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November 24th, 2014

Silly. Clever-ish. Photography. Location. Bawdy. Overindulgent. Cast. Score. Sheep. yes.Filed under: 10 Word Review, Film, In My Opinion Tagged: 10 Word Review, a million ways to die in the west, Film, film reviews, movie, movie reviews, opinion

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Sweet. Funny. Heart. Quiet. Lost. Journey. Music. Feel. Characters. Yes.Filed under: 10 Word Review, In My Opinion Tagged: 10 Word Review, Film, film review, lucky them, movie, movie review, opinion, reviews

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November 23rd, 2014

650b, porteur, and a baguette. Time to shop!

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This being a halfway family-friendly blog, I'll let readers of this post mentally fill in their favorite profanities to shower on DirecTV and the Pac-12 Network after... Once #%!@#! again yesterday, I missed a U of O football game that...

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Guest photographer Maryann Nielson caught this very cool spider web hanging off the pedestrian bridge off of Florence St. Click on it to see it in better detail. Thanks, Maryann! The post Florence St. Bridge appeared first on

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Kale, chocolate, pepperment – three great tastes that DO NOT

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November 22nd, 2014

One of our interior doorknobs fell apart an

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This is the first ever post in this blog with the title of "Practice what you teach?" and yet I have added the "continued," in case you didn't notice it already ;)Just to let you know that there was another place where I did--a decade ago, in September 2004, I authored

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Devotees of the Willamette Valley’s world-class Pinot noirs and other fine wines speak knowingly about subregions such as the Dundee Hills southwest of Portland or the Eola Hills west of Salem.

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So this one was entirely new to me: Lewis a

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Another gorgeous statue at the Cascade Lock

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As we headed back to the car to continue with our

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I took this a month or two ago, but completely forgot it existed. I spotted these rocks which had been colored with sidewalk chalk along the edge of someone’s yard off of Wildflower Dr. I thought it was cute, so I took a picture. Speaking of pictures… A call for guest photographers! I’ve been ill [̷

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Local Muslims speaking on OSU's campus Friday night said there are a lot more positives than negatives for Muslims living in Corvallis.

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Local Muslims speaking on OSU's campus Friday night said there are a lot more positives than negatives for Muslims living in Corvallis.

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Going into its second holiday season at the Benton County Fairgrounds, the Pastega family Christmas light display promises to be even bigger and better this time around. 

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Going into its second holiday season at the Benton County Fairgrounds, the Pastega family Christmas light display promises to be even bigger and better this time around. 

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November 21st, 2014

An old friend called after a couple of months.  Somehow or the other, every conversation has at least one piece about how I live my life without a god or a religion to guide me.I explained that it is really, really simple, the way I see it.  All I have to do is this: make sure that I do the right thing

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Cat and Mite

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The offense has come and gone but defense has been the steady factor through the first few weeks of the Oregon State men’s basketball season.

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The offense has come and gone but defense has been the steady factor through the first few weeks of the Oregon State men’s basketball season.

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If there were any global warming deniers in the room at today's Salem City Club meeting, I don't see how they could have listened to Rear Admiral (Retired) David Titley and not been persuaded that climate change is happening; it...

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After Oregon State’s upset win over then-No. 7 Arizona State, Mike Riley gave part of the credit to the offensive line coming together.

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After Oregon State’s upset win over then-No. 7 Arizona State, Mike Riley gave part of the credit to the offensive line coming together.

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The United Streetcar test track in north Clackamas County

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There was a bit of confusion at this stop. Dana didn't realize that "Bridge

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Back to the cliffs I've pointed out in

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While 2014 may be winding down, 2015 is just around the corner. I tend to think of this time of year as a time to regroup. Business is slower. It gives me a chance to catch my breath, but also to gear up. January 1, I want to hit the ground [...] Related posts:

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ALBANY — A Navy veteran suffering from mental health issues pleaded guilty Thursday in Linn County Circuit Court to crimes related to a string of arsons that hit the Scio area this fall.

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ALBANY — A Navy veteran suffering from mental health issues pleaded guilty Thursday in Linn County Circuit Court to crimes related to a string of arsons that hit the Scio area this fall.

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When I was out a few mornings ago to get some frost images, I spotted this leaf with not only frost but also some broken up ice on it. The leaf was stuck to the ground, and I knew if I tried to pick it up, it would tear. My version of a frosty leaf […] The post

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Explore longform writing in our newest Blogging U. course, Writing 201: Beyond the Blog Post. The fun starts Monday, December 1 -- learn more and register today!

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This article is by editor Linda Vergon. When you think about getting extra money for the holidays, your first thought may be to get a job at your local mall. Retail is certainly one of the easier industries to break into to find a holiday job, and this year’s retail numbers are expecte

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Program filling a need in South Corvallis

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Program filling a need in South Corvallis

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Beaver and Duck students compete in turning sweat to kilowatts

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Beaver and Duck students compete in turning sweat to kilowatts

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November 20th, 2014

Sometimes I simply want to stop reading anymore. I know it sounds strange.  But there are moments when I wonder if my life would have been a lot better and more enjoyable if I didn't care to engage in random reading.Why?Because, I feel all the more that I don't know a damn thing. &nb

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Matt Bersano stood in front of his net, hands raised to the sky as he watched Denver’s last-gasp attempt trickle out of bounds with the crowd counting off the final seconds.

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Matt Bersano stood in front of his net, hands raised to the sky as he watched Denver’s last-gasp attempt trickle out of bounds with the crowd counting off the final seconds.

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The rehearsal for the third annual Choralpalooza started with some noise and chaos — not unexpected for an event that involved 330 students from every choir in the Corvallis School District.

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The rehearsal for the third annual Choralpalooza started with some noise and chaos — not unexpected for an event that involved 330 students from every choir in the Corvallis School District.

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Larry Scott says this is his season of growth.

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Larry Scott says this is his season of growth.

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This is the view downstream from the footbridge a

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As Executive Director of Portland Code School, I’m getting out and about a lot these days into Portland’s increasingly robust tech community, which is bristling with venture-funded entrepreneurial life. Our graduates are a foundational part of the ecosystem, helping to provide continuity of brain power for all these new

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Everybody is in action in the Pac-12 in the next to last weekend of the regular season, as all the byes are behind us now. And all 6 g

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By now, we've all heard of the allegati

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Buying a new s

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Oregon St. and Boise St. have developed a decent rivalry in recent years, but there's been only 1 future meeting on the sche

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