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Dean Kirkland

The Red Electric

http://theredelectric.blogspot.com/

Located in Portland

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From 1915 to 1928, the interurban Red Electric train passed through Hillsdale, now part of Portland. The trip offered a chance for passengers to share their views. My Red Electric blog is a vehicle for web travelers to do the same.

My inner Orwell,

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If you search on-line the

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Ten of us worshiped in the stillness. We had gathered in

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Recently I shared with friends an odd convergence of events in my life.At 13 months of age, my granddaughter Clara is ever so close to walking on her own. With some coaxing, I can get her to let go of the coffee table or the chair and take a step toward me. But then she either grabs my hand, returns to the

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"Money is congealed energy and releasing it releases life possibilities ... Money experienced as life energy is indeed a meditation, and letting it flow out instead of hoarding it is a mode of participation in the life of others." - Joseph Campbell in "Reflections on the Art of Living: A Joseph Campbell Companion,

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The Brad

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Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, was part of the committee's unanimous vote supporting a move to place sanctions on any country aiding NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.I have written Merkley to object to this bullying tactic, noting that the senator's vote is out of s

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My friend and fellow Quaker Josh von Kuster has written a parable directed toward Quakers, but it speaks to us all.

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On

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“U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) Monday called self-professed National Security Agency surveillance plans leaker Edward Snowden a traitor.” UPI“House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) left little doubt Tuesday as to how he thinks NSA leaker Edward Snowden should be dealt with: as an enemy of the stat

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America's inequitable Constitution

One of our Oregon Senators, Jeff Merkley, has been trying to

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The Divine Verb

Pho

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 I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.Ecclesiastes 9:1I thought of this pass

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Tom Meyer led a recent discussion at our Quaker meet

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Two Sides of Fairness

A friend recently returned

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Gifts on a spring walk

Taking a walk in the hills above my house this afternoon, I seemed part

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Today I called “Tutor/Doctor’s” local franchisee, Mark Seker, to chat about the firm’s illegal signs in the right of way. I informed him that I’ve taken down more than a few of their signs.I know Mark and, despite and even because of my criticism, it was a friendly chat.Unlike JobDango’s

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Yesterday I risked life and

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I e-mailed the following to The Oregonian's Letters section this morning after reading that the Portland Trailblazers are in the process of selling the naming rights to the Rose Garden.Missing from the letter is mention of the irony of Billionaire Paul Allen's trying the squeeze e

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Game Change: from competition to cooperation

I’m beginning to think that on the day the

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This country is caught up in a downward spiral of fear. Fear of itself, fear of other nations, fear of the unknown, fear of "the other," and increasingly, fear of humanity itself.The more consumed we are with fear, the more we do to “protect” ourselves. And the more we do to protect ourselves, the more

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Portland's "neighborhoods" aren't neighborhoods

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Since turning 70 last February, day by day I’m living slightly askew.For instance, this afternoon I received in the mail — yes the REAL mail, the one with stamps — yet another appeal to join my alma mater’s alumni association. I have resisted all such appeals for nearly 50 years.This particul

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While Oregonians celebrate the coming of "The Civil War” football game on Saturday, we will continue to blindly forget that the words "Civil War" have chilling meaning.In is now believed that some 700,000 Americans died in our American Civil War. That’s a number larger than the population

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You can find all kinds of explanations for the outcome of the 2012 presidential election, but here’s one you probably haven't considered...God.Or to be more exact, some self-proclaimed Christians’ vision of God and God’s “creation” and “creations.”And so w

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