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As a former U.S. Army soldier specializing in communications with security clearance, I fully disagree with President Obama’s decision today to commute former U.S. Army soldier Chelsea Manning’s (formerly known as Bradley Manning) sentence. Manning’s deliberate delivery of sensitive and classified material

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Canada geese mimick The Beatles “Abbey Road” crossing scene by crossing an entrance to the Oak Street Marketplace along SE Oak St. in Milwaukie, Oregon on Sunday.

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Another round of snow fell in Milwaukie on January 10, 2017. At the time I photographed downtown Milwaukie (Oregon), six inches of snow had already covered the ground around 11:00 p.m.  The snow started falling around 6:00 p.m. Nothing like the Dark Horse Comics “Aliens vs. Predators” characters staying warm an

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The wintry weather returned to the Portland area Saturday. Overnight, a system moving in from the south started bringing light rain to the area. With the colder pockets of air and ground surfaces, the rain turned to ice. S.E. 32nd Ave. in Milwaukie was a sheet of ice, mainly on where the bare pavement was …

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The brand new Sellwood Bridge on a quiet New Year’s Day night. The one thing that I have been extremely appreciative about is the new LED street lamps. These lamps truly pull out the colors as opposed to the former orange-hued sodium vapor lamps, which is havoc for white balance.

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Here is to wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!

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The Glenn Jackson Bridge (Interstate 205), Vancouver, Washington.

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Today the Electoral College completed the final vote that allows Donald J. Trump to become the forty-fifth President of the United States.  Mr. Trump has never been my candidate of choice in both the primary and general elections. Mr. Trump is a man who does not respect all Americans. He has openly disrespected people by&#

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Last week’s winter storm in the Portland area was a doozy. Despite all the media hype, the storm produced very little in the Portland, Oregon, area. Then came Round 2 Wednesday afternoon. Snow started falling in the Clackamas area around 1:00 p.m. It picked up and accumulated. By 4:00 p.m. as many people are leaving&#

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Once again, McKenzie Pass Highway in central Oregon Cascades closes for the winter and on such short notice.

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There is nothing ordinary about a burger served on mouthwatering Texas Toast. Brunchbox, a small burger joint tucked away in the 1904-built Eaton Building in downtown Portland serves up a serious burger. In this case,...

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Demolition work started this month on the century-old building formerly Veritable Quandary restaurant. The building is being removed to make way for construction of the new seventeen-story Multnomah County Court Building. Veritable Quandary, opened in...

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Milwaukie had a water scare on Thursday. At about 5:15 p.m. November 10, I received a phone call from the Code Red system notifying me a boil water alert. This is the first time that...

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As an Army veteran myself, I want to wish all you veterans who are or have honorably served our nation a Happy Veterans Day and thank you for your service for our already great nation....

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November 12, 2016 — I decided to cancel the second website and new Twitter account for political purpose. I no longer plan to pursue a long-term and highly active political blog and Twitter account. It...

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Two and a half weeks ago, I dropped off my ballot in a drop box. Oregon is a vote-by-mail state, which means the ballot comes to you, you fill it out, return it by mail...

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Sad news always come when it’s out with the old and in with the new. Local burger joint Mike’s Drive In is set to close by January 2017, according to a report in Portland Mercury....

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From tombstone to a life-size replica abbey, from a skeleton lurking from a sill to an animatronic hearse driver, the Davis Graveyard yard haunt display has much to offer.

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Moulton Falls is quite the attraction. Nestled between Battle Ground and Yacolt Washington, the Lewis River flows through a deep canyon lined with evergreen trees on the Cascade foothills. Moulton Falls plunges about 15 feet as it passes through a ten-foot wide channel cut into volcanic rock.

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Hello and Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful, safe, and fun New Year festivities. A few things I’ll be working on for 2015 are more photos, more writing, and more bicycling. I do need to get out more often and shoot more photos and post more blogs. In 2014, I rode a ...

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Two lanes and no fog lines. That’s my kind of road. The kind that goes off the beaten path. I traveled out of town to central Oregon for Christmas this year. Heading over was a straight shot over without any stops. After the festivities were done and it was time to leave, I took the ...

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I am looking. I am surprised. What I am seeing is the charred remains of the century-old Madras Hotel in Madras, Oregon. The three-story hotel at the corner of SW C st. and SW Third St. was destroyed in a fire on the morning of October 24, 2014. The adjacent motel was unscathed. Google Street ...

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Here’s to everyone for a joyful holiday season. Merry Christmas!

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Maintaining several websites can be a tedious task and a bit time consuming. There are content to update, photos to load and comments to respond or moderate. Then there is the task of updating the applications and plug-ins. I don’t know why I need two websites just for my writings and photography. I am just ...

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The Oregon Craft Beer Fest at Portland Meadows happened again this year. Despite the sunny weather, it was a little on the cool side with the typical clear day east wind. patrons hunkered down inside the tent until the races went to post time. The people shuffled out, watch the race, then shuffle back inside ...

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Sunday’s Bike Milwaukie turned out nice. A clear and calm sunny day made this short trip quite enjoyable. It couldn’t have been better for the most part. Well, like I said, “the most part.” As soon as we left Milwaukie City Hall, I ended up with a flat tire. A piece of glass punctured into ...

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Check out this excellent video by John Gussman. It is nearly two and a half minutes of the recently undammed Elwha River in Washington State raging at flood stage on December 9, 2014. The grayish water is from the sediment that collected nearly a century in the former Glines Canyon. You can see some logs ...

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The 4th Annual Milwaukie Watershed Event opens the 2015 Milwaukie Film Series with award-winning DamNation. If you haven’t seen DamNation, it is a well-produced presentation on removing obsolete dams and restoring waterways for fish and wildlife. (You can read more about it on my post, DamNation).  On the same ni

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Bike Milwaukie is leading its final ride of 2014 to OMSI and back via Springwater Trail. Like most of the rides, this ride begins at Milwaukie City Hall on Sunday, December 14, 2014, 9:30 a.m. Majority of the ride takes place on the Springwater Trail to OMSI and back. Riders may ride along side the steam-powered ...

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Typically the Davis Graveyard private party I’ve been invited to falls right on my workweek’s “Friday.” There’s very little time to come home on an 18-mile commute and then changes. Usually, I go as something simple and without a mask (one year I did appear as a werewolf). This year I went as t

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