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February 23rd, 2020

Just over six years ago, I wrote a piece on depression. A little digression before I go on, SIX years. Time really is a wonder. Another wonder, this is post number 1600. SIXTEEN HUNDRED. I didn’t have an inkling back when I started what this would become or how long I’d be at it. In […] The post

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It’s been 40 years since Hoth, Dagobah, Cloud City and “I am your father.” And to mark the occasion, Hasbro is releasing an assortment of new action figures from  the fan-favorite Star Wars film, The Empire Strikes Back. Hasbro announced a slew of new Star Wars: The Black Series 6″ figures at the Entertainment Bran

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Some papers just out that look interesting:"New Generation of Climate Models Track Recent Unprecedented Changes in Earth's Radiation Budget Observed by CERES," Norman G. Loeb et al, JGR, 18 February 2020.https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL086705

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[Photo: Shiny objects (McKay Savage).] By Charles Orloski Charles Orloski The Teenage Idol Meets Ivanka Coronavirus, the China Doll. A School Bus Driver’s Fractured Fairy Tale. My pre-teen hero, Fabian, knew he was a son of the Son of a washed-up and crucified God, & with timeless beauty and talent, he knew throngs of

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Returning once again this spring is Two Thorns – Raspberry Rose Cider from 2 Towns Ciderhouse. Originally made to celebrate the Portland Thorns FC, this cider has gone on to be a regular seasonal cider release from 2 Towns and will be available through June 2020. Full of Pacific Northwest apples, raspberries and whole ros

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Our very orchestrated Sunday supper. If you hadn’t noticed, I really love to cook, but I prefer a big bang for my buck in the kitchen. I don’t generally want to painstakingly create meals that will be gone in minutes. That being said, I also like a little adventure and own cookbooks galore. Some of […]

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This is a very intelligent column by Jennifer Rubin at the Washington Post, on what Democrats should do to avoid committing political suicide (also known as 'nominating Bernie Sanders'). It's worth reading.

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by Anonymous Portland bartenders! Stop catering to the line at your bar only! Be a big girl city and take care of the whole bar! Look around! Take note of who's next! Serve that person! You can do it! I believe in you! [

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John Blow (1649-1708) George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) Sir Hugh Roberton (1874-1952) Albert Sammons (1886-1957) Dave Apollon (1897-1972) Elinor Remick Warren (1905-1991) Martindale Sidwell (1916-1998) Hall Overton (1920-1972) Régine Crespin (1927-2007) and Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) - blogger of the 17th Century W. E B

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The Air Force 1’s simple design has made it a blank canvas for customization.  Nike’s latest version, the Sketch, celebrates this legacy with black, Sharpie-like schematic details. The hand-drawn look is applied to the Swoosh, while small notes spell out the shoe’s name, call out the lacing system, point

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February 22nd, 2020

The Ladder of Art -- Week #60

Cast your votes for up to four of these seven artists before Leap Day.  For clarifications, consult the Ladder of Art FAQ.

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Life may be uncertain at times. Sometimes it can think that unexpected emergencies never ever take place when you are ready for them. Awful emergency situations are those that call for immediate remedies without any time to prep. Maybe your auto malfunctioned en route to work or a water pipes burst in the shower room. [R

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Some expressions are generally considered to become bad; for instance, absolutely nothing excellent has actually ever definitely followed the paragraph, ” Our company need to chat.” ” Various other factors, nonetheless, are completely in the eye of the beholder – like words, ” Credit history ex

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The City of Chicago has once again won the dubious honor of being the most corrupt city in America. Meanwhile, Illinois has been deemed the third most corrupt state. The assessment comes from an annual report by the University of...

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Cargo

Bringing home a frame to chop apart and put couplers into, plus the donor frame that I’m going to extr

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You’ve got Oregonians seeking to cascade into Idaho, Virginians who identify as West Virginians, Illinoians fighting to escape Chicago, Californians dreaming of starting a 51st state, and New Yorkers who think three states are better than one. Separation fever is...

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A Bay Area photographer is facing legal trouble for posting a composited picture of the Golden Gate Bridge with the blood moon, which was taken from an “illegal angle.” An "illegal angle"? When did they start making angles illegal? And...

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@NWCTweets Your Jungle Book is amazing!

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Jungle Book performance at NW Childrens Theater. https://t.co/aOr7gpm218

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For its 13th annual celebration, which takes place April 18, Record Store Day has selected Brandi Carlile as its official Record Store Day Ambassador, whom the organization describes as “tireless, fearless, talented, generous and all-around awesome.” “Brandi’s career has woven through record stores from the

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[Photo: White Privilege (Pat Bagley, The Salt Lake Tribune).] By Jaz Brisack Source:  CommonDreams Sadly, the myth of meritocracy is not seen as a myth by the overwhelming majority of Americans either. The belief is deeply socialized that hard work and a bit of luck will take anyone to the top. Social class is perceived [&

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“They say that abandonment is a wound that never heals. I say only that an abandoned child never forgets.” Mario Balotelli

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Niels Wilhelm Gade (1817-1890) York Bowen (1884-1961) Benno Moiseiwitsch (1890-1963) Joseph Kerman (1924-2014) George Zukerman (1927) Steven Lubin (1942) Lowell Liebermann (1961) Rolando Villazón (1972) and George Washington (1732-1799) Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950) Edward Gorey (

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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has announced that its Season Pass program is now in use at all 41 locations across the country. Season Pass is the only subscription program that allows guests to have the Alamo Drafthouse cinematic experience every single day, all for one low monthly fee. The membership provides one regularly price

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February 21st, 2020

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Dust Mite and NOLA-style potato chips

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California’s Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom took to Twitter to say, “Doctors should be able to write prescriptions for housing the same way they do for insulin or antibiotics.” “We need to start targeting social determinants of health. We need to...

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A woman named Allena Hansen was mauled by a bear in 2008 while she was working on a property isolated in the wilderness. The black bear attacked her when her back was turned, rushing out of the woods. It chewed...

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Think Trump will address this?Source: https://www.eia.gov/coal/production/weekly/

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Rome (AFP) - Authorities in northern Italy on Friday ordered the closure of schools, bars and other public spaces in 10 towns following a flurry of new coronavirus cases. The first European to succumb to the coronavirus has died in...

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by Anonymous Every time I hear someone tell me that they left Portland for greener pastures in the suburbs because the city is a cesspool I want to punch something. In so many ways, outlying communities export their social problems to the urban core, preferring to absolve the

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This guy is why you'll never see me riding "mass transit" in Portland, Oregon (unless I'm carrying a pistol). The man who fatally stabbed two men who confronted him in 2017 during a racist rant on a Portland, Oregon, light-rail...

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Today on social media, IDW Publishing announced a fall crossover event that will feature both Locke & Key and The Sandman Universe. Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez will debut Locke & Key: Hell And Gone in October 2020. If you think you can unlock the gates of hell and just invite yourself in, you must […]

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  A beautiful 70′ tall mural in SE Portland’s Industrial District by on FinDAC (Finbarr Notte of Ireland) Notice the hair…very interesting! Bio info: BIOGRAPHY. This was a tricky spot to grab a few shots without powerlines, poles or getting run over by cars. Perfect day and timing and angle.  

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Press Play: Music News for the Week of February 21

by Jenni Moore Boneless Thugs-n-Harmony Nick EickemeyerHello sunshi

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The Oregon and Washington transportation agencies are looking to hire an executive to oversee the Interstate Bridge replacement project. The post States seeking executive to spearhead joint project

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LAW Kenneth Katzaroff has joined Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC as an associate working in both the natural resources and the real estate and construction practice groups. He represents clients involved in a variety of development efforts with issues including: regulatory approval, subsequent appellate proceedings, l

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ENGINEERING Seth Sonnier, who works in Shannon & Wilson’s Portland office, has been promoted to senior geologist. He joined the firm in 2014 as a field geologist, leading explorations for a variety of projects throughout the Pacific Northwest. These have included a water treatment plant expansion to serve the citie

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ENGINEERING Shannon & Wilson has promoted Travis Nguyen, who works in its Portland office, to senior associate. He has been with the firm for 13 years, and managed projects including the Lake Oswego Interceptor, Newberg wastewater treatment plant improvements and TriMet’s orange light-rail line. Currently, Nguyen i

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ENGINEERING Christina Villeneuve of Shannon & Wilson’s Portland office has been promoted to senior geologist. Since joining the firm in 2017, she has worked on numerous geotechnical projects as a staff geologist and field exploration manager. Currently, Villeneuve is working on multiple large-scale freeway projects

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ENGINEERING Shannon & Wilson has promoted Nathan Villeneuve, who works in its Portland office, to senior geologist. Since joining the firm in 2014, he has worked on numerous geotechnical and environmental projects as a field geologist, project geologist, field exploration manager and project manager. Currently, Ville

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ENGINEERING Elliott Mecham, who works in Shannon & Wilson’s Portland office, has been promoted to senior associate. Since joining the firm in 2014, he has managed water and wastewater projects, including the Grabhorn Reservoir, the Tualatin Interceptor and siphon improvements, and the Oregon Zoo’s Elephant Lands.

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ENGINEERING Shannon & Wilson has promoted Rex Whistler, who works in its Portland office, to senior geological engineer. He joined the firm in 2014 and has used his expertise in geological site characterization, rock slope stability analysis, rock fall analysis, slope stability analysis and liquefaction analysis for

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ENGINEERING Eric Paslack, who works in Shannon & Wilson’s Portland office, has been promoted to associate. He has been with the firm for 12 years and now serves as a project manager for the firm’s transportation group. Paslack has experience as a project manager and engineer for numerous projects, including Multn

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We have been cleaning and organizing. It’s a great winter activity, which is what prompted it. That and the fact that we couldn’t really walk through or find anything in our storage room. So we cleaned. We had a big bin of old electronics. That’s always my area, since I’m the tech nerd. I made [̷

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Lucasfilm has tapped J.D. Dillard to develop a new Star Wars film. It’s still not known whether he’ll direct the movie himself. Dillard is perhaps best known for directing the film Sleight, which opened in 2016. His most recent feature, Sweetheart, starred Kiersey Clemons and was released by Blumhouse last year. Dillard

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The Call of the Wild Review: 4.3 Out of Five Dogs

by Simon Ham, Age 12 Twentieth Century Fox Basically, this

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Learning, collaboration keys to success Celebrating 35 yearsWayne Kittelson started Kittelson & Associates, Inc. in 1985 as a one-person sole proprietorship providing transportation engineering services to both

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Jeremy Christian Has Been Found Guilty on All 12 Charges for 2017 MAX Stabbings

by Alex Zielinski Jeremy Christian Beth Nakamura / Pool Photographer/ OregonLive

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