Newest Additions
Food Adventures in Eugene
February 5th, 2013
in Eugene

Oregon, my Perspective
Rants, raves and pictures.
February 5th, 2013
in Portland

Outside The Interzone
Miscellaneous thoughts on politics, people, math, science and other cool (if sometimes frustrating) stuff from somewhere near my favorite coffee shop.
September 1st, 2012
in Corvallis

10 Bloggiest Oregon Cities
Portland (Many)
Corvallis (93)
Eugene (88)
Bend (64)
Salem (43)
Beaverton (40)
Hillsboro (23)
Astoria (19)
Ashland (12)
Tigard (10)

More Cities »
Other Oregon Aggregators
ORblogs 2.0
Bend Blogs
ORblogs R.I.P - Thanks Paul!
Portland Bars
Advertisements
Oregon Wine Tours
Portland Interior Design
Oregon Photographer
Jobs in Portland
Buy Gable Vents
Rounded Gable Vents
The Worst Bar in Portland
Portland New Years
Business Attorney Portland
Oregon Wineries
Trivia/Pub Quiz Questions
DUI Attorneys Portland
Dean Kirkland

Blogs In Salem OR

RSS Feed for Salem

July 19th, 2018

People often make spirituality into something complex, argumentative, esoteric. They consider there's a right and wrong way to meditate, to worship, to live life. I used to be one of those people. I'm a lot less dogmatic now. Recently, like...

[0 clicks]

July 18th, 2018

There's a well-known Carl Sagan saying, "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." So if someone makes a claim about having experienced a supernatural realm of reality, that extraordinary claim obviously requires extraordinary evidence in order for it to be believable. And...

[0 clicks]

Flying kites in Lincoln City isn’t just for kids. For many, it’s a lifelong passion. And, as the experts will tell you, it’s something anyone can do — with a little practice. David Gomberg has been making and flying kites since childhood. Decades later, he drove his sweetheart (now wife) to Lincoln City and, on t

[0 clicks]

July 15th, 2018

A few weeks ago a new sign went up along Liberty Road S, just north of Spring Lake Estates, where my wife and I live. It meant a lot to me, for reasons I'll explain. Here's a photo of the...

[0 clicks]

Some visitors to this Church of the Churchless blog have problems with leaving a comment on a post. Usually this is due to the comment being identified by Typepad, my blogging service, as "spam." When this happens, I need to...

[0 clicks]

July 14th, 2018

I'm a big fan of Stephen Bachelor, who writes about Buddhism from a pleasingly non-religious, non-supernatural perspective. I didn't like "Confession of a Buddhist Atheist" as much as his other books, but some quotations from this book that someone emailed...

[0 clicks]

July 13th, 2018

Today I got an email from someone who said: Well, here in your blog itself, you have all of these people sharing their experiences. Huge voluminous paragraphs detailing all kinds of dramatic experiences, with stars and moons and spatial flight...

[0 clicks]

July 11th, 2018

A few months ago DirecTV sent out an update to our Genie DVR receiver that sure wasn't an upgrade, because my wife and I found the user interface harder to use than the old version. But now, July 2018, DirecTV...

[0 clicks]

July 10th, 2018

This morning someone emailed me a link to a juicy story, "Brothers Singh and the squandering of a business empire." The brothers referred to are Malvinder and Shivinder Singh, the nephews of Radha Soami Satsang Beas (RSSB) guru Gurinder Singh....

[0 clicks]

What’s unique about Winding Waters River Expeditions is that it’s not just about rafting, fishing or kayaking — it’s about the food, the stargazing, the music and the camaraderie that comes after the adrenaline-fueled experience itself, in the downtime at the camp along the riverbanks each night. The post

[0 clicks]

July 9th, 2018

A broad coalition of more than 80 business, labor, faith, civil rights groups, and law enforcement leaders have formed a campaign to defeat the attempt to get rid of Oregon’s “sanctuary” law or initiative petition 22 (IP 22), should it qualify for the November ballot.

[0 clicks]

There’s a place on Oregon’s South Coast where you can ride through a coastal forest on ribbons of clay dirt, with moderate climbs and gentle descents. The tree canopy shelters you from rain, and the 10 miles of cross country-style trail system will eventually expand to about 30, connecting to the beach with views of

[0 clicks]

July 8th, 2018

I've been following the saga of Arcimoto, a three-wheeled electric FUV (Fun Utility Vehicle) for a long time. So long, I can't remember when I plunked down $100 for a pre-order reservation. I must have been among the first to...

[0 clicks]

July 7th, 2018

With the author's permission, here's a highly thoughtful, well-reasoned, nicely-written email message I received recently that presents a stark, but persuasive, perspective on the human condition. I enjoyed reading about what led this person to change from a hopeful spiritual...

[0 clicks]

Well, not really mail (who writes personal letters these days?), but an email. I always like to hear from people who feel supported by what I write on this blog. I enjoy speaking truth and exposing the falsities of religion....

[0 clicks]

July 6th, 2018

Someone just emailed me a link to a BBC News story, "Haynes Park Science of the Soul fined after man's death." Science of the Soul is another name for Radha Soami Satsang Beas, a spiritual group headed up by an...

[0 clicks]

There’s no need to leave a precious family member behind when you travel to Bend. Bring your fur baby along and enjoy the area with many dog-friendly options for your next vacation. The post Have Dog, Will Travel to

[0 clicks]

July 5th, 2018

Ah, the stories we tell ourselves. About our self. Likely on planet Earth only we humans do this. Somehow our brains have evolved the capacity to conjure up stories featuring our favorite subject, Me, that often, if not usually, are...

[0 clicks]

The Retreat and Links at Silvies Valley Ranch in Eastern Oregon is a gold mine nestled within 140,000 acres of rolling hillside, fields of fragrant sage brush, forest and beautiful meadows hugging the various creeks, wetlands and the Silvies River. What may seem like the middle of nowhere will soon become the middle of e

[0 clicks]

July 4th, 2018

I'm a big fan of spy/thriller/espionage/solitary killer novels. Yeah, they fall into the category of "popular fiction" rather than literary fiction, but that's because...duh...they're popular. I read lots of non-fiction because I want to learn something. I read popular fiction...

[0 clicks]

[0 clicks]