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Dean Kirkland

August 25th, 2016

This is what you must be like. Grow wherever life puts you down. Ben Okri <<>> A dear friend wrote to me about that last post, worried that I was feeling down. First off, what a wonderful outpouring of love! Thank you, Hef. Second, as I told him, I really wasn’t sadwhen I wrote it. […]

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August 24th, 2016

NW Pettygrove Street at NW 14th Avenue looking east, 1979.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: Uncategorized

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August 23rd, 2016

And now the movement to Dump Trump has come to Oregon. And not just Trump -- but the entire Republican Party. It seems that Jim Huffman, the 2010 GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate (against Sen. Ron Wyden), is calling on his fellow Republicans to leave the Grand Old Party because of Donald Trump. Huffman wri

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This image come from Mike Bonner. The image is looking northeast from SW 16th Avenue and SW Clay Street, August 9, 1979.    Filed under: 16th Avenue, 1970s, Clay Street, Goose Hollow, Southwest

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When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time. – Maya Angelou Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. – Unknown I am learning, both the potency and urgency of these quotations. A little late in the game, maybe. Maybe right on time. Either way, I’m ready. […]

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August 22nd, 2016

Sun and steam rising at the hot springs. They have teepees and a geodesic dome and positively stunning views, all the live-long day. A jaunt to Crestone, where the views are equally stunning! I love the time someone took to cut and paint trees, hearts, apples, and that sweet bird in the fence. We were […] Th

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by Doug Brown

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by Dirk VanderHart The fight over Terminal 1 has a new home: The courts. As

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by Christopher Frizzelle But not to worry, Trump supporters. You still have on your side a 12-year-old running a camp

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by Dirk VanderHart Last year, the Mercury was among the first outlets

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by Dan Savage I’m a big fan, faithful reader or your work, and subscriber to the Magnum Savage Lovecast. I listened to podcast 512, and wanted to wr

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by Anonymous To the person who wrote the I, Anonymous entitled "Breeding the Future," let me say, Fuck You. Don't call all of us not having children "selfish and sad", just because we had

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by Jennifer Campbell How to make it work as an unpaid intern: https://t.co/pwMIYWh4kw #nomoneynoproblems

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by Ben Coleman LIKE BLACK LICORICE or the PT Cruiser, Jonah Hill is divisive. I ha

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by Megan Burbank A protest is scheduled for this Friday in response to the death of a teenage girl who was hit by a speeding car while

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by Abe Asher Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland Timbers When the Portland Timbers' starting lineup was released one hour ahead o

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Things to do for Aug 22-25 by Mercury Staff Remember Zelda Rubenstein? She was the lady from Poltergeist best known for "clearing" a house that wasn't cleared, and then flip-flopping on the whole "Go into the light/don't go into the light" thing.

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Bulldozer plowing snow near City Hall on SW Jefferson Street, 1937.     View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1930s, Downtown, Jefferson Street, Southeast

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This weekend had so many butts.

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Get ready for a pop-heavy autumn.

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Ahead of a fall tour supporting Brand New, the Philly rockers talk 'Holy Ghost' and safety hotlines.

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August 21st, 2016

by Anonymous I hated the message you sent me on OkCupid. Maybe if you read this you'll remember.. it was a piece of fiction with the reader as the subject (me in this case). In the story I'm pulled over by a cop for drinking. They then violate, blackmail, and assault me. You d

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August 20th, 2016

Thirty-six hours, that is, driving, hiking, soaking, exploring; me and the hubster, the hubster and me. Part one begins in Florissant, at the Fossil Beds National Monument. Did you know there were giant redwoods in Colorado a bajlllion (maybe a slight exaggeration) years ago? The above photo is two fine specimens fossili

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by Anonymous We can all agree & speak openly about the mass influx of out-of-towners into portland & the damage that this is doing to the local population. The economic & cultural impact has changed the city that we love,forever. And the local population is slowly but surely b

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by Anonymous I would go to war over $3 Trillion. If the Duck don't pay, Americans will. I doubt Trump is the only POTUS candidate that had the threat of whacked knees upon him and Hillary is beholden to Africa, for some reason. WTF? [

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by Anonymous About your new degree, I do not believe you're worthy of it. Who decides this shit? I won't be buying your book, "Recycled Opinions: A Study". [ Comment

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by Anonymous My Uncle is now in his mid 80's. He was born a Republican, and thinks all members of his extended family should be Republican. He has never sent me a person e-mail or call me to see how I am doing. It is constant, at least three times a week I receive crap talk

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by Anonymous Ahh the magical properties of coconut oil. It keeps my skin nice a moisturized, no more dandruff and my toenail fungus is beginning to clear up. Yep, dripping wet from the shower I lube up my entire body and gradually air dry. The other day, I got the notion of ta

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by Rich Smith

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August 19th, 2016

by Dirk VanderHart There are potentially big changes coming to Portland's po

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by Suzette Smith We rented a karaoke machine and cloned the hard drive and after we sang karaoke

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by Anonymous I'll just say what most won't: being white is great, and I love it! I have never once felt an ounce of white guilt, or felt I had to account for white privilege. I'm not rich, straight, and even have a 1/3 Mexican blood in me, but I look white. I have any power ov

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by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey As of this writing, Republican nominee Donald Trump

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by Abe Asher Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports The Portland Timbers will make their first and only

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An entirely raw diet may sound awful most of the time. But when the temperatures hit triple digits, it's the only way to eat.

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“Welfare reform” turns 20 this month and that’s nothing to celebrate. While the redesigned program, now called Temporary Ass

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Workers at the SE Foster Road sewer improvement site near SE 92nd Avenue, circa 1921.   View this image in Efiles by clicking here.Filed under: 1920s, 92nd Avenue, Foster Road, Lents, Southeast

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From Postal Connections Redmond,Postal Connections Redmond Receives Award for 2015 Top Sales   Postal Connections® in Redmond is reaching new heights. Joyce Jo

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by Ciara Dolan RYAN OVERHAUSER & JAY SHAW FEDERALE ISN’T SHY a

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by Ciara Dolan It's official. Panic Room is now called "The Raven." The new sign is up! Still at NE 31st & Sandy. #WickedWednesday

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by Robert Ham THIS YEAR, two Oregon-born landmarks of cinema are sharing a 9

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by Rich Smith Portrait of a self-p

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by Rachel Sandstrom Owen Carey The opening night energy was palpabl

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by Josh Jardine Facebook

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The metal legends will release 'Hardwired... to Self Destruct' on November 18.

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