She's not going to OCO (Odd Cat Out Sanctuary) but rather to CATS (Cat Alliance Team Sanctuary) where cats free roam under no pressure to adjust on anyone's time schedule but their own.  No caging.  And high adoption rates. CATS has taken in

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From the press release: Metropolitan Youth Symphony (MYS) kicks off its summer tour to China with a free noon concert at Director Park on June 23.  Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish opens the hour-long performance by the MYS Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Interim Music Director William White.  Repertoire will sh

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Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (1732-1795)Harry Newstone (1921-2006)Lalo Schifrin (1932)Diego Masson (1935)Philippe Hersant (1948)Judith Bingham (1952)Jennifer Larmore (1958)andAlexander Pope (1688-1744)Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1972) Donald Peattie (1898-1964) Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)Mary McCarthy (1912-1989) Ian McEwan

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Filed under: Beauty, Flowers, Photography Tagged: Garden, photo, pink roses, Portland, Raindrops, SwittersB

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By NFIB Oregon’s economy has recovered since the recession, but younger workers lag behind. If younger generations are our future, that future might not be so bright if current trends continue. Oregon had the fourth-highest youth unemployment rate in 2015 at 22.2 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 201

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Anytime, anywhere. The functionality of a Leatherman tool, with you everywhere. Engineers designed multiple tools in each 17-4 stainless steel bracelet link, making usable tools like Allen wrenches, screwdrivers and box wrenches available at a moment’s notice. Adjustable to accommodate any wrist size and fully customizabl

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June 20th, 2016

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It’s only 80 today in Portland, Or….but much hotter elsewhere it appears. So, a suggestive image from 1973 in Eastern Oregon in the Ochoco Mountains…the temps were sub zero those few days…the coldest I have ever been exposed to. Quiet, still, so cold. I clicked a few shots with my old Pentax camera.

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Hey there, ho there, hi! Much of the random and sundry this Monday afternoon, list style: Pilar, neighborhood rabbit. Thusly named by enforcing sexist stereotypes of size. Pilar is a small bunny. Her larger companions are named Pedro. They woo us daily with cuteness and by gobbling dandelion after dandelion. Teeny-tiny c

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Learn to make the most of free WordPress.com customizing options, or plan and build your business website.

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June 25 @ The Secret Society – Brownish Black doesn’t walk the line between garage and soul – they destroy it. The Portland-based octet started out as a three-piece garage rock band, whose raw energy pulled a handful of the city’s best players into its gravitational field, yielding bigger and funkier

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June 26 @ La Merde – For seven years, Triviology has hosted this annual pub quiz and fundraiser in support of equal rights for LGBTQ people.

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June 20 @ The EastBurn – It’s Gonna Be Okay is free WEEKLY stand up comedy show EVERY Monday. The show showcases the best comedians in Portland along with some travelling national comics.

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From the press release: The award-winning youth ensemble Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra performs a program of music for string orchestra on Wednesday evening, June 22, 2016 at 7:30 pm at Portland State University’s Lincoln Recital Hall. Admission is free. PACO’s Great Northwest Tour, celebrating the 50th anniversary

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Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880)Wilfred Pelletier (1896-1982)Chet Atkins (1924-2001)Ingrid Haebler (1926)Eric Dolphy (1928-1964)Arne Nordheim (1931-2010)Mickie Most (1938-2003)Brian Wilson (1942)Anne Murray (1945)André Watts (1946)Lionel Richie (1949)andKurt Schwitters (1887-1948)Lillian Hellman (1905-1984)Vikram Seth (1952)

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On Friday, June 24th, Cascade Crescendo will be hosting their Album Release party for their debut record “Caught In the Rain” at The Secret Society. They will be joined by their friends, and Portland jamgrass favorites, The Student Loan Stringband! The Junebugs will open up the night.

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Well, KATA referred me to an Albany apartment complex to fix cats. They took a couple kittens but both died.  Another had been found dead there.  Teen moms.  They don't do well with their first litters. One female allegedly had just had kittens a couple weeks ago.  A tenant's daughter pledged to go under the building a

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Barran Liebman Oregon Law Firm BOLI Issues Final Rule on Oregon’s New Minimum Wage Law By Amy Angel and Nicole Elgin Oregon’s new tiered minimum wage law is poised to go into effect on July 1. The new scheme divides the state into three wage regions (Portland Metro, “nonurban” counties, and everywhere else) and

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