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Waiting until the last possible moment to write these recap posts seems to have become a tradition for me. This year, I decided to follow up on last year’s goals and list a few new ones for 2016.

Ship Cushion

cushionapp.com

On July 14 of 2015, I finally shipped Cushion, the freelancing app that has absolutely consumed my life for the past two years. The day went off without a hitch and I watched as a wave of new users signed up to try it out. Ever since, I’ve been trying my hardest to grow it into a sustainable app that I could turn into a full-time career. So far, I’m about halfway there, and I’m ecstatic about Cushion’s future—especially this upcoming year. I plan to hire a few freelancers to help get Cushion to the next level, which is both exciting and terrifying.

Use spreadsheets

Cushion Expenses

I didn’t take advantage of spreadsheets as much as I had hoped this past year, but I did use spreadsheets to manage Cushion’s expenses page as well as track my business expenses. After suffering through accounting software since I started freelancing, I pulled the plug and replaced it with spreadsheets. With a small amount of extra work, I have everything in a flexible format that doesn’t cost a dime. (I would gladly pay for a human-friendly service that focuses on ease and exportability.)

Continue existing routines

Instead of continuing my gym routine, I actually cancelled my membership and I haven’t been back since. I would’ve continued going if it weren’t for the gym’s outrageous (though not surprising) fees for pausing a membership. I did sign up for an indoor basketball league that starts in January, so hopefully that will get me back into a healthy routine.

One week between client gigs

casper.com

I’m happy to share that I’ve gone a step further than one week between client gigs. Because of my focus on Cushion, I’ve been fortunate enough to take between 1-3 months off between clients this past year. Early in the year, I worked with Project Florida on the Sum website (RIP). Over the summer, I reuinted with Oak Studios to help with Siteleaf 2.0. And in November, I collaborated with Casper on their fancy new homepage. I don’t think I’ll be as lucky in 2016, but maybe I can get Cushion to a point where I don’t need clients—who knows with freelancing.

Book a few speaking gigs

I didn’t speak at a conference in 2015, but I did book a speaking gig at Create Upstate in May. I can’t wait to share what I’ve learned from bootstrapping Cushion and balancing freelance work while running an app. I hope to book a few more talks throughout the year, so if you know a conference that would be a good fit, let me know!

Take more photos

My wife, Jen, lettering at the studio

I beat myself up over not taking as many photos as I once did—especially after digging through old hard drives and finding that even the “bad” photos are incredibly valuable to me years later. Going forward, I need to capture my life on a daily basis. Even if I never post the photos anywhere, I will make it a necessity to record at least one “experience” each day. I know I’ll regret it if I don’t.

Read more books

Again, I didn’t read as many books as I anticipated I would, but I did finish The Martian in 9 hours—a personal record! (6 of those hours were on a flight and I simply couldn’t put the book down after that.) For 2016, I think I’ll have more success by establishing a reading schedule. Instead of picking a book and reading it whenever I remember to, I need to designate time throughout the week to slow down and bury my head in a good book. I’m starting Ready Player One right now, so if anyone has a suggestion for the next few, I’d love to hear.

Play more video games

In 2015, I played plenty of video games. It’s easy when your wife plays more than you. After breezing through the remastered Grand Theft Auto V, Arkham Knight, and quitting The Last of Us out of pure fear, I’m now deep into Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and Star Wars Battlefront. I don’t know what to tackle once I’m done with those two, but I love free roaming games.

Ride my bike

It pains me to say that I only rode my bike a few times in 2015. I still have it, so there’s always hope for 2016, but now that my studio is a short, relaxing walk away from our apartment, I can’t imagine I’ll start anytime soon. I should really plan day trips to areas of Brooklyn I’ve never been and ride there. I know of dozens of coffee shops I still need to visit, so maybe that should be my driving force.

Take a trip outside of Brooklyn every 3 months

Jen and I at Coopers Rock, WV

I‘m proud to say that we traveled a fair amount this past year. We weren’t one of those couples who is constantly instagramming exotic locations around the world, but we at least got out of the city every three months—traveling to Upstate New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, Portland, and West Virginia. After reaching that goal, I realized that traveling every three months isn’t enough. For 2016, the new goal is to take four big trips with a few shorter trips in between. So far, we already have Joshua Tree and Palm Springs booked for February along with a week in Austin for July. And, I can guarantee that we’ll return to Portland again in the fall.

In 2016

Looking ahead, I plan to focus on quality of life. This doesn’t only mean experiencing more, but also taking care of myself. I need to slow down, work less, and reduce unnecessary stresses in my life.

Embrace the freelance schedule

Jen and I practically live at the studio with how much we work, so I want to battle that with a more flexible schedule. Instead of racing to the studio in the morning and zombie-walking home at night, I’d like to start a couple days a week without an agenda. Since we also tend to work the weekend, I want to start treating Wednesday like a mid-week weekend. Hopefully, that will break the week up better and help prevent those stretches when we forget to take time off. We really need to take advantage of the most appealing aspect of freelance—not having a schedule.

Contribute to open source

I know this entails more work, which is against my theme for 2016, but I feel the need to give back to the coding community. I try to write about my process and experiences as much as I can, but I haven’t really shared much code over the years. After years of coding in private, I miss having code out in the public for the world to reference and utilize. I’d be happy with even contributing the occasional one-line pull request.

Spend time in the kitchen

Our tiny kitchen in Brooklyn

For those who don’t live in a tiny apartment or rely on Seamless for dinner, you might have a difficult time grasping the fact that we don’t use our kitchen. Now that we have a new floor and more space, I really want to spend more time in our “closet with a stove”. I’m not much of a cook, but I know I can follow a recipe. Even if this only results in cooking dinner once a week, I’d feel accomplished.

Establish a better backup system

For how cautious I am in real life, most people would be shocked to know that I don’t backup much of my data. All of my code is on Github and all of my other work is on Dropbox, but everything else is on a few hard drives that aren’t backed up anywhere. The plan for 2016 is to have a local RAID 0 hard drive system for working files in combination with Backblaze backing up everything to the cloud. I know Murphy’s Law can come into full effect at any moment with drive failures, so I need to make this priority one.

Write 2016’s recap before New Year’s Eve

Lastly, I want to write next year’s post with plenty of time to spare before the New Year. Here’s to 2016!


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PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Custom wheel building company Sugar Wheel Works is joining forces with custom bike builders Breadwinner Cycles. The companies are based blocks from each other in Portland.

"Our partnership over the last 10 years made this a natural progression," said Sugar Wheel Works founder Jude Gerace. "We have common core values with an emphasis on quality and customer service. We started our businesses around the same time and have been helping each other grow ever since."

Nearly every Breadwinner Cycles bike is spec'd with Sugar Wheel Works wheels. 

In 2013, Breadwinner Cycles owners Tony Pereira and Ira Ryan merged their successful independent bike building companies, Pereira Cycles and Ira Ryan Cycles, to form Breadwinner Cycles.

"We are thrilled to be joining forces with our longtime partners Sugar Wheel Works," Pereira said. "Sugar has been building wheels that match the quality of our bicycles since day one. Bringing them in-house will help us improve on the custom experience our riders expect."

"I cannot think about the bicycle industry in Portland without thinking about Sugar and Jude," Ryan said. "We have a tight knit community that is like a family — we have grown our businesses side by side over the years. It feels natural to know that we trust each other with our 'babies' that we have spent years growing and fostering. I am proud to call Sugar and Jude family."

Jude Gerace founded Sugar Wheel Works in 2009 when she realized there was a lack of companies that focused on quality, sustainable bicycle wheels. After 10 years establishing the company, she now plans to depart for her next adventure: She is developing an advisory business that will incubate and foster the growth of other small businesses.

Sugar Wheel Works will retain its name; operations will now be housed at the Breadwinner Cycles headquarters. Current wheel builders will remain on staff. Through a partnership with United Cerebral Palsy job placement and coaching program, Sugar Wheel Works created a specialized position to meet the skill set of Dan Waugh, a young man who was eager to find a job after high school and who will remain on staff. The company  said business operations will not be disrupted during this transition.


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The following post was originally published on Miss Grass.

A woman shops at a marijuana dispensary in Portland, Oregon. Photo courtesy Getty/AFP/Josh Edelson.

Scrutinizing cannabis products doesn't have to be a complicated process. Once you know your way around a label, shopping for anything from flower to food will be easy as pie.

Really understanding any given cannabis product is a whole lot more nuanced than just knowing how much THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) or CBD (cannabidiol) is in it. But that doesn't mean that gathering intel on your chosen products has to be overwhelming. There are a few simple things to know that will make the whole familiarizing-yourself-with-weed thing a lot easier.

To create repeatable and comfortable experiences, it's important to educate yourself about what you like and what works for your composition in which situations. Without properly understanding that, you're bound to have a few less-than-desired experiences. The idea is to get you equipped with a basic understanding because, in the end, getting to the point where you can scan a label and be ready to make a decision is more than a timesaver: it's the key to having a consistently good experience.

Terpenes

Until we're sure of every part of cannabis's function, too many variables can define a strain or cultivar. One such variable is the terpene profile. Terpenes are the natural, aromatic oils from plants which affect taste and fragrance. You'd recognize the presence of terpenes in things like citrus, mangoes, flowers, peppercorns, and clove, for instance. When paired with cannabis, terpenes can impact your overall experience - which is known as the entourage effect. Of the 200 or so terpenes that have been found in cannabis, the most common ones provide the scents we love to huff straight out of the jar, like limonene, myrcene, pinene, piperine, eugenol, and linalool. However, they also drive the high.

If you familiarize yourself with the most popular terpenes, it gives you the baseline you need to infer the taste as well as the head and body effects you'll be working with.

Cannabinoids

Ratio is the thing to focus on when self-testing cannabis products. Precise cannabinoid ratios are easy to achieve in tinctures, vapes, and edibles where concentrates and isolates form the active dose. But in flower - the unprocessed part of the plant we smoke - it's much more dependent on the cultivation and curing process.

Ratios can look like this:

  • 1:1 THC to CBD is a balance that won't overly intoxicate
  • 2:1 THC to CBD is for more of a 'stoned' effect; you can flip that ratio and have a high CBD result that's great for undoing too much THC

This is the most important part for those looking for a balanced high. Many people respond differently to THC, and finding the percentage that gives you the perfect dose is important. Cannabinoid percentages range from low fractions to 37 percent in some of the highest potency cultivars. Depending on your needs, THC potency can be a dealbreaker when it's not spot on. If you're a novice, staying under 20 percent THC is advisable. While strains are now hitting the upper 30th percentile, most of the 'strong' stuff you see on the market is in the 21-26 percent range. CBD will get into the 20s in an engineered CBD-rich strain, but typically it reaches around 4 percent in a common cultivar.

Lab Testing

Regulations are beginning to catch up with the demand for clean cannabis that's not harmful to those who consume it. States are using lab testing to ensure compliance with all pesticide rules, and oftentimes, the label is the place to find this information - unless you buy from a shop like Miss Grass that is committed to doing that vetting for you. Beyond pesticides, you'll want to look out for all manner of contaminants such as mold, solvents, pollution, animal waste, and even bugs. This information may not be presented on the label, but it doesn't hurt to inspect your cannabis flower for contamination and keep a keen eye out for product recall, especially for vape cartridges. Don't let the excitement to try a new product stop you from doing your homework.

Harvest Date

The harvest date of your cannabis is certainly not a sell-by date, but it can raise questions if it's not lining up with the shelf life of a product. When consuming products made with isolates and concentrates, the harvest date is relatively irrelevant, as concentrates don't degrade. But for smokeable flower, seeing anything with a harvest date that's older than six months can be a little alarming. In prerolled joints or loose flower, it would be best to avoid anything over half a year, as the cannabinoids and flavor can degrade after this much time. But sealed products like those canned in nitrogen or in vacbags are better for much longer - sometimes up to a year.

So, off you go. Take this information and buy the best cannabis you can find. It doesn't always have to be the most potent, the freshest, or the most expensive. Just make sure it's the right product for you.

Danielle is an New York City-based writer. Off-duty, she enjoys a good cup of coffee, a clean motherf*cking house, cooking gourmet meals, and studying botany, cosmetic chemistry, and natural healing.


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Title: Surprise, Baby!
Standalone Companion Novel to All About the D
Authors: Lex Martin & Leslie McAdam
Genre: Romantic Comedy/Adult Contemporary
Release Date: March 12, 2019



Blurb

There’s a fine line between lust and hate.

I don’t care that Drew Merritt spent the last year transforming himself from grungy slob to sexy playboy. With messy, dirty blond hair and gorgeous eyes, his looks aren’t the problem.

His mouth is.

And the stupid things that come out of it.

But after an emergency strands us together, and he does his damnedest to take care of me… 

Let’s just say there’s one thing we don’t clash on.

And it doesn’t involve talking.

I’ve despised Drew since I met him years ago. One weekend can’t change us that much, can it?

Spoiler alert: It doesn’t.

Except he left me a little keepsake.

And in nine months, I’ll have a surprise for Portland’s most notorious player.




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Omg why have I not read Lex Martin and Leslie McAdam’s co written books before now, after reading the brilliant Surprise Baby I can’t believe they haven’t crossed my radar up until now. 
Im not  going to write a review that’s full of spoilers because I believe you need to pick this book up with no expectations you need to read the antics of Drew and Kendall first hand like I did and I know you will love this must read witty, funny, romantic package. 
An independent business woman and a reformed party animal with friends who know them better than they know themselves leads to all sorts surprises, this book has all the feels you want and need in a great read. I laughed, I swooned and at times I sighed but most importantly I loved watching these characters grow as their story unfolds, I loved the loyalty that this group of friends share and what about the sizzling chemistry wow that was seriously off the charts. All in all a great read that I would recommend to any romance lover. Can’t wait to read more from this very talented duo.




Why have I not Lex Martin Or Leslie McAdams before because I have to say that there was  nothing that I did not love about this book? If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of reading these two authors writing together, then do yourself a favour and check them out. I love frenemies to lovers stories and Surprise Baby ticked all the boxes for me. This was a fun, flirty, seriously romantic story that engaged me from the start. It also had it’s serious moments and Lex Martin and Leslie McAdams handle both the fun and the serious with equal amounts of skill.Drew is a reformed party boy, who literally had no choice but to drastically change his lifestyle overnight or suffer the consequences. Whilst Kendall is an accomplished business woman with her own company. They both rub each other up the wrong way constantly; all the while being secretly attracted to each other. When circumstances bring these two together you just know that sparks are going to explode and there may well be fireworks.This is a book that you need to read for yourselves, I’m not going to say anymore for fear of spoiling your enjoyment. All I will say is that the writing was exceptional and I loved this book.





Surprise, Baby is a fun, sweet romantic comedy and I enjoyed every minute of it! 
The characters are fun, the writing is fantastic and the circumstances they find themselves in keep the story entertaining! 
The history between Kendall and Drew has been complicated for sure, in that ‘I don’t really like you’ kind of way, but there is a fine line between love and hate as they will soon discover. Kendall sees Drew as an immature man whore and he sees her as a bit stuck up. People do change, however and sometimes perceptions are wrong, but life is unpredictable and is full of surprises for Kendall and Drew. They are definitely in for an interesting ride! 




Lex Martin

Lex writes contemporary romance, the sexy kind with lotsa angst, a whole lotta kissing, and the hot happily ever afters. When she's not writing, she lives a parallel life as an English teacher.

She loves printing black and white photos, listening to music on vinyl, and getting lost in a great book. Bitten by wanderlust, she's  lived all over the country but currently resides in the City of Angels with her husband and twin daughters.

Lex is represented by Kimberly Brower of Brower Literary & Management.

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Leslie McAdam

Leslie McAdam is a California girl who loves romance, Little Dude, and well-defined abs. She lives in a drafty old farmhouse on a small orange tree farm in Southern California with her husband and two small children. Leslie always encourages her kids to be themselves - even if it means letting her daughter wear leopard print from head to toe. An avid reader from a young age, she will always trade watching TV for reading a book, unless it's Top Gear. Or football. Leslie is employed by day but spends her nights writing about the men you fantasize about. She's unapologetically sarcastic and notoriously terrible at comma placement.

Always up for a laugh, Leslie tries to see humor in all things. When she's not in the writing cave you'll find her fangirling over Beck, camping with her family, or mixing up oil paints to depict her love of outdoors on canvas.

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MetroBet takes a looks at the NBA slate for Wednesday with the Cavaliers taking on the 76ers and the Blazers facing the Clippers.

 

Cleveland Cavaliers at Philadelphia 76ers (-14)

Moneyline: Cavaliers +800, Sixers -1400

Betting Total: 221.5 points 

Time (Eastern): 7 p.m.

Both the Cleveland Cavaliers (17-50) and the Philadelphia 76ers (42-25) will be lacking some star power at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night, as Cavs power forward Kevin Love (18.6 points per game) and Sixers shooting guard Jimmy Butler (18.9 points per game) will be rested. Despite what these former All-Stars bring to the table offensively, their defense is what will truly be missed, so it’s a good bet that this game will go Over.

Joel Embiid was ruthlessly efficient in his first game back from a knee injury on Sunday. In 28 minutes against a defensively-minded Pacers squad, the All-Star center logged 33 points and 12 rebounds. Small forward Tobias Harris tallied 16 points and has reached double figures in every game since he became a Sixer (13). Point guard Ben Simmons has been remarkably consistent in his last five outings, averaging 17.8 points and 8.4 assists.

The Cavs are 22nd in points allowed per game this year (113.3) and last in opponent field goal percentage (49.1). That does not bode well against a Philly team that is highly proficient on offense, ranking top 10 in scoring, shooting percentage and rebounding.

However, Cleveland is 6-5 over their last 11 games and just beat the Raptors on Monday night. Rookie point guard Collin Sexton has made strides in his last two contests, scoring 27 and 28 points, respectively. The Cavs may keep this game from getting completely out of hand, but not before the total is exceeded.

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Portland Trail Blazers (-2) at Los Angeles Clippers

Moneyline: Trail Blazers -130, Clippers +110

Betting Total: 233 points 

Time (Eastern): 10:30 p.m.

The Los Angeles Clippers (39-29) enter Tuesday night’s Staples Center showdown on a five-game win streak (and seven-game cover streak), while the Portland Trail Blazers (40-26) have lost three of their last five, with their most recent win over the Suns coming by just seven when they were favored by 12. Underdog bettors should be all over L.A. here.

Sixth man Lou Williams scored 34 points against the Celtics and, per Covers.com, passed Dell Curry to become the all-time leading bench scorer in NBA history. That came on the heels of a 40-point effort by Williams against the Thunder. Small forward Danilo Gallinari (19.3 points per game) has been in a groove of late too, averaging 24.2 points over his last five games, as has point guard Landry Shamet (9.0 points per game), who’s averaged 15.0 points per game in the same span.

Portland point guard Damian Lillard dropped 51 on the Thunder just two games ago and has averaged 31.3 points per contest in his last three against the Clippers, but a similar effort may not be enough based on the way L.A. is playing right now.

The play: Clippers spread

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Good, I am glad one Concordia is taking positive steps. And I see not one thing on their own site that supports same sex marriage etc, though I am sure some of the linked sites do - however, there are very few resources for suicidal LGBT kids that don't support issues like same sex marriage since the Church has never bothered to develop them. Got to go with what's available. Not directly related but pertinent: https://mattahood.wordpress.com/2019/03/12/the-closet-the-cage-the-cost-and-caring/
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A real hero with on the ground real news about Nicaragua: The Obsession With and Lies About Nicaragua by S. BRIAN WILLSON FacebookTwitterRedditEmail The intense focus on the “ills” of Nicaragua completely misses the deep issues of continued US intervention – imperial neocolonialism – into the sovereign lives of other countries, as here with Nicaragua. Whether you love or hate Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo, their personalities and personal lives are not the issue, whatsoever. For US Americans to be so closely scrutinizing clearly the most progressive government in Central America, ignoring the new US friendly but unpopular president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado Quesada; the systematic violence in the streets of El Salvador which is directly related to the US funded death squad governments of the 1980s; the repressive and illegal President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernandez; and the repressive and corrupt government of Guatemala under President Jimmy Morales, is very interesting, and disturbing. The elaborate, well-planned conspiracy behind the April-July 2018 US-orchestrated coup attempt against Nicaragua, included most of the church hierarchy, many wealthy ex-Somocistas, many NGOs including the European-funded CENIDH, the NED (National Endowment for Democracy) and USAID, and a couple thousand young Nicaraguans trained over 4 years in the use of social media to blitzkrieg an agenda-loaded propaganda campaign when the right opportunity arose. It had been in the works since at least 2011 when Nicaraguan Felix Maradiaga teamed up with Colombian narco-trafficker Julio Cesar Paz Varela to develop a drug distribution network in Nicaragua, many of the proceeds of which were to be devoted to overthrow the Sandinista government. S. Brian Willson, as a 1st lieutenant, served as commander of a US Air Force combat security police unit in Viet Nam’s Mekong Delta in 1969. He is a trained lawyer who has been an anti-war, peace and justice activist for more than forty years. His psychohistorical memoir, “Blood On The Tracks: The Life and Times of S. Brian Willson” was published in 2011 by PM Press. A long time member of Veterans For Peace, he currently resides in Portland, Oregon. https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/12/21/the-obsession-with-and-lies-about-nicaragua/
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Authored by Nolan Gray via Medium.com,

From ancient Greece to Renaissance Italy to the Four Asian Tigers, city-states have always punched above their weight. They’ve driven culture forward, facilitated global commerce, and charged ahead of their nation-bound peers.

Indeed, cities  - and the metropolitan regions that orbit around them  -  make sense as a political and economic unit. The key services we depend on government to do, from building infrastructure to ensuring public safety, are mostly handled by cities. And contrary to earlier predictions, the forces of globalization and the rise of the information economy have only made cities more important as economic engines and innovation hubs. It’s no surprise, then, that cities — and their mayors — are increasingly finding their voices in a world previously dominated by nations and international entities.

Unfortunately, the way the United States is structured today undermines this trend by privileging states as the key political entity. State boundaries in these modern times are typically arbitrary and often no longer reflect any meaningful political, cultural, or economic reality. Some U.S. cities, both big and small, manage to straddle state borders (think Texarkana or Bristol) while others run right up to the state edge but sharply hug the border (think Cincinnati or St. Louis). And a number of states are inexplicably fragmented because their seat of government is very different from their most populous town (think New York City/Albany and Chicago/Springfield). This often results in excessive fragmentationunproductive competition, and a near total lack of regional land-use and transportation planning. We all suffer as a result.

Both to satisfy my own curiosity and set out a vision for what a city-oriented United States might look like, I decided to make a map that dispensed with the continental 48 states and instead divvied up the land into 100 city-states.

As a process-obsessed city planner, I started by listing the top 150 metropolitan statistical areas in the continental United States. This seemed like the natural base for any potential city-states as MSAs reflect economic integration. Next, I mixed in combined statistical areas, which factor together adjacent metro- and micropolitan areas. I cut the list to the top 100 units by population. (Congratulations to Lancaster, Pennsylvania — the smallest unit to make the cut!)

Then came the mapping. I used shapefiles provided by the Census to make “city-state cores” on a single map using GIS, a tool used for map making and spatial analysis. By using more data and selecting certain attributes, I assigned each county to a city-state core. To finish it up, I cleaned up awkward and nonsensical boundaries with some manual adjustment.

The final product was this map, and it led me to several takeaways:

The eastern United States is like medieval Europe.

As of 2010, the population center of the United States is somewhere in the middle of Missouri. It’s been moving westward, needless to say, but also south over time. This mostly jives with this map: The United States east of the Kansas-Missouri line is a dynamic hodgepodge of small, densely populated city-states. The economies and cultures of places like New York and Philadelphia, Charlotte and Greensboro, and Fort Wayne and South Bend will likely always be intimately intermingled. West of this line, excluding California and Texas, the United States is largely underpopulated, with cities like Denver, Omaha, and Boise playing an outsized role — economically and culturally — in their respective regions.

My home state of Kentucky is shattered.

Let’s face it: Kentucky is incoherent as a cultural-political entity. The Louisville metropolitan area and the northern Kentucky suburbs of Cincinnati are essentially southern reaches of the Rust Belt. The state’s east and southeast have more in common with West Virginia, including a shared Appalachian heritage. Western and southwestern Kentucky feel much more conventionally Southern. All of this is largely captured by how the state is divided up. Not accidentally, the only purely Kentucky city-state produced — Lexington — captures most of what Kentucky is best known for: University of Kentucky basketball, the first Kentucky Fried Chicken, most of the major bourbon distilleries, the Daniel Boone National Forest, and the state’s famous Bluegrass horse farm region.

Maine and Minnesota are basically already city-states.

Only two city-states capture the entirety of a current U.S. state: Portland, which captures Maine and parts of New Hampshire, and Minneapolis-St. Paul, which captures Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin, South Dakota, and three-quarters of North Dakota. Portland barely made the cut; in an actual fragmentation scenario, I could see most of Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine falling under a Boston city-state. Minneapolis-St. Paul, however, makes sense. Its influence sweeps across the northern Midwest, as evidenced in films like Fargo. Some western metro areas in New Mexico and Utah nearly made the cut, but their southern regions were nipped by El Paso and Las Vegas, respectively.

Some states would disappear entirely.

A handful of states in this new map are completely covered by the city-states of their former neighboring states. Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Vermont would all basically be gone. Delaware and Rhode Island both have great cities — Wilmington and Providence — but both would be unambiguously absorbed by their monolithic neighbors — Philadelphia and Boston, respectively. The upper Mountain West as well as New Hampshire and Vermont simply lack large cities.

City-states of tomorrow may boom at any time.

As states like Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota continue to experience explosive population growth, they will inevitably give rise to their own great cities. For all we know, Billings, Fargo, and Sioux Falls could emerge as urban powerhouses in the 21st century, not unlike nearby Minneapolis, Denver, and Salt Lake City did in the 20th century.

An odd oversight in our federal system is that it’s basically impossible for states to split, join, or shift around their borders. Outside of a few weird cases — such as West Virginia — basically all new states have come from newly settled land. As new city-states emerge in places like the Mountain West, how would they be incorporated into this system? Would the arrangement be capped at 100 city-states? Alternatively, could states combine as their economies and development slowly blends, as could very well happen with small city-states like Lancaster, Toledo, and Fresno? It’s a fun thought experiment.

*  *  *

In a time when we aren’t often drawing up new borders for established countries like the U.S., it’s interesting to think “what if.” What might be the political implications of a system like this? At the outset, a system of city-states could help to achieve economies of scale in providing local services like libraries and parks, saving taxpayers money while improving service quality.

But they could also overcome some of the prisoner’s dilemma problems associated with policies like housing, schools, and subsidies. In our current system of municipal fragmentation, it’s easy for NIMBYs (“Not in My Back Yard” campaigns) to block the construction of new housing in prospering areas and keep low- and moderate-income students out of high-quality schools districts. A unified city-state could overcome some of these issues, taking the broader perspective and equitably distributing the burdens and benefits of growth.

A city-state restructuring could also have deep implications for national politics. One of the key takeaways of the 2016 presidential election is the mounting urban-rural political divide, with voters in cities and the countryside growing increasingly disconnected and antagonistic toward one another. (At the bottom of this piece is a map of how the city-states likely would have voted.) Insomuch as a city-state scenario would bundle Americans based on broadly similar economic, social, cultural backgrounds, it could encourage both sides to seriously contend with with the needs and preferences of their neighbors.

Of course, at this stage, it’s all speculation. How would you have drawn city-state boundaries differently? What do you think would be the political implications?


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Fans of the TLC documentary series, My 600-lb Life, where recently introduced to 33 year old Maja Radanovic from Portland, Oregon. During the show, Maja opened up about her weight problems and the day-to—day realities of life as a 689lb woman. Born to Serbian parents, Maja Radanovic was bullied for her weight from a young age. Her weight problems were further exacerbated by the divorce of her parents. The divorce saw Maja’s relationship with her mother becoming strained, and, feeling lonely and unloved, Maja began turning increasingly to food for comfort. By the time she reached high school, Maja weighed

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          Pickathon Adds Phil Lesh, Karma Rivera, Reptaliens, and More to Its 2019 Lineup      Cache   Translate Page      
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This morning, Pickathon added several acts to its 2019 lineup, and it's quite a mixed bag. The biggest announcement is that Phil Lesh—the Grateful Dead's now-septuagenarian bass player—and his Terrapin Family Band will headline Thursday at the Mount Hood Stage, and will play again Friday at the Woods Stage. Bringing in a jam band god like Lesh and the Deadhead crowd he draws could slightly alter the flavor of Pickathon this year.

Additions I'm excited about: Portland rapper Karma Rivera, the psych-pop weirdos of Reptaliens, and Canadian folksinger Ora Cogan, whose voice channels Hope Sandoval and Karen Dalton over shrieking, orchestral strings on her latest album, 2017's Crickets. Also, the Richard Swift Hex Band—a tribute to the late Oregon musician and his final album, The Hex, released posthumously last September. A press release says the band will include "Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado, Dr. Dog’s Eric Slick, and Portland's very own Pure Bathing Culture," as well as other special guests.

Names I didn't recognize but, after some Googling, am excited to see: Self-described "beat scientist" Makaya McCraven, whose 2018 record Universal Beings is like a waking dream (especially the track "Mantra," which conjures '50s jazz harpist Dorothy Ashby); Altin Gün, a Turkish psychedelic funk band; straightforward Austin country-bluegrass band the Tender Things; Canadian singer/songwriter Dan Mangan; Ibibio Sound Machine, a London-based disco-pop group led by the enigmatic Eno Williams, who sings in both English and the Nigerian language of Ibibio; and Appalachian folk duo Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno.

A name I didn't recognize and was honestly pretty afraid to Google: Viagra Boys, a Swedish punk band with a song called "Sports" that lists a few sports, as well as some things that most certainly are not sports (example: "Baseball/Basketball/Wiener dog/Short-shorts/Cigarette").

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          Huntington Theatre Company Announces 2019 Breaking Ground Festival      Cache   Translate Page      

The Huntington Theatre Company's 2019 Breaking Ground festival of new plays will be held April 12 - 14, 2019 at the Huntington's home for new work, the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The festival is a vital part of the Huntington's new play development efforts and highlights the work of locally-based Huntington Playwriting Fellows and national writers in partnership with the Huntington. Over the last decade, Breaking Ground plays have gone on to appear at the Huntington as well as theatres in Boston, across the country, and internationally.

Readings are free and open to the public, though not to reviewing members of the press. Advance reservation is required. RSVP at https://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/new-work/breaking-ground/

The three-day festival will include:

Saturday, April 13 at 8pm; South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

  • Deal Me Out written by MJ Halberstadt, directed by Rebecca Bradshaw
    Sunday, April 14 at 7pm; South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

Of this year's festival, Huntington Theatre Company's Director of New Work, Charles Haugland says, "The new plays in this year's Breaking Ground festival each highlight their playwright's distinct voice - from Brenda Withers' riotous and insightful send-up, to MJ Halberstadt's clever and surprising comedy, to Maurice Parent and Melinda Lopez's arresting look at education and identity. We look forward to showcasing these brilliant writers from the Boston community and to spending an evening in the company of each of their plays."

Breaking Ground is supported by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, the Harry Kondoleon Playwriting Fund, and the Stanford Calderwood Fund for New American Plays.

MORE ABOUT THE PLAYS AND PLAYWRIGHTS

The Kritik

Written by Brenda Withers

Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel

Friday, April 12 at 8pm

South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

RSVP at https://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/new-work/breaking-ground/

In an imagined corner of 19th century Russia, a provincial theatre critic struggles to write his first honest review. A send-up and celebration of the theatre, the truth, and all things Chekhovian, The Kritik joyfully examines how candor, corruption, and community affect the creative process.

Brenda Withers is a playwright, actor, and founding member of the Harbor Stage Company on Cape Cod. Her plays include The Deer and the Antelope, Northside Hollow (with Jonathan Fielding), The Ding Dongs, and String Around My Finger, and have been developed and presented at places such as Portland Stage, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Urbanite Theatre, Amphibian Stage, and Gloucester Stage. Onstage she has appeared at theatres including Actors Theatre of Louisville, McCarter Theater Center, PS122, the Folger, and Hartford Stage. Her work has been awarded an Edgerton Award and the Clauder Prize, and she's enjoyed playwriting residencies with New Georges and the Camargo Foundation. She studied drama and religion at Dartmouth College.

Mr. Parent

Written by Melinda Lopez & Maurice E. Parent

Directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian

Saturday, April 13 at 8pm

South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

RSVP at https://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/new-work/breaking-ground/

When an actor turns to teaching for a steady paycheck, he learns that it's less of a job and more of a constant, visceral reminder of one's own success and/or failure. Mr. Parent is a hilarious, joyful, and heartbreakingly honest peek into the kids, adults, and systems of the Boston Public Schools. Based on the real-life adventures of favorite Boston actor Maurice Parent, Mr. Parent asks, "What does it mean to show up for our kids - and ourselves?"

Melinda Lopez is the playwright-in-residence at the Huntington Theatre Company, a Huntington Playwriting Fellow, and is currently working on a new translation of Yerma to be produced by the Huntington May 31 - June 30, 2019. She is also developing a radio drama, Mariel, set in 2018 and 1980, during the Mariel Boatlift. She is the author of Mala, (ArtsEmerson, Guthrie Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, Elliot Norton Award for Best New Play, Arts Impulse Award for Best Solo Performance: Emerson Stage) now available on Audible; Back the NIght (Boston Playwrights Theatre); Becoming Cuba (Huntington Theatre Company, North Coast Rep); and Sonia Flew (Elliot Norton Award, Huntington Theatre Company, and many others). Ser Cuba and Sonia Se Fue are available in Spanish translation and were presented at the 2018 National Theatre Festival in Camaguey, Cuba.

Ms. Lopez is one of the Mellon Foundation National Playwright Residents (at the Huntington) and a Mass Cultural Council Fellow in Dramatic Writing (2019), and is also an actress. She is active in providing humanitarian aid for the people of Cuba and was mentioned by President Obama in his speech to the Cuban and American people in 2016. Mayor Martin J. Walsh declared October 29, 2016 "Melinda Lopez Day in the city of Boston" in her honor.

Maurice Emmanuel Parent is a Boston-based actor, director, educator, and arts administrator with nearly 20 years of experience. He is the co-founder and Executive Director of The Front Porch Arts Collective, a professional, black-led theatre company committed to advancing racial equity in Boston through theatre. As an actor, Mr. Parent has performed across the nation and overseas, working with artists such as Leslie Uggams, Jonathan Groff, and director Liesl Tommy. In Boston he's performed on nearly every professional theatrical stage, winning two Elliot Norton Awards, three Independent Reviewers of New England Awards (IRNE), and one Arts Impulse Award. Mr. Parent's directorial debut Breath and Imagination was recently nominated for a 2019 IRNE Award. He has been an educator for 14 years, having spent nearly six years as a performing arts specialist in the Boston Public School system. Mr. Parent is currently a professor at Tufts University and Boston University, and is the 2018-2019 Monan Professor in Theatre Arts for Boston College.

Deal Me Out

Written by MJ Halberstadt

Directed by Rebecca Bradshaw

Sunday, April 14 at 7pm

South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

RSVP at https://www.huntingtontheatre.org/season/new-work/breaking-ground/

Before beginning their longstanding weekly board game night, a group of social outcasts sets out to kick out the friend who has been grating on their nerves. A play about what happens when friendships are at odds with firmly held beliefs, Deal Me Out has the risky conversations people are afraid of having.

MJ Halberstadt is a playwright and teacher, and can usually be found knitting geometric patterns on his couch in Brookline, MA. His work seeks humor within social commentary, often as it relates to LGBTQ stories and privilege. He is a 2017-19 Huntington Playwriting Fellow, recipient of the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding New Script (The Launch Prize), commissioned playwright at SpeakEasy Stage, and adjunct professor of screenwriting at Emerson College. His work has been produced by Arctic Group, Bridge Repertory Theater, Fresh Ink Theater, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Pingree School, and others. He has received support from Assets 4 Artists, BU's Creative Writing Global Fellowship, Company One's PlayLab, Flat Earth Theatre, KCACTF, Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Museum of Science Boston, and NOMTI. He is a Playmaker Emeritus of Bridge Repertory Theater, alumnus of Emerson College (BA) and Boston University (MFA), and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc. Learn more at mjhalberstadt.com.

ABOUT THE Huntington Theatre Company'S NEW PLAY INITIATIVES AND PLAYWRITING FELLOWS PROGRAM

The Huntington Theatre Company is a national leader in the development of new plays and has produced 120 world, American, or New England premieres. The cornerstone of activity is the Huntington Playwriting Fellows (HPF) program, a two-year fellowship for selected local writers. A three-year, $245,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon foundation adds local playwright Melinda Lopez to the Huntington's full-time staff as playwright-in-residence. The annual two-week Summer Workshop and Breaking Ground Festival of new plays allows selected HPFs and national writers to develop their plays in two and three dimensions.

The Huntington Playwriting Fellows (HPF) program creates relationships between a local community of writers and a nationally prominent producing theatre, forges those bonds through authentic conversation and artistic collaboration, and encourages dialogue between local artists. Huntington productions of plays by HPFs include Sonia Flew, Becoming Cuba, and Mala by Melinda Lopez; Milk Like Sugar and Luck of the Irish by Kirsten Greenidge; A Guide for the Homesick by Ken Urban; The Atheist, Brendan, and The Second Girl by Ronan Noone; Stick Fly and Smart People by Lydia R. Diamond; Ryan Landry's "M" and Psyched by Ryan Landry; Before I Leave You by Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro; The Cry of the Reed by Sinan Ünel; and Shakespeare's Actresses in America by Rebekah Maggor.

Since 2003, the HPF program has invited writers to participate in two-year residencies, during which playwrights receive a modest honorarium, join in a biweekly writers' collective with artistic staff, attend Huntington productions and events, and are eligible for readings and support through the annual Summer Workshop and Breaking Ground festival of new plays.

The primary focus of the program is creating relationships with writers at all stages of their careers, from emerging talent to established professionals. The program provides a framework for an in-depth, two-year artistic conversation and a long-term professional relationship. The Summer Workshop, which began in 2012, was developed from conversations at convenings with HPFs past and present to solicit ideas about how to improve and expand the program.

Since 2009, the Huntington has instituted an open application process with submissions from any writer primarily based within commuting distance of Boston; applications are currently solicited every 18 months. The theatre selects two to three writers whose terms overlap with adjacent cohorts.

The Huntington Theatre Company is Boston's leading professional theatre and one of the region's premier cultural assets since its founding in 1982. Recipient of the 2013 Regional Theatre Tony Award, the Huntington brings together superb local and national talent and produces a mix of groundbreaking new works and classics made current to create award-winning productions. The Huntington runs nationally renowned programs in education and new play development and serves the local theatre community through its operation of the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The Huntington has long been an anchor cultural institution of Huntington Avenue, the Avenue of the Arts, and will remain so on a permanent basis with plans to convert the Huntington Avenue Theatre into a first-rate, modern venue with expanded services to audiences, artists, and the community. Under the direction of Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso, the Huntington cultivates, celebrates, and champions theatre as an art form.

For more information, visit huntingtontheatre.org.


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Two prominent members of the far-right Proud Boys men’s group have been charged with felony assault over a 2018 attack on a critic in Portland, prosecutors announced Tuesday.

Police have already arrested one of the Proud Boys, Donovon Flippo. The other Proud Boy wanted in the case, Tusitala “Tiny” Toese, posted recently on Facebook that he’s in American Samoa, although he said he will return to Portland to face his legal charges.

The arrests mark another blow to the Proud Boys, a pro-Trump men’s group created by conservative provocateur Gavin McInnes that requires its members to abide by various rules and initiation requirements, including a restriction on masturbating. Other members of the group were arrested last year after an attack in New York, and McInnes himself quit the group shortly after that.

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Description As the Associate Director, PhysicianTalent Acquisition, you will be responsible for developing and engaging your team and educating the business around the Talent Acquisition processes. Y...
          Re: White Baby, Enlightened      Cache   Translate Page      

Totally fake, written by a white male with a chip on his shoulder. There is no such thing as a baby that judges skin color. And there's no such thing as an adult black person who would project racism onto a baby like that.


Posted by Aurelius141
          Re: Portland's Police Response Times Are Unchanged, Despite Adding 49 New Cops      Cache   Translate Page      

I will personally volunteer 20 hours a week and donate actual cash money to any politician who will actually de-fund and force the Portland police to take a shittier contract or strike.


Posted by Aurals
          Re: Proud Boy Arrested in Multnomah County for June Assault      Cache   Translate Page      

it's a start, but there had better be more coming.


Posted by Aurals
          Re: Pelosi Says Trump Is "Not Worth" Impeaching      Cache   Translate Page      

@4 there is no point in the house impeaching if the senate won't remove him from office.


Posted by Christina Rae
          Re: Hey non-profits, stop being pricks      Cache   Translate Page      

*multimillion-dollar organizations


Posted by Aurelius141
          Re: Hey non-profits, stop being pricks      Cache   Translate Page      

Really? Are you 17? Anyone who has applied for more than 3 jobs knows that this is a "don't call us we'll call you" job market... non-profit orgs included. And if you expected "multimillion organizations" to treat you any differently, you are indeed the epitome of naive.


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          How Rent Control Harms Those It Hopes To Help      Cache   Translate Page      

Authored by Hal Snarr via The Mises Institute,

The State of Oregon is on the precipice of “solving” its housing shortage with state-wide rent control . It would be the first state to do so. The policy is being sold as a way to make housing more affordable in a state where three of its cities, Eugene, Portland, and Salem, are ranked among the forty most expensive housing markets on the planet.

To understand how Oregon’s housing solution will harm those it hopes to help, consider the rental market modeled below. The State is not interfering in the voluntary transactions between landlords and tenants. Supply and demand efficiently allocate 100 rental units at $1500 per month.

The red line represents the demand for rentals. The height of point 1 gives the rent the richest renter is willing to pay ($2500). The height of point 2 gives the rent the poorest renter is willing to pay (under $500). The height of the equilibrium (black point) gives the rent a person of average income is willing to pay ($1500).

The blue line represents the supply of rentals. Since some landlords have mortgages and some do not, some units are in large complexes and some are single units, and some complexes have lots of amenities and some have few, this line represents a queue that sorts rentals from least to most expensive to finance and maintain. The rental at point 1 costs its landlord $500 to maintain and finance, while the unit at point 2 costs its landlord over $2500 to finance and maintain.

Regarding the first rental, its landlord and tenant both benefit from the transaction. The tenant thinks he got the better end of the deal because he is willing to pay $2500 but only pays $1500. The landlord thinks she got the better end of the deal because she is was willing to accept $500 but gets paid $1500. Both sign the lease because both parties are winners in trade.

All 100 rented units represent win-win transactions. The tenants were willing to pay rents in decreasing order from $2500 to $1500 but each only pays $1500 per month. Relative to the landlords, they all feel like they got the better end of these deals. The pink triangle measures this great feeling. On the other hand, landlords collect $1500 from each tenant but were willing to accept rents in increasing order from $500 to $1500. Relative to their tenants, they feel like they got the better end of these deals. The blue triangle measures this great feeling. Thus, all parties in these trades are winners.

Some renters have been priced out of the market. They populate the faded section of demand. During high school, I was one of them. I wanted to fly the coop but could not afford to do so. Others included in this group are perhaps older workers with low job skills or singles just out of college and looking for first jobs. These folks, if subletting is illegal, find apartments in nearby low-rent markets. Their exit from this market is why the lower section of demand is faded.

Housing laws can adversely impact rents and apartments. An Oregon zoning law shrinks the areas where apartment complexes can be constructed. This decreases supply, raises rents, and reduces the number of available units. NYC restricts subletting. That reduces supply and raises rents. Since renters would have had a room in the absence of subletting restrictions, the restrictions result in higher demand as more people search for rooms. That pushes rents up too. In the absence of all restrictions, markets will find creative ways to solve housing shortages. For example, prior to zoning laws, early Americans turned their homes into boarding houses or residential hotels, which are not unlike the no-frills rooms listed on Airbnb.

When rents get too high, rent control becomes popular among politicians who are either wanting to do the right thing or are shopping for votes. The figure below shows what happens when government sets rental rates (the green line). At the imposed rent, the people who populate the demand line between points 3 and 4 reenter this market to look for apartments. This is why that section of demand is no longer faded. Since the financing and maintenance expenses of the rental units on supply between the blue point and point 3 exceeds the legislated rent, the landlords take these units off the market (e.g., they get listed on Airbnb instead). Thus, the rent ceiling reduces the number of units to 50 but increases the number of people in the market to 150. If subletting is illegal, unsuccessful apartment seekers live in cars or on streets as they wait for tenants to vacate.

Recall that demand represents a queue with the richest renter on the left and the poorest on the right. With the rich owning homes, the upper middle class populates the line between points 1 and 2, the lower middle class populates the line between 2 and 3, and the poor populates the line between 3 and 4. Since the upper middle class are willing and able to pay more than the lower middle and poor classes, they have the most impressive applications or can afford the largest bribes. Thus, the renters with the 50 highest incomes get the 50 apartments that are offered in the market. Those in the lower middle class, who had apartments prior to rent control, are now without homes. The poor were not homeless prior to rent control, as they had low-rent units in nearby neighborhoods. But now they are homeless.

Though rent control is sold as a policy that is intended to help the poor, it induced homelessness among the poor and lower middle classes. It also increased the spoils of trade accruing to renters with the highest incomes. Their spoils increased from what it was prior to rent control (the light pink area) to what is after rent control (the light and dark pink areas).

The consequences of rent control are well understood by economists, from one end of the political spectrum to the other. Given this rare consensus in economics, it is surprising that states like Oregon are on the verge of voluntarily wrecking their housing markets.


          Talking Business       Cache   Translate Page      
We discuss the latest regional business news with Suzanne Stevens, editor of the Portland Business Journal.
          (USA-OR-Oregon City) Certified Nursing Assistant 2      Cache   Translate Page      
**Description:** **Certified Nursing Assistant 2 Opportunities in and around the Portland, Oregon service area.** *****Please note - This posting is not for a specific job vacancy, but rather serves to establish interested candidate applications for multiple positions that are available during this posting period. (Open approx 60 days)** **Learn more about this posting and our recruitment process by clicking here:** **https://youtu.be/08kwImJyw50** **Positions could be located at the following hospitals:** + Providence St. Vincent (Beaverton) + Providence Portland Medical Center (NE Portland) + Providence Milwaukie + Providence Willamette Falls (Oregon City) + Providence Newberg **CNA 2 positions are assigned to a specific specialty area. Some areas may include:** + Medical/Surgical + Cardiology + Float Pool (Floating to medical/surgical/telemetry units within the hospital) + Inpatient Rehab + Mental Health - Adult and Adolescent Child + Labor & Delivery + Oncology + Intensive Care + Center for Medically Fragile Children + Surgery + Pediatrics + Elderplace (day centers/residential living) **Position Commitments:** + Ability to work from on call to full time depending on the position offered + Available to work 8, 10, or 12 hour shifts + Available shifts: day, evening, night, variable + HireVue (pre-screening questions) will be sent to all qualified candidates **Take a peek at what working for Providence can offer to you:** + Outstanding benefits that start the same day you do + Competitive salary based on experience + Generous paid time off; work/life balance + Free Tri-Met pass + Free Parking + Vacation destination and retail discounts **You will be selected to move forward for available opportunities based on your shift availability, location, and job description requirements.** **In this position, you will:** + Assist a Registered Nurse (RN) in providing comprehensive nursing care by performing specified duties and functions under the direct supervision of the RN. + Perform duties in a caring and respectful manner that promotes team functioning. + Consistently uphold standards of confidentiality, punctuality and attendance. **Qualifications:** **Required qualifications for this position include:** + Completion of Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) recognized Acute Care CNA 2 course or "grandfathered" to CNA 2 per OSBN requirements + Current, active certificate to practice as a CNA 2 in Oregon + Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA BLS) certification **Preferred qualifications for this position include:** + 1 year experience as a CNA 2 **About Providence in Oregon** As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities. The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as **acknowledging** and welcoming each visitor, **introducing** ourselves and Providence, **addressing** people by name, **providing** the duration of estimated wait times and **updating** frequently if timelines change, **explaining** situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully **listening** to their concerns, and always **thanking** people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple, "Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time." Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon. **We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details** http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/ **Our Mission** As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. **About Us** Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. **Schedule:** Full-time **Shift:** Variable **Job Category:** Certified Nursing Assistant **Location:** Oregon-Portland **Other Location(s):** Oregon-Newberg, Oregon-Milwaukie, Oregon-Portland, Oregon-Oregon City **Req ID:** 212213
          (USA-OR-Newberg) Certified Nursing Assistant 2      Cache   Translate Page      
**Description:** **Certified Nursing Assistant 2 Opportunities in and around the Portland, Oregon service area.** *****Please note - This posting is not for a specific job vacancy, but rather serves to establish interested candidate applications for multiple positions that are available during this posting period. (Open approx 60 days)** **Learn more about this posting and our recruitment process by clicking here:** **https://youtu.be/08kwImJyw50** **Positions could be located at the following hospitals:** + Providence St. Vincent (Beaverton) + Providence Portland Medical Center (NE Portland) + Providence Milwaukie + Providence Willamette Falls (Oregon City) + Providence Newberg **CNA 2 positions are assigned to a specific specialty area. Some areas may include:** + Medical/Surgical + Cardiology + Float Pool (Floating to medical/surgical/telemetry units within the hospital) + Inpatient Rehab + Mental Health - Adult and Adolescent Child + Labor & Delivery + Oncology + Intensive Care + Center for Medically Fragile Children + Surgery + Pediatrics + Elderplace (day centers/residential living) **Position Commitments:** + Ability to work from on call to full time depending on the position offered + Available to work 8, 10, or 12 hour shifts + Available shifts: day, evening, night, variable + HireVue (pre-screening questions) will be sent to all qualified candidates **Take a peek at what working for Providence can offer to you:** + Outstanding benefits that start the same day you do + Competitive salary based on experience + Generous paid time off; work/life balance + Free Tri-Met pass + Free Parking + Vacation destination and retail discounts **You will be selected to move forward for available opportunities based on your shift availability, location, and job description requirements.** **In this position, you will:** + Assist a Registered Nurse (RN) in providing comprehensive nursing care by performing specified duties and functions under the direct supervision of the RN. + Perform duties in a caring and respectful manner that promotes team functioning. + Consistently uphold standards of confidentiality, punctuality and attendance. **Qualifications:** **Required qualifications for this position include:** + Completion of Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) recognized Acute Care CNA 2 course or "grandfathered" to CNA 2 per OSBN requirements + Current, active certificate to practice as a CNA 2 in Oregon + Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA BLS) certification **Preferred qualifications for this position include:** + 1 year experience as a CNA 2 **About Providence in Oregon** As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities. The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as **acknowledging** and welcoming each visitor, **introducing** ourselves and Providence, **addressing** people by name, **providing** the duration of estimated wait times and **updating** frequently if timelines change, **explaining** situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully **listening** to their concerns, and always **thanking** people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple, "Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time." Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon. **We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details** http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/ **Our Mission** As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. **About Us** Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. **Schedule:** Full-time **Shift:** Variable **Job Category:** Certified Nursing Assistant **Location:** Oregon-Portland **Other Location(s):** Oregon-Newberg, Oregon-Milwaukie, Oregon-Portland, Oregon-Oregon City **Req ID:** 212213
          (USA-OR-Portland) Certified Nursing Assistant 2      Cache   Translate Page      
**Description:** **Certified Nursing Assistant 2 Opportunities in and around the Portland, Oregon service area.** *****Please note - This posting is not for a specific job vacancy, but rather serves to establish interested candidate applications for multiple positions that are available during this posting period. (Open approx 60 days)** **Learn more about this posting and our recruitment process by clicking here:** **https://youtu.be/08kwImJyw50** **Positions could be located at the following hospitals:** + Providence St. Vincent (Beaverton) + Providence Portland Medical Center (NE Portland) + Providence Milwaukie + Providence Willamette Falls (Oregon City) + Providence Newberg **CNA 2 positions are assigned to a specific specialty area. Some areas may include:** + Medical/Surgical + Cardiology + Float Pool (Floating to medical/surgical/telemetry units within the hospital) + Inpatient Rehab + Mental Health - Adult and Adolescent Child + Labor & Delivery + Oncology + Intensive Care + Center for Medically Fragile Children + Surgery + Pediatrics + Elderplace (day centers/residential living) **Position Commitments:** + Ability to work from on call to full time depending on the position offered + Available to work 8, 10, or 12 hour shifts + Available shifts: day, evening, night, variable + HireVue (pre-screening questions) will be sent to all qualified candidates **Take a peek at what working for Providence can offer to you:** + Outstanding benefits that start the same day you do + Competitive salary based on experience + Generous paid time off; work/life balance + Free Tri-Met pass + Free Parking + Vacation destination and retail discounts **You will be selected to move forward for available opportunities based on your shift availability, location, and job description requirements.** **In this position, you will:** + Assist a Registered Nurse (RN) in providing comprehensive nursing care by performing specified duties and functions under the direct supervision of the RN. + Perform duties in a caring and respectful manner that promotes team functioning. + Consistently uphold standards of confidentiality, punctuality and attendance. **Qualifications:** **Required qualifications for this position include:** + Completion of Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) recognized Acute Care CNA 2 course or "grandfathered" to CNA 2 per OSBN requirements + Current, active certificate to practice as a CNA 2 in Oregon + Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA BLS) certification **Preferred qualifications for this position include:** + 1 year experience as a CNA 2 **About Providence in Oregon** As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities. The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as **acknowledging** and welcoming each visitor, **introducing** ourselves and Providence, **addressing** people by name, **providing** the duration of estimated wait times and **updating** frequently if timelines change, **explaining** situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully **listening** to their concerns, and always **thanking** people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple, "Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time." Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon. **We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details** http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/ **Our Mission** As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. **About Us** Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. **Schedule:** Full-time **Shift:** Variable **Job Category:** Certified Nursing Assistant **Location:** Oregon-Portland **Other Location(s):** Oregon-Newberg, Oregon-Milwaukie, Oregon-Portland, Oregon-Oregon City **Req ID:** 212213
          (USA-OR-Milwaukie) Certified Nursing Assistant 2      Cache   Translate Page      
**Description:** **Certified Nursing Assistant 2 Opportunities in and around the Portland, Oregon service area.** *****Please note - This posting is not for a specific job vacancy, but rather serves to establish interested candidate applications for multiple positions that are available during this posting period. (Open approx 60 days)** **Learn more about this posting and our recruitment process by clicking here:** **https://youtu.be/08kwImJyw50** **Positions could be located at the following hospitals:** + Providence St. Vincent (Beaverton) + Providence Portland Medical Center (NE Portland) + Providence Milwaukie + Providence Willamette Falls (Oregon City) + Providence Newberg **CNA 2 positions are assigned to a specific specialty area. Some areas may include:** + Medical/Surgical + Cardiology + Float Pool (Floating to medical/surgical/telemetry units within the hospital) + Inpatient Rehab + Mental Health - Adult and Adolescent Child + Labor & Delivery + Oncology + Intensive Care + Center for Medically Fragile Children + Surgery + Pediatrics + Elderplace (day centers/residential living) **Position Commitments:** + Ability to work from on call to full time depending on the position offered + Available to work 8, 10, or 12 hour shifts + Available shifts: day, evening, night, variable + HireVue (pre-screening questions) will be sent to all qualified candidates **Take a peek at what working for Providence can offer to you:** + Outstanding benefits that start the same day you do + Competitive salary based on experience + Generous paid time off; work/life balance + Free Tri-Met pass + Free Parking + Vacation destination and retail discounts **You will be selected to move forward for available opportunities based on your shift availability, location, and job description requirements.** **In this position, you will:** + Assist a Registered Nurse (RN) in providing comprehensive nursing care by performing specified duties and functions under the direct supervision of the RN. + Perform duties in a caring and respectful manner that promotes team functioning. + Consistently uphold standards of confidentiality, punctuality and attendance. **Qualifications:** **Required qualifications for this position include:** + Completion of Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) recognized Acute Care CNA 2 course or "grandfathered" to CNA 2 per OSBN requirements + Current, active certificate to practice as a CNA 2 in Oregon + Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA BLS) certification **Preferred qualifications for this position include:** + 1 year experience as a CNA 2 **About Providence in Oregon** As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities. The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as **acknowledging** and welcoming each visitor, **introducing** ourselves and Providence, **addressing** people by name, **providing** the duration of estimated wait times and **updating** frequently if timelines change, **explaining** situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully **listening** to their concerns, and always **thanking** people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple, "Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time." Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon. **We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details** http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/ **Our Mission** As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. **About Us** Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. **Schedule:** Full-time **Shift:** Variable **Job Category:** Certified Nursing Assistant **Location:** Oregon-Portland **Other Location(s):** Oregon-Newberg, Oregon-Milwaukie, Oregon-Portland, Oregon-Oregon City **Req ID:** 212213
          (USA-CA-Irvine) SR Developer ERP PSJH      Cache   Translate Page      
**Providence is calling a Senior Developer ERP - PSJH to Providence Health & Services in one of the following regions: Renton, WA, Portland OR, Torrance or Burbank CA.** We are seeking a Senior Developer ERP to provide technical development services throughout the System Development Lifecycle (SDLC) including requirements gathering, design specification, code development, unit, integration, and acceptance testing and implementation support. The products produced by the Business Applications Senior Developer broadly apply to application customizations and enhancements, integration and interfaces, conversions, reporting and business/technical automated workflows. The Business Applications Senior Developer possesses a functional business process knowledge in one or more areas of Finance, Human Resources, Payroll, and Supply Chain. The Business Applications Senior Developer works with a solid knowledge of IT architectures including cloud technologies, applications, database, networking, and security. **In this position you will have the following responsibilities:** + Identify and analyze operational and business requirement and systems issues and opportunities to develop and deliver effective business solutions. + Collaborate with business partners and IS peers to gather, validate and deliver products meeting business requirements. gathering and test planning. + Participate all levels of testing from peer code reviews to individual unit testing, integration and user acceptance testing. + Develop accurate, complete, comprehensible, and useable documentation of products and services. + Analyze, troubleshoot and resolve system functional and technical errors including issues of overall system performance. Troubleshoot on systems and data, and generate solutions which may include systems modifications enhancements or new procedures. + Report, track, and resolve application related issues with the multiple vendor support organization + Consulting with functional departments to identify necessary definition or changes to systems to address new or revised business requirements. + Participate in customer feedback sessions on product usability and acceptance to identify opportunities to improve product functionality, features, and overall customer acceptance. + Apply tools to analyze products to improve performance, responsiveness, and end-user productivity. + Proficient in User interface design and developing visually appealing user interfaces + Develop scalable, low latency, reliable and efficient interfaces that meet the business requirements. + Maintain current knowledge of industry trends and standards. + Create detailed functional and technical design documents + Apply software development tools to improve product quality, reliability, availability, and maintainability + Collaborate with team members and demonstrate willingness to lend support and help. + Communicate effectively orally and in written form with multiple stakeholders within and across IS teams and business counterparts. + Demonstrate whole systems thinking + Execute and deliver work thoroughly and with high quality; learn from mistakes and apply learning. Understand and manage inter-dependencies of work + Interpret and apply complex technical instructions and specifications. + Demonstrated ability to provide solutions considering applications beyond installed footprint. + Organize work, set priorities and meet critical deadlines. + Regularly demonstrate empathy and positive attitude in performing work and in working with others. + Share knowledge, insights and work among team members and partners. + Work effectively and professionally with all caregivers and leaders. + Organizational, interpersonal, and communications skills and the ability to manage shifting priorities. **Required qualifications for this position include:** + Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Business Management, Information Services or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience + Two years experience with Workforce Integration Manager (WIM) + Report writer software experience (e.g. Oracle BI Publisher) + Expert knowledge of System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) + Expert knowledge of SQL both extract and query + Working knowledge of Oracle cloud applications. Oracle Cloud tool set including fast formulas, Oracle data import and export, and hierarchies and dimensions, enterprise structures and offerings + Thorough and detailed knowledge of database processing to include data extraction, transformation, and loading to different target data sources including databases and flat files. + Aptitude and ability to assimilate and apply knowledge of new technologies and apply to product development + Expert knowledge of Kronos Workforce Integration Manager (WIM) + Expert knowledge of Kronos Workforce Central application (Timekeeper, Advanced Scheduler, Attestation, Analytics), v7 and above. + Expertise in Service-Oriented Architecture SOA (REST, SOAP, JSON, XML, etc.) + Expertise in web technologies such as HTTP, JavaScript, AJAX, HTML, DHTML, CSS, etc. + Experience in production-quality Java Server preferably in Enterprise or Cloud Software product companies. + Strong experience with Java Enterprise (JEE) programming + Application server experience (Weblogic, Tomcat, etc.) + Experience with two or more of the following technologies: Oracle ADF, MAF, JET, OCS containers, microservices **Preferred qualifications for this position include:** + Master's degree in Information Services, Business Administration, Healthcare Administration, Public Administration, or a related IS or healthcare field + Three years experience with supporting Oracle Cloud/e-business HCM, Payroll, Supply Chain and/or Finance is highly + Four years experience supporting Kronos workforce management applications + Two years experience with custom Kronos report development (SSRS) **About the department you will serve.** Providence Strategic and Management Services provides a variety of functional and system support services for all eight regions of Providence Health & Services from Alaska to California. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise. St. Joseph Health (SJH) is an integrated healthcare delivery system sponsored by the St. Joseph Health Ministry and organized into three regions: Northern California, Southern California, West Texas/Eastern New Mexico.SJH provides a full range of care from facilities including 14 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics, and physician organizations.SJH maintains a 'continuum of care,' matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities in three statesFor the third year in a row in 2009, the Gallup Organization awarded St. Joseph Health its highest honor - the Great Workplace Award.SJH provides exceptional benefits, opportunities for advancement and relocation within the system.St. Joseph Health is comprised of four core values: Service, Excellence, Dignity, and Justice are the guiding principles of all we do.Excellent compensation program and benefits provided.St. Joseph Health (SJH) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.In addition to federal law requirements, St. Joseph Health (SJH) complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.Positions specified as “on call, per diem” refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as “as needed basis” to fill in for staff vacancies. 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This Friday evening is the St. Johns Art Walk, an event in North Portland where local artists team up with local store owners to show off art in various storefronts in downtown St. Johns. I'll be participating, showing off some of my geometric painting work at Tinker-Maker Toys.

The event runs 5-8 and is basically a really casual sidewalk crawl; downtown St. Johns is all of three or four blocks and it's a bunch of friendly shops, some of 'em with snacks and wine and such. I've got a bunch of my finished art up on my art site if you're curious what sort of stuff you'd be seeing, though there's more than a dozen other folks participating and in past years as just a neighborhood attendee I've really enjoyed the whole variety of stuff on show, including lots of smaller stuff for sale to take home. Tinker-Maker Toys (aka Art of Stem, they've used both names) is on Burlington, just a couple dozen steps off Lombard which is the main drag through St. Johns. I'll be holding down the fort there for the whole event, so if you're able to come out be sure to drop by and say hello!

Fri March 15 at 5:00 PM, Tinker-Maker Toys, St. Johns
          Awful Farts Apparently Ruined A Girls Night In Portland      Cache   Translate Page      
Another classic showed up on Maine's Craigslist this weekend, about how 'awful farts' ruined a girls night in Portland's Old Port Continue reading…
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According to the Portland Press Herald, Biddeford is now one of Maine's youngest cities, this is not just a pepere town anymore! Continue reading…
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Here is the available live streaming links for you to be able to watch the game of Portland Trail Blazers vs LA Clippers 2018-2019 NBA Season. Game starts at 10:30 AM (Philippine Time) March 13, 2019 - Wednesday.

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Watch Portland Trail Blazers vs LA Clippers live free March 12, 2019 | Online NBA Live broadcasts Match details and results Trail Blazers vs LA Clippers Online Free Streaming 12 Mar 2019 | Details and results of the NBA online match live. See NBA Reddit Streams For Trail Blazers v LA Clippers; Live broadcast Free […]

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          Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle returns to Portland      Cache   Translate Page      
Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle returns to Portland


          Tributes pour in for 'great man' who founded Sunseeker      Cache   Translate Page      
TRIBUTES have been paid to the “great man” who founded luxury boat-builder Sunseeker International and brought hundreds of jobs to Portland.
          'I live where this picture was painted'      Cache   Translate Page      
LAST week we showed an illustration of a view of Portland which was produced 'near the cavalry barracks'.
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THE new president of Weymouth and Portland Chamber of Commerce has told how businesses in the borough can unite to work for prosperity.
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Two Blue Cross Blue Shield insurers on both U.S. coasts will invest jointly in high-cost management technology and share insights into improving health care in a long-term agreement that will leave the companies as separate entities.

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The Sisters Gourmet Deli of Monument Square in Portland is expanding to a second location in the old Sandwich Shop! Continue reading…
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Walmart offers the Portland Boot Company Women's Alberta Ankle Booties in Charcoal or Black for $15.50. Choose in-store pickup to avoid the $5.99 shipping fee. That's the lowest price we could find by $6. They're available in select sizes from 5 to 10.
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Robe – Timboon

Leaving Robe, the tailwinds persisted and the sunshine made for a perfect day of cycling. For lunch, we stopped at Beachport, a sleepy fishing village surrounded by surf beaches.

Beachport   Attention Wombats

We camped in Millicent and not feeling like tackling the big lights of Mount Gambier we zigzagged on quite rural roads towards the Victorian border. ||

The Mount Gambier area is famous for its sinkholes so we were chuffed to stumble across one, materialising out of the surrounding farm land. Formed due to the corrosion of limestone rocks, some sinks holes are over 77m deep. Guy dipped his toes into the freezing water but stopped short of a swim.

Just around the corner we came across our final border, after countless border crossing from one foreign land to another we now entered our home state of Victoria. All of a sudden we felt home was very very close.

Sinkhole   Welcome to Victoria

Rolling into the small settlement of Nelson just across the Victorian border we ran into Dan, a Canadian cyclist who had cycled across the Nullarbor desert from Perth.

Dan liked to talk kit so we soon fell into geeky discussions; Dome Vs Tunnel tent design, MSR XGX or MSR Whisperlite. Guy and Dan had a “boil off” to see which stove could bring 2 cups of water to boil first. Much to Dan’s delight the MSR XGX, legendary for its roaring “Jet” style flame took the honours by about 15 seconds but certainly lost points due to its potential for operator ear damage.

Boil off   Rainbow in Nelson

We cycled out with Dan on a cold and showery morning. Dan liked to compose songs when he cycled and we enjoyed such classics as “Oh No Not Another Hill” and “Road Train Approaching, I’ve Got The Hippy Hippy Shake”.

At Portland we had lunch together before Dan pushed on while we looked for a campsite. None of the campsites in town had a decent camp kitchen where we could sit and work, but we eventually found a campsite with a decommissioned bunkhouse which they offered us for a cheap price.

Not long after jumping back on the bikes we arrived in Port Fairy, a posh seaside village popular with holidaying Melbournites. Exploring the fancy cafes and antique shops was the last thing on our mind as we searched for a campsite in the driving rain.

We had hoped to take a day off here but as there were no good facilities at the campsite and the weather wasn’t great, we decided to push on.

Port Fairy Marina   Port Fairy

We passed through Warrnambool and stopped off at Logans Beach for some whale spotting. In winter, Southern Right Whales migrate north from Antarctica and are often seen in the bay as the females calve in the warmer waters. The Southern Right’s were considered the “right” ones to hunt as they float when killed and swim close to the shores. Prior to hunting they numbered over 60,000; today though the numbers are slowly increasing there are still only around 7,000.

We waited around for an hour or so but the whales weren’t coming out to say hello so we pushed on towards Timboon where we wanted to visit John and Rachel, a couple we had met a few months ago at Uluru.

John and Rachel are currently living on John’s mum’s property which they have transformed from a sparse, empty field into a blooming garden. The fences were lined with berries, there were countless fruit trees ranging from plums and apples to guavas and oranges, and the veggie garden brimmed with healthy greens, artichokes and giant carrots.

Garden tour   Chamomile flours

It was great to catch up with John and Rachel, learn about their take on biodynamic gardening and permaculture, sit by the fire and enjoy Rachel’s hearty root vegetable stew. We left the following morning with a huge bunch of freshly cut silverbeet, a handful of camomile flowers for tea, and a bunch of jerusalem artichokes to plant when we get home.

Artichokes   Rachel and her silverbeet

A gentle climb took us to Timboon where we were persuaded to stop at an old whiskey distillery that had been converted to a swanky restaurant.

No sooner had we got back on the road than we were again persuaded to stop at a local cheese factory: The Mousetrap, run by a French cheese maker. During the cheese tasting we chatted to a lovely French couple living in Melbourne, Bruno and Marlene, who kindly offered to invite us for a drink.

Bruno and Marlene   Cheese tasting

Bursting at the seams from so much food we struggled up a small incline before making our way back to the coast, excited as we knew that some of the worlds most dramatic coastal scenery was just around the corner.


          Re: Proud Boy Arrested in Multnomah County for June Assault      Cache   Translate Page      

Well, surely they'll alert the perp or perps that there's a warrant or two out on 'em, won't they? They won't just hall them off to jail. For no other reason. Will they?!

C'mon. I thought they had a Relationship here.
Have I been misled?
Again?!

So, they're not gonna do any kind of three strikes yur out are they? Cause this is only number two -- IF the allegations are true.

There is a way out.

https://www.npr.org/2017/10/06/555934000/the-man-who-helped-change-a-neo-nazi-s-mind


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Dix les méchants de l’histoire de la NBA a Kobe cette liste que pensez – vous de Sina sport il y a peu de temps, les guerriers joueurs Green est pré – saison de Portland correspondent à une pause après sa jambe droite dans la défense de son Allen Crabbe, qui a attiré l’attention de […]
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Something happened to Chloe after that party last Saturday night. Something she says she can't remember. Something everybody is talking about.

Good Kids is the final performance for the 2018-2019 Young Professionals Company season at Oregon Children's Theatre. The Young Professionals produce three shows at OCT's YP Studio, as well as other public performances throughout the season.

Commissioned in 2014 as part of the Big Ten Theatre Consortium's New Play Initiative, Good Kids asks tough questions about sexual assault and rape culture. Set at a Midwestern high school, in a world of Facebook and Twitter, smartphones and YouTube, it explores culpability, accountability, and assumptions in the public aftermath of a sexual assault. The script is typically performed at the collegiate level, but was chosen by the Young Professionals Company specifically for the challenge it presented. "They felt they were up for the acting challenge and strongly believed the subject matter was important to explore and address from a teen voice," said Dani Baldwin, Artistic Director of the Young Professionals Company. "Approaching the subject of gang date rape and the effects of social media is relevant in their world - unfortunately."

To build an emotionally and physically safe, supportive environment, intimacy coach Alwynn Accuardi was brought in to help choreograph the challenging scenes and build trust between the cast members. Accuardi will build specific physicality and empower the cast with language to keep rehearsals safe.

Director Tamara Carroll applauds the Young Professionals Company for taking on the mature content. "They have chosen this show to better understand their role in challenging and dismantling rape culture, to be better allies to survivors, and to use their considerable skills and energy to educate and invite others to take up this mantle." The production is timely, as the topic of rape culture has come to the forefront in many communities: Carroll also serves as Program Director for the Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre Program, and has seen these tough topics arise in their work in local schools. Carroll continues, "We may finally be at a critical moment, a tipping point, where a new generation of youth commit themselves to understanding and dismantling rape culture and replacing it with a culture of consent."

The cast features Armita Azizi as Amber, Django Boletus as Tanner, Josh Bransford as Landon, Kate Daley as Brianna, Morgan Demetre as Skyler, Allyson Giard as Chloe, Makenna Markman as Madison, Allison Park as Dierdre, Emmett Ruthermich as Ty, Kaiya Shivers as Kylie, Jasper Warhus as Conner, and Zyla Zody as Daphne.

The creative team includes: Tamara Carroll (Director), Jennifer Lin (Lighting Designer) Richard Moore (Sound Designer), YP Alumni Sydney Dufka (Costume Designer), Terra Dawson (YP Production Coordinator), Alwynn Accuardi (Intimacy Coach), London Mahaley (YP Directing Apprentice), Claire Churchill (YP Stage Manager), Emma Fulmer (YP Assistant Stage Manager), Elliot Odette (YP Props), Kieran Gettel-Gilmartin (YP House Manager), and Willa Poland-McClain (YP Costume Apprentice).

About the Young Professionals Company

The Young Professionals Company is comprised of dedicated theater students ages 14-18 who have been selected to participate in a year-long mentoring program where they receive advanced training through exposure to a wide range of college-level workshops and professional development. Each season, the company presents three shows and other public events. The Young Professionals Company is dedicated to building a supportive community of theater peers, providing them with resources, information, and professional on-the-job experience.

About Oregon Children's Theatre

Founded in 1988, Oregon Children's Theatre has served well over two million children, teachers, and families. Its mission is to create exceptional theater experiences that transform lives. OCT is Oregon's largest non-profit professional children's theater company and a resident company of Portland'5 Centers for the Arts. Performances are held weekdays for school audiences and on weekends for family audiences. OCT serves more than 120,000 children of all ages each year. OCT offers numerous school services including study guides, teacher professional development opportunities, in-school workshops, and an extensive outreach program. In partnership with Kaiser Permanente, the Educational Theatre Program provides free touring productions that promote healthy living. OCT's year-round Acting Academy offers theater classes for children ages 3-18 and Young Professionals Company.

Funding for Oregon Children's Theatre's 2018-2019 season is provided in part by the Shubert Foundation and the Regional Arts & Culture Council. Oregon Children's Theatre receives support from the Oregon Arts Commission, a state agency funded by the State of Oregon and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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          Swans secure title after referee puts Weymouth & Portland out of their misery      Cache   Translate Page      
SWANAGE & Wareham clinched the Dorset & Wilts One South title with a crushing 80-12 victory against Weymouth & Portland.
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  Blowback Against a Hoax Author of a recent academic scam faces disciplinary action by Portland State, for failing to alert his research review board before hoodwinking journal editors with ... Read more
          BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE ANALYST - TransUnion - Portland, OR      Cache   Translate Page      
Identify and explore a creative project that utilizes your strengths in machine learning, business process development, global statistical analysis, or data...
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          Breathtaking Lakeside Oregon Estate      Cache   Translate Page      

Breathtaking lakeside location. Quiet cul-de-sac. Delightful, historical home. Sought-after postal code. Add these qualities together and you have this charming 6,337 sq. fthome located in beautiful Lake Oswego, Oregon, just minutes south of downtown Portland. Built in 1936, this gorgeous property has been remodeled to create a modern home that retains the historical charm that […]

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          Trộm đồ nhiều lần ở Microsoft Store không bị phát hiện      Cache   Translate Page      
Theo MSpoweruser, thay vì đập phá, giật đồ như trong các vụ cướp ở Apple Store, ba tên trộm ở Portland, tiểu bang Oregon (Mỹ) lại đơn giản chỉ cần đi vào cửa hàng của Microsoft và lặng lẽ bước …
          The Full Stack of Entertainment: Storytelling, Play and Code      Cache   Translate Page      
Forget transmedia. Forget alternate and augmented realities. Forget multimedia magazines, tablets, phones and puzzling QR codes. Our challenge lies in figuring out the full-stack of entertainment, designed from the bottom right to the very top: for phones, physical objects—part of the Internet of things or otherwise—tablets and conventional computing devices, where art, code and design mesh together perfectly with directorial vision. These teams producing our next generation of entertainment are right at the heart of Steve Jobs’ placing of Apple at the intersection of liberal arts and technology. Where did they come from, how are they evolving entertainment and how are they making storytelling, play, code and technology sing? http://2011.dconstruct.org/conference/dan-hon Dan Hon is a Creative Director at Wieden Kennedy in Portland, OR, where he works on the intersection between storytelling, games, play and code. A former lawyer, he’s worked for Mind Candy helping to build their first product, Perplex City, and co-founded Six to Start, an award-winning entertainment production company in 2007. He’s most known for being passionately for, and against, ARGs. He does not play World of Warcraft anymore.
          Clippers don’t have the energy to keep up with CJ McCollum, Blazers late      Cache   Translate Page      
The Portland guard scores 23 of his 35 points during the fourth quarter, Jusuf Nurkic and Damian Lillard finish with 20 points apiece and the Blazers end the Clippers' five-game winning streak with a 125-104 victory.
          Black Peaches Share Remarkable New Song 'Cuatro Berimbau'      Cache   Translate Page      
It's a spicy, tropical tinged blaster...

Black Peaches is a new project hewn from the imagination of Rob Smoughton, a crate-digger, songwriter, and erstwhile Hot Chop vagabond.

This new project, however, might well be the purest distillation of his passions, pitting his left field tendencies against his thirst for melody.

“Black Peaches existed inside me before I was aware of it,” he comments. “It’s the culmination and continuation of the music I love. I started to notice how Brazilian rhythm, funk, soul, classic country and pop were all combining in the music I was writing and I looked for other band members to join me to bring it alive.”

Gradually gathering like minds, Black Peaches will release new album 'Fire In The Hole' on May 24th. With a flurry of live dates planned, the project's fusion of Steely Dan, afrobeat colour, lucid funk, and more is set to become inescapable.

Album cut 'Cuatro Berimbau' leads the way, a spiralling, inspired group performance, opening with some Brazilian style vibes before descending into a breezy pop hewn workout.

Tune in now.

Catch Black Peaches at the following shows:

May
25 Bridport Camping Be Cider Seaside VIII Festival
26 Reading Purple Turtle Festival of 21st Cent Blues
28 Manchester Gullivers
29 Sheffield The HUBS
30 Glasgow The Rum Shack
31 Huddersfield The Parish

June
1 Nottingham The Angel Microbrewery
26 Oxford Jericho Tavern
27 Cambridge Portland Arms

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  As Kannah Greer and Jacob Schlottmann-McGonigle stepped to the stage, they were ecstatic knowing they made the top eight at the State DECA competition in Portland, Oregon.   To them, getting on stage was a significant accomplishment; little did they know, they would go on to win first place in the Hospitality Services Team Decision […]
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The Portland guard scores 23 of his 35 points during the fourth quarter, Jusuf Nurkic and Damian Lillard finish with 20 points apiece and the Blazers end the Clippers' five-game winning streak with a 125-104 victory.
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Rock Hard Cement, owned by Barbadian construction magnate Mark Maloney, has won round one of a trade dispute with the Arawak Cement Company.

The council of trade ministers in CARICOM, together with the global authority on customs classification, have agreed to the disputed classification of Rock Hard cement in the Trinidad market which enjoys lower duties compared to Arawak’s product.

But the final outcome is to be decided when the matter is heard by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) from June 11 to 13.

[caption id="attachment_291583" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Arawak Cement Plant, inset Mark Maloney Arawak Cement Plant, inset Mark Maloney[/caption]

Trinidad Cement Limited – the parent company of Arawak Cement in Barbados brought an action before the CCJ against Trinidad and Tobago alleging that the state was misclassifying Rock Hard Cement as “other hydraulic cement”, as opposed to “Portland cement-building cement grey”.

As a result of the classification, the competing cement manufacturer claimed that Rock Hard Cement was attracting a lower rate of duty than it should.

Rock Hard Distribution Ltd applied to join the proceedings and retained legal counsel to defend the classification of its cement as “other hydraulic cement”.

The company provided testimony from international experts on both the composition of cement and its classification, and the interpretation of the Harmonised Commodity Description and Coding System on which the Common External Tariff is based. The CET is the CARICOM duty on extra-regional products which protects good made in the customs union.

After lawyers for Rock Hard presented the expert testimony to the CCJ, both Trinidad Cement Limited and the CARICOM Secretariat argued that the matter of classification falls within the remit of CARICOM’s ministerial decision-making body on trade issues, the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) and should be decided by COTED.

The World Customs Organisation (WCO) which represents 183 customs administrations across the globe that collectively processes about 98 per cent of world trade, considered the global competent authority on customs matters, was asked by COTED to provide a ruling on the classification of Rock Hard Cement.

Both the WCO and COTED have now considered the classification of Rock Hard Cement and have ruled that Rock Hard Cement is correctly classified as “Other Hydraulic Cement”  which attracts 0-5 per cent duty under the CET.

Rock Hard Cement said today it fully expects the CCJ to uphold COTED’s ruling in the matter of the classification of its product.

In response to the developments, Maloney told Barbados TODAY tonight: “We are glad to know that the ruling is in keeping with what we know to be true and are glad to see that both WCO and COTED are aligned on this matter of classification.”

The documents submitted to the CCJ in preparation for the hearing were filed last Friday by the CARICOM Secretariat’s general legal counsel, Corlita Babb-Schaefer, acting in the CCJ’s original jurisdiction as arbiter of the CARICOM Treaty.

The document, a copy of which has been obtained by Barbados TODAY, revealed that the case is between claimants Trinidad Cement Limited (TCL) and Arawak Cement Company Limited, the State of Barbados as defendant, and Rock Hard Cement Limited – the intervener.

Efforts to reach Arawak’s General Manager, Yago Castro, tonight proved futile.


emmanueljoseph@barbadostoday.bb

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Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle returns to Portland


          LaMarcus Aldridge hints at eventual return to Portland      Cache   Translate Page      
LaMarcus Aldridge dropped a hint at where he would like to end his NBA career. Aldridge spent the first nine seasons of his NBA career with the Portland Trail Blazers after being selected No. 2 overall in the 2006 NBA Draft. During that time, Aldridge established a bond with Damian Lillard, who was drafted in...Read More
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As an iOS engineer on the Native Ads team, you will work closely with designers, product managers and other engineers (frontend, backend, native, machine...
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          Comment on West Seattle light rail: From pricing to the ‘purple line,’ what surfaced in Q&A when Sound Transit returned to Pigeon Point by Duff Radke-Bogen      Cache   Translate Page      
Trains don't do well on slopes. Because of the steep slope on the ridge on which West Seattle is built an extensive bridge structure is required so trains can "make the grade". Why go against the grain of Seattle' geography of nort-south ridges and force a train line to climb a hill? (For comparison look at the elevated structure where the current light rail line climbs from the river at sea level to SeaTac.)If a train line is built to West Seattle there is no room for expansion. You obviously can't go north. Going south, as on 35th, you have the steepest hill in Seattle. The one option is down Fauntleroy to the ferry . Between the expense of building an elevated line and the limited population the served the cost per customert served will be very high.A Funicular Tram line would be an appropriate transportation mode for West Seattle's geographic situation. A tramway like that built in Portland to connect with the Health Sciences Center could connect West Seattle to a light rail station near Genesee and Delridge.  This would provide West Seattle with transportation both downtown and south to the airport. A light rail line along Delridge way would not be against the nature of our geography. Traveling to  White Center, Burien and adjacent areas would serve a larger population and have potential connections to the airport, Federal Way. DRB
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          Southwest says Boeing Max 8 jets used on Baltimore-Portland route are safe      Cache   Translate Page      
The airline says it is confident in the safety and airworthiness of the aircraft, which have been involved in 2 fatal crashes in 6 months, and will continue flying them.
          Furbush looks forward to his next step      Cache   Translate Page      
The South Portland native spent four years attempting to resume his pro baseball career
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QUAY, Herbert C., PhD 91, died on March 7, 2019 in St. Petersburg, FL. He was born in Portland, ME and grew up in St. Petersburg where he developed...
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Isabelle77 wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:10 pm

lthenderson wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:08 pm

Isabelle77 wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:56 pm

Must haves:

Seating for 7. That third row is a must for us, I only have 2 kids but I drive 5 kids to school every day.

AWD. We live in the Portland area and we're up on Mt. Hood most weekends in the winter, otherwise I'd consider a minivan.

Around 40K, give or take say 5K.


My Toyota Sienna has all those, including AWD but costs less than 40k, has a smoother ride and more storage capacity.


I didn't know they had minivans with AWD!


They do! I was going to suggest a Honda Odyssey or Toyota Sienna. It meets all your specs, costs less, has a smoother ride, and has more storage capacity.
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This is the transcript for episode 347 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast. In this episode, Christopher speaks with comedian and YouTuber Ron Placone about telecom policy, net neutrality, and Ron's efforts to bring municipal broadband to Pasadena, California. Listen to the podcast, or read the transcript below.

 

 

Ron Placone: The idea of community is a very uplifting one because that's where you can really, I think, make some positive change. You know, change doesn't happen from the top to the bottom; it happens from the bottom up.

Lisa Gonzalez: Welcome to episode 347 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. I'm Lisa Gonzalez. This week, Christopher interviews comedian and municipal broadband advocate Ron Placone. Ron is a busy guy and in addition to his own career making people laugh from the stage, his YouTube channel, and a streaming show, Get Your News On With Ron, he's a regular on the Jimmy Dore Show. This time though, we've got Ron. He's here to talk about his experiences with municipal networks, network neutrality, and related policies. He and Christopher discuss why network neutrality is important to him and to other people whose lives revolve around a free and open Internet. Ron describes how he's using his platform to help spread the word about both network neutrality and municipal broadband, both in his hometown and he hopes to a wider audience. Be sure to check out his YouTube channel and listen to his show, Get Your News On With Ron, on iTunes or other streaming services. You can also check out ronplacone.com for more information on how to follow and connect with Ron. Now here's Christopher with comedian and broadband advocate Ron Placone.

Christopher Mitchell: Welcome to another episode of the Community Broadband Bits podcast. This is Chris Mitchell with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, talking with Ron Placone, the comedian and YouTube personality that does Get Your News On With Ron. Welcome to the show, Ron.

Ron Placone: Thanks for having me. I've been a listener for a while now, so good to be here.

Christopher Mitchell: Yeah, well I've heard from a few people lately that that I should be hamming up the intro, so I feel like this is a part of the show that people are starting to look forward to — at least some people are. Everyone who hates it should let me know too. So let me just start by asking you a little bit about your background. You're a comedian and a YouTube personality. What is that like?

Ron Placone: Well, it's a lot of fun. You know, I love doing both things. I was a road comic for many years and then when I moved here to Los Angeles, I started getting involved with this show called the Jimmy Dore Show. And I'm, I'm still, you know, at the Jimmy Dore Show, and I do a lot of stuff with the young Turks, and then I do my own show, Get Your News On With Ron. Simultaneously, issues of net neutrality and stuff like that has always been a very important cause to me. It's something that I've always been interested in and it's something I'm always learning about, since about 2004 when all those movements kinda got started. And of course, when we finally got it on the books in 2015, that was a good thing, and then of course Trump's FCC has repealed it. I know your listeners are already fluent in a lot of this stuff, but I've always seen muni broadband, which, you know, in the past few years I've gotten more turned on to as many people have, as sort of the permanent fix. Let's take the Internet out of the hands of these corporate entities and into the hands of cities and communities. As an online content creator, I see a lot of the importance in this for many reasons, but you know, a reason that really hits home with me a lot is just the idea of a vibrant and flourishing independent media, especially as of recent with the AT&T and Time Warner merger being okayed by the courts, which I'm sure you've already talked about. But you know, with that happening — I mean, look, AT&T owns CNN. Comcast owns MSNBC. So now you have these two big cable behemoths that control your access to the Internet, don't need to follow net neutrality anymore, and they own two big media outlets. This is not a healthy scenario for independent online-based media. Because our media structure in the United States is so horrible — you don't need to agree or disagree; that's that's my opinion — but because it's so horrible, this is a pretty big issue. And I think a lot of people — it's one of those things, sometimes people are passive and then all of a sudden we lose the medium, and people think it's so hard to believe that we're going to face this situation where videos don't load on the Internet or it costs 30 bucks extra a month to access your Twitter or you know the Internet looks like Cable Television 2.0. we can't fathom that happening. Well guess what? In 1996 they couldn't fathom what happened to radio happening.

Christopher Mitchell: Right. Sure.

Ron Placone: They had no idea anything like that would happen, and then because of the Telecommunications Act in '96, they showed up one day and no one had a job anymore. So it can happen and once you lose the medium, you don't get it back.

Christopher Mitchell: And to be clear, what you're talking about with the radio is we had a lot of locally run stations and then they all got bought and turned into robot DJs over a period of 10 years or so. But there was this moment in which we saw a lot of the impact of that consolidation happening all at once.

Ron Placone: And it had to do with the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Of course, technology did play a role too. I'm not going to make it out like that had nothing to do with it, but the big gutting of radio was largely due to that piece of policy because nobody paid attention to it.

Christopher Mitchell: No, that's true. Now, I have to say, first of all, you should be much nicer to AT&T. They now own HBO, so you know, you want to get your own act on there.

Ron Placone: Good point. I face this conundrum every day.

Christopher Mitchell: Most of the people that I know, even talking about net neutrality, wouldn't necessarily know to draw the radio issues back to the '96 telecom act. Were you a technical person? Are you someone who just — I mean, what is your background that you know about the '96 act, you know, something a lot of people just have no idea what year that would have passed.

Ron Placone: I'm a big media policy guy. I mean, when I was in college there was actually a media reform group, and I was in it. I was really involved with community radio, and I actually got into stand up because I wanted to be on the radio. Like I was like, I want to do talk radio, and then I read some article that said stand up comedy is a good way to get into that, which is still to this day true. And so, I started doing standup, and then I got bit by that bug and became a touring comedian for years and years. Now I guess it has come full circle cause the Jimmy Dore Show is syndicated via radio, so I guess technically it did come full circle. So yeah, and I went to graduate school for communication and I studied media policy. Like, that was my area of focus. So I read a lot of Dr Bob McChesney. I read a lot of Chomsky. I read a lot of, you know, Saul Alinsky and stuff like that. So the media reform movement has always been part of my life too. I mean, I used to go to those conferences. I was just sort of, you know, I had in my own little YouTube channel that was not very big at all. I wasn't, you know, doing anything on a bigger platform at that point, but I was still showing up there and I was learning. So I think that what happened with net neutrality or what is still happening with net neutrality — we're still fighting — that was kind of the telecommunications act of our generation. You know, this time, fortunately we were paying attention and we're fighting back. They didn't fight back until it was too little, too late because, you know, I think everybody — we had the school president that played the saxophone, everyone's sort of sleeping, and he just kind of pushed through this horrible act.

Christopher Mitchell: Some of my listeners — and I would say that I would have to give this deeper thought — I think would say that the act actually in many ways was quite good. It was the lack of enforcement and the way the courts then later interpreted aspects of it that really, when it comes to broadband, allowed, the idea of having one network that had multiple, shared ISPs on it. That was kind of envisioned by the act. And then later was ruled back both by Clinton and by the George W. Bush administration.

Ron Placone: Are you referring to the telecom act?

Christopher Mitchell: Yeah, the '96 act. I mean, the idea was that the telephone wires would be shared and would have multiple ISPs, and they'd have to lease out their infrastructure. You know, so I would say that parts of the '96 act were bad, parts of it I think were conceived well but then implemented poorly and the courts took it apart unfortunately.

Ron Placone: Well, yeah, a lot of the verbiage in it sounds great. I mean, if you actually read the thing, you're like, oh, this is alright. But then you kind of read between the lines and you see what it really does and now we see the effects of it, you know. And whether it was completely intentional or not — I tend to think it was —

Christopher Mitchell: But that's led you to your solution, I think, right? So I mean, you're here identifying very real problems and you're looking to local solutions, I think in part — and this is maybe reading into you my analysis, which is that we can't trust the federal government to get it right anyway, so let's figure out how to do it locally.

Ron Placone: Well I think — and a lot of that kind of stems from, you know, I produce a lot of political comedy content, so I pay a lot of attention to the news. My show is called Get Your News On With Ron, where people literally send me news and we talk about it together. I let the viewers decide what we talk about. So I do spend a lot of time, you know, diving into electoral politics and trying to make it funny. And sometimes that can be incredibly discouraging just in general because it's not a very happy landscape, Chris, as I'm sure you're aware. So, the idea of community is a very uplifting one because that's where you can really, I think, make some positive change. You know, change doesn't happen from the top to the bottom. It happens from the bottom up. And I always tell listeners, I'm like, now is the time to kind of pick a lane and get started, you know, cause that's what we gotta do.

Christopher Mitchell: So what are you doing?

Ron Placone: So my lane's municipal broadband. You know, I decided this is an issue I've been passionate about for years and years. I am not a tech person at all, but I do know a thing or two about the policies behind it. I have been studying the cases, not to the extent that that you have, but I learned a lot from you guys and then I try to share it. I started a playlist on my YouTube channel just dedicated to municipal broadband and net neutrality. Our interview's in there when you did my show. And that's helped people start kind of informal task forces in their community. I get emails on the regular of people saying, "Hey Ron, I got my local DSA chapter on board with municipal broadband. It's one of our missions now," "Hey Ron, my mayor is really into municipal broadband and I made my mayor watch your entire playlist."

Christopher Mitchell: That's great.

Ron Placone: Well, it's kind of ironic because some of my listeners have had more success than I've had.

Christopher Mitchell: Sure.

Ron Placone: And I'm like, man, soon you're going to be teaching me.

Christopher Mitchell: Right, well it must be frustrating because Pasadena already has fiber. And I mean in the southern California area, you've got a few places that are going full municipal Fiber-to-the-Home, but you've got a bunch of them that are at least doing something in terms of connecting businesses. But you know, if I remember correctly, Pasadena is only doing dark fiber, right?

Ron Placone: So what's going on with Pasadena: I showed up at a city hall — and this is all documented on my playlist — I showed up to a city hall, spoke on behalf of the cause for municipal broadband. I brought a nice chunk of people with me and they all did too. So it got put on a city agenda, so we were like, that's great. They did this study that I think their intentions were good, but it was not a very thorough study. And they used one case study, the case study of Beverly Hills, which is, you know, one of the wealthiest towns in the country and what Beverly Hills is doing is straight up Fiber-to-the-Home for residents because they can afford it. They're Beverly Hills. So that's what they're doing. So they were like, "This is what Beverly Hills is doing. This is how much it's costing them. Here is that multiplied by the mileage of Pasadena. We can't afford this. I guess we're just going to count on the corporations." So they gave us this presentation. The word net neutrality wasn't even in it, so I went up and responded. There was like a response period for citizens. I responded, which that is also on my playlist, where I said, "Hey guys, I appreciate you doing this and taking the time to put this together, but you looked at literally one case study and you didn't look at any others. I find it hard to believe that Chattanooga, Tennessee, has some gold token Pasadena can't have, or Sandy Oregon or Monticello, Minnesota or, you know, Longmont, Colorado or Fort Collins, Colorado. I find it hard to believe all those places can do something. Or Charlemont, Massachusetts. They're a town of 7,000. Or Oberlin, Ohio. Do I need to go on?" I was like, "I don't think all these places have some gold token that Pasadena can't have. I find it hard to believe."

Christopher Mitchell: That is literally one of my most frustrating pet peeves is that idea of we either have to do nothing or we have to find the most expensive possible way of doing something, and those are the alternatives.

Ron Placone: And you guys are providing a resource for people. You guys provide that service to figure out the best method, and I'm working really hard to get you guys out here. I really want that to happen. I know, like, the hesitation isn't on your guys's end. It's on my city's end, and that's what I'm fighting for. So, I recently sent the city, a letter, just a nice letter, and I urged them to join Next Century.

Christopher Mitchell: Next Century Cities.

Ron Placone: Yes. I urged them to join that organization, and one thing I could use as leverage is I was just like, hey you guys mentioned all of our towns. Because they were like, "Hey, Burbank's not going to try to do municipal broadband, so we're not either." I said, "Hey, guess what? Burbank's a member of Next Century Cities. Beverly Hills is a member. Santa Monica is a member. Los Angeles proper is a member." So I said, "Hey guys, it costs nothing to join. We have nothing to lose, everything to gain. We just need basically the signature of a city official." By the way, this is something I feel is necessary to point out, when we started showing up to city hall, all of a sudden they made city hall an hour earlier. If someone wants to say it's a coincidence, they can. I'm going to say it's because we kept showing up, but . . .

Christopher Mitchell: So is that more difficult for you then? Is that what you're saying?

Ron Placone: Yeah, because it's at 5:00 p.m. now. It used to be at, like, 6:30, and then all of a sudden they were like, it's 5:00 now. And it's like, gee, what happened? And it wasn't just us. I mean, there's been some issues of police brutality in Pasadena. I don't know if you've seen it in the news, so a lot of people were protesting and stuff like that, which probably more of the reason, but so they made city hall and hour earlier. So it'ss part of the reason why I haven't been going much. Now it's really hard to get there.

Christopher Mitchell: How did you have a group of people at your back when you started going to city hall? Because I think this is one of the first questions we get from folks is, I feel like I'm alone in my community — what can I do?

Ron Placone: We announced it on the Jimmy Dore Show.

Christopher Mitchell: Yeah, so that's nice if you have that available.

Ron Placone: Well that is, and I tell people that I want to help any way I can and one of the ways I can is I do have access to some reasonably sizable platforms, not only — and Jimmy's been very supportive of this. He knows it's something I care about a lot. You know, a lot of the net neutrality and municipal broadband content that the show puts out are things I produce, and he's always been supportive of doing those segments. So I do stuff there and then I also do stuff on my own channel, Get Your News On With Ron, which has a lot of information on it. It's not as big, but it has a lot of information on it. And then I also do a collaboration with Mike Figueredo of the Humanist Report, another really good YouTube personality, and he's based up in Portland. The northwest has a lot going on with muni broadband, as you're aware, and so he's kind of, you know, really digging out there. So, we're doing what we can with our platforms to try to amplify this.

Christopher Mitchell: Have you tried doing any in person events? I mean, I know that you're aware of the Broadband and Beers that Fort Collins had done that worked for them and, and we'd like to make that happen nationwide. Just finding the time to try to create that sort of a movement is difficult. But have you tried doing a physical event aside from city council meeting?

Ron Placone: So I have my comedy tour, which is called the Progressive Comedy tour, and I do it with another comedian named Graham Elwood. And it's just a stand up tour. Like, we're both regulars on the Jimmy Dore Show. We both have our own shows — I have Get Your News On With Ron; he has a show called Political Vigilante — and we've been going across the country. And I will say, every single show — and I've always directed people to your website, Chris — every show, there's been at least two or three people that come up to me that said, "Hey, I'm trying to get municipal broadband here."

Christopher Mitchell: Oh that's cool.

Ron Placone: Which is really fricking cool. And so, you know, we've been doing these shows, people have been coming out, and these are people that really want to do something in their community. You know, we're all so busy these days. People are working two and three jobs. It's fricking nuts out there. But still, they're hungry for change and they're hungry to do something. And maybe they heard about Muni broadband from me, and now they're really into it. They're saying, "Yeah, I want to send you stuff," and I'm like, please do. I mean, I think part of the appeal of it is that they're watching me fight for this too in real time, and I've been documenting all of it. You know, like when the city hall happened and they told us, "Oh, we can't afford it. Sorry, here's one case study. Oops," I documented my response. Like, as soon as it was over, I streamed on my channel and I just said, "Gee, I'm glad we got this far, but man, the results were disappointing." Then I showed my response, which, you know, I wanted to show my appreciation that they took the time to do it, but also I feel like this was a little not as thorough as it should have been and I think we need to keep this conversation going. So now I'm trying to get, you know, my city turned onto these resources. So, to make a long answer longer, I think Broadband and Brews is a fantastic idea, and I've been trying to find ways to kind of incorporate the touring I'm doing with different causes. You know, we have different groups show up and table. Veterans for Peace shows up to our shows. PM Press shows up to our shows. The DSA shows up. Movement for a People's Party shows up. If we come out to your area, I would love it if you guys showed up. And we're going to be coming to Minneapolis at some point because it's one of my favorite cities in the world. I just can't come during certain times of the year, Chris, as I'm very fragile. I do not handle snow.

Christopher Mitchell: I have to tell you, my wife and I just saw Demitri Martin last week here, and he made it a part of his act. I think most of the comedians I've probably seen in the winter have some kind of riff about it that they'll do, so you know, it can be helpful.

Ron Placone: Well you guys know how to handle it. I mean, I'll say that. You know, I used to drive around 45 weeks a year, so I certainly have had my share of winter in my lifetime. But I was never worried whenever I was up in the Minnesota area because I knew they knew how to take care of it. I knew those roads were always going to be clear. Now if you get out into the rural Dakotas, which had been there, then it gets a little bit no man's land-y, but . . .

Christopher Mitchell: Well let me bring you back and ask you about — because you're very politically savvy. I mean the groups that you've named, you're involved with Democratic Socialists who have taken an idea that used to be verboten and in turned it into something that a whole movement is operating behind. When it comes to municipal broadband or more largely net neutrality, I feel like there are people and elected officials who are taking this as something that they should be championing, but I'm also seeing from a lot of elected officials a sense that people don't vote on this. You know, people will talk about it, it might motivate them to do some things, but we've not seen an impact at the ballot box. What do you think about that?

Ron Placone: There's a couple of things going on there. First of all, I think that net neutrality is not covered as much as it needs to be, and a lot of cases, it's not necessarily covered honestly. You know, I'll use MSNBC for as an example. They're owned by Comcast. You're not going to find an honest net neutrality piece from them, or at least I sure haven't. So that's part of it. I think another part of it is, people are aware of it when they shine a light on it and then they just think that the battle is over or that we don't have to worry about it anymore. You know, when John Oliver did that segment on net neutrality when we were about to lose it, they crashed the FCC's website because so many people wrote comments.

Christopher Mitchell: Yeah, millions of people.

Ron Placone: And when they actually take an honest poll of it, when it's, like, an issue that's in the blogosphere or news-sphere or whatever you want to call it, about 83+ percent of Americans favor net neutrality all across the political aisle.

Christopher Mitchell: I've seen that too.

Ron Placone: But then what happens is people go, "Well, we haven't really seen any effects yet." And I think the general person isn't necessarily aware of, well you haven't seen any effects yet because we're battling this out in court. You know, when Ajit Pai said, "Hey, the loss of net neutrality is going to bring about more jobs." The only area where he was right about that was when it comes to attorneys because they've been working plenty because they've had plenty of work, either defending net neutrality or defending Ajit Pai's FCC in court, because that's what's been going on. People have just been battling in court. So I think the general person isn't really cognizant of the entire war, metaphorical war, going on around this issue. They just kind of become aware when a battle happens. And I think that's largely the fault of the press. Plus let's be honest, it's not the sexiest issue at face value, you know.

Christopher Mitchell: Let's bring it back to Pasadena. And you're absolutely right. Although I think you going back to 2004, it's wonderful. A lot of people think I've been around since 2013, and so this is a long going issue. Just the fact that most people know what it is now is remarkable. But I wanted to ask you, those kinds of people who aren't paying as close attention, do you think you need to mobilize them to get Pasadena to move forward or is that not necessary to get Pasadena to move forward?

Ron Placone: Oh, I think you need to mobilize as many people as possible because I think this is going to be one of those things. It might take a ballot initiative. It might take an alliance, which involves some people running for office. I think it's going to take a big local push, and one of the things I've been trying to do — you know, I think messaging just really needs to be on par. An organization that I'm really excited about — I mean, I like Free Press a lot. I've been following them for years, pretty much since they started. Fight for the Future I think has really been knocking it out of the park as of recent. I really love what they're doing. And a lot of these organizations are a little more specifically net neutrality focus because they understand that we really need to hold the front lines. The way I like to see it — and I hate to use these war metaphors because I am like one of the biggest passivists I know when it comes to the literal thing. But in the metaphorical world, net neutrality is kind of the battle for the net that we have to win, but muni broadband all across the freaking country, that's the war, so to speak. And that's what we really need to do to win this thing once and for all, and to make sure that the Internet is always going to be the open platform and the medium we know it as. It's going to take city-owned Internet all across the country, and you know, the proof's in the pudding worldwide. I mean all the countries that did this in the first place, they get better speeds than we do, better access than we do, and they usually pay a much cheaper price for it. The countries that did what we did and handed it over to corporate interest and allowed organized duopolies to happen, their access kind of sucks. Look at Australia. So you know, the proof is out there that this is a very important thing and cities that were ahead of the curve, they're kind of celebrated. I mean look at Chattanooga — they're Gig City now. They sniffed this out early on. They've had their municipal service since 2014. They were ahead of the curve. I think that there needs to be some strong messaging there. I'm trying to get #BigCable to really catch on, on social media. I think it's the next important chapter. But you know, there's so much going on right now and it's such a divisive time politically on so many levels, as we know — and we could open that can of worms and be talking all day — that I think a lot of people, they sort of see this as this is kind of something we have to put on the back burner. My perspective is, look, I understand how you might come to that conclusion, but here's the deal. Without an efficient communication vehicle, any other effort we have in this country is futile. We need to have an efficient communication vehicle. Go ask the firefighters in California who got their data throttled while they were fighting a fire how important that is, and it's because of the loss of net neutrality that that was allowed to happen, that Verizon was able to get away with that nonsense.

Christopher Mitchell: Yeah, I think it's worth — I mean, I'm always a little bit touchy about that example because it's not clear that Verizon would have not been able to throttle them, but the important thing is the FCC would have been able to step in and resolve it, which is something that we lost. There's always people who are looking to try and discredit people like you and I if anything is said inelegantly, so I wanted to make sure we nailed that down. Do you have any last thoughts here as we're wrapping up the interview that we didn't get a chance to talk about?

Ron Placone: Well I just want to let people know — I know that your following are other people that are really into these issues. If you're in Southern California or in Pasadena, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. RonPlacone.com is my website. Right now is just kind of an informal task force of me and people that are, you know, usually affiliated with my show in most cases, kind of helping out in any way they can. So please, if you want to get involved directly, please reach out to me.

Christopher Mitchell: You record a live news show, and they can jump in on the comments and talk about muni broadband there. What time do you record usually?

Ron Placone: Mondays through Thursdays, 1 p.m. eastern time / 10 a.m. pacific time. And it's just Get Your News On With Ron. It's just on my YouTube channel, youtube.com/ronplacone. And if you're into, hey, how do I get started in my town, obviously Institute for Local Self-Reliance, you guys provide great, phenomenal resources that I tap into all the time. And also, you know, you can look at my playlist and you can see what I did at my city hall. Some people have asked me for my transcript. I've sent it to everybody that has asked. You know, I'm more than happy to share that if you want it written out or you can watch what I did at my city hall and do it at yours and see what happens. So ronplacone.com, youtube.com/ronplacone, and @ronplacone on Twitter.

Christopher Mitchell: Great. Thanks for coming on. It's great to hear not just that you're doing great things, but that everywhere you go you're finding people that are trying to figure this out.

Ron Placone: I think we're slowly starting to build the movement, Chris. And thank you for doing what you do because I mean, you guys are the backbone. And you guys have been for a long time now, so it is essential what you guys are doing and I look forward to us collaborating more in the future.

Lisa Gonzalez: That was Christopher and Ron Placone, comedian, YouTuber, and broadband advocate. We have transcripts for this and other podcasts available at muninetworks.org/broadbandbits. Email us at podcast@muninetworks.org with your ideas for the show. Follow Chris on Twitter. His handle is @communitynets. Follow muninetworks.org stories on Twitter. The handle is @muninetworks. Subscribe to this podcast and the other podcasts from ILSR, Building Local Power and the Local Energy Rules podcast. You can access them wherever you get your podcasts. Don't miss out on important research from all of our initiatives. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter at ilsr.org, and while you're there, please take a moment to donate. Follow us on Instagram. We're ILSR74. Thank you to Arne Huseby for the song Warm Duck Shuffle, licensed through Creative Commons, and thank you for listening to episode 347 of the Community Broadband Bits podcast.

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          McCollum scores 35 to lead Trail Blazers over Clippers      Cache   Translate Page      

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Portland’s CJ McCollum missed his first seven shots against the Los Angeles Clippers. He got hot though in the second half and cooled off the Clippers. McCollum made 12 of his last 14 shots from the field and finished with 35 points Tuesday night, and the Trail Blazers took control in […]
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Buyers looking for homes in cities like Seattle, San Jose and Oakland this spring will have more negotiating power than they did during previous years, thanks to surging inventory tugging prices down across the western United States. Home sales hit 11-year lows in Southern California and in the San Francisco Bay area in January, and prices in the Denver and Portland areas fell this year for the first time since 2012, according to Bloomberg. And ... [more]
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The Portland Tribune's comprehensive breakdown of games and happenings for March 13 College men's basketball: Oregon vs. Washington State, Pac-12 tournament first-round, Las Vegas, Nev., 8:30 p.m. ... Portland State vs. Weber State, Big Sky tournament quarterfinal, Boise, Idaho, 1:30 p.m. College
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Well said. Tall Firs, and yes, they'll have their second. Just ten straight. Women need to win six, play the first two at home and the next two in Portland most likely. I like the women's chances better. :)
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Climate change protester won in court on ethics defense

 

Ken Ward was one of a handful of climate change protesters who picked up tools, broke into oil pipeline facilities across the United States, and closed the emergency oil valves carrying tar sands oil as a symbolic gesture in October of 2016. Now there’s a documentary about it called “The Reluctant Radical.”

This week’s guests on The RadioActivist are film director and producer Lindsey Grayzel and Ward, who will appear at a screening of the documentary on Wednesday, 7:30 pm at St Phillip the Deacon Episcopal Church, 120 NE Knott St, Portland.

The event is in partnership with 350PDX.

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https://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2017/06/24/sentence-valve-turner-climate-activist-ken-ward-no-more-jail-time

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After a quick stop off in Portland, the Trail Blazers hit the road again for a three-game, six-day road trip starting Tuesday versus the
          Playoff Race Update: Standings, Schedules And Tiebreakers With One Month To Play      Cache   Translate Page      
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PORTLAND STATE SAYS “HECK(LERS) YES!” TO VIGILANTE CENSORSHIP: Last week’s incident where a guy with a cowbell disrupted a College Republicans event for an hour while police did nothing wasn’t even the first time this year that Portland State let hecklers control campus speech. FIRE’s been investigating; my favorite part was when the entire college claimed […]
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I think if I could stomach living in leftiville, I would run for office, and if I won, I would disarm Detective Rodriguez. You know, I have heard that the lefties in Portland Oregon have disarmed some of their scary police too. And Detective Rodriguez seems to think that other citizens should just lay down and willingly take a lead enema, then so should he. His memory should be a shining example to everyone on how to handle such a situation. Geez Louise, leftists are idiots, especially leftists in government.
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ARGFest weekend is almost over, and we had a blast! We sure hope you did too! For those still in Portland, the last event on our schedule is the Stragglers’ Supper at PF Changs, 1139 NW Couch St. Meet up at the restaurant at 6:00! Stragglers’ Supper is presented by The Contingency Foundation.
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Liputan6.com, Jakarta Tahukah kamu, tubuh manusia butuh aktivitas fisik agar berfungsi normal dan mencapai kesehatan jangka panjang yang baik. Salah satu kegiatan olah fisik paling mudah adalah bersepeda.

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1. Menstabilkan Diabetes

Diabetes merupakan penyakit yang berbahaya dan mematikan. Tak hanya orang yang sudah sangat dewasa yang berisiko menderita diabetes, anak muda zaman sekarang juga sangat mungkin terserang risiko diabetes.

Apalagi, jika mereka tidak memiliki pola hidup yang sehat. Nah, manfaat bersepeda ternyata bisa menstabilkan diabetes. Cobalah untuk bersepeda sedikitnya selama 30 menit setiap harinya.

2. Mencegah Risiko Darah Tinggi

Bersepeda adalah aktivitas sehat yang sangat baik dalam mencegah risiko darah tinggi. Manfaat bersepeda juga bisa mengontrol detak jantung, melunturkan lemak dalam tubuh dan memperkuat otot tubuh terutama kaki.

3. Mencegah Risiko Jantung

Selain sangat baik untuk mencegah risiko tekanan darah tinggi, manfaat bersepeda juga untuk bantu mencegah risiko jantung. Bersepeda sedikitnya selama 20 menit setiap harinya akan bantu mengontrol detak jantung, mencegah risiko mudah lelah, dan mencegah obesitas.

4. Menurunkan Risiko Depresi

Bersepeda saat pagi atau sore hari bisa bantu mengurangi stres, depresi serta kecemasan. Manfaat bersepeda ini juga akan meningkatkan kualitas kebahagiaan dan kenyamanan hati.

Manfaat Bersepeda Bagi Tubuh

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5. Meningkatkan kekuatan otak

Olahraga telah berulang kali dikaitkan dapat menyehatkan otak dan pengurangan perubahan kognitif yang dapat membuat kita rentan terhadap demensia di kemudian hari. Sebuah studi 2013 menemukan bahwa selama latihan, aliran darah pengendara sepeda di otak meningkat 28 persen, dan hingga 70 persen di area tertentu.

Tidak hanya itu, manfaat bersepeda membuat di beberapa area aliran darah tetap naik hingga 40 persen bahkan setelah olahraga. Penelitian menyimpulkan bahwa kita harus bersepeda selama 45-60 menit, empat kali seminggu.

6. Mengingkatkan kemampuan seks

Manfaat bersepeda dapat membangun beberapa kelompok otot yang penting. Dr Matthew Forsyth, ahli urologi dan pengendara sepeda dari Portland, Oregon, mengatakan: “Semua otot ini (yang dibentuk saat bersepeda) digunakan selama hubungan seksual. Semakin baik mengembangkan otot-otot ini, hubungan seksual yang lebih lama”

Sebagian besar dari kita tahu bahwa seks adalah hal yang baik, tetapi tidak semua orang tahu bahwa itu sebenarnya juga baik untuk kesehatan secara keseluruhan. Bahkan, seks biasa memang bisa memperpanjang umur.

7. Mengatasi insomnia

Bagi kamu yang mengalami insomnia, manfaat olahraga sepeda dipercaya mengatasi gangguan yang kamu alami. Cobalah bersepeda selama 20-30 menit setiap 2 hari sekali. Dengan begitu waktu tidur kamu akan datang lebih cepat.

Sedangkan, manfaat sepeda di pagi hari ketika matahari yang belum terlalu terik dapat membantu jam biologis kembali normal, serta menyingkirkan hormon kortisol yang dapat menyebabkan insomnia.

8. Menurunkan risiko kanker

Sebuah studi mengungkapkan, bahwa manfaat olahraga sepeda yang bisa didapatkan adalah mengurangi risiko kanker. Studi itu menujukkan bahwa orang yang memiliki tubuh bugar, bahkan di usia tua, berisiko lebih rendah untuk terkena kanker paru dan kanker kolorektal. Studi lain juga menunjukkan bahwa manfaat bersepeda secara teratur dapat mengurangi risiko kanker usus dan payudara.

Cara Memilih Sepeda bagi Wanita

Manfaat Bersepeda (Sumber: istockphoto)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

Tanpa disadari ternyata ada beberapa cara dalam memilih sepeda. Sepeda juga bisa menurunkan manfaat dari bersepeda itu sendiri.

Jadi jangan sampai kamu salah memilih sepeda dan hanya mementingkan gayanya saja. Berikut cara memilih sepeda yang baik untuk kesehatan:

· Sepeda memiliki beberapa ukuran (bahkan untuk pria, wanita, atau anak kecil). Pilih yang sesuai dengan tinggi badan dan panjang kaki kamu.

· Sesuaikan pegangan dengan panjang tangan tangan. Pegangan yang pas dengan panjang tangan bisa menghindarkan kamu dari pegal-pegal di area bahu.

· Jika kamu akan menggunakan sepeda untuk berolahraga dengan jangka waktu lama, pastikan bantalan duduknya memberikan kenyamanan yang maksimal.

· Ada sepeda yang didesain dengan topangan besi yang menukik rendah. Kalau kaki kamu tergolong pendek, sepeda dengan desain ini tergolong ideal untuk digunakan.


          5G Infrastructure Market to Reach $58.17 Bn, Globally, by 2025 at 95.8% CAGR, Says Allied Market Research      Cache   Translate Page      
PORTLAND, Oregon, March 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Allied Market Research published a report, titled, "5G Infrastructure Market by Communication Infrastructure (Small Cell, Macro Cell, Radio Access Network, and Distributed Antenna Network), Network Technology (Software Defined Networking & Network Function Virtualization, Mobile Edge Computing, and Fog Computing), Chipset Type (Application-Specific Integrated Circuit, Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuit, Millimeter Wave Technology Chips, and FPGA), and Application (Automotive, Energy & Utilities, Healthcare, Retail, and Others): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2018-2025." The report provides a detailed analysis of key investment pockets, changing market trends, impacting factors, market size & estimations, and competitive landscape. According to the report, the global 5G infrastructure market garnered $371.4 million in 2017 and is expected to reach $58.17 billion by 2025, registering a CAGR of 95.8% from 2018 to 2025.
          Clippers without Danilo Gallinari fall to the Trail Blazers 125-104      Cache   Translate Page      

There was a stretch of possessions in the third quarter when the Clippers could’ve really have used Danilo Gallinari.

Arguably the team’s best player, Gallinari could’ve helped stifle the Portland Trail Blazers’ momentum as it steadily picked up in the second half. Maybe it would’ve been the calm...


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Serata di conferme: vincono tutte le big

Denver controlla la sfida contro Minnesota e condanna i T’wolves nonostante i 34 punti di Towns, I Bucks battono a domicilio senza grossi problemi i Pelicans. Vittorie più sofferte e combattute del previsto per Indiana e Philadelphia contro New York e Cleveland

LEBRON BATTE I BULLS E NON ABBANDONA LE SPERANZE PLAYOFF

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GALLINARI OUT, CLIPPERS KO. GLI SPURS VINCONO ANCORA


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Gallinari out, Clippers a picco, 6^ in fila Spurs

Nel back-to-back contro i Blazers Doc Rivers lascia a riposo l'azzurro: ne approfittano i Blazers che con 35 punti di C.J. McCollum passano allo Staples. Male Doncic contro gli Spurs: ci sono anche 4 punti di Belinelli nel successo di San Antonio

LEBRON BATTE I BULLS E NON ABBANDONA LE SPERANZE PLAYOFF

I RISULTATI DELLA NOTTE

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RONALDO FA IL FENOMENO, DONCIC RESTA SENZA PAROLE


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LeBron batte i Bulls e crede ancora nei playoff

I Lakers vincono a Chicago in rimonta grazie ai 36 punti e dieci rimbalzi del n°23, che a fine partita lancia un messaggio a compagni e avversari: "Stiamo giocando con le carte che abbiamo, ma fino a quando il mazziere non mescola tutto dobbiamo continuare a lottare"

RONALDO FA IL FENOMENO, DONCIC SENZA PAROLE

I RISULTATI DELLA NOTTE

GALLINARI OUT, CLIPPERS KO. GLI SPURS VINCONO ANCORA

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          LaMarcus Aldridge hints at eventual return to Portland      Cache   Translate Page      
LaMarcus Aldridge dropped a hint at where he would like to end his NBA career. Aldridge spent the first nine seasons of his NBA career with the Portland Trail Blazers after being selected No. 2 overall in the 2006 NBA Draft. During that time, Aldridge established a bond with Damian Lillard, who was drafted in...Read More
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Hay Alguien En Tu Casa, Stephanie Perkins
La Galera


El amor duele. Makani Young pensaba que había dejado su oscuro pasado atrás cuando se fue de Hawái para irse a vivir con su abuela a Nebraska. Lleva un año en su nuevo hogar y tiene nuevos amigos, está bastante adaptada e incluso empieza a sentir algo por el elusivo y misterioso Ollie Larsson. Pero su pasado no ha dejado de perseguirla. La calma se acaba cuando en su instituto empiezan a sucederse horripilantes asesinatos, cada vez más grotescos. Nadie puede descifrar el patrón, nadie sabe quién será el siguiente. Y Makani teme que sus secretos la puedan convertir en víctima o sospechosa. A medida que el terror va aumentando también lo hacen sus sentimientos hacia Ollie. Makani deberá enfrentarse no solo al sádico asesino sino también a todo lo que guarda en su interior. Un libro que no podrás soltar porque quizá te juegas la vida...

Fecha de publicación: 02/05/2018

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Los Asesinatos de Coleraine, Georgina Pérez
Oz Editorial

Una chica sin recuerdos y solo dos semanas para descubrir la verdad…

Hace un año, tres jóvenes desaparecieron en la localidad de Coleraine en las vísperas de Navidad. Aunque sus cuerpos no han aparecido hasta ahora, todas las pruebas apuntan a Gina, una amiga de los chicos. El problema es que ella no recuerda nada de aquella noche.

Cillian Jackson, un joven y reputado psiquiatra, recibe un permiso de quince días para probar un método experimental con Gina y tratar de ayudarla a recordar lo que sucedió. Pero el doctor no esperaba descubrir una verdad tan dolorosa…

Fecha de publicación: 03/05/2018

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Reino Dividido, Joelle Charbonneau
DNX


Los gemelos Carys y Andreus nunca estuvieron destinados a gobernar Edén. Con su hermano mayor en la línea para heredar el trono, el futuro del reino era seguro.

Cuando el rey de Edén y el príncipe heredero son asesinados, Edén necesita desesperadamente un monarca, pero la línea de sucesión ya no está clara. Con un consejo gobernante tratando de ganar poder, Carys y Andreus se enfrentan con una sola opción: tomar parte en un Juicio de Sucesión que determinará cuál de ellos es digno de gobernar el reino. El juicio de sucesión pondrá a prueba sus lazos de confianza y familia. Con su país y sus corazones divididos, Carys y Andreus descubrirán exactamente que tendrán que hacer para ganar la corona.

Fecha de publicación: 07/05/2018

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En 27 Días, Alison Gervais
Libros de Seda

Hadley Jamison se lleva una buena sorpresa cuando se entera de que su compañero de clase, Archer Morales, se ha suicidado. No lo conocía muy bien, era un chico tranquilo y reservado, pero aun así no puede dejar de pensar que podría haber hecho algo para ayudarlo.

En su funeral, un hombre se le acerca: dice que es la Muerte y le ofrece un trato. Si lo acepta, volverá 27 días atrás y tendrá la oportunidad de cambiar lo sucedido. Sin embargo, cuando Hadley acepte el acuerdo, descubrirá por qué Archer estaba solo, y él se dará cuenta de que tener alguien en quien confiar no es tan malo como siempre había creído. No obstante, una serie de incidentes empezarán a separarlos y entonces... ¿estará Hadley preparada para arriesgarlo todo, incluso su propia vida, para evitar la muerte de Archer?

Fecha de publicación: 07/05/2018

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Los Talismanes de Shannara (Las crónicas de Shannara VII)Terry Brooks
Oz Editorial


Tras La reina elfa de Shannara, llega la cuarta entrega de la tetralogía de Los herederos de Shannara, que narra la terrible venganza de Rimmer Dall contra los herederos de Shannara. Además de enviarles los cuatro jinetes (Hambre, Pestilencia, Guerra y Muerte), captura la «magia de la Tierra» e interfiere con sus poderes: Walker Boh tiene problemas para aplicar la magia que ha heredado de Allanon, Wren Ohmsford se enfrenta a graves problemas políticos con los elfos y Par Ohmsford no logra dominar la Espada de Shannara. Finalmente, todos juntos logran derrotar a Rimmer Dall y devolver la «magia de la Tierra» a Shannara.

Fecha de publicación: 09/05/2018

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La Salvaje Delicadeza, Amber J. Keyser
Siruela

Dos jóvenes talentosas luchan por sus sueños en esta intensa novela que revela la presión social para que las mujeres encajen en las convenciones y cumplan con las expectativas de su entorno.

Dawn y Jessie fueron inseparables en su infancia hasta que, de un día para otro, la familia de Dawn decidió mudarse. Casi nueve años después, con diecisiete años, Jessie sigue viviendo en Portland, es bailarina y tiene que alcanzar la perfección para incorporarse a una compañía profesional de danza. Por su parte, Dawn es extremadamente inteligente, está matriculada en un prestigioso programa académico de ciencias online que le garantizará una plaza en la Universidad de Stanford; padece misteriosos desvanecimientos de los que suele despertar lejos de casa, magullada, incapaz de hablar y sin recordar lo sucedido. Nadie, ni los médicos, saben qué le ocurre.

Cuando las chicas retoman el contacto, comparten sus dificultades familiares y crisis personales. Mientras los ataques de Dawn se vuelven cada vez más frecuentes, Jessie cambia su rumbo profesional al interpretar un ballet experimental que la obliga a explorar emociones crudas y salvajes que hasta entonces desconocía.

Fecha de publicación: 09/05/2018

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Batman: Nightwalker (DC ICONS II), Marie Lu
Montena

Antes de ser Batman era Bruce Wayne...

Un adolescente dispuesto a todo por una chica que podría ser su peor enemiga.

LOS NIGHTWALKERS ESTÁN ATERRORIZANDO LA CIUDAD DE GOTHAM.

Tras el saboteo de los sistemas de seguridad en sus mansiones, las élites de la ciudad van cayendo una tras otra hasta quedar atrapadas como presas.

BRUCE WAYNE ES EL SIGUIENTE EN LA LISTA.

Bruce está a punto de cumplir dieciocho años y heredar la fortuna de su familia, los sectores clave de Wayne Industries y todos los aparatos tecnológicos que le apasionan. Pero cuando regresa a casa de su fiesta de cumpleaños, toma una decisión impulsiva y lo sentencian a realizar servicios comunitarios en Arkham Asylum, la infame prisión que alberga a los criminales más temidos de la ciudad.

MADELEINE WALLACE ES UNA ASESINA... Y LA ÚNICA ESPERANZA DE BRUCE.

La reclusa más intrigante en Arkham es Madeleine, una chica brillante vinculada a los Nightwalkers. Una chica que solo querrá hablar con Bruce. Ella es el misterio que Bruce deberá resolver, pero ¿le estará ella confiando sus secretos o solo le dará la información que necesita para poner la ciudad de Gotham a sus pies?

Fecha de publicación: 10/05/2018

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¡Un Año Fuera de Casa! (New York Academy I), Ana Punset
Montena


«Pensar que estoy cruzando el Atlántico para pasar un año entero en Nueva York me ilusiona y me hunde al mismo tiempo. Sí, estoy deseando empezar las clases en la mejor academia de arte del país. Sí, me muero por vivir en una resi en Brooklyn. Pero no, no quiero separarme de mis amigas, ni que piensen que este viaje es una excusa para alejarme de... él.»

#NewYorkAcademy


Gracias a su blog de poesía, a Sofía le han dado una beca para hacer un curso de escritura en una prestigiosa academia americana. Ni más ni menos que en Nueva York. ¡Increíble! Los cambios le dan algo de miedo. Y conocer a gente no es lo que mejor se le da...

Cuando Sofía llega a su nuevo hogar, una residencia para estudiantes, conoce a un montón de chicos y chicas que como ella han sido becados por sus diferentes disciplinas artísticas: baile, fotografía, pintura, interpretación... Sofía todavía no lo sabe, pero sus compañeros de residencia se van a convertir en personas indispensables a lo largo del año que le va a cambiar la vida.

Fecha de publicación: 10/05/2018

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La Cabaña, Natasha Preston
Destino

Un fin de semana de juerga en una cabaña remota es justamente lo que Mackenzie necesita. Quiere divertirse a tope con sus amigos, lejos de los padres y las obligaciones. Pero tras una noche loca dos de ellos mueren… asesinados.

Sin signos de que la puerta haya sido forzada y ningún rastro de forcejeo, las sospechas recaen sobre el grupo de amigos.

Entre ellos solo hay un asesino. Pero ninguno es inocente.




Fecha de publicación: 10/05/2018

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La Cúpula de Hielo, Patricia García Ferrer
Hidra


En un reino asolado por la guerra, Eleaine vive sus días encerrada en un castillo. Sus increíbles poderes suponen un gran peligro, por ello su padre decidió aislarla del mundo junto con el resto de la familia. Mientras su padre libra la guerra en el campo de batalla, la madre de Eleaine decide invitar a una familia noble a su castillo. Eleaine debe fingir normalidad y aceptar unos juegos cortesanos a los que no está acostumbrada.

Pero cuando el temible enemigo de su padre, Ghannan, decide atacar el castillo, Eleaine tendrá que decidir si ocultar sus poderes o utilizarlos para salvar a su familia. La guerra está en su peor momento, y Eleaine tendrá que aceptar su destino como única arma contra el enemigo...

Fecha de publicación: 14/05/2018

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Destinos Divididos (Las marcas de la muerte II), Veronica Roth
Molino

Las vidas de CYRA y AKOS se rigen por los destinos que vaticinaron los oráculos el día de su nacimiento.

Una vez decididos, los destinos son inmutables. AKOS está enamorado de CYRA, a pesar de los designios que aseguran que morirá sirviendo a la familia de la chica.

Cuando el padre de CYRA, Lazmet Noavek, reclama el trono de los shotet, AKOS cree que su final está más cerca que nunca. Mientras Lazmet desata una guerra brutal, CYRA y AKOS están desesperados por detenerlo a cualquier precio.

Para CYRA, eso significa quitarle la vida al hombre que quizá sea su padre. Para AKOS, supone la muerte. Y pronto ambos descubrirán que…

Fecha de publicación: 17/05/2018

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Cuatro Cuentos de Terror y un Relato Abominable, Manuel Jesús Zamora Nevado
SM


Un estudio de televisión con visitas alienígenas, una sesión de hipnotismo de terribles consecuencias, una pesadilla hecha realidad, vampiros modernos, acampadas fantasmales... El terror existe, y está aquí. ¿Serás capaz de soportarlo?








Fecha de publicación: 17/05/2018

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Buenos Días Laia, Inés Cotrell Cerda
SM

Tras la muerte de sus padres, Laila, de 18 años, tiene que hacerse cargo de su hermano pequeño que padece el síndrome de Asperger.

Poco a poco, Laila irá comprendiendo la forma de entender el mundo de su hermano, para poder encontrar juntos su lugar en un mundo que no tolera bien la diferencia.







Fecha de publicación: 17/05/2018

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Los Ojos del Lobo (reedición), Care Santos
SM


El primer golpe te aturde, el segundo te ciega. Cuando miras a los ojos del lobo no hay vuelta atrás. Ya no puedes escapar. Vuelves de una fiesta. Es de noche. Sientes un coche que circula despacio, acechándote. Tu madre te llama al móvil. Es lo último que sabe de ti. Tus vecinos, tus amigos y tu familia inician una búsqueda desesperada y angustiosa, que pondrá a cada uno en contacto con sus propios miedos, esperanzas y contradicciones.







Fecha de publicación: 17/05/2018


          McCollum dreht im Schlussviertel auf und beendet Clippers-Serie      Cache   Translate Page      
23 Punkte im Schlussviertel, 35 Punkte insgesamt - Portlands C.J. McCollum war glänzend aufgelegt beim 125:104 gegen die Clippers. Damit endete die Fünf-Spiele-Siegesserie der Clippers, bei denen Lou Williams mit 18 Punkten, natürlich von der Bank kommend, Normalform erreichte.
          Record-setting Williams leads Clippers vs. Blazers      Cache   Translate Page      
Lou Williams has scored more points off the bench than any player in NBA history. The explosive guard looks to add to his record total when the Los Angeles Clippers host the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night. Williams poured in 34 points on 14-of-20 shooting Monday night in Los Angeles' 140
          Clippers without Danilo Gallinari fall to the Trail Blazers 125-104      Cache   Translate Page      

There was a stretch of possessions in the third quarter when the Clippers could’ve really have used Danilo Gallinari.

Arguably the team’s best player, Gallinari could’ve helped stifle the Portland Trail Blazers’ momentum as it steadily picked up in the second half. Maybe it would’ve been the calm...


          Audiologist - Fagan Center for Audiology - Portland, ME      Cache   Translate Page      
Please submit your resume to Mark Drahn at Audigy*. Fagan Center for Audiology, Portland, Maine*....
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The successful candidate will work in partnership with the Store Manager and Assistant Manager’s to set directives, train and maintain the visual standards for...
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The Youth Activity Worker will assist in the delivery of the summer program for children, youth and families within the North Leeds area....
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Participate in the promotion of Centre activities utilizing social media strategies. The Summer Student will support client centered care for clients of Country...
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          Foodfort: Chef Bonnie Morales Dishes Up a Taste of the Former Soviet Union      Cache   Translate Page      
In addition to the Eastern European dishes, "A Night at Kachka" diners can expect plenty of Russia's signature booze: vodka. Portland, Oregon-based Chef Bonnie Morales doesn't believe in culinary training wheels, particularly when it comes to the upscale Russian-style cuisine she'll bring to Foodfort, the tastiest branch of Treefort Music Festival, this year. To explain her philosophy, she told the story of a dish called "Herring 'Under a Fur Coat'" that she serves at her award-laden Portland restaurant, Kachka. "The reason I never wanted to put that on the menu, at least not to start, is that I thought it would be too ostracizing. It's a layered salad with herring, and herring isn't the easiest thing for people who are uninitiated to get into, and so I just thought it would scare people off," Morales explained. When the dish ended up on the menu, it quickly proved her wrong, racking up rave reviews and landing on lists like Willamette Week's "12 Wonder of Portland Food" and Eater's "Portland's 17 Most Iconic Dishes." "That to me was sort of a lesson for how I shouldn't take what people are going to like or not like for granted, or make judgements for other people," Morales said. "I think the lesson there is to just put it out there and see and let people make that decision for themselves, and don't dumb it down." That strategy has served her well. Since opening Kachka in 2014, Morales, a first-generation American whose parents hailed from Belarus (her maiden name was Frumkin), has garnered James Beard nominations for both herself and her restaurant, among other accolades. Despite her reputation as one of the Northwest's culinary giants, she's still happy to load up her car with pre-prepped dumplings, rabbit and pumpernickel for the 6-and-a-half-hour slog to Boise, where she'll present a four-course dinner at the Basque Center at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, to kick off Foodfort 2019. The dinner is called "A Night at Kachka," so it's only fitting that Morales will pull dishes from the Kachka menu. They'll be served more formally than they would be at the restaurant, but the spirit of zakuski, a Russian term for a family-style table covered with hors d'oeuvres and vodka, will remain. "These dishes are all from different parts of the former Soviet Union," Morales said of the Foodfort menu. "...That wasn't intentional, but it just kind of happened naturally. And that's kind of how I grew up eating, just this very varied, sort of multicultural…
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          How the Slang Language Is Driving You Insane Without You Even Knowing      Cache   Translate Page      
Today, we all use the slang language in our daily lives. But have you ever wondered how it affects your perception? When I returned from Germany the second time at age 18, I was running around the streets of Portland Oregon. On the way back from the skate park one day, I crossed paths with [...]

          Book Review: Alyssa Mastromonaco's So Here’s the Thing… Is a Listicle Book with Some Smart Ideas      Cache   Translate Page      
by Suzette Smith
Heres my copy. Every one of those sticky notes represents something I thought was interesting.
Here's my copy. Every one of those sticky notes represents something I thought was interesting.

Alyssa Mastromonaco is a former Obama White House staffer (Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations), a favorite, recurring Pod Save America and Lovett or Leave It podcast guest, and a co-host of Crooked Media's Hysteria! podcast. Since the Obama White House, she’s worked for Vice Media, A&E, and most recently as a “super volunteer” for the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL).

Everyone within arm's reach, for the past two weeks, has had to deal with me chiming in, “You know what Alyssa Mastromonaco says about that...” because Mastromonaco has a new book out and I love it. It’s a follow up to her 2017 Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? which featured a timeless cover photo of Mastromonaco and President Obama trying to share a first class plane seat. This new work So Here's the Thing... Notes on Growing Up, Getting Older, and Trusting Your Gut is an delightful, digestible nosh of useful tips from Mastromonaco's long career in politics. Here are a few things I loved about the book:

Listicle Book: Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? played around with short, readable anecdote format, but So Here's the Thing... cranks that up into full listicle book classification. Attempting this format is not for the faint of heart, but Mastromonaco's writing style—a hybrid of conversational yet organized—thrives in it. The book is like a personable note became a book (and the note was written by Alyssa Mastromonaco). "Most Played Songs on My iPhone as of 8/6/18" is a pretty bold move (I would not have the courage). I could have used "Things You Should Never Say to or Around Your Boss" about ten years ago.

Life Lessons, They're in Here: So Here's the Thing... has a whole chapter dedicated to dissuading readers from asking Mastromonaco how to be her by the time they're 35, but the book still offers tons of useful advice. How do you take a quick shower? How do you express feelings without taking them out on your employees? How do you avoid mistakes while traveling? "It's impossible to avoid messing up while traveling," Mastromonaco says, but then she offers a few tips anyway—and tells a story about trying to hide her jeans from the Queen.

Getting the Eggs Test: Mastromonaco doesn’t call it the eggs test. She says "I persuaded my beloved gyno to give me an AMH test, which measures the quantity (not quality!) of eggs you're working with." Mastromonaco is thinking about whether she wants to try to have biological children and there's a lot to unpack in her doctor's reluctance to tell her what her personal fertility looks like. But she persists because she's Alyssa-fucking-Mastromonaco!

She Recommends a Vape: Which vape? You'll have to read the book!

Mastromonaco appears and discusses So Here's the Thing... tonight with OH, ACTUALLY ME (last minute change), Tues March 12, 7 pm, Powell's Cedar Hills, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, free

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          Bureau of Transportation Wants Funding to Fix Poorly Lit East Portland Streets      Cache   Translate Page      
by Blair Stenvick
Poor lighting on and east of 82nd Ave, shown here, makes commuting in East Portland more dangerous.
Poor lighting on and east of 82nd Ave, shown here, makes commuting in East Portland more dangerous. CITY OF PORTLAND

Many major roads in East Portland have dangerously poor lighting compared to the rest of the city, leaving those who use them more susceptible to injuries and fatalities. The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is asking for funding in the next budget cycle to address this disparity.

PBOT has identified a “crash network” of major roads throughout the city where the majority of traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities occur. According to a PBOT presentation during a city council budget work session Tuesday, virtually all the high-crash roads west of E 82nd Avenue have adequate street lighting, while only 23 percent of high-crash streets east of 82nd—where many low-income residents and people of color call home—have adequate lighting, according to PBOT’s requested budget. Another way to look at it: Twenty-five miles of high-crash roads east of 82nd Ave. currently lack sufficient lighting.

PBOT estimates that fixing all of East Portland’s street lighting issues would cost the city about $12 million. For this year' budget cycle, the bureau is only asking the city for $500,000 to fix lighting on SE Stark between 148th and 162nd, one of the city's most dangerous stretches.

“We are looking for money to improve street lighting on the most dangerous stretches of road,” said Chris Warner, PBOT's director, at Tuesday's work session. “With better lighting, we can make it safe for pedestrians and bicyclists—those are really two of the most vulnerable groups in our streets.”

In its analysis, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recommended that city council consider PBOT’s request, but also noted that it could interfere with a Bureau of Planning and Sustainability project to reduce light pollution in Portland.

This project would further the efforts of PBOT's Vision Zero campaign to reduce traffic injuries and fatalities in Portland. But instead of relying on the $1.5 million in cannabis tax revenue the bureau receives to fund Vision Zero, PBOT is asking for the one-time expense to be covered by the city's general fund.

At Tuesday’s meeting, Commissioner Amanda Fritz questioned why PBOT needs to request money from the city’s general fund for this project, rather than prioritize it as part of the bureau’s regular $223 million discretionary budget, or as part of the Vision Zero cannabis revenue budget.

“Why not prioritize from your existing money, since people are dying and there’s only street lights on one side of the street?” Fritz asked Warner.

Warner answered that in order to pay for the street light project using its own budget, PBOT would have to cut funding from another project.

Mayor Ted Wheeler will release his proposed city budget in May. City council budget work sessions will continue through the next several weeks.

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          Proud Boy Arrested in Multnomah County for June Assault      Cache   Translate Page      
by Alex Zielinski
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Multnomah County Sheriffs Office has arrested 23-year-old Donovon Flippo, a member of the Proud Boys, for an alleged June 2018 assault in Portland.

Flippo was charged as a defendant in a February 27 grand jury ruling alongside Tusitala "Tiny" Toese, a 22-year-old member of Vancouver, WA's Patriot Prayer, an alt-right group whose members regularly overlap with the Proud Boys.

The county has yet to arrest Toese who, according to his social media accounts, appears to be visiting family in American Samoa.

Flippo and Toese are charged with assaulting 34-year-old Tim Ledwith on June 8, days after a violent Patriot Prayer protest in downtown Portland.

Ledwith, who was interviewed by the Guardian following the incident, said he was walking in Northwest Portland when a passenger in a black truck yelled pro-Trump phrases out the window. Ledwith said he cursed back at the truck, prompted the driver to pull over.

Toese and Flippo jumped out, and allegedly punched Ledwith in the face, causing several cuts that required stitches. The indictment charges both Flippo and Toese with assault in the third degree (a felony) and assault and fourth degree (a misdemeanor). Flippo's total bail is $7,500. Flippo is scheduled to face his charges tomorrow morning at the Mutnomah County Justice Center.

This is the second time Toese's been charged for assaulting someone with little provocation.

In December 2017, Toese punched a protester who flipped him off, and was sentenced to 12 months probation. In February, a Multnomah County judge issued a warrant for Toese's arrest in early February for violating the rules of his probation.

That means Multnomah County now has two warrants out for Toese's arrest. A spokesperson for the District Attorney's office wouldn't comment on the status of that warrant.

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          Straight Boy Takes the Plunger      Cache   Translate Page      
Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage
Originally publshed October 22, 2009.

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I'm a straight teenage male, but I can't climax unless I am stimulating my anus or rectum. I use various objects like cucumbers. The reason I don't buy a toy is that I live in a very religious household and my parents would disown me if they found a sex toy in my room.

I take a toilet plunger and wrap the handle with toilet paper and tissues. Then I take a plastic bag and put it over the top. After that, I wrap a rubber band around the bottom part of the bag so it can't slide off, lube it up, and fuck away! I really like this: I can put the suction part on the floor, sit on the handle part, and basically ride it while I use my hands to stroke my dick/balls.

I know you're thinking, "Gross! Do you realize that thing's been in the toilet?!" But I sterilize the handle with Lysol, then put soap on it before wrapping it with toilet paper. I also put disinfectant on the plastic bag, then wash it off with water. After I'm done, I put more disinfectant/­soap on the handle and wash it off so people who are using the plunger for its normal use don't get my ass germs. I've been doing this for about five years and haven't felt any bad symptoms except the occasional trace bleeding (I think due to not enough lube—or it may be due to the ridges of the bag). A few times I actually bled a lot (about the same amount as a medium cut on your finger) for two or three days, but I didn't feel it in my butt and only knew that I was bleeding when I took a shit.

Are homemade dildos a bad idea? Am I putting my family at risk by getting my ass germs on the plunger?

Always Nervous Until Sanitized

For the love of God, ANUS, get your hands and ass on an actual sex toy—they make dildos with suction-cup bases—before you do some real damage to yourself. Your 10-step toilet-plunger-into-anal-sex-toy plan is ingenious, I'll admit, and your concern for the health of your family is touching. But given a choice between explaining your masturbatory routine to your parents because they found a dildo in your room or explaining it to them because you wound up in an emergency room because your luck ran out and the bleeding didn't stop, ANUS, I hope you would opt for the former.

If you're worried about the repercussions of discovery—such as being disowned—then hide the dildo someplace other than your room. Got siblings? Hide your dildo in the room of your least favorite. If you're an only child, find a beat-up-looking box, a couple of porn magazines that predate your family's tenure in your home, and hide the box with the dildo and old mags in the crawl space or a drop ceiling or the rafters. If your folks find it, they'll think it belonged to some perverted previous owner or tenant, not to their straight-but-needs-anal-stimulation-to-climax son.

A word to my fellow parents: If you find a penetration toy hidden in your child's room—why were you snooping?—do not freak the fuck out, do not disown your kid, and do not discard the toy. Your child probably went to great lengths to obtain that toy—teenagers can't just walk into sex shops—and he or she probably didn't decide to run the risks of obtaining and concealing a sex toy until he or she had a bad experience with an improvised sex toy, e.g., plunger-related rectal bleeding, difficulty retrieving a cucumber from the vaginal canal. If you make a scene and take the toy, your child may not acquire another—but your child's experiments with insertion will continue. He or she will just go back to using produce (swiped from the fridge for use, then returned to the fridge after use) or plunger handles or worse.

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          Hey non-profits, stop being pricks      Cache   Translate Page      
by Anonymous

Dear non-profits of Portland,

As a non-profit professional, I value what you do and align myself with your tenets and general practices. But as a non-profit professional who has been actively seeking a job for the last six months, I take offense. Not for the fact that you haven’t hired me, but in the manner you have treated me (and likely hundreds of others in this city).

Most people who apply for work at non-profits do so, at least in part, because they believe in what you do and what you stand for. They are willing to work for less … just to work with YOU. These are people who like you already, maybe even admire you. But when you treat job applicants like invisible nothings - by not responding to applications, by not following up in a timely fashion, by not replying to inquiries for feedback, or by not even announcing that a job is finally filled - you leave earnest, eager applicants hanging. You passively dis your established allies through your indifference and you degrade our ever-hopeful job search even more.

There’s no pattern to who treats people well and who does not. Resources don’t seem to matter. Small organizations with tiny annual budgets have treated me with generosity and respect, while multi-million-dollar organizations with lots of staff and resources have not (more the norm). Many organizations just don’t get back to us at all, even after we follow up, allowing us to assume your rejection rather than stating it clearly.

We need organizations to believe in and we need to believe it’s possible to be good, do good, and still do business. Please stop proving that you don’t stand for that. Treat people better. That’s supposed to be part of your agenda.

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          Pickathon Adds Phil Lesh, Karma Rivera, Reptaliens, and More to Its 2019 Lineup      Cache   Translate Page      
by Ciara Dolan
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This morning, Pickathon added several acts to its 2019 lineup, and it's quite a mixed bag. The biggest announcement is that Phil Lesh—the Grateful Dead's now-septuagenarian bass player—and his Terrapin Family Band will headline Thursday at the Mount Hood Stage, and will play again Friday at the Woods Stage. Bringing in a jam band god like Lesh and the Deadhead crowd he draws could slightly alter the flavor of Pickathon this year.

Additions I'm excited about: Portland rapper Karma Rivera, the psych-pop weirdos of Reptaliens, and Canadian folksinger Ora Cogan, whose voice channels Hope Sandoval and Karen Dalton over shrieking, orchestral strings on her latest album, 2017's Crickets. Also, the Richard Swift Hex Band—a tribute to the late Oregon musician and his final album, The Hex, released posthumously last September. A press release says the band will include "Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado, Dr. Dog’s Eric Slick, and Portland's very own Pure Bathing Culture," as well as other special guests.

Names I didn't recognize but, after some Googling, am excited to see: Self-described "beat scientist" Makaya McCraven, whose 2018 record Universal Beings is like a waking dream (especially the track "Mantra," which conjures '50s jazz harpist Dorothy Ashby); Altin Gün, a Turkish psychedelic funk band; straightforward Austin country-bluegrass band the Tender Things; Canadian singer/songwriter Dan Mangan; Ibibio Sound Machine, a London-based disco-pop group led by the enigmatic Eno Williams, who sings in both English and the Nigerian language of Ibibio; and Appalachian folk duo Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno.

A name I didn't recognize and was honestly pretty afraid to Google: Viagra Boys, a Swedish punk band with a song called "Sports" that lists a few sports, as well as some things that most certainly are not sports (example: "Baseball/Basketball/Wiener dog/Short-shorts/Cigarette").

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          The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day: The Heavy-Breathing Yogi      Cache   Translate Page      
by Wm. Steven Humphrey
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If you think that everyone who practices yoga is a meditative, calm person who is one with the universe, think again! They get just as pissed with the world as the rest of us, and as an example, check out this submission to the I, Anonymous Blog titled, "Fuck Your Ujjayi Breath."

To the “yogi” at every yoga studio ever, shut the fuck up with your Ujjayi breath. Nobody wants to hear your labored Darth Vader breathing while trying to Zen out. Contrary to what you might have been told/taught/observed, you do not need to project your strained throat sounds across time and space (no really, Google it.) I’m trying to get my meditation on, but my eyes are too busy rolling into the back of my head. Do us all a favor and worry less about perfecting your Downward Dog and instead focus your attention on shutting the hell up!

Got an enlightened rant or confession? Drop it off in the I, Anonymous Blog which is kind of like the "Ujjayi breath" of the internet. Or not. Actually, I have no experience with it. Thanks! Bye!

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          Portland Highball 2019: $5 Cocktails West of the River      Cache   Translate Page      
by Mercury Promotions
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It's time for... the Portland Mercury's HIGHBALL!
It's cold and dark and windy, and spring feels very far away. But before you entirely lose your will to live, know that there's light on the horizon: The Portland Mercury’s HIGHBALL!

Along with our pals at Jim Beam and Portland Beverage, the Mercury has teamed up with 50 of Portland’s favorite bars and restaurants—each of which has created a one-of-a-kind, specially crafted cocktail just for Highball! And during Highball, each of those one-of-a-kind, specially crafted cocktails can be yours for a mere $5!

CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE $5 COCKTAILS YOU CAN DRINK FROM MARCH 18-24!

Here's a map of all of the Highball locations:

Here are all the drinks you can get west of the Willamette:

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PBJ's Grilled French Toast Cocktail


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Low Brow Lounge Thick Love


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Tilt Pearl District Electric Ladyland


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Bluehour Sage Advice


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Avid Cider and Kitchen Angry Gardener: Thyme to Smash a Shrub


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Quality Bar El Padrino


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Saucebox Traitors End Swizzle


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Valentines Old Fashioned Rose


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Tryst Carnelian


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Outrage eSports Bar Cruzan' Defuser


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Bacchus Bar Follow Me Sunshine


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Jackknife PB&J


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HopCity Tavern Fly Away with Me


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Suki's Bar Sailor's Delight


RSVP to the Highball Facebook event for updates!

Click here for Portland's most comprehensive Food & Drink Calendar.

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          Support Engineer - MemSQL - Portland, OR      Cache   Translate Page      
Ticket triage, escalation, and reporting business metrics back to the organization. MemSQL is trusted by customers including Uber, Akamai, Dell EMC, Samsung,...
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          Morning Coffee – Wed, Mar 13      Cache   Translate Page      

48-20; Ibaka out three games for missing three punches As contenders stumble, is ‘flipping the switch’ a choice for the Warriors, Celtics and Raptors? – CBSSports.com “There’s 82 games and for me these are just practices,” Leonard told reporters after hitting a game-winning shot against the Portland Trail Blazers recently, via TSN’s Josh Lewenberg. “And […]

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          Basket - NBA - NBA : les Denver Nuggets et les Portland Trail Blazers se régalent      Cache   Translate Page      
Grâce à des performances offensives abouties, les Denver Nuggets,...
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OR-Portland, Bookkeeper – Portland, OR The Ackerly at Timberland is now looking for a Bookkeeper to join the team! The Ackerly at Timberland is a Leisure Care managed retirement community, located on the border of Beaverton and Northwest Portland between Cedar Mill and Cedar Hills. It is part of the 105-acre Timberland master-planned community. It features 147 apartments of Independent Living, Assisted Living,
          Regional Sales Manager - Pacific Northwest - Seattle area      Cache   Translate Page      
IL-Niles, Regional Sales Manager – Pacific Northwest: (Seattle or Portland target areas) Headquarters in Niles, IL Luminii; North Side Chicago, IL is a specification-grade LED lighting manufacturer that delivers innovative products and simple solutions. We’re fully dedicated to our clients and their project success from specification through installation. We’re looking for passionate and dedicated professio
          Committee members want end to clear-cutting near trail      Cache   Translate Page      
CZ Trail committee members disagree over how to balance recreation and safety

Members of a recently convened Crown Zellerbach Trail advisory committee say the former logging road turned public trail has the potential to bolster Columbia County's tourism economy and be the crown jewel of recreation in Oregon. But some say ...

          Wednesday sports events      Cache   Translate Page      
The Portland Tribune's comprehensive breakdown of games and happenings for March 13

College men's basketball: Oregon vs. Washington State, Pac-12 tournament first-round, Las Vegas, Nev., 8:30 p.m. ... Portland State vs. Weber State, Big Sky tournament quarterfinal, Boise, Idaho, 1:30 p.m.

College women's basketball: Portland State (if win Tuesday) vs. Idaho, ...

          Wednesday TV, radio      Cache   Translate Page      
The Portland Tribune's comprehensive breakdown of games and happenings on the air locally on March 13

College men's basketball: Pac-12 tournament first-round games, Las Vegas — USC vs. Arizona, noon, Colorado vs. California, 2:30 p.m., UCLA vs. Stanford, 6 p.m., Oregon vs. Washington State, 8:30 p.m., Pac-12 Network ... Clemson vs. N.C. ...

          Planners fine-tune details for SW Corridor MAX line       Cache   Translate Page      
Light-rail route over complex Crossroads intersection in Southwest Portland could raze 25 businesses, 200 jobs.

The prospective 12-mile Southwest Corridor MAX line that may someday connect downtown Portland, Tigard and Tualatin would travel along an elevated bridge when trains reach the "complicated" intersection called the Crossroads at Southwest Barbur Boulevard and ...

          Fall back? Nope. Oregonians want to dump daylight saving time switch      Cache   Translate Page      
Bill to end Oregon's clock-changing ways makes sense for 'grumpy, tired' population.

Whether they're for standard time or daylight saving time, Oregonians are tired of changing their clocks twice every year. That's the message state senators considering a time change in Oregon received this week.

More than 50 people submitted written ...

          TriMet tests multimodal trip planner      Cache   Translate Page      
Regional trnasit agency partners with ride-sharing and bike rental services to allow travelers to get around the region better.

TriMet is seeking rider feedback on a new trip planner that will make it easier for people to get around the region.

The updated version of the agency's online trip planner ...

          Waste-burning firm spreads money chasing carbon cap exemption      Cache   Translate Page      
Firm's special legislative deal on waste burning may be unraveling under scrutiny

The company that operates the Brooks garbage-burning facility contributed more than $20,000 in campaign contributions last fall ahead of getting favorable legislation that would spare it from Oregon's sweeping carbon pricing legislation and provide it additional special treatment. ...

          Police body camera hearing delayed      Cache   Translate Page      
Thursday City Council meeting is cancelled, postponing hearing on potentially controversial pilot project funding.

A City Council hearing scheduled for Thursday on a police body camera pilot project was cancelled late Tuesday.

Mayor Ted Wheeler's office said there seemed to be a lot of confusion surrounding the request for proposals to ...

          Infill plan narrowly approved by planning commission      Cache   Translate Page      
5-to-4 vote send constroversial residential density plan to the City Council for a vote this summer.

In a surprisingly close vote, Portland's appointed Planning and Sustainability Commission approved the current recommendations of the Residential Infill Project on Tuesday.

The vote sends the controversial proposal to rezone most of the city's single-family ...

          Help Wanted - Gandhi Indian Restaurant - Portland, OR      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Client Relationship Manager - Portland - CoStar Group - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Foodfort: Chef Bonnie Morales Dishes Up a Taste of the Former Soviet Union      Cache   Translate Page      
In addition to the Eastern European dishes, "A Night at Kachka" diners can expect plenty of Russia's signature booze: vodka. Portland, Oregon-based Chef Bonnie Morales doesn't believe in culinary training wheels, particularly when it comes to the upscale Russian-style cuisine she'll bring to Foodfort, the tastiest branch of Treefort Music Festival, this year. To explain her philosophy, she told the story of a dish called "Herring 'Under a Fur Coat'" that she serves at her award-laden Portland restaurant, Kachka. "The reason I never wanted to put that on the menu, at least not to start, is that I thought it would be too ostracizing. It's a layered salad with herring, and herring isn't the easiest thing for people who are uninitiated to get into, and so I just thought it would scare people off," Morales explained. When the dish ended up on the menu, it quickly proved her wrong, racking up rave reviews and landing on lists like Willamette Week's "12 Wonder of Portland Food" and Eater's "Portland's 17 Most Iconic Dishes." "That to me was sort of a lesson for how I shouldn't take what people are going to like or not like for granted, or make judgements for other people," Morales said. "I think the lesson there is to just put it out there and see and let people make that decision for themselves, and don't dumb it down." That strategy has served her well. Since opening Kachka in 2014, Morales, a first-generation American whose parents hailed from Belarus (her maiden name was Frumkin), has garnered James Beard nominations for both herself and her restaurant, among other accolades. Despite her reputation as one of the Northwest's culinary giants, she's still happy to load up her car with pre-prepped dumplings, rabbit and pumpernickel for the 6-and-a-half-hour slog to Boise, where she'll present a four-course dinner at the Basque Center at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, to kick off Foodfort 2019. The dinner is called "A Night at Kachka," so it's only fitting that Morales will pull dishes from the Kachka menu. They'll be served more formally than they would be at the restaurant, but the spirit of zakuski, a Russian term for a family-style table covered with hors d'oeuvres and vodka, will remain. "These dishes are all from different parts of the former Soviet Union," Morales said of the Foodfort menu. "...That wasn't intentional, but it just kind of happened naturally. And that's kind of how I grew up eating, just this very varied, sort of multicultural…
          Football: Portland ready for cup clash with Deans      Cache   Translate Page      
PORTLAND United’s Sydenhams Football League Cup semi-final clash at home against Horndean “is massive” for the Blues, says boss Brendon King.
          Date #20: Not a Moment Too Soon      Cache   Translate Page      

The final date of my experiment was to be a momentous one. I was to take my date, Clark, to Live Wire!; a local vaudevillian radio show which occurs monthly at the Aladdin Theatre and airs on OPB. The people who run the show offered us a dinner beforehand at a little place across the street called Tastebud Farm and the opportunity to read our first date Haikus during the second part of the show. I was a bit tentative because one of my previous dates had set this opportunity up for me, and I was feeling a bit guilty because I had not behaved in a sane manner in my dealings with him. Additionally, I was filled with feelings of excitement and remorse about this, my final date. I was very happy to be close to being finished and also a little sad that it was ending. My experiment had been like a close friend over the past several months, and the work it provided me would be missed. I was already trying to come up with something else to write about, but had to this point come up empty.
It was a very warm and beautiful Friday, and Clark and I had decided to meet a bit before dinner in order to alleviate some of the nervousness we were both feeling. Of course, I arrived even earlier to freshen up, but found that I had left my wallet at work. I knew that the show was paying for everything, but I felt like I should have money and ID with me just in case something came up. I called a friend of mine at work, asked if she would bring me my wallet, and she happily agreed. While I waited in front of the restaurant for her to bring it by, a bunch of police showed up with dogs. Walking up and down the street in their dark uniforms, they all looked very uncomfortable and serious in the heat, and I wondered briefly if I should be worried, but instead just made a mental note to hit the deck if I heard gun shots or explosions.
My date showed up before my friend did with my wallet, so we had a very pleasant introductory conversation before we actually went in to the restaurant. About ten minutes later, my friend showed up with my wallet, and smiling, wished me luck as she drove off in her purple Camaro. I think almost anyone would agree that a person who would go out of her way to bring you your wallet on a Friday afternoon is a very good friend to have.
Once Clark and I sat down and ordered, we had a chance to talk and relax a bit, but I found myself distracted by his earnest demeanor. He was so attentive and so focused on me, it made me a bit nervous, which of course made me call into question my whole idea of what I think a good date should be. Ironically, it created a situation where I was a bit more distracted than usual with the inner dialogue I was having with myself about how fucked up I am about whether a guy is paying too much attention to me, meanwhile not paying enough attention to the guy who was conversing with me in earnest. Even after 20 dates, I had still not perfected, (or even close to perfected), my dating skills.
Clark was wearing a purple undershirt which showed just a little bit above the collar of the green button down shirt he was wearing, and I think he might have had a purple handkerchief in the pocket of his shirt, but I can’t be sure. He looked a little bit like the actor Jeremy Northam, but without the annoying English mannerism that makes you wonder just how many statements a person can conceivably turn into questions. Clarkalso had curly Brown hair, a very nice smile, and a very fit body; all in all, a pretty good looking guy.
Early in to the conversation he told me that he made maps for a living, so I asked him if anyone ever sang the map maker song to him. He of course said no, so I then began singing the map maker song to the tune of the Matchmaker song from Fiddler on the Roof. He laughed and then corrected me, telling me what the actual words were. It is always such a shame when someone mistakes my humor for ignorance.
Clark was also big into bike riding, and asked a bunch of questions about my bike. It was difficult for me to answer however because my wasband was the one who got me into the whole bike thing and had built my bike for me, so I know very little about my or any other bike. Bike guys are always really disappointed when I tell them I would rather do something besides ride my bike for a date, but I figure, I ride my bike to and from work every day, I rode my bike to get to the date, why would I then get right back on it while on the date? The novelty has long gone out of it and you might just as well be asking me if I would like to do something like take a car ride for fun.  Oh, yeah, that was date number five.
The food at Tastebud Farm was very good; we had a wood fired pizza with Mascarpone cheese and Peaches on it, and to top it off, a very nice bottle of white wine. The wait staff was also great, our server was interested in my experiment and when I told her that I was looking for something else to write about, she suggested I write about riding different Portland City bus lines from one end to the other each week. I considered it briefly, there are some crazies on the busses, but I decided against it, anticipating the exhaustion that would come from a single bus ride across town.

Soon enough it was time to go to Live Wire, so we made our way across the street and into the Aladdin. As we walked in, I noticed several people dressed as Pirates, which I thought was strange until I remembered that Captain Bogg and Salty, the Pirate band, was playing during the show that night. I don’t get Pirate culture, and thusly do not appreciate it. This is mostly because I used to live near Cathedral Park and for one or two days every summer, the place was overrun with Pirate families doing Pirate things in a very Pirate-y manner. Why? I don’t really know. It seems like the whole Pirate thing is a one liner, but then again, I have never stopped to ask because I don’t care.
As Clark and I made our way into the seating area of the theatre, we looked around to find someone who could tell us what we were supposed to do. This was when someone mentioned the name “Firiel”, a name which rhymes with cereal, and because of its unique nature, indicated to me that I knew yet another person on the Live Wire production crew in a strange and slightly uncomfortable way. Firiel was the ex-girlfriend of an old fuck buddy I had when I was in art school, who also happened to be my roommate. They met while he and I were active, and our “relationship” ended when they started dating. There had been no hard feelings, I liked Firiel very much. I just began to wonder if I might need to move to a new town because of all of the strange ways I was running into people from my past.
After we were told what to do, we sat down and talked a bit until the show started. Of course, the show kept us from talking for the next three hours, so realistically, not the best idea for a first date, but the show was great and I could tell that Clark was having a good time. We were both a bit nervous about our Haikus, but it was pretty easy to forget about them. The host, Courtney Hameister, was hysterical and the musicians (even the pirate band) were awesome. Additionally, the author on the show, Jessica Anthony, read a bit of her work which prompted me to buy her book, The Convalescent, the next time I had the money to do so.
By the time we got up on stage, I was pretty tired. We waited in the wings for roughly 15 minutes while Courtenay interviewed Angus Maclane, animator for Wall-E and Up. He was very funny, which was great, because it helped distract me from the fact that I was about to go on stage and read a mediocre Haiku to what seemed to be an educated audience. I had written three Haikus and taken a line from each one to make the one I would read. All in all, not the best Haiku, but I was exhausted:
Socially awkward
You are not a complete tool
I date way too much

Clark wrote something about being on Live Wire being a time to applaud. Before I read my Haiku, Courtenay introduced me and asked me a few questions about my experiment. I read my Haiku, then, a very strange thing happened. A huge painting fell on the head of the guy I had dated earlier in the experiment. He had been sitting on a stool to my left on the side of the stage, and it just fell on him, immediately after I finished reading. It was bizarre timing, made even more bizarre by the fact that he had been my 13th date. Was there no end to the torture I was going to subject this poor man to?

After the date, Clark and I attempted to go to a bar down the street to decompress, but there was a bunch of drunken middle aged people there singing Karaoke, and it was difficult at best to not be effected by their stupor. At this point in the night, I was starting to feel sick, exhausted, and like I had just puked all of my emotional life force away. Clark could tell I wasn’t feeling well and told me that he found me attractive, but in a tone that sounded a bit like a consolation, and he immediately said it didn’t sound the way he had wanted it to, which made the whole situation even more awkward. I told him that I would like to go out with him again because I didn’t really feel like this had been a very good date on my part, what with the exhaustion and being so distracted for most of it, not to mention publicly broadcasting that he “wasn’t a complete tool” to the audience and whoever else during the show.
In a certain way, this was a perfectly anti-climactic date for what had been an arduous journey. Almost everything surrounding the date, from my wallet issue to the strange acquaintances I had on the show, to the weird scene at the trashy bar at the end of the night, overshadowed the event itself. Of course, I have deep, lingering questions. I still don’t know what I am looking for, I don’t know if I am even ready for a relationship, and I am wondering if I shouldn’t be considering a move soon in order to tap into an entirely different dating pool. But, like any good social science experiment, the research has unearthed new data which has furthered my understanding of how I interact with people and the benefits these interactions can bring. I am happy knowing I was able to make infinitesimally small steps towards knowing myself and other people a little bit better.

          Date #19: Vegan Manner      Cache   Translate Page      

I used to have a BFF who would lament on occasion about the typical “Portland Guy”; a man who is laid back to the point of ambivalence, a man who is so chill he is barely involved in any conversation he deigns to participate in, a man who waits for life to happen to him. Having said this, I must go on record and say I am not completely sure the gentleman who I went out with on this beautiful Saturday afternoon was truly typical, as he seemed almost paralyzed by the prospect of being written up in my blog. Several times during our roughly six hour date, he would begin to say something, stop, claim that it was not interesting enough to talk about, and stop talking. Completely. In fact, there were long periods of time during our date where neither one of us said anything at all. Initially, I attempted to fill the dead air with questions or statements, but after a while, I settled back into a contemplative calm and enjoyed the comfort of silent complacency.

I was to meet Butch at Pix patisserie on Division Streetat 5:45, but arrived early, went inside and ordered a blackberry soda. I sat outside and waited for him, sipping my perfectly delicious beverage and watching people go in and out of the shop with pink boxes full of Pix’ heavenly creations. Butch arrived just ahead of schedule. As he came around the corner he looked at me, but I was not quite sure it was him as the picture he had sent me looked nothing like this guy except for his red hair. Of course the picture was blurry and he wasn’t wearing glasses in it as he was now, but either way, he was much more attractive in real life. He had a quiet, shy disposition, and I made a mental promise to try and not embarrass him during our date; a habit I have never really been too good at controlling.
As we walked down the street toward the taco cart on 50th and Division, we talked about my blog. He had read it. He seemed very nervous about it and even told me he considered not going out with me after he had accepted so he wouldn’t have to “deal with all that”. Not really the best way to start a date, but I had very recently experienced worse, and it was a very nice day, sunny, breezy, the kind of day that helps you remember why you live in Portland, and it made me feel charitable, so I let it slide. So we get to the Taco Cart and I order water and the Garbage Burrito; tons of meats, cheese, veggies, rice, salsas, and anything else they could think to throw in. Butch orders the Vegan Burrito and we sit down and wait. Butch is a very nice person. This comes through immediately in the conversation we are having. Butch is also a very quiet person. After we get our burritos, I ask him if he is a vegan. I kind of already know the answer, I mean, he ordered a vegan burrito, and really, why would you do that to yourself if you didn’t absolutely have to? He replies that he is, and this is where he really gives me an idea of the effect my blog is having on him. He tells me that he doesn’t feel like he can tell me why yet. He tells me he thinks he will be able to tell me in an hour.
When I was very young, you know, like 21, I loved short stories, particularly those written by Willa Cather. She had described a man in one of her stories simply: grey suit, grey manner. In this spirit, I would describe Butch thusly: Vegan burrito, Vegan manner. While I have nothing against Vegans in any way, I have made a few observations regarding their behavior over the years. As it is with any other religion, they attempt to live by a strict set of rules which seem to be created only to torture. No cheese? No ice cream? NO BACON?!?! Come on. That is just not humane. Additionally, their stance on consumption is in itself indicative of a perspective which is judgmental of the rest of us, though I sensed none of this in Butch. Finally, though I have not met every Vegan in the world, I have to say most of them tend to come off as a bit timid. It as if the absence of any true animal products within them has taken the edge away from their personality and left them a bit vanilla. Though I only spent an evening with Butch, and his behavior could have and probably was the result of being frightened out of his wits at what I would write about him, he displayed this type of placid Vegan personality.
I had offered to get a drink for Butch when we ordered our food. He did not accept. Unfortunately, after we started eating, he realized he was thirsty but the line was long, so I offered to share mine. At one point, he made to get in line to get himself a drink, but moved too slowly and only made it halfway out of his chair before a line formed again. We ended up sharing my water. After we finished, he suggested we leave and walk around. We walked down Division for a bit, and then he suggested we walk one block in so as to avoid the noise of the busy street. So we are walking down a side street, not really knowing where we are going or what we are doing, and we start to talk about music. I tell him my favorite Heavy Metal band of all time has to be Motorhead. He responds that he doesn’t think that Motorhead is indeed Heavy Metal. This kind of throws me for a loop, as I had always considered Motorhead to be a Metal band, ever since I started listening to them when I was very young, you know, like, 16. After several moments contemplating his comment, and fighting the inclination to jump into some kind of defensive frenzy, he admitted that he had not really listened to Motorhead so he wasn’t sure he was right. Where I come from people usually make damn sure they know what they are talking about before they speak on the topic of Motorhead, but as Butch was from Florida, I let it slide. Crisis averted, we continued to talk and eventually decided to get something to drink at People’s Food Co-op, as Butch was still thirsty from dinner.
We are in the midst of choosing a couple of drinks, discussing the advantages of living so close to a co-op (Butch lives in the area), and a woman who Butch knows happens to be there. She walks over and she and Butch nervously smile at each other and exchange “hi” and “how are yas?” looking at each other with happy anticipation. She is a slender, cute Asian woman and she does not turn her eyes in my direction once, though I am standing right next to Butch. As for our hero, he keeps looking nervously at her and then at me. I stand there not knowing whether to introduce myself or walk away. We stand there for roughly five minutes, the two of them exchanging pleasantries of different forms while looking at each other’s feet, and me, not talking, feeling stupidly awkward and trying to concentrate on the woman in the co-op with a devil’s horns headband in her hair, until she has finished her business at the counter and walks out. I decide not to mention the encounter to Butch because he still seems quite frightened about telling me anything about himself for fear that it will appear in my blog. We get outside and sit on the concrete bench in silence and begin to drink our beverages. Butch has purchased a can of Coconut milk while I have opted for the Ginger Lemon juice. A few seconds pass and Butch remarks, “That was really awkward.” I had to agree, but I said no more. Then he asked if I was okay, which was a bit surprising. I told him I was fine, that I just didn’t know if I should have walked away, if that would have been rude, or if he even liked that woman. Then he told me the story, which was a huge compliment, though the story itself was pretty typical; guy meets girl, guy and girl are intimate, something weird happens, he sends her a text, she doesn’t respond as expected, confusion and hurt feelings ensue. Unfortunately the text had been sent a day or two before, so that explained the awkwardness. I had a sneaking suspicion that my presence had helped him though. The wonderful phenomenon that occurs when a woman who has hastily rejected a man sees him with another woman is pure magic; she recalls all of the wonderful qualities that he possesses and forgets about how annoying he is. I am very sure this happened on this evening, and am even surer that when he got home that night he had a message from her waiting for him.
After about a half hour, our butts were hurting from sitting on the concrete bench, so we decided to amble. We didn’t know where we were going, but we knew our asses were sore, so we walked. Looking back, it seems as though this is how I spent most of the evening, walking back and forth on Clinton Street in southeast Portland, trying to decide with an ambivalent-at-best individual what to do next. He was pleasant enough, we had a pretty interesting conversation all in all; I just felt like he never quite got comfortable. We finally decide to go back to Pix, as we were both in need of some real beverages. Pix is very crowded and loud, so we decide to sit at the bar as Butch loved the vivid red tile it was covered with. I ordered a tea and he ordered a raspberry gelato-bubbly drinky thing (no dairy for Vegan Manner). Our waiter, Michael Rockstar, put a sparkler in Butch’s drink and asked what the occasion was. Butch replied, “Nothing,” but I shouted, “First date!” Oops. Forgot the “don’t embarrass the shy boy” promise I had made to myself hours earlier. After Butch had finished and headed off to the bathroom a bit later, Michael Rockstar approached me with a conspiratorial grin, and said, “So, do you like him?!?!?” He was so enthusiastic, and his teeth were so straight, I kinda got caught up in it. I told him that Butch was one of those people who was just really nice, and Michael Rockstar looked at me sideways and asked, “yeah, but is that what you want?” Well put, Michael Rockstar, well put indeed.
After that Michael Rockstar and I got to talking and my blog came up, and that is how I found out that he is Michael Rockstar, local singing comedic talent. We were both pretty hyped up about finding each other, and then Butch came out of the bathroom and told Michael Rockstar someone had smeared their shit all over it.
Outside, we considered what to do next. Neither one of us had any ideas. We were both still feeling like it was too early for the date to end, so after about twenty minutes of standing around wondering what to do, Butch suggested we go to a little bistro on division he had been to a couple of times called bar avignon. We grabbed our bikes and headed down. As we pedaled, he looked over at me and said I looked different. I asked if it was that I was taller, but he said it had more to do with the bike helmet and the lack of glasses. I was kind of hoping it was the height thing, but then again, I wake up practically every morning hoping I have grown an inch, so I didn’t really expect this to be the difference. When we arrived at the bar a few moments later, we found that there was no bike parking to be had, so I locked my bike up to a pole, and Butch locked his up to a series of gas meters on the side of the building.
As we walked in the woman behind the bar greeted us and informed us that a bike corral was coming soon. The restaurant was run by two very urban looking middle aged individuals who were gracious and friendly and seemed to know a lot about great food and great drinks. The woman tended bar while the gentleman oversaw all else. This was one of those places with an open kitchen, and unfortunately, we sat at the bar. I say unfortunately only because I had already eaten dinner and had passed on dessert at Pix, but everything coming out of that kitchen and right under my nose made me want to eat it all. Every plate was lovely and fragrant and full of the promise of heaven. It was too much to bear, sitting there watching the chef create all the dishes before my covetous eyes, so I caved and ordered the heirloom tomato appetizer. Butch said he did not want anything, but I pretty much forced him to eat some of mine after it arrived. I just didn’t think he should miss out on such a simple and delicious (and Vegan) treat.
We left around midnight and got on our bikes to head out. I was wearing a couple of tank tops and a skirt-short riding combo and Butch had brought along a jacket, which he had put on. As we reached the corner, we stopped to talk some more but it was kinda chilly and I was not looking forward to the long ride home. I asked Butch if he would want to hang out some time, but unfortunately, was not specific enough about what capacity in which we would hang. Of course, this question resulted in Butch informing me that he had read somewhere, (probably my blog), that you are not supposed to ask someone out for another date at the end of one, because you are putting them on the spot, and then told me about another girl he had gone out with where she had asked him and he felt awkward because he wanted to say “no”, and on and on. It was a bit funny, because I really didn’t think we were very compatible, I just wanted to hang out with him as friends, (he is a VEGAN, after all), but I also felt cold and tired, so after he explained to me that I put him on the spot, I said I had to go and rode off, yelling to him over my shoulder that I had a great time. He yelled back that he too had a good time, so I figured I could apologize later for my abrupt behavior. I just felt like I had spent all night waiting around for decisions to be made, and I was too drained to do that anymore.
The ride home was of course, eventful, as I do live in the void and must navigate through some shady parts of town in order to get there. It was a bit cold, so I tried to keep my pace up pretty high in order to keep warm, but as I rode down SE Division Streetbetween 122nd and 164th, three things happened:
1) A Jeep Wagoneer with several teenagers in it drove by me as one young man yelled out the window as they passed, “I love vagina!”
2) A woman in an older model Chevy Cavalier hollered at me to “riiiiiiiide faster!!” so she could make a left turn out of the Fred Meyer parking lot and onto Division
3) An older, unwashed gentleman pushing a shopping cart approached me at a stop light and asked in a whisper if I had any empty cans to give him
As I stared at the gap between the old man’s teeth, it became clear to me that it was time to move out of the void. No matter how docile my date ever was, the ride to or from should not be more thrilling than the date itself. I also came to the realization that my blog was in fact getting in the way of my dating, what with staying out with Elvis too long in order to have something to write about, and now this whole mess with Butch being too afraid to speak for most of the date. This last revelation was not of much importance however, as I would soon be finished blogging and had decided to take a bit of a hiatus from dating in order to recover from this social experiment I had undertaken.

          Date #18: Why Didn't I Leave the Building?      Cache   Translate Page      

I was to meet Elvis at the Tin Shed on Alberta on a blazing 94 degree Friday afternoon. I left work early enough so I could get to the Community Cycling Centerbefore I was to meet him at 4. I arrived at the bike shop drenched in sweat and was happy to enjoy its air-conditioned splendor. I immediately found what I was looking for and proceeded to the counter where I stood and waited for roughly 15 minutes while everyone who worked there pretty much ignored me. I wish I could say this is a strange experience in Portland, but, alas, it is not.  Getting someone to help you while shopping or eating is a miracle, and frankly, the basis of my theory behind the success of Nordstrom’s.  As it was so hot, the lack of service did not really bother me, and I was contented to be cool and inside, so I stood there as inconspicuously as I could and hoped I would go without notice for a few delightfully arctic moments longer. Eventually a young woman came out from the back room and rang up my purchase. I headed out to my bike and realized I was only a few short steps away from the Tin Shed, so I walked my bike down and locked it up out front, next to a tiny tricycle which was attached to the bike rack with a U-lock.
The Tin Shed is notorious for being busy all the time, so I was relieved to find no line out front. I found a spot in the shade and had the dimple-cute waitress bring me a Bloody Mary. I sat there and waited and watched people and listened to the Prince CD being blasted over the sound system. I had planned on changing back into my work clothes from my bike clothes, but I figured it was useless at this point; I was a mess. After a while, the waitress asked if I would be ordering dinner soon. It was 4:15and Elvis was nowhere to be found. I told her that if I was still alone at 4:30, I would be ready to order food. I had begun to believe he was not going to show, but, five minutes later, Elvis swaggered in. He apparently did not realize he was late, because he made no mention of it, let alone apologize for it.
He sat down across the table from me, barely looked at me, and ordered a gin and tonic. He was very soft spoken, and between this and Prince blaring over the speaker system, I had to ask him to repeat himself every few sentences. He was a handsome and extremely fit 29 year old who grew up in rural Colorado and was having a hard time finding as he said, “People like me” to hang out with. Evidently Portland was just a little too liberal for Elvis. Then he asked me if I was a liberal. In my experience this is never the beginning of a good conversation, so I just said “I guess so” and changed the subject. It was very painful at first trying to pull conversation out of Elvis. He was not good at making eye contact and he mumbled quite a bit. I did get out of him that he was in school for Optometrist Technology, which he had recently discovered did not suit him at all. He seemed unhappy; he did not smile much nor was he very animated. He also had an annoying habit of staring at my arms. But, the Bloody Mary was delicious and the food I ordered was fantastic; a plate of veggies, lentils and rice called Baby Beluga. I decided to remain cautiously optimistic. The Tin Shed is one of those places which allows its patrons to bring their dogs in with them, so the whole time Elvis and I were eating, there were dogs on either side of us staring at us or our food as we ate, or trying to get in to the bus tub full of dishes, and surprise of all surprises, were not listening to their owners directions to “stop bothering the poor people”. I love dogs. I miss mine terribly, but this is fuckin’ ridiculous. Yes, I realize it is my choice to sit in a dog-friendly atmosphere to dine, but why is it that the owners of these creatures cannot teach them to not drool in other people’s laps? Just as it is with children, it is with dogs; if they are annoying it is the fault of the people raising them. At least with children they understand you when you tell them to go away.
After dinner I was at a bit of a loss; nothing very interesting had come up and I was not sure how much more I could take of this. Then, to my surprise, he actually looked at my face and asked if I wanted to do something else. I figured I had better, or this was going to be a very short and very boring blog entry. He suggested we walk up Alberta and find a cool place to sit and drink away from the animals. I grabbed my saddle bags and we walked down the street. As Elvis swaggered beside me, it was obvious that he was very aware of how he looked, and carried himself like he knew that people were looking. It was a bit ridiculous, so I asked him if anything was wrong. When he asked why I replied that he was carrying himself very stiffly, as if he were in pain. He responded that he wasn’t, and I got to laugh hysterically to myself at what a self-absorbed prick he was revealing himself to be.

Just a block down we stumbled on to Every Day Wine, a great little wine bar neither one of us had ever even heard of. We went in and sat, and started drinking. Heavily. Of course, no wine bar would be complete without a Chutes and Ladders game, so as Elvis and I sat and drank roughly three bottles of wine between us, we played. Elvis loosened up quite a bit with more alcohol in him, but unfortunately, it did not make him any less of an asshole. In fact at one point in one of the many games we played, he reached over, grabbed my hand and forcibly cracked all of my knuckles. When a guy’s first touch is some painful maneuver like knuckle cracking, rope-burning, or hair pulling, it is a red flag of monumental proportions, unless you are into the whole BDSM thing.
Into about our third or fourth game of Chutes and Ladders, my arms were feeling quite conspicuous so I asked him why the hell he kept staring at them. His incredulous response was that my arms were very buff and he could not stop looking at them. I argued a bit about this point, but then he took a photo of me with his phone and showed it to me. I didn’t know if I was more pissed off that he was right or more pissed off that I knew it was beside the point, but then he followed it up with the unbelievable, “how come you haven’t noticed my long eyelashes yet? Everybody I have ever gone out with has.” This flag is deep crimson; the back handed insult followed by the request for a ridiculous compliment. It is a classic, and is usually used by women. Run far, run fast, and if it helps, scream as you go.
After he had beaten me at several games of Chutes and Ladders, he decided to pick up the stupid-ass Trivial Pursuit cards and start asking me questions. By some strange twist of fate, I got almost every single one of them right. This was when he told me that he suspected I had been playing dumb all night as I was proving to be a genius at Trivial Pursuit. This friends, is the definition of an asshole. This is a man who cannot show up for a date on time, can barely look you in the eye but has no problem staring at some random part of your body all night, walks down the street with the presence of an arrogant one-hit-wonder rock star has-been, takes his first opportunity to touch you with a series of painful squeezes to your fingers, asks why you have not complimented him, and then, when you prove to be walking around with a brain in your head, finds a way to insult you for it. If I had had my boots on I would have kicked him in the shins.
It all went down hill from there. I know, unbelievable, but true. Suffice it to say that one of his closing comments was to inquire “what I would be writing about him in my blog that no one would be reading”.

          Date #17: So Close I Can Taste It      Cache   Translate Page      

This date was to have happened a few weeks prior, but due to scheduling difficulties, he pulled out in a somewhat last minute fashion. Usually this is a tactic which indicates the date will never happen, but in Ike’s case, it was not. So we planned to meet at a café on SE Division Streetcalled Café Pallino. He had sent me a link to his Facebook page to look at pics of him. Pretty run of the mill as FB pages go, though one thing did stand out; he appeared to be a Christian. He had a link to an “Amazing Grace” video on his page and some quote about being “moved to the core of His love and mercy.” It freakin’ kills me when religious people capitalize personal pronouns. As I am not at all religious, nor do I believe in god, I thought this might be a fun date, not in a torture-the-poor-helpless-spider kinda way, but fun in the way that perhaps a discussion on religion could bring about some kind of public scene. I am a fan of public scenes, especially when I am involved in them.
An unseasonably warm day in Portland led me to an unwise wardrobe decision; I wore a v-neck white t-shirt for my bike ride into town. This may sound harmless, but sadly, as I am a woman, and I must lean forward in order to ride my bike, wearing a v-neck exposes more of me than I would prefer exposed. Unfortunately, this epiphany came a bit too late in the journey to turn back, so I endured an entire bike ride wearing my v-neck, and watched as men passing in the other direction leered and pointed me out to their friends. The good news is that I didn’t see anyone I knew.

I arrived at Café Pallino just ahead of schedule and to my happy surprise found they had gelato. Of course, lately it seems that there is either a chocolate or gelato shop popping up on every corner of our fair city, but after the ride I had just endured, I needed comfort and that comfort came in the form of a delightful and tiny dish of peanut butter chocolate gelato. As I ordered this and a bottle of water from the seemingly pissed off but attractive young girl behind the counter, I looked around and recognized that this place was attempting the Italian café thing. Italian ceramic platters were hung on the wall behind the counter, and the furniture was very minimalist in nature; muted tones and simple lines. The large windows and hard surfaces guaranteed that the café would be loud, but the crowd was decidedly quiet, a number of students with their noses in books and a couple of individuals with their noses in laptops.
I chose a table on the far side of the café, sat down and waited for Ike to show up. It was nice because I had not brought anything with me, like a book or a laptop, to keep me from feeling like I was waiting for someone….alone. It is always at this point on all of my dates where I am waiting and thinking, “it is way cooler to not have anything, but it would have been great if I had brought that book, but really why do I need to look preoccupied? Who am I trying to impress?” It goes on and on like that until the guy shows up. Of course, I still had lingering remorseful thoughts regarding Seven, so I had those to keep me company as well. A piece of advice: Do not write publicly about break-ups unless you want to talk about them incessantly with people you barely know. I wish I could count on my hands how many times I had to have the “break up with Seven” talk with the many people I know who read my blog, but I would need at least two more sets of hands to accomplish this task.

I was very glad to take a break from the voices in my head when Ike showed up. He was dressed all in denim and was carrying a motorcycle helmet and a duffle bag. He was mouth-wateringly sexy for a Christian guy; tall, dark, very well built, and as he turned to go and get a cup of coffee from the pissed off girl at the counter, I noticed he had quite an arse on him as well. Oh Christian men, why must they drive me insane with passionate frenzy? Of course, I decided to stay the course and try to bait him into talking about The Lord. I figured that would probably more interesting than having sex with him anyway.
Ike was typical of Harley Davidson Motorcyclists in one remarkable way; he sounded as if his voice box had been dragged over rocks for a week and then left out in the hot sun to ferment for several days afterward. Deep, raspy and loud, Ike’s voice reverberated off of every surface in that café and turned its former quiet atmosphere into one of strained anxiety, all the café’s inhabitants left waiting for the next bellowing comment or question from his lips. Unfortunately, I thought it would be a good idea to speak more quietly, thinking that maybe he would get the hint and tone it down. This strategy unfortunately had the opposite effect and for some reason caused Ike to speak more and more loudly as the date went on. Additionally, Ike also liked interrupting. I did not have much of an opportunity to bait him into a religious conversation because I could barely get a word in.
Happily, this was a very short date. We had just enough time for me to learn that he lived in a trailer in Hood River and had been married to a Barbie Doll for several years before she cheated on him. I had to wonder if she too was a Christian, as this is one of those endeavors which once undertaken, are supposed to send its participants to Hell. This is one of the many great things about being an atheist; I don’t have to go through the motions of giving a damn about participating in supposed aberrant behavior which is innately human. I am pretty sure this is what the movie Free to Be You and Me is all about.
As I rode my bike over to Reggie’s later that afternoon, I happily noted that this dating experiment was almost over. While this particular date was not a revelation, (yes, I said it), the experience of putting myself into forced social situations has given me a stronger sense of self, which is not to say that I am more confident, just maybe more confident in my special brand of insanity. In any case, I could almost taste what was sure to be sweet victory at the end of this long and winding dating road; fruity deliciousness with a bit of a bite to it. At least that was how it tasted the last time I was victorious.

          Date #16 Inevitably Unintentional Part Two      Cache   Translate Page      

I had decided before this date began that it was much more like a continuation of my first date with Fred than the beginning of a second. Yes, very thinly rationalized in order to ameliorate my feelings of guilt and angst, but I figured, I was close enough to finished with my experiment to justify it, so, why not?
Fred picked me up at roughly six thirty at my apartment complex. As I got into his car he commented that he liked my “summery outfit”, which seemed a strange compliment, but I thanked him and let it go. The concert started at eight, so we had just enough time to grab a quick bite to eat and make it to Reed on time. Fred drove a great little red MG which he had purchased when he was 16 or 17, and had been working on ever since. The top was down, it was a beautiful evening, and we were going to a symphony where I was planning to stomp on Fred’s guts. Ah, life.
As we neared the Sellwood area, I suggested a little place called Stickers Asian Cafe, a place I had gone to with my wasband on our way to a performance of the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus at Reed several months before. Fred parked the car just west of the restaurant and we went in. Stickers is one of those places which is an amalgamation of many different types of restaurant; Thai, Indian, Mediterranean, all fairly good, all reasonably priced. I ordered some lamb kabob dish and Fred ordered the Pad Thai. I was sitting so that Fred would have had to make quite an effort to touch me; my feet were tucked up under my butt and my back was pressed firmly against the booth and hopefully out of the reach of Freddy fingers. The dinner went rather smoothly until I noted that Fred was leaning forward in his seat. I tried to ignore it until after a short but awkward silence; I finally had to ask, “What?” Fred replied that he was just struck by my beauty or some other such nonsense, which caused me to roll my eyes and push even further back against the booth. He seemed dejected and muttered, “Wow, great response.” I could only reply that he had caught me off guard and did not sound very convincing. He offered that he had meant it, though he admitted to sounding a bit sarcastic when he said it. What a delightful pair we made.
We ended up arriving in plenty of time for the concert and found the snack/wine/beer/dessert stand strategically placed outside of the concert hall. He offered to buy me a glass of wine or a bite of dessert and I replied in the negative, citing fullness and lack of comfort as my reasons. I was becoming more and more annoyed as the touching had recommenced after we had arrived at Reed. We went in and found our seats, which were located quite near to the stage. He began touching me again, and at this point I felt it was my responsibility to tell him about my personal space bubble and how irritating I found his touch. He told me that he would respect my wishes and stop touching me, but when a large man found his seat next to mine moments later, Fred grabbed the arm of my chair and pulled it closer to his, telling me that he was concerned with the other man touching me.
During intermission, I texted Reggie; I was planning on riding my bike over to his place after the concert. Intermission occurred quite late, but I was hell bent on getting over there that night.  Our meetings were happening regularly and had become more and more of a physical necessity as time had passed. After I finished texting I went outside to find Fred sipping on a plastic cup of red wine. “Are you sure you don’t want any wine?” Fred was beginning to strike me as more and more of a nudge as the night went on. He seemed to not want to take no for an answer on the wine issue, which only made me more stubborn on the matter. After the concert was over, he asked me several times how he was going to kiss me if I would not allow him to touch me. It seemed like the perfect opportunity, so I told him that I wasn’t at all attracted to him. His response to this was of course to try and convince me that I could be in the future, and to not give up on him. After a certain amount of arguing on the matter, I simply gave up. I had tried honesty, I had tried to tell him how I felt about him, but he would not accept it, so I decided right there and then to never call him again. During the rest of the ride home he tried to get me to agree to go and get ice cream with him. Every reason I gave, exhaustion, it being a work night, even dairy intolerance did not seem to convince him of my answer. Thankfully our argument ended in my parking lot, without an ice cream shop in sight.
As I got out of the car he commented that he was sorry he had not told me how beautiful I looked, and what a nice outfit I had on. I saw these last comments as his final attempts to convince me not to give up on him, which, of course did not work. As I walked up the stairs to my apartment, I realized that I was far too tired to ride my bike to Reginald’s. It was roughly 10:30and I was exhausted from the constant arguing and turf defense I had partaken in for most of the evening. At least I was done with Fred, and though he did not yet fully recognize this, I was convinced that after the third or fourth unreturned phone call, he would get the message. It seemed in this case that my silence would speak more loudly than my words were able to, and though it was a grueling way to spend an evening, I felt certain I would not make this mistake again. Then again, this was the exact thought that had gone through my head roughly one week ago, so at this point, there really was no telling what I was incapable of.

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I had four dates scheduled this weekend. I was trying to motor through a few to get a breather on the other side. One was with Seven on Friday, one was with a new Craigslist dude Saturday Morning, one was with Al for Saturday afternoon, and one was on Sunday morning with another new Craigslist dude. Shortly after the weekend began, I decided to postpone the two new guys and concentrate on the repeat offenders.
On Friday Seven picked me up at roughly 7:45, and we decided to go to the Farm Café before going to the Laurelthirst to see a band. On the way to the Farm, I was attempting to ascertain if Seven had read my blog, and thusly, found out I liked Al. I was a bit worried that he would be hurt by this, though he knew the deal. He admitted that he had, and told me that he thought it was cool and that Al sounded great. I was completely relieved; Seven once again proved to be super cool and completely supportive, and it of course made me like him that much more. As we drove, we passed this little Ethiopian place on 52nd and Division, and Seven mentioned he wanted to try Ethiopian food, which sounded like a great opportunity as I freakin’ love the stuff. So we changed our plans and went to eat at the Ethiopian joint. It was a very nice place, and our waiter was absolutely hysterical, which of course Seven played off of well. Seven is hilarious. There is always at least one point in our evenings together when I am clutching my side laughing or rubbing the smiley-pain out of my cheeks.
We both had the vegetarian combo, which was served to us on a giant platter. It was a great dinner. After, we went to the Laurelthirst, drank beer and danced. It was a great date; Seven even tried to teach me how to hula hoop on a band break. The next morning as he was getting his stuff together, he was talking about what he had to do before a birthday party for one of his daughter’s friends. This included getting something together for a potluck, which pretty much sent me into hysterics. This was a topic Seven and I had discussed on our first or second date. I have an issue with Potlucks. If you are going to have a party, feed your guests. Why ask everyone to bring a dish? This sends a bad signal in my estimation, in addition to the fact that you end up with lots of bread, chips and salsa for dinner. I have heard the argument that potluck parties help to create a sense of community, but I would argue that if you want a community, feeding people at your party is a faster way to make friends than asking that they bring their meals with them. Before I moved to Portland, I had not been to or heard of such things. Maybe it was the crowd I was with at that time, but generally, when you went to a party, sure, you brought a little thoughtful something for the hosts, but in no way were you expected to feed yourself. In addition to the absence of a reasonable dress code, I would say this is another thing the people of Portlandexcel at; creating events in which you are expected to feed yourself. Ridiculous to my way of thinking.
So, Seven left, and I decided to hang, take a bath and watch Sense and Sensibility until I was ready to go to Al’s. It was a bit weird to be finishing one date and planning to go right to another, but I figured, as long as I mellowed a bit between them, it would all work out. I decided to shoot for a 2:30 arrival time at Al’s. Al lives in the Pearl District in a large-ish condo down the street from PNCA. His condo is empty for the most part, some furniture, a few very beautiful things hung up on the walls, but mostly, it seemed as though he used this place as an in-between; a place he went to in-between going to other places. Two of the beautiful things he had on his walls were line drawings by Van Gogh. Before he told me who had drawn them, he asked me to guess who the artist was. I hate guessing games. Especially when there is no way you could guess the correct answer to the question being asked. Al seemed to love this type of interaction. Of course, one hung in his narrow and darkened hallway and one had a lamp positioned directly in front of it, but he seemed very proud of these items, and told me that Van Gogh was one of his favorite painters. He also had some woven textiles hanging, and a picture he took of a waterfall in a cave in some remote area he had visited once while he was living abroad. Even with these items, the condo was spare. I could never have guessed what kind of person he was by the place he lived in.
Soon after I got there, Al told me that he was becoming possessive of me, and felt strange knowing that I was with Seven the night before. I offered no apology or explanation, but it did not seem as though he needed one. In retrospect, his statement was the beginning of the end. I had told Al earlier that I was not in a place to be serious about anyone, and that I wanted to go through with my twenty dates in twenty weekends, and he told me that he knew what he was getting himself into because I had been honest about everything, but the whole conversation just didn’t sit that well with me.
Later he threw out the hypothetical situation where I would learn to play bridge, be his bridge partner, and we would travel across the country in a van and play bridge at tournaments. That was pretty much the end. Though I know next to nothing about bridge, I can tell you without a doubt that I am not one to sit still in one place playing cards with a bunch of geriatrics for hours on end. In fact, sitting still for me is in itself hard enough; I plan trips across campus at work every half hour just so I don’t have to sit behind my desk for too long. While in every other way this date was amazing, these things he had said basically told me that he had ideas for me which would drastically change the course my life was taking presently, and going his way would mean giving up control of the wheel once again. I had just regained control of the wheel and was white-knuckled at present, trying desperately to stay on my path. No matter how smart or self-aware Al was, I could not bring myself to consider altering my present course. The problem with Al was that I was excessively attracted to him. There was something about the way he spoke, his mannerisms, his smile, that just drove me out of my mind. It also sucked that he was amazing in bed. Bastard.
The next morning, we grabbed some doughnuts and juice, and then Al went to a bridge tournament. I called my friend Annie before I left his place, discussed the present unpleasantness, and she agreed that my decision to break it off was sound and then told me to start volunteering or something. She reminded me of who I was, told me to start making things again, then told me all about the changes she was making to her condo in Oak Park. Good friends are invaluable; they remind you who you are and are honest with you about their perspective on your life, all the while loving you no matter how ridiculous you become.
The next day I called my brother David in Dubuqueto ask him for advice on breaking up with Al. I wanted to break up with him on the phone, but wondered if it was better to do it in person. David suggested I send an email or rattle card which he thought was very hilarious, but then told me that it was early enough that I could break up with Al on the phone. Immediately after hanging up with David, I called Al and broke up with him. He was completely cool about it. It was very early in our dating process, but you just never know how some people are going to handle rejection. I am not good at it, but then again, I don’t recall a time I have ever been broken up with. Al said he wondered how this would get written up in my blog, and I admitted I was not sure it was going to make it in. He then suggested I write it and just send it to him, which seemed to me to be a waste. Earlier in the conversation, he had critiqued a bit of my blog, telling me that my summaries were less satisfying for the reader than the actual dates were. While I am sure this is true, it made me think of the relationship between the maker and the viewer, or the writer and the reader, and I realized that while I am very excited to be blogging, the dating experiences and the writing have all been done with only one person in mind: me. After all, no matter how crazy Vincent Van Gogh became, I am sure he would have preferred his drawings end up in a place where they could actually be seen.
I ended up deciding not to count these as dates in my experiment and accepted the fact that I had ten new dates in front of me. As much fun as the first ten have been, I am thinking the next ten will be even better, in one way or another.

          Date # 10: Half Way Home      Cache   Translate Page      

This date took place on a Sunday; we were to meet in front of one of my favorite Portland breakfast places, the Vita café on Alberta. I told Al, my date, that it was on 30th and Alberta. When I arrived at the Vita, I noticed, to my horror, that the Vita was not there, and in the wonderful building that had housed it, a new BBQ place was set to move in. Panic, heartbreak, woe. As I angrily began wondering what happened to the PortlandI used to know, I looked across the street and saw that the Vita had just moved. Relief, joy, exhilaration. I crossed the street, parked and locked my bike, and leaned against the new Vita, which would be re-opening in a matter of days. Down the street, the church was letting people in through its doors, and there were many ushers on the street, greeting people at the entrances. As I stood there, I noticed that one well-dressed, church-going gentleman kept looking over at me. This made me nervous, as I had already had one person approach me with God materials that week, and it was all I could do to be polite about it. I was really hoping Al would show up soon so I would not have to find out what horrible things would come out of my mouth when approached once again by one of God’s army.

Thankfully, Al soon came toward me from across the street. We decided to walk around a bit, and as I was still carrying my bike bag, he offered to put it in his trunk while we walked. Though it made me nervous, I agreed; keeping my bag in his trunk would make it difficult to leave quickly if I had to, but I decided to chance it. I had brought my Tevas to wear on this date, as I was planning to go grocery shopping later and would not have room in my bag for what I was planning on buying if my boots were in my bag. Al had told me in his initial email that he wanted to walk around first before we decided to eat so we could determine whether or not we would want to sit down to a meal with each other.  This seemed like pretty sound thinking to me, made even more so by the beauty of the warm and sunny spring day.
We walked down Alberta towards MLK, and then walked over to Going streetand back up. Al was quite an individual. He had traveled all over since he was very young and had worked all over the world as an IT guy for the finance industry. He had worked in Austria, Hong Kong, and New York, and by the time he reached his forties, had enough money to retire on. He was not the type of guy who seemed wealthy enough to retire; he was casually dressed in jeans and a long sleeve button down and had the air of someone who was not all that concerned with appearances. As we walked I had to ask what he did with his time since he didn’t work. I could not imagine being able to do anything you wanted with your days; I would be afraid to just fritter them away doing nothing. Al did not have this problem. He spent his time playing Bridge. Evidently, people all over the world pay other people, smart people, to play Bridge for them in order to accumulate points. Bill Gates and Warren Buffet both do this. I had never in a million years dreamed this even occurred in life. Really, I could not believe how amazing this guy was; in addition to his professional achievements, people paid him to play cards. Additionally, he stopped working after he felt like he had enough. How many people do that? How many people stop working when they have come to the realization that they don’t need anything more, how many can stop and say “enough”? Inconceivable. We also talked about our families; why we each had felt our previous relationships did not work and how our family lives might have fed into this. Al had been abused as a kid by his father. It occurred to me as he told me this that many of the guys I had met on Craigslist had this in common. Al had the ability to express his feelings on a level not many could; he was analytical and even objective about his own experiences. He spoke with an awareness I had not encountered in a very long time. More to the point, I could tell he was smarter than me.
After we had walked around for about an hour or so, Al and I were both hot and hungry, so we decided to find a place to sit and maybe eat. We chose a place on Alberta called Thai Noon, which felt sufficiently cool as we walked in through its large doorway. As we sat, I got a better look at him. I wasn’t able to see it before, but he was pretty handsome. When he spoke to me, he really looked at me, into my eyes, like he was searching for something. I have had the experience before where people look at you in a way which challenges you; without saying a word, a staring contest begins, and it is usually a challenge I am very capable of meeting. I was not sure if he was doing this or if this was how he normally held a conversation; either way, it was obvious he was pretty intense. Al also turned out to be Jewish. Oh, my poor dead mother would have loved to have heard this one; a nice Jewish boy who is retired. Really, the only other thing that would have pleased her more is if he had been a doctor, which is ironic as my cousin, whom she considered a daughter, married a doctor who ended up driving her to a very slow and painful death. It is true; if my mother were in a grave, she would be turning over in it. As it stands, she is in a box in my closet, waiting to be scattered into the Pacific Ocean. I am sure I will get to that at some point.
We sat there eating and talking for roughly three or four hours more. As we were talking about relationships, Al asked me what I was looking for, and I had to admit that I did not know, that I was trying to figure out who I was again, and because of this, I was not sure what this new person I was turning into needed in the way of a relationship. He conceded that he too had not a clue, but posited that he thought that if two people went into a relationship together, making an agreement to work towards growing together, and giving each other what the other needed, that it could work. I was skeptical; neither of us could think of a couple we had known to be a good model. I asked what about attraction, similar life paths, or my usual problem, inconsistent communication styles? He believed that none of this would matter if each person consciously worked toward giving the other person what they needed in the relationship. I was still skeptical, but I could feel myself growing to like him more and more.
My feelings were starting to throw me into a minor state of panic. I was wondering how it was that the day before I could not dream of liking two people at once, and here I was, feeling conflicted about my feelings for both Seven and Al. This is the type of situation that makes me think I am completely fucked, but luckily I am very good at throwing caution to the wind and just going with it, so that is what I did. We decided to walk a bit after our lunch, and tried to find the shade in our walk as we are both sensitive to the sun. While the long afternoon shadows were providing shade, there was not enough, and Al suggested we go to a park. I considered telling Al the truth, that I had a date with Seven later that night, but I decided against it, instead telling him I had to do some things to prepare for an early start at work the next day. He walked me to his car to get my bike bag, and then carried it for me to where my bike was locked up. I sat down on the sidewalk and took off my Tevas to reveal several blisters on the sides and bottoms of my feet which had developed over the course of our walk that morning and afternoon. Stupid Tevas; they always produce blisters the first few times I wear them every summer. We sat on the pavement together and talked about getting together again later in the week. Of course, he was wide open. We made plans for Tuesday evening, and then he leaned in and kissed me. I was a bit surprised and nervous, and as he pulled away from our kiss, I giggled nervously, and could not find the fortitude to look at him directly. Yup. It seemed I was very capable of liking two people at once.
As I jumped on my bike and rode away, I looked back to see him watching me. I didn’t know what it meant, but something inside me was scared, and I had no idea why. I figured I had time to find out, after all, I had started this experiment with the intention of being open to anything that might happen, and it seemed like that fear was telling me “anything” was coming.

          Date #9: Four or Five Abreast      Cache   Translate Page      

This date was one I had been looking forward to; I had been emailing back and forth with this guy for a couple of months and he seemed cool, aka, his world view was similar to mine. Unfortunately, since my dates with Seven, I had started to feel conflicted about the whole dating thing. While I have no problem having sex with multiple people whom I do not like in any significant way, dating several people I do like is a whole different matter. I think I am old fashioned in this way; I simply don’t have it in me to like more than one person at a time. We were to meet at Powell’s downtown and walk around the Pearl District, looking at galleries and other oddities. We were especially looking forward to going to the Mark Woolley Gallery, as, after fifteen years, it was set to close down at the end of the month.

It was a beautiful Saturday; sunny, warm, really perfect. I made my way downtown from my apartment on the edge of Gresham; it was a great ride. Then I reached the Hawthorne Bridge. I love this bridge; not my favorite bridge in Portland, that honor goes to the St. John’s, but it is in my top three, and I always look forward to crossing it on my bike. When I got there, the lights were flashing, indicating the bridge was up, so, while I could have taken an alternative bridge down the road, I decided it was worth it to wait. As I rode up the east side and over the Esplanade, I noticed the bridge was lowering again and would be open to traffic in moments. I was behind a person on a recumbent and a guy riding a bike with another bike attached to it on his left side and a cart with tools hanging out of it attached on his right. As we started to cross the bridge, I noticed a throng of people walking towards us, four or five abreast, from the other side of the bridge, many with matching shirts that either said “Team OHSU” or some crap about heart health; yet another weekend in Portland where some charity is having a walk to raise money. Perfect. Unfortunately, they did not seem to be aware of the fact that the bridge is very clearly divided into a walking lane and a bike lane. This made travel almost impossible, as most of them were not seeing us, and of course, the recumbent rider was in front, and not in the health-walkers field of vision. As we inched forward on our bikes we received glares and sometimes nasty comments from these charity health walkers. Evidently, it was okay to walk for charity and heart health, but not at all okay to commute on one’s bike in the bike lane. The funny thing was that the tools in the guy’s cart in front of me kept hitting people in the ribs and arms, and in one case, a child’s head. Yes, that is right; it was funny, as most of them had faces on them indicating that we were the unclean, right up until they got smacked by the steel bar in the ribs. As we were nearing the other end of the bridge, an older man came up to the guy in front of me and started reading him the riot act about his bike and how he was in the way, etc. When the bike guy told him there were two lanes, one reserved for bikes, the guy looked at him like he had just fabricated some story about his dog and his homework. This was when the bike guy pulled out his cell phone and started motioning to me and the pavement and the guy, basically telling him to get out of his face and keep looking down, as he was sure to see the very clearly marked “bike lane” words and symbol a few feet further down. I love people; we have no awareness of the hypocrisies inherent in our behavior; yes, let’s help these poor people with heart problems, find a cure for heart disease, go Team OHSU, while simultaneously pissing all over the people riding their bikes across the bridge because they are in the way. I guess you can always find an “us” and “them” in any given situation.
After the craziness of the bridge, riding through downtown Portland to Powell’s was a serene journey, floating through streets lined with recently emptied storefronts and contemporary building projects made mostly of glass. As I arrived I noticed that my date, Hugh, was not yet there. I scoped out a place to lock up my bike and started changing into my Doc’s from my biking shoes. I looked up and he was there, wearing a bright green retro helmet and riding a bright green retro bike. What made his bike retro? It had a kick stand. He had also just been riding through the hoards on the Hawthorne Bridge and commented that he was surprised he was still on time. Hugh was lanky with strawberry blonde hair and an air of confidence that bordered on cocky. He seemed to feel no awkwardness at all around me, even when we first met, which was a bit odd to me, as we were a Craigslist fix.

After we locked up our bikes we headed off into the Pearl District. Just ten years previous this small area had been a sketchy part of town, but had recently blossomed into the place where all the young up-and-comers lived the lives they had always dreamed of. We had not planned out our journey, so I just led us around, going to the places I had remembered there being galleries. Unfortunately, not much of what I used to know remained. It was very depressing. Finally, we went to PNCA, where there was a Font show, or rather, a show which consisted of large posters of different kinds of fonts, supposedly describing the styles of various artists. There were also posters on the walls with random common phrases, one in particular which had been so popular in the previous year’s election:
“Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both”
This of course is the famous quote by Ben Franklin, which more likely referred to the Bush Administration’s failed agenda and the ability of the masses to continue to embrace it. In general I have a hard time with words in art or words as art. I feel the same way about the use of images laden with symbolic meaning such as apples, hearts, or the flavor or the moment, black birds. This type of art does not demand much from the viewer.
We left the main floor and the main gallery and went upstairs to see the student work hanging on the walls around the perimeter of the mezzanine. They all looked very much like the stuff you would expect to see at an art school; pictures which were not very interesting, but intense with the labor of their maker. Looking at this work exhausted me, as it reminded me of my own time in Art School, so we found a bench and sat down in front of a set of shape contrast studies rendered in pencil.
Hugh was a follower of my blog, and we spoke extensively about it, about number Seven, who I still referred to as such, even to him, and about Hugh’s situation, which I originally thought was complex, but quickly found was more dimensional than I had realized. While I knew that Hugh had a girlfriend with whom he had an open relationship, I was not aware that he also was seeing another woman casually. I thought it was fascinating, as I was struggling with the whole notion of liking two people at once, and here he was, very comfortable with the two people he was dating, and out on a date with a third. He suggested that I was capable of dating multiple people at once; they just had to be the right people. I was skeptical.
We decided to leave PNCA and try to find some other galleries. As we were walking down N.W. 13th, we started to pass by Cargo, and then decided to go in. Cargo is one of those places where you can buy strange items for your home from far off lands for a mere pittance. For the most part, it is run-of-the-mill, until you get to the area where there are statues, paintings, vases, and coasters, all with the likeness of General Mao on them. They were all diplomatically rendered; he looked kind and gentle in every portrait. The best part of this area were the propagandistic pieces, and of these, the most wonderful was a sculpture of a man and a woman in worker attire, carrying tools and riding a rocket ship. I loved this sculpture so much I thought very seriously about taking it home and putting it in a place of honor among my much less communistic collectibles, but alas, as I was on my bike, I really had no place to put it on the ride home, so I had to pass. We looked around a bit more, then went upstairs and found two lounge chairs and sat and talked about music. Years ago, Hugh had started a non-profit he was presently on the board of, and had run for several years. The conversation flowed easily to the types of music that we liked and what we used to like, and by some miracle, he actually liked Heavy Metal. We discussed the fall of Metallica, the eras which we were most familiar with and fond of, Iron Maiden, and of course, my beloved Motorhead. It is so refreshing to meet people with similar interests. At this point, we were both hungry, so we decided to get Sushi. We were both wracking our brains, trying to think of a good Sushi place which did not source its fish from the dreaded Reverend Sun Myung Moon. As we thought, we went into Bullseye gallery, my favorite in Portland. We looked around and then grabbed a walking map of Portland. Soon, Hugh remembered Dragonfish, so we headed off in that direction.
Dragonfish is located in the Paramount Hotel on the corner of Taylor and Park, and faces a giant hole in downtown Portlandwhich has been in the process of being built into a great new building for the last several years. After we sat and ordered, I got my nerve up to ask him more about his girlfriend(s).
It turned out that Hugh’s long term girlfriend, who lives in Bellingham, was into BDSM. At this point in time, I had no idea whatsoever what this acronym stood for. Hugh filled me in that it stands for bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, and sadism and masochism. Hugh’s girlfriend liked to be dominated, and evidently, it was beyond Hugh’s sexual palate to perform these duties for her. This was very good news to me, as I was beginning to think this was going to be a garden variety date. In fact, I was so pleased with this information that I actually raised my fists up and quietly exclaimed “yes!” because this information hit me as so entertaining. He went on to tell me that she in fact was coming into town the very next weekend, not to visit him, but instead to visit the couple who she met regularly to abuse her. Hugh told me he had met them recently at a gathering and commented that “they were delightful people”. This last bit of information set me giggling at the vision of the four of them standing around speaking about the weather, art and music, shortly before getting out ropes, chains and whips in order to beat his girlfriend. I made the comment that I thought it ironic that this was the way he described them, but he told me, on the contrary, it is much better to have nice people beating you, as opposed to assholes, which would make it much less enjoyable. I had to admit he had a point.
Then I asked him about the other woman he was dating. He had met her the previous Halloween at a party. He saw her on average once a week and they were very casual. It was quite the crowd we had sitting there at our table: Hugh and his two girlfriends and me and Number Seven. While Seven and I are not what you would call exclusive, I found it ironic that my feelings for him were keeping me hesitant in regards to dating others, while Hugh and his two girl friends were quite happy keeping it free and easy. It seemed I had a lot to learn about dating in the new millennium.
After we ate, we walked down to Mark Woolley, looked around, and then popped in next door to Augen gallery. Both shows were very good, and of course I had the privilege of hearing Hugh say that he is much less impressed with paintings he believes he could do himself. While I understand why people might ignorantly think this too-often-heard thought, I often wonder why it is that I have to hear it. The reality is that the making of the art is not the thing; it is the showing of the art. The ability to put something on the wall which has your guts in it takes courage and integrity which most people do not possess, and I would posit that these same people would not even make it through their first brush stroke on an empty canvas. Of course, I did not mention this to Hugh, I was not especially offended by the comment, just surprised.
After we left the gallery, we walked to Powell’s where we looked long and hard for a book on orgasms I had seen on Amazon but could not find, so instead I bought a book on Taoist health, sex and longevity which I had owned years prior but had loaned out and never gotten back. After, we went to the North Park Blocks and sat in front of a small play area and watched the kids and the homeless people converge on the swings and jungle gym in the waning afternoon sun. We started to talk about movies, and he suggested we might go to one, but to one at a second run theatre, which Portlandis lousy with, where you can grab a bite and a beer as you watch. At this point I was exhausted, and was becoming increasingly wary of the looming possibility of physical contact with Hugh. I just wasn’t there. So I told him I wanted to hit the road. We walked back and got on our bikes. We rode together back out of town, and coincidently, hit the Hawthornebridge as it was moving back into position after letting a boat through. I was telling him about the route I usually take; up Division to 164th, and both he and some bike rider dude ahead of us lambasted me for taking a less than safe route. They both suggested Clinton street, as it was much more safe, though admittedly slower.
We rode up Clinton streettogether, and at one point he had to remind me to slow down as he was not used to the pace I kept on my bike. He also had the very bad habit of trying to ride next to me instead of in front of or behind me. For some reason it is incredibly irritating to me when people ride side by side in this fashion. I think it has to do with my personal space issues, but I can’t be sure. We stopped where he had to turn off to go to his house. He offered to throw my bike in his car and drive me the rest of the 130 block trip to my home, but I declined, saying I was looking forward to the ride. He got off of his bike, put his kickstand down, came over and gave me a hug, told me he thought I was cool and that he would like to hang out with me again.
As I rode away, I realized I was very happy to finally be alone, riding at my own pace with the ability to go whichever route I chose.

          Date #8: Seven and Point Five      Cache   Translate Page      

Date two with Seven. Yes, I decided to abandon my rule about weekdays not counting. I mean, it is more of a guideline than a rule, really, and let’s face it- if you find what you think might be something good, do you toss it away callously? My answer is no, and it is backed up by my personal philosophy that I would rather regret something I have done rather than something I haven’t. Sometimes I just gotta roll reckless.
I was supposed to have a date with another Craigslist guy on this particular day, which turned out to be a weekend day- Friday. But when number Seven called and asked if I was up for going with him and his friend to Hood River to watch some bands, I jumped. Of course, by 5:15the other guy had not yet contacted me with what time he wanted to go out, so I figured he probably wasn’t going to anyway.

He picked me up at 7:30 with my bike. This is one of the great things about Seven. He accepts the fact that at any point, I might feel the need to leave, perhaps irrationally, and he is more than happy to bring my bike with us in case I need to do that. Seven is very supportive of this particular neurosis, a very good quality to have in a friend, to my way of thinking. He was telling me about his friend, Point Five, (Point Five wanted this name, so please do not accuse me of reducing the men I know to numbers, I am not that much of an asshole), telling me that he knows everyone in the Portland music scene, is super kind, laid back, and that you just want to give him a big hug every time you see him. Again with the hugging. I also assumed from this description that Point Five, like Seven, was a hippie.
What makes Seven a hippie, you might ask? It is an amalgamation of many things, some of which I will name here. He wears a pendant with an asteroid chip in it tied in a leather strap around his neck, he has crystals all over his home, he wears tie-dyed shirts, his hair is quite long, and, finally, instead of saying “good-bye” on the phone, he says simply, “peace”. For a long time I have had issues with hippies due to some interactions I had with some of their ilk while road tripping in California and at a Dead show in Eugene (yes, I know, the irony here is thick). My biggest issue of course is that many of my old friends in Chicago have the highly annoying habit of referring to me as a hippie, which I know is a by-product of having lived in Portland, the land of no dress code, for so long. I have to say, though, I see nothing wrong with Seven. He is kind and generous, smart and funny, and really, I am not one to judge what anyone chooses to put on his back. More than that, he is very nice to me, and really, that is a tough quality to argue with.

So, we go to Point Five’s house, as he is driving to Hood River and we are traveling with him in his car, which is a Range Rover with Bob Marley, Grateful Dead, and Rastafarian decals on its windows. Point Five is a big man with a kind face and an easy smile. Yes, I know that sounds trite, but it’s true, so cram it. He has a big full beard and long hair, and when he greets me, he looks right into my eyes and smiles. Not many people do that when they meet you; due to shyness or angst or arrogance, people will often times barely smile or even look at you when they first meet you. A good strong handshake and a smile go a long way in my book, and Point Five had both. I was just glad he didn’t want to hug me.
So we all start to get in the car and Seven asks if I want to sit in the front with Point Five. He calls me “Sarita”. This kills me. I love it when he speaks Spanish to me. It drives me absolutely crazy. I reply that I am fine, but he doesn’t seem comfortable with it. He says he feels bad because of the fact that I would be out of the loop of the car conversation for much of the ride, but I assure him that I would not say I was fine if I wasn’t. So we start driving, and Seven starts telling Point Five about his mother’s visit which just ended. Evidently, his mother asked him “when he was going to cut his hair short and look like a real man should”. She also wants him to take his daughter to church. Seven’s mom is big in the church, and Seven, having been raised in it, is not. Point Five commiserates, saying his mom has been hounding him to visit for a while, and he has been putting it off for as long as he possibly can. Unfortunately, I can’t really add anything to this conversation because my mom is dead, and volunteering this information usually ends whatever conversation I am having if I mention it. I have tried on several occasions with many different people, and the result is always the same: everyone says they are sorry, looks at me with “sad for you” eyes, and the subject is changed. So I sit and listen as they talk about their plans for the summer, the music festivals they have gone to and are going to go to, and Point Five talks about surveying the land in the Gorge for his job, in one particular case leading all the engineers he works with though the woods, casually mentioning the Poison Oak they are walking next to, and scaring the crap out of them.
Eventually, we get to a gas station so Point Five can fuel up. When he does, he opens the door to the back seat opposite me, pulls out a little plastic contraption, looks up with a little smile on his face and says to me “Have to take my anti-anxiety pills”. Mr. laid-back hippie dude has anxiety problems.
As we continue driving, Seven points out Bonneville Dam to me and laughs, then tells Point Five about the social experiment I am conducting and my date with Grampa Tom. This is when Point Five asks to be called as such, to which I am more than willing to oblige. That’s just good copy.
We arrive at the bar roughly an hour later and before we go in Seven gives me a long hug. While Seven is not a big man, when he hugs me, I feel like we fit; his hugs are warm, comforting, and his big shoulders and muscular arms make me feel safe. As we walk in, I am delighted to see that I will receive a stamp on my hand for the entry fee Seven is paying for me. I look at it, trying to figure out what it is. I can’t tell, but it looks vaguely like a squiggly paisley design, which is a technical art term and too complex to explain here. Seven gets us some beers and we stand in front of the stage, holding hands and watching the bands warm up. Much to my surprise, they are both bluegrass. Actually, I am not surprised at all as I know this is the kind of music Seven likes, which is too bad, because it is a similarity he shares with my wasband. But, live music is live music, and the bands warming up sound very good. Seven is right about Point Five; he seems to know almost everyone at the bar, and demonstrates this by hugging almost every one of them. Evidently Point Five does not have a personal space bubble to contend with. I briefly consider suggesting one to him in order to perhaps alleviate the anxiety problem he faces, but I quickly dismiss it as I just met the guy and with my luck it is probably an aspect of his life which soothes him. I would hate to think that I might be responsible for pushing some poor schmuck over the edge by suggesting a personal space bubble.
The music starts and everyone starts dancing, Seven and Point Five included. Thankfully, Seven has rhythm. It is such a relief to date someone who has rhythm; it means you are able to forgo the awkward conversation where you tell him his lack of rhythm doesn’t matter to you, which is a lie, or worse, where you have to be the one to tell him he has no rhythm whatsoever. Point Five is a bit of a different matter; it is not that he doesn’t have rhythm; it is that he is a twirler. Yes, a twirler. These are the people at concerts (usually Dead shows) who dance well, but not to the rhythm of the music, and while their moves are impressive on a certain level, as was Point Five’s, it is hard to tell if they are dancing to the music or their own inner soundtrack. So, good, there we all are, Seven and Point Five cutting a rug, and me kind of moving back and forth a bit, but not really doing anything approximating what you could call dancing. I was people watching, and I was pretty much transfixed by this stunning young couple dancing together. The guy was dressed in a cream and light brown suit-like outfit and wore a fedora which he used as a prop in his extravagant dance moves. The woman was dressed in a very feminine, demure blouse and skirt and wore a wide headband on her head. She was much less confident than he, but her timidity was quite appealing, and I found myself in love with them; dreaming into them an amazing and exciting life which kept them riding the crest of a wave of superiority. Sometimes it is nice to not know people; you experience much less disappointment that way and they can be exactly who you want them to.
This date was proving my theory that it is best to always keep your options open. I had had a perfectly dreadful week, my “best friend” dumped me, work sucked, and my wasband had once again told me how horrible I was. I had no idea I would end up at a bar in Hood Riverlistening to music with a cool guy even that very morning, but here I was, dancing with a super cute hippie in a bar and drinking beer and laughing about random silly things. Seven was still new to me, and I could dream into him all of the great things I wanted. Even if he turns out to be less than ideal, I am sure that this is one thing I have done that I won’t regret, even if it ends badly.

          Date # 7: Lucky Number Seven      Cache   Translate Page      
Date Seven did not start out well. It was the Monday after a weekend where I had dates on both days, and I was a bit tired. I even had brief moments where I thought I might cancel, but I decided not to, as this date would put me closer to my goal. I was supposed to meet Number Seven at 8:30 at the Laurelthirst Pub to listen to music. I figured if I got home from work in enough time, I could take a nap and still have plenty of time to get down there on my bike. Of course, because I had to return a few phone calls, this got postponed. One of the calls I had to return was to Grampa Tom, my date from Saturday. I was calling him to let him know I would not be going to the Mariners game with him the following Monday. The conversation went well until he told me he wanted to ask me something and I might not like it. This guy and his stupid sentence intros. You would think that after a person has lived a bit of a life, they would shake the need to qualify and introduce, but no. He evidently still felt the need to not only inflict pain with a question, but to set me up to feel anxiety beforehand as well. Foolishly, I told him to go ahead and ask. “Do you ever wear make-up?” Oysh. I had not worn make-up on our date because I had ridden my bike downtown, roughly a 14 mile ride, and then supposed that we were going to go kayaking. Neither activity was conducive to make-up wear. I replied that I did, but did not that day for the reasons I just mentioned. He then went into how he had spoken to a friend of his and wondered to her why I hadn’t worn make-up. I added that the way I look without make-up is the way I look, so if he didn’t like it, it might be an issue. He also mentioned that he was surprised that I was so willing to talk about sex. I replied that it was an important part of a relationship and that not talking about it is the dumbest thing you can do, especially if you want to enjoy the sex you might or might not be having eventually. He agreed. After some small talk, the call ended and I was able to take a cat nap before my ride into town.

When I awoke, I felt somewhat groggy, but I knew that the ride would wake me up. As I was dressing, I noticed that it had started raining. Not great news, given the conversation I had just had with gramps. So, I left the house, hoping that it would let up on my way to the pub. It did not. In fact, at some points, the rain poured down on my bike helmet so hard that I considered waiting under an overpass or a tree until it let up. As I live in Portland, Oregon, I knew that I could wait forever for that to happen, so I kept going. About half way there, my right eye started stinging, badly. I kept wiping it, wondering what the hell was going on, then I remembered I had not washed the make-up off of my face that I had worn to work that day before I left on my date. I had to keep it closed most of the time, so there I was, riding my bike at night in the rain with one eye open. Not my proudest moment. Then, as I came within about a mile of my destination, my other eye started stinging. As there was no way I could ride with both eyes closed, I kept stopping and trying to wipe all of the make-up off of my eyes, which was basically impossible. I started to hope that he wouldn’t show up so I could take the Max home and go to bed. It was a Monday anyway, I figured, it didn’t really count either way.

I eventually made it there, on time too, which was pretty much a miracle, and then realized that I would not even know him if I saw him, as the only picture I had was a side pose of him, which I had looked at roughly two weeks before. I was soaking- my hair, feet, face, everything was absolutely and miserably drenched. Then he walked in. Number Seven was handsome, with dark features and broad shoulders. I wished fleetingly that I could hide, but then I decided better of it and took a step toward him. He looked at me, kind of unsure, and then we both introduced ourselves. “Yeah, I got kinda wet”, I said, dripping from every angle. He actually smiled at me and said he was sorry and felt bad that he hadn’t given me a ride, and then he gave me a hug. Now, I am not a hugger. I do not like hugging people I know well, much less someone I am meeting for the first time. I am well known for my “space bubble” that I must have between myself and anyone around me. But when he hugged me, it just felt like such a relief, I actually enjoyed it, and found myself wishing it wasn’t a Monday.

I went to the bathroom to clean up and he ordered us a couple of beers. I wiped all the make-up and mud off of my face and changed into my warm three-layered after-biking get-up: two long underwear shirts and my OCAC hoodie. I had brought a skirt to change into, but I figured that was a bad idea as all I had to wear on my feet was what I had on: a pair of drenched wool socks, my bike shoes and my shoe covers. At least the top half of me would be warm. I tried to dry my hair off under the hand dryer, but the most I could do was dry my bangs, so I got all my stuff together and left the bathroom to look for Number Seven.

I found him in the room next to where the band was playing, going to shut the door so I wouldn’t be cold. There were two beers sitting on a table, so I sat down, and though I felt very awkward, I started talking. It was an easy conversation, and he was really smiley and laughed a lot. He said he was a critical care nurse, a part-time dad, and in his spare time went to a lot of music festivals, drank beer, and made stuff, like a quilt he had made for his bed out of old shirts. Clearly, he was a hippie, but I did not care at all, mostly because I was so distracted by how great his smile was.

I told Seven about some of my dates, what I was trying to do in my research, and how I handled some of the things people said to me. Of course, I was starving from the long and wet bike ride so I ordered a BLT and a cup of chili. He had already eaten, so I devoured my food while we talked. He seemed really interested in my project and what it was like going on so many dates. He had not dated much in the last few years which he thought was due to his height. Sadly, shorter men have a hard time being with taller women. Oh well, more for me.

After a while we went into the room where the band was playing and the people were dancing. He said hi to some of the people at the bar and then we sat and shared a beer. We had to sit very close together so we could hear each other. It was horrible because I could smell him and he smelled so good; like soap and grass and beer. I couldn’t believe it was a fuckin’ Monday- just my luck. I kept looking at him and had to force thoughts of sex with him out of my head so that I could listen to what he was saying. It was awful. After the band stopped playing he offered to drive me home. I was so happy to hear those words, I almost cried as my pants and socks were still soaking and my jacket and gloves were dripping wet.

We gathered our things and headed out to his car. He had a minivan with some huge hula hoops in it. I told him I wanted to see him hula-hoop, so he stood there in the rain on Glisan Avenue, hula hooping. It was hysterical. After we loaded my bike in the car, he told me, “don’t move, stay right there,” and then he kissed me. It was a great kiss. It was so great that I hated it, and started wondering about the wisdom of not counting dates that occurred during the week. We got in his minivan and kept talking. I was so happy to be going home in a car and so happy that this was such a good date, I was completely unconcerned that it was 11:30 on a school night.

We got to my place and he helped me bring my stuff up to my apartment. I was nervous and really excited. I was weighing the pros and cons of having him stay for a while, and decided that if this was to be our only date, I should really make the most of the time I had. It was the best way to end an amazing date, and as I slipped into sleep much later that evening, I thought it made sense that he had been my Lucky Number Seven.
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          Date #6: Natives and Aliens      Cache   Translate Page      

This was the first date I went on with optimism in mind. Of course, I had just been on a date the day before with Grampa Tom, so how could I not be optimistic? The man I was to meet was roughly 30, a student from Chinawho I had been emailing back and forth with for some time. The plan was to meet downtown near the fountain in Waterfront Park in the late afternoon, walk around a bit, then grab a bite to eat. "Adam" was smart; analytical and interesting to talk to, and while I had a few issues with some of the positions he took in his emails, (like his perspective on the Tao Te Ching), he seemed worthy of my optimism. I left my apartment roughly an hour before I was to meet him. It was a beautiful afternoon and I made great time as most of my journey into town from the void was downhill. I wore my bike shorts with a skirt over it as I knew I would not be able to find a place to change once I got there as the port-o-potties at the Saturday Market were not an option.
I arrived downtown roughly fifteen minutes early and sat down on a bench. Portland is at its best in the spring; all of the trees and bushes are flowering in a beautiful spectrum of pink and white, and the sun lingers in the sky, indicating summer is on the way. It is a relief when the sun occasionally shows itself in the spring; it reminds all Portland transplants why we decided to move here in the first place, much to the dismay of the Natives, who are so full of themselves for being such that they are quite difficult to tolerate.
I was sitting on a bench under a flowering tree, looking across the river at the city, wondering when it was that I forgot how beautiful Portlandis. I looked over and saw Adam walking toward me, smiling. He was cute in a puppy-dog kind of way. My initial thought was that I could just put him in my pocket and take him home with me, but I got over that as he walked toward me and turned out to be much larger close-up. We decided to walk towards Burnside, thinking we might find a place to sit and eat outside. As we walked I was telling him about the dates I had before. Because of my initial attraction to him I was having a hard time looking at him, so as we walked I kept my eyes focused ahead of me. Suddenly he stopped and said, "Wait, you rode all the way down here?" I didn’t really understand why he was so shocked. "I thought you put your bike on a car and drove down." This last statement was strange to me, and I wondered if he saw my bike as an accessory like a hat or a purse I just took with me everywhere I went. I reminded him that I do not own a car, and he seemed amazed at the trip I had undertaken to get there. I told him it was like anything else; it is only extraordinary if it is an uncommon occurrence in your life, and as I rode my bike everywhere, it was not in any way exceptional. We walked on, and found a place to sit down and have a beer at Berbati’s Pan. There were many people milling around out front, most in a general state of disarray. Down the street there were tables set up with hot food trays set out on them. It was meal time at the homeless shelter.

It was getting on toward evening and the weather turned a bit chilly, so we decided to sit inside. He ordered me an IPA and himself a Guinness, which endeared him to me immediately. I have a very special place in my heart for Guinness drinkers as several of the oldest and dearest of my friends immediately come to mind when I or someone I am with drinks it. We began a line of random small talk, but our conversation quickly became quite deep. He went into what kind of women he was attracted to; usually older and intelligent, which, he pointed out, was what I was. He told me that he was very attracted to Nancy Pelosi as an example of the type of woman he liked. He said that whenever he saw her speak on TV it really got him going. I wasn’t really sure how to respond to this, so I just kept listening.
When he spoke, he would address me and then complete his thought, such as, "Sara, you are very smart, and obviously have thought about the appropriateness of procreation and all its unintended consequences." It reminded me how much I liked hearing my own name. After he had started more than one of his sentences with "The scripture says…." I knew it was going to get heavy. His perspective was that the U.S.is a Christian country, though few people he knows here agree with him. He said that he and his mother (back in China), laugh all the time about how we Americans don’t understand that the reason love, charity, and forgiveness are valued here is because of Christianity. I am a big fan of being in the all-to-common situation where people from other countries tell me how much they sit around and laugh at Americans, but this time I didn’t really agree with his premise. It kept coming back to Christianity and the Bible for him. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to get into this conversation with him about religion and politics, but I figured I had nothing to lose, so I began to explain to him how the founding fathers came here to get away from religious oppression, and that while the word "God" is on our money and in our constitution, it is only there by way of happenstance, and that while it is a sticky issue since our last illustrious president entered office, separation of church and state was an ideal the founding fathers felt quite passionately about. I also suggested that the true difference between China and the U.S. may lie more in the differences in government. This was just the beginning of a very long and edgy conversation with him.
Adam spoke of his mother’s experience being a Christian in China, how it was to grow up there, and that abuse in Chinais an accepted fact of life. He said his father had been very abusive toward him and his mother, and that his mother had also hit him when he was growing up, and he still had night terrors about this stuff. It is times like these when I am reminded that I have nothing at all to bitch about, that all the pain and torment I feel like I have gone through is much less staggering when held up next to an experience like his. As we talked further about the differences between China and the U.S., he made the point that there is still love in the U.S., and the realities of China create a situation where the women are looking only for a man that will provide, and that there is no luxury of waiting for or even looking for love. Adam felt that it would be awful to try and find a wife in China, because he would never really know if the wife he chose would actually love him or be with him for his money. Imagine being on your death bed, having been married for thirty or fifty years and not being sure whether the person you have spent your life with has ever loved you. Now that I think about it that probably happens here too, maybe just not as often. Adam then told me that the scripture says that men use love to get sex, and women use sex to get love. I smiled at that and asked exactly where in the Bible it said that. He confessed that he did not really know, and that I probably knew the Bible much more thoroughly than he did. I told him that I had only read the Bible for a class in college, and while I liked the stories, I saw no basis to create a set of life-guiding principles to live my life by in it, and then I told him that I do not believe in God. When he asked what I believed in, I said, "people." His response, ironically, was that this was possible because I live in a Christian country. If I lived in China, I would have a far different perspective of people. This argument went on for quite some time, and in the end, it became cyclical and quite pointless. As I didn’t have the perspective of living in China, I could really only use the argument of my experiences here. Adam was clearly married to the Christian perspective and there was little I could do to persuade him away from his point of view.
He then brought up that he had just been laid off and he was having a heart procedure on Wednesday. "Did I mention that?" He asked me casually. Then he told me that he had been accepted to a school in Pittsburghfor nursing, and he was trying to decide whether or not to go, as he had not gotten into OHSU, which had been his first choice. Amazing the things you learn about people when you start to talk about religion and politics. By this point in the date, I had already had two beers, and because I had not yet eaten, I was pretty buzzed. The other issue was that I have a rule that I do not leave a beverage alone on the table with strangers in order to avoid any possibility of being drugged. This created a problem where I had to guzzle the last three quarters of my second beer because I had to go to the bathroom so bad. Of course, the more I drank the better looking he got, so I decided to suggest food. He ordered a Greek salad and I ordered spaghetti. We ate in relative silence, only talking about our food on occasion.

After he paid, we walked back toward his car, and talked about emailing each other further. At one point, he looked down at my bike, and all the various stickers on it, and asked, referring to one that said, “I love the First Amendment”, and asked, “What’s the first amendment?”   I laughed and said, “One of the things that make the U.S. different than China.” 
The problem was that I liked him, but because I had drank so much beer, I couldn’t tell how much. It was times like these when I was very happy that I had a couple of guys on the side so I wouldn’t make any mistakes out of horniness. As we approached the Hawthorne bridge, I told him that I was going to hop on my bike and head home. He gave me a hug good-bye and walked off toward his car. As I got on my bike and started pedaling home, I thought that this had been a good date, but I saw our religious and cultural differences as too much of a hurdle to having any possibility of the relationship going anywhere, in addition to the fact that he was probably moving to Pittsburgh.

          Date #4: 15 minute man      Cache   Translate Page      

This may seem like a short amount of time for a date. The only reason it lasted as long as it did was because I was waiting for my food. So I could take it to go.
This was one of the guys who had been in an all-fire-hurry to go on a date with me. He emailed me once, and then we messaged each other for a while. His screen name was “Bob Crazy” and I assumed that “Bob” was his name. It was not. I assumed that “Crazy” did not actually describe him. It did. This name is what I eventually decided was most suitable for him. In my first message to “Crazy”, I asked him how he was, to which he replied: “horny, lol.”
A short note about “lol” in this context: It is the modern man’s version of, “I don’t know why she thinks I sexually harassed her; I was only kidding.” To this point in my virtual dating experience, I had not yet come upon this term very much, but as my experience grew, this acronym popped up more and more, mostly in places where a man would want you to know that he was kidding if you were offended, or, not, if what he said did not offend you and you were receptive to whatever come-on he was throwing out.
I ignored the horny comment and moved on. I asked him what he did, and he replied with some generic IT answer. I asked him where he worked, he said in town. I asked him for a picture, and he replied that he didn’t have one and that, “I look like a typical Asian guy,” I almost fell off my chair laughing at that one, “lol” or no. He then asked me what I do, what my hobbies are, etc….pretty standard questions, so I answered them, and his reply came back: “What about romance?” I replied that I had never considered romance a “hobby”, but I could see why he would think so, in light of my Craigslist ad.
After that, we set up a lunch on a day later that week. Sadly, he suggested Pizza Hut. I must reiterate: there are so many great places to eat in Portland, Oregon. Why oh why is it that so many settle for multinational corporate non-food? This issue is one that tends to get under my skin and gnaw at my sinew until I lose control of my emotions and my tongue, obviously. I countered by suggesting a local deli close to my work which was known for its gyros.
Unfortunately for “Crazy”, he did not abide by one of my rules in this experiment: weekends only. The title of this project is 20 Dates in 20 Weekends. If a man, through impatience or stupidity or sloth, chooses to meet with me on a week day instead of a weekend, he is automatically disqualified, not from the date itself, but from having it go anywhere. Why, you might ask? Well, I look at this process in much the way an HR professional looks at job applicants. If you can’t follow the directions to apply for the job, chances are you won’t follow instructions once in the position either. It’s simple math.
We met at the deli, and I immediately recognized that he was of East Indian descent, which struck me as odd, given the way he had described himself earlier. I will never understand how, when one is from a continent which contains so many different countries within it, he could describe himself as “typical looking”. I for one have never had the inclination to describe myself as a “typical looking American woman”.
We ordered our sandwiches and sat down. As I sat down across the table from “Crazy”, I judged that he was older than he had told me in his initial email. He said he was thirty, but frankly he looked mid forties, if not fifty. At this point it did not matter much as it was a Wednesday. I also noticed that his lips were chapped to the point that dry skin was literally hanging off of his bottom lip. He spoke very quietly and had the tendency to turn his head slightly while he was talking. Taken together, these facts pretty much eliminated the chance that I would understand everything he said, as I couldn’t really hear him, nor could I watch his lips move as they were too disgusting to look at.
He seemed rather intent on getting to the bottom of what I was looking for on Craigslist, and asked me with quiet diligence, why I wasn’t using Chat rooms, and why I hadn’t yet used meetup.com to meet people. When I said I was just doing it to date, he did not seem satisfied. I was a bit mystified, but I let it go, mostly because I wasn’t quite sure what he was saying anyway. Then he told me he was married with children and that his wife was out of town for a month. The whole conversation, his mannerisms, and his hushed tone suddenly made sense. At this point I had very little compassion for “Crazy”; he lied about his age, he wanted to set up a date during the week, he suggested Pizza Hut for lunch, and now this. It was more than I could forgive and I let him know by outing him.
There happened to be two young mothers with roughly fifteen children between them at the next tables, so I said very loudly in their general direction, “So you are married, and you want to date me?!?!?!” He looked around nervously. I glanced over at the ladies and they were looking at us. In the same tone, I asked him if his wife knew. He shook his head no. A very long and awkward pause followed. Initially I was very pleased with myself, but after about a minute and a half, I felt quite ready to go. I was starving and trying to decide whether or not I should wait for my lunch. I think he sensed my intent and said the most surprising and offensive thing of all: That I should let him know if I ever wanted to have sex with him. I could barely believe it. Thankfully, our food came; just in time for me to tell him I was uncomfortable and that I was going to leave. Before I could, he made the offer once again. It didn’t seem to bother him whether I was offended by this request or not; there was no trace of “lol”, no whisper of hesitation. I looked down at the Gyro in my hand and decided that if I didn’t leave soon, I would end up throwing it at him, so I headed for the door. No use wasting good food on someone who wouldn’t have appreciated it anyway.


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The final part of a three-part series this week examines the way one company uses wasted glass to address a long-time environmental issue of the architectural community.

A three-part series this week focuses on how some local governments and the waste industry are partnering to capture and reuse glass. Part three examines the way one company uses wasted glass to address a long-time environmental issue of the architectural community. Read part one here. Read part two here.

Portland cement has long been a staple to the architectural community, but every ton of this material produces a ton of carbon dioxide. New York City-based Urban Mining Northeast has found a way to lessen builders’ dependence on this environmental liability with a partial replacement material that performs at least as well as cement, while generating demand for recycled glass.

The company manufactures Pozzotive, a white pozzolan, which is a material made from post-consumer glass that can replace up to 40 percent of Portland cement in concrete. Pozzotive has gone into some high-profile building projects, including the United Nations Headquarters; New York City’s Second Avenue Subway; the New York Police Department Academy; naval buildings; several universities; ESPN headquarters; and City Point, the largest mixed-use development in New York City.

“We have demonstrated that, in varying levels of replacement, it enhances key performance attributes of concrete, both in block and poured-in-place applications. It provides more durability, pourability and resistance to freeze-thaw damage among areas, while reducing harmful CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions generated by producing Portland cement,” says Lou Grasso, inventor of Pozzotive, managing partner for Urban Mining Northeast and a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP, meaning certified in green building practices).

Urban Mining sources glass from materials recovery facilities, bottle redemption programs and curbside pickup. Material undergoes a patented process to remove organic waste and other non-glass materials, and then it’s ground to a powder to be used in concrete block, pre-stressed concrete plank and precast concrete, among applications.

“In our pilot plant in New York, we process about 4,000 tons of waste glass each year. When we complete our first full-scale production facility in Connecticut later this year, we will have the capacity to process more than 100,000 tons of waste glass annually at this new plant alone,” says Grasso.

Westbrook Concrete Block Company, headquartered in Connecticut, supplies material to the architectural community at large, including airports, residential, government and commercial buildings, among projects.

The company adds Pozzotive in its concrete masonry units.

“By 2020, I plan to use Pozzotive in every unit I manufacture. I am substituting about 30 percent of Portland cement with it, so I’m saving 30 percent carbon emissions, and that’s huge for me. Also important is that it’s regionally sourced post-consumer glass, meaning I know where it comes from,” says John Orsina, vice president of Westbrook Concrete Block Company.

He has finite storage for powdered cement, so he installed a fifth cement silo just to accommodate Pozzotive.

glass-recycling-cement-1.jpg

“It’s expensive to store, and the product itself costs me more, pound for pound, than Portland. But, for me, it’s worth it to do the right thing and be green. It makes sense for my business and hopefully will make sense to the design community, who are my customers,” says Orsina.

Glenwood Mason Supply sells Pozzotive in Brooklyn, N.Y., largely to projects that are pursing LEED certification.

Michael Toth, an account manager at Glenwood Mason and a LEED AP, helped Grasso develop a market for Pozzotive among engineers and architects with sustainability goals. 

“Some criteria for LEED certification include that materials be extracted, harvested and manufactured regionally. And a certain percentage of building materials must be recycled. Pozzotive contributes to these goals, among others. So, it makes it easier for us to give the LEED design community what they want, which is a better concrete product with sustainable attributes,” says Toth.

For now, Glenwood Mason is putting Pozzotive into two buildings and is working on specifying more.

The company’s goal is to increase the percentage of block it makes with Pozzotive, figuring that if it could incorporate it in 5 percent of its products, it could save thousands of tons of CO2 emissions at its New York City plant.  

Toth anticipates more demand, commenting that at least 20 percent of every major project in New York City wants recycled content, and contractors are usually targeting cement.

“Architects are telling us they want it in their buildings. And being that New York City is the busiest construction market in the U.S., it’s a great story for us to tell—that Glenwood is leading the way here by promoting this green product. Hopefully other markets will follow soon,” says Toth.

Plus, he says, “We know recycling glass is a problem, and concrete has been a good home for it. It’s a better alternative than landfilling it.”


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Man Meets Man, Men Become Women, 
Women Beat Up Women Who Want To Be Men?


Okay, this is one of the few times Diogenes has needed both a calculator and the Urban Dictionary to figure out what the hell an article was about:
"In what has been described as a “horrifying” incident two women were attacked by a group of men who identified themselves as “transgender women” at the Portland State University “Law and Disorder Conference” which billed itself as a “provocative space for comparative critical dialogue between activists, revolutionaries, educators, artists, musicians, scholars, dancers, actors and writers”. 
The women were attacked in a coordinated assault as they sat at a table which sold feminist books and literature. The men destroyed the books and marked up the table display with permanent markers. One of the women was also marked up by the men. 
Predominantly male conference onlookers by all reports allowed the attack to take place, watching in stunned silence. Two males affiliated with the same group as the feminists - Deep Green Resistance - were also in attendance and the “trans women” threw a projectile at the head of one of them.
According to reports, the transgender males or “trans women” took issue with the feminist content in the Deep Green Resistance materials. Specifically, a portion of the materials reflected the feminist position that social roles based on sex are undesirable and harmful to women........"
Now Diogenes is just a little confused as to what happened here.

Notice in italics part of the article that says the “predominantly male onlookers allowed the attack to take place.” Keep in mind that’s assuming that the male onlookers were actually male.” Diogenes would not rush to judgement on that lest I be taken as a BLTaphobe.

Also, even if the males were actually male, which they probably might or could have possibly been or not, why in the world would the onlookers defend feminists against their transgender attackers? That could, or may not possibly so or possibly not, be construed as a sexual hate crime against an oppressed group.

Best leave all the bitches alone and let them slap each other senseless until small trickles of blood drip from their collective noses.
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http://jumpingjackflashhypothesis.blogspot.com/2012/02/jumping-jack-flash-hypothesis-its-gas.html




The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.




A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.




Category: Variety Pack

2019-03-10 - Widespread marine oxygen declines are stressing sensitive species:
http://desdemonadespair.net/2019/03/widespread-marine-oxygen-declines-are-stressing-sensitive-species-its-potentially-very-dire.html
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-ocean-is-running-out-of-breath-scientists-warn/
http://www.realclearscience.com/2019/02/27/the_ocean_is_running_out_of_breath_284926.html

Quote: "It’s potentially very dire..."

Note: Very bad for many (most) species but there are a few species which don't like oxygen, so this is a huge boon for them, in particular the ancient anaerobic bacteria and archaea that produce hydrogen sulfide. I'm sure they're doing just fine...

2019-03-10 - The climate change paper so depressing it’s sending people to therapy:
http://desdemonadespair.net/2019/03/the-climate-change-paper-so-depressing-its-sending-people-to-therapy.html

2019-03-10 - Car bursts into flame on overpass and kills woman and 2 daughters in East Delhi (India):
http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/akshardham-car-fire-victims-husband-took-car-on-lease-for-brother/article26503815.ece
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/2-kids-among-3-of-family-charred-as-car-goes-up-in-flames-on-flyover/articleshow/68349335.cms
http://www.hindustantimes.com/delhi-news/car-catches-fire-in-east-delhi-woman-two-daughters-killed/story-wLflSEZjWQQoURl32yUtIP.html
http://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india-delhi-woman-two-minor-daughters-charred-to-death-after-car-catches-fire-near-akshardham-flyover-508426
http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/woman-2-children-die-as-car-catches-fire-in-delhi/741015.html
http://www.ndtv.com/delhi-news/3-dead-as-car-catches-fire-on-flyover-near-yamuna-bank-depot-in-delhi-2005541
http://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/delhi-woman-minor-daughters-charred-death-car-fire-akshardham-1475007-2019-03-11

Quote: "A 35-year-old woman and two of her daughters were burnt to death after the car they were travelling in burst into flames at east Delhi's Akshardham flyover on Sunday."

Quote: "The two girls who died in the incident were two and five years old, the DCP said."

2019-03-10 - Passenger plane hit by fire and/or smoke in flight then crashes near Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), all 157 aboard killed:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_update&edis_id=VI-20190310-66971-ETH
http://ntv.nation.co.ke/news/2720124-5019590-y94lv6z/index.html
http://www.news24.com/Africa/News/doomed-ethiopian-airlines-boeing-was-on-fire-before-crash-witness-20190311
http://www.bignewsnetwork.com/news/259910827/doomed-ethiopian-airlines-boeing-was-on-fire-before-crash---witness
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6794233/Safety-fears-Boeing-737-Max-8-China-country-ground-jet-Ethiopian-crash.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/world/africa/article/2189609/smoke-and-debris-poured-ethiopian-airways-737-scattering-cattle-it
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-witnesses/ethiopian-plane-smoked-and-shuddered-before-deadly-plunge-idUSKBN1QS1LJ
http://globalnews.ca/video/5043872/ethiopia-airlines-crash-witness-says-plane-trailed-smoke-before-impact
http://www.9news.com.au/2019/03/12/09/16/news-world-man-missed-doomed-ethiopian-airlines-flight-by-minutes
http://www.foxnews.com/world/ethiopian-airlines-passenger-jet-crashes-with-more-than-150-aboard-reports-say
http://www.cnn.com/2019/03/10/africa/ethiopia-airline-crash-nairobi-intl/index.html

Quote: "Witness account of the Ethiopian airlines that crashed Sunday killing 157 people on board says the plane came down in flames before it exploded after hitting the ground. It has also been reported that the pilot made a distress call and had been cleared to return at Bole International airport."

Quote: "The Ethiopian plane was new, delivered to the airline in November. The Boeing 737 Max 8 was one of 30 meant for the airline, Boeing said in July. The jet’s last maintenance was on Feb. 4, and it had flown just 1,200 hours. The plane crashed six minutes after departure, plowing into the ground at Hejere near Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, some 31 miles outside Addis Ababa, at 8:44 a.m. There was no immediate indication why the plane went down in clear weather while on a flight to Nairobi, the capital of neighboring Kenya."

2019-03-10 - Passenger plane engine bursts into flame in flight, plane lands safely at airport in Houston (Texas):
http://www.khou.com/article/news/local/boeing-plane-engine-catches-fire-at-bush-airport-no-injuries-reported/285-eb4a52a5-da1b-4f78-a984-75222fe3842b
http://www.khou.com/video/news/raw-plane-engine-catches-fire-at-bush-airport/285-4fd7ae70-41b5-4cac-ae65-6e5417009359
http://www.click2houston.com/news/-people-were-freaking-out-passengers-forced-to-jump-from-united-plane-after-engine-fire
http://www.fox13memphis.com/news/trending-now/plane-engine-catches-fire-during-flights-descent/929359235
http://pix11.com/2019/03/11/united-plane-from-newark-lands-safely-after-engine-catches-fire/
http://www.newsweek.com/united-airlines-engine-catches-fire-flight-texas-1358117
http://abc13.com/united-plane-engine-catches-fire-before-safely-landing-at-iah/5182702/

Quote: "An airplane landed at Bush airport Sunday night after an engine fire, but no one was hurt, according to the Houston Fire Department. It happened shortly before 10:30 p.m. Airport officials tell us a United Airlines flight was coming from Newark, New Jersey when the Boeing 737-900 engine caught fire."

Note: A passenger plane was just hit by smoke and made an emergency landing in coastal Newark the day prior too, mentioned in the 2019-03-09 update, so that's two passenger planes in two days being hit by smoke/fire either coming into Newark or after departing Newark. These are the 37th and 38th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2019-03-10 - Underground electrical fire spews flames from manhole in coastal Brooklyn (New York):
http://abc7ny.com/flames-shoot-from-manhole-fire-in-brooklyn/5181187/
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/video/4044064-manhole-fires-hit-queens-and-brooklyn/
http://brooklyn.news12.com/story/40100091/manhole-fire-breaks-out-in-williamsburg

2019-03-10 - Underground electrical fire forces evacuation of four apartment buildings in coastal Queens (New York):
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Transformer-Fire-Causes-Evacuation-of-4-Apartment-Buildings-in-Queens-Con-Ed-506961141.html
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/03/10/queens-manhole-fire-outages/

2018-03-10 - Underground fire suddenly shoots flames from sewer and burns two children in Delhi (India):
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/flames-from-sewer-ducts-leave-two-kids-injured/articleshow/68349414.cms

Quote: "Locals told cops that flames suddenly came out of the sewer ducts and the children suffered burn injuries."

2019-03-10 - Transformer bursts into flame and causes blackouts in Castle Shannon (Pennsylvania):
http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2019/03/10/castle-shannon-power-outage-transformer-fire/
http://www.wpxi.com/news/top-stories/power-restored-to-900-people-in-the-south-hills/929090506
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/south/2019/03/10/Transformer-fire-knocks-out-power-to-Castle-Shannon-residents-Duquesne-Light/stories/201903100194




2019-03-10 - Fair Isle Bird Observatory destroyed by huge fire on coastal Fair Isle (Scotland):
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-47515175
http://www.shetnews.co.uk/2019/03/10/fire-destroys-fair-isle-bird-observatory/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-6793165/Fire-crews-airlifted-island-blaze-destroys-bird-observatory.html
http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/national/17490720.fire-crews-airlifted-to-island-as-blaze-destroys-bird-observatory/
http://twitter.com/fred_fearn/status/1104848962480160771/photo/1

2019-03-10 - Wildfire breaks out in coastal Nanakuli on the island of Oahu (Hawaii):
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=WF-20190312-66990-USA
http://www.khon2.com/news/local-news/fire-crews-battle-wildfire-in-nanakuli/1838721314
http://www.kitv.com/story/40100494/fire-fighters-battling-brushfire-in-nanakuli-red-cross-shelter-opened
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2019/03/10/shelter-opens-brush-fire-burns-oahus-west-side/

2019-03-10 - Boat bursts into flame near the mouth of the Waini River off the coast of Guyana, 2 killed, 1 injured:
http://www.stlucianewsonline.com/guyana-at-least-two-killed-in-boat-explosion/
http://demerarawaves.com/2019/03/10/body-of-venezuelan-man-found-after-passenger-boat-fire-off-waini-river-mouth/
http://www.stabroeknews.com/2019/news/guyana/03/11/venezuelan-dies-in-waini-river-boat-explosion/
http://guyanainquirer.com/breaking-speedboat-with-20-passengers-caught-afire-off-waini-river-mouth/
http://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2019/03/11/passenger-boat-en-route-from-venezuela-explodes-one-dead-captain-and-others-missing/
http://guyanachronicle.com/2019/03/10/breaking-guyana-bound-venezuelan-passenger-boat-explodes-off-waini-coast

Quote: "Hours after a boat with 20 persons aboard caught afire off the mouth of the Waini River, the body of a Venezuelan man washed up on Shell Beach, sources said. The man’s name has been given as Antonio Ramon Wells. Police have already confirmed that a woman, with second degree burns, was rushed to the Mabaruma Hospital. She was due to be the air-dashed to the Georgetown Public Hospital for specialised treatment and care at the Burns Unit. The Guyana Police Force’s Interior Commander, Kevin Adonis earlier Sunday said police were responding to reports that flames engulfed a passenger boat about 10 miles from the mouth of the Waini River. The boat was ferrying passengers from Venezuela to Pomeroon in Guyana when the craft caught afire."

Quote: "Reports indicate that the elderly, Mrs. Archer lives in Venezuela and was travelling with her husband, Carl Archer, who is blind, when the mishap occurred. She has reportedly said she was holding onto her husband, but was forced to release him. Her last sight of her spouse was seeing 'his head on fire.'"

2019-03-10 - Boat bursts into flame while docked near Shelter Island in coastal San Diego (California), nobody aboard:
http://www.kusi.com/boat-fire-near-shelter-island/
http://fox5sandiego.com/2019/03/10/fire-damages-boat-at-shelter-island/
http://timesofsandiego.com/crime/2019/03/10/fire-breaks-out-on-boat-docked-in-san-diego-harbor/
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/boat-fire-black-smoke-shelter-island-uscg-sdfd-sdpd-harbor-police-506959001.html
http://www.10news.com/news/local-news/san-diego-sailing-family-loses-boat-home-in-fire
http://snewsi.com/id/19187823160/Boat-Fire-near-Shelter-Island
http://www.facebook.com/ABC10News/posts/2624864724222660

2019-03-10 - Boat, vehicles and 3 RV trailers destroyed by fire at 11:17 PM on the shore of Lake Blackshear (Georgia):
http://wfxl.com/news/local/trailers-destroyed-in-lake-blackshear-mobile-home-fire
http://www.walb.com/2019/03/10/crews-responds-lake-blackshear-rv-fires/
http://wgxa.tv/news/local/trailer-goes-up-in-flames-at-georgias-lake-blackshear

Quote: "The fire quickly spread to two adjacent trailers but was contained before spreading to others nearby. Two vehicles and a boat were also destroyed in the blaze."

Note: These are the 231st, 232nd and 233rd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-03-10 - Charter school bus bursts into flame at 12:06 AM near Dahlonega (Georgia):
http://www.wrdw.com/content/news/Bus-carrying-USC-Aiken-baseball-team-catches-fire-after-game-506970281.html
http://www.aikenstandard.com/sports/usc-aiken-baseball-team-s-bus-catches-fire/article_31abd80c-43b5-11e9-b1b4-e785fbb0b863.html
http://www.wjbf.com/news/csra-news/usc-aiken-baseball-players-prepare-for-next-game-after-bus-fire/1840674343
http://www.wistv.com/2019/03/11/usc-aiken-baseball-team-uninjured-after-team-bus-catches-fire/
http://www.wfxg.com/2019/03/12/usc-aiken-pacers-baseball-team-prepares-wednesday-game-after-fire/
http://twitter.com/FoulPoleSports/status/1104914039480770561

Quote: "USC Aiken catcher Luke Leisenring tweeted late Sunday night that this wasn't exactly how he wanted to be featured on the Foul Pole Sports Twitter account. The tweet, which had already been viewed more than 16,000 times just after midnight, was a video of the USC Aiken baseball team's bus engulfed in flames."

Note: This is the 52nd school bus to burn in 2019, and this is the 136th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-03-10 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on highway near coastal Tórshavn on the Faroe Islands:
http://local.fo/picture-gallery-passenger-bus-caught-fire-on-oyggjarvegurin/

Note: This is the 137th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-03-10 - Tractor, vehicle and garage go up in flames in coastal Pasadena (Maryland):
http://patch.com/maryland/annearundel/pasadena-garage-fire-damages-tractor-vehicle-officials

Quote: "A tractor and a vehicle were damaged when a Pasadena garage caught fire on Sunday morning, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department."

2019-03-10 - Tractor, four heavy trucks and business destroyed by fire in the wee hours on Long Lake Road in Berrien Springs (Michigan):
http://www.moodyonthemarket.com/early-morning-fire-destroys-berrien-springs-business-enterprise/

Quote: "Tom Flagel, President of the company, says that the Fire Chief told him the fire is still of unknown origin. It resulted in a total loss for the company including 4 major insulation trucks and equipment, supplies and inventory, three offices and the equipment in them, plus a Kubota grounds tractor."

2019-03-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 401 in Pickering (Canada):
http://durhamregionfirstrespondersbreakingnews.com/2019/03/10/5803/

Note: These are the 387th, 388th and 389th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-03-10 - Box truck bursts into flame at home in coastal North Fort Myers (Florida), man burned:
http://www.nbc-2.com/story/40100749/man-burned-while-trying-to-start-box-truck-in-north-fort-myers
http://www.abc-7.com/story/40100749/man-burned-while-trying-to-start-box-truck-in-north-fort-myers

2019-03-10 - SUV bursts into flame near gas station in Cantonment (Florida):
http://www.northescambia.com/2019/03/firefighters-battle-vehicle-fire-in-cantonment

2019-03-10 - SUV bursts into flame on Highway 90 in Horry County (South Carolina):
http://wpde.com/news/local/car-fire-shuts-down-lanes-in-both-directions-on-highway-90
http://www.wbtw.com/news/grand-strand/vehicle-fire-shuts-down-portion-of-highway-90-in-horry-county/1838757119

2019-03-10 - Car bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Milford (Connecticut):
http://www.doingitlocal.com/2019/03/todays-car-fire-69/

2019-03-10 - Car bursts into flame at 3:15 AM on I-15 in the Virgin River Gorge (Arizona):
http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2019/03/10/cgb-2-fire-departments-respond-to-early-morning-car-fire-on-i-15-in-gorge/

2019-03-10 - Car bursts into flame on I-15 near Butte (Montana):
http://mtstandard.com/news/local/butte-silver-bow-fire-department-puts-out-engulfed-vehicle-on/article_044d0138-f747-581d-b330-593751fec1cd.html

2019-03-10 - Car bursts into flame at 2 AM on the M61 near Farnworth (Britain):
http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/17489934.firefighters-tackle-car-fire-on-m61/

2019-03-10 - Car bursts into flame on the A380B in Wapperwell (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=50418&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41
http://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/smoke-flames-engulf-car-fire-2629285

2019-03-10 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-77 in Raleigh County (West Virginia):
http://www.wvnstv.com/local-news/raleigh-county/vehicle-fire-shuts-down-two-lanes-on-i-77/1839107315

2019-03-10 - Car and garage destroyed by fire, home damaged, on Grove End Road in St John’s Wood (Britain):
http://www.london-fire.gov.uk/incidents/2019/march/garage-fire-st-johns-wood/

2019-03-10 - Auto shop goes up in flames in Winterbourne (Britain):
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/live-winterbourne-trench-lane-fire-2629507

2019-03-10 - Barn destroyed by fire shortly after 6 AM near Cedar Falls (Iowa), some livestock killed:
http://www.kcci.com/article/iowa-barn-fire-kills-about-20-pigs-and-sheep-but-no-one-hurt/26776076
http://www.kcrg.com/content/news/Fire-destroys-Black-Hawk-Co-barn-killing-livestock-506956321.html
http://qctimes.com/news/state-and-regional/iowa/iowa-barn-fire-kills-about-pigs-and-sheep-but-no/article_26850373-3dde-5ec4-956a-8cb0501defef.html

2019-03-10 - Church heavily damaged by fire in Roeland Park (Kansas):
http://www.kctv5.com/news/fire-crews-fighting-roeland-park-church-fire/article_09ae95ea-4394-11e9-b38b-87c5f49bda97.html
http://www.kmbc.com/article/fire-at-southridge-presbyterian-church/26776880

2019-03-10 - Restaurant destroyed by fire at 11:44 PM in East Olympia (Washington):
http://www.theolympian.com/news/local/article227384794.html
http://www.kiro7.com/video?videoId=929192848&videoVersion=1.0

2019-03-10 - Warehouse destroyed by massive blaze in coastal Burswood (Australia):
http://thewest.com.au/news/perth/the-sky-was-on-fire-burswood-warehouse-gutted-by-fire-ng-b881130960z
http://brandsauthority.com/the-sky-was-on-fire-burswood-warehouse-gutted-by-fire/
http://www.9news.com.au/2019/03/10/21/38/news-wa-perth-warehouse-fire-burswood
http://tenplay.com.au/news/perth/2019/3/10/burswood-warehouse-gutted-by-fire

2019-03-10 - Garage goes up in flames at home in Whitefish Bay (Wisconsin):
http://fox6now.com/2019/03/10/firefighters-called-out-to-fully-involved-garage-fire-in-whitefish-bay/

2019-03-10 - In separate incidents, two mobile homes destroyed by fire before 5:30 AM near Sand Springs (Oklahoma):
http://www.newson6.com/story/40099295/firefighters-responding-to-mobile-home-home-fire-near-sand-springs

2019-03-10 - Home damaged by garage fire in the wee hours in Stoughton (Massachusetts), 2 injured:
http://whdh.com/news/2-injured-in-stoughton-blaze/

2019-03-10 - Home damaged by fire at 6:15 AM in Torrington (Connecticut):
http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Torrington-Fire-Marshal-Investigates-Cause-of-House-Fire-506947711.html

2019-03-10 - Home heavily damaged by garage fire in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):
http://www.news9.com/story/40099351/okc-house-fire-causes-over-dollar100000-in-damage

2019-03-10 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Kambach Street in Mt. Washington (Pennsylvania):
http://www.wtae.com/article/firefighters-on-scene-of-2-alarm-house-fire-in-mt-washington/26775736

2019-03-10 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Appleton Road in Elkton (Maryland):
http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2019/03/10/three-firefighters-injured-in-elkton-house-fire/

2019-03-10 - Home heavily damaged by fire in the Buena Vista area in Nashville (Tennessee):
http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2019/03/10/house-fire-buena-vista-monroe-street/3126755002/
http://www.wkrn.com/news/local-news/crews-battle-intense-house-fire-in-buena-vista-neighborhood/1839155275

2019-03-10 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Madison (Wisconsin):
http://madison.com/wsj/news/local/nobody-hurt-in-town-of-madison-house-fire-displaced/article_aa523805-0645-5cb8-897f-b1f0d89a4f79.html

2019-03-10 - Home destroyed by fire in Enfield (Connecticut), nobody there:
http://www.westernmassnews.com/news/one-displaced-after-fire-tears-through-enfield-home/article_7a29094a-438f-11e9-9d05-7b1199883d09.html

2019-03-10 - Home destroyed by fire in Norfolk (Nebraska):
http://norfolkdailynews.com/wjag/news/home-destroyed-by-fire/article_adf13ae6-4384-11e9-b4f8-03cd577afd14.html

2019-03-10 - Home destroyed by fire shortly before 7 AM on River Road in Petersburg (New York), several pets killed:
http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Family-escapes-injury-in-Petersburg-fire-13677682.php

2019-03-10 - Multi-family home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia):
http://www.wavy.com/news/local-news/portsmouth/3-injured-after-fire-at-multi-family-structure-in-portsmouth/1839186996
http://wtkr.com/2019/03/10/portsmouth-firefighters-responding-to-active-apartment-fire/

2019-03-10 - Apartment building heavily damaged by pfire in Pflugerville (Texas):
http://talk1370.radio.com/articles/fire-crews-knock-down-two-alarm-blaze-pflugerville-apartment-complex
http://www.kxan.com/news/local/travis-county/firefighters-knock-down-2-alarm-apartment-fire-in-pflugerville/1839224057
http://cbsaustin.com/news/local/afd-battles-two-alarm-fire-in-north-austin-area-apartment-complex

2019-03-10 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Shreveport (Louisiana):
http://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/2019/03/11/fire-displaces-19-cornerstone-apartments-shreveport/3127935002/
http://www.ksla.com/2019/03/12/apartment-complex-fire-cleanup-recovery-begins/

2019-03-10 - Townhome complex heavily damaged by fire at 4:30 AM in coastal Toms River (New Jersey):
http://www.app.com/story/news/local/emergencies/2019/03/11/toms-river-fire-damages-townhouses/3129437002/

2019-03-10 - Deadly fire destroys home at 11:32 PM on Hill Avenue in Grand Junction (Colorado), 1 killed, 2 injured:
http://www.kjct8.com/content/news/Toddler-killed-in-house-fire-506951901.html

2019-03-10 - Vacant home burns at 5:13 AM on East Brookline Street in Winston-Salem (North Carolina):
http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/winston-salem-house-destroyed-by-fire/article_f62953d7-090b-5c5f-a63a-6b17dc5e786d.html

2019-03-10 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Chatham Township (Ohio):
http://www.news5cleveland.com/news/local-news/oh-medina/vacant-home-destroyed-by-fire-in-chatham-township
http://www.wkyc.com/article/news/local/ohio/officials-investigating-house-fire-in-chatham-township/95-165bf5ce-5240-4ce5-b045-10fbfeba66bc




2019-03-10 - In separate incidents, man, 70, dies in the water at beach, and man, 64, dies after diving at beach, in the Maldive Islands:
http://maldivesindependent.com/society/chinese-tourist-found-dead-in-resort-lagoon-144175
http://en.sun.mv/52694
http://en.sun.mv/52703

Quote: "A 70-year-old Chinese tourist was found dead on Sunday in the lagoon of Madivaru Finolhu in Alif Alif atoll. He was spending the holidays in a guesthouse on the nearby Thoddoo island. Police did not confirm that his death was caused by drowning. Later on Sunday, a 64-year-old Japanese tourist died during a diving trip in Vaavu atoll."

Quote: "There have been a spate of tourist deaths by drowning this year. Several fatal accidents have also occurred during diving trips."

Note: A 34-yar-old man just dropped dead in a guesthouse in the Maldive Islands the day prior too, mentioned in the 2019-03-09 update...

2019-03-10 - Three medical students die in the water at Burude Falls in Karnataka (India):
http://www.mangalorean.com/home/3-medical-students-drown-in-burude-falls/




2019-03-10 - Woman, 75, found dead in swimming pool at home in coastal Sarasota (Florida):
http://www.bradenton.com/news/local/article227393189.html
http://patch.com/florida/sarasota/elderly-woman-drowns-sarasota
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20190310/police-respond-to-drowning-in-sarasota
http://www.wfla.com/news/sarasota-county/75-year-old-woman-drowns-in-sarasota-pool/1838981574
http://www.mysuncoast.com/2019/03/10/year-old-woman-found-drowning-pool-located-near-st-armands-circle-pronounced-dead-scene/
http://www.facebook.com/mysuncoast/posts/2383242585039362

Quote: "An investigation is underway after a woman allegedly drowned in a pool at home. Police say the drowning happened before 6 p.m. and a 75-year-old woman was located in the pool. The home is located on North Washington Drive near St. Armand’s Circle. She was pronounced dead on the scene, according to SPD. Police say no foul play is suspected."

Note: Can you believe that you've gotta pay extra for a home with a death pool?!

2019-03-10 - Man, 28, found dead in McCoys Creek near the Brooklyn area in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):
http://www.news4jax.com/news/body-found-by-kayaker-in-mccoys-creek
http://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/local/body-found-in-local-creek-by-a-kayaker/929116226
http://www.jacksonville.com/news/20190310/jacksonville-police-find-missing-man-dead-in-mccoys-creek
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/crime/missing-man-found-dead-in-mccoy-creek-near-the-brooklyn-area/77-c882a221-015a-48d5-9593-bdad3de27803

2019-03-10 - Fire chief has 'medical emergency' at funeral of another firefighter, dies shortly later, in coastal Portland (Maine), 1500 feet from the ocean:
http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20190310/fire-chief-dies-suffers-emergency-at-firefighters-funeral
http://www.wric.com/news/national/fire-chief-suffers-emergency-at-fallen-firefighter-s-funeral-dies/1839028314
http://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2019/03/10/fire-chief-dies-suffers-emergency-at-maine-firefighters-funeral
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2019/03/10/maine-fire-chief-dies-after-medical-emergency-at-firefighters-funeral/
http://katu.com/news/nation-world/fire-chief-dies-after-suffering-medical-emergency-at-firefighters-funeral
http://wtop.com/national/2019/03/the-latest-private-memorial-held-for-maine-firefighter/
http://www.wdtimes.com/news/national/article_fb2acb95-9dd9-5379-801a-c81c6403e424.html

Quote: "A town fire chief has died after suffering a medical emergency at the funeral for a fire captain who was killed while shielding a colleague from flames, Maine Gov. Janet Mills said."

2019-03-10 - Woman in her 60s drops dead between two parked cars in coastal Bay Ridge, Brooklyn (New York):
http://brooklynreporter.com/2019/03/death-of-woman-found-between-cars-in-bay-ridge-ruled-not-suspicious/
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-metro-woman-found-dead-brooklyn-20190311-story.html
http://www.news12.com/story/40100729/woman-found-dead-on-bay-ridge-street

2019-03-10 - Man, 56, drops dead in home in coastal Manhattan (New York):
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-metro-two-dead-manhattan-brooklyn-20190310-story.html

Quote: "Two people were found dead in Manhattan and Brooklyn on Sunday within about an hour of each other, police said. A 56-year-old man was discovered lying face down in his Washington Heights living room on St. Nicholas Ave. by W. 178th St. by his female roommate around 9:50 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no obvious signs of trauma on his body except for facial injuries that may have happened as the victim fell to the floor, cops said."

2019-03-10 - Man in his 20s or 30s drops dead near Walmart in Shreveport (Louisiana):
http://www.ksla.com/2019/03/10/unidentified-body-found-dead-near-walmart/
http://www.arklatexhomepage.com/news/local-news/body-discovered-at-shreve-city/1838867848
http://www.myarklamiss.com/news/local-news/body-found-in-shreveport-shopping-center/1839196283
http://www.ktbs.com/news/shreveport-bossier/dead-body-found-in-shreveport/article_15ddceb0-435f-11e9-b7d8-1bb9103f485e.html

Quote: "While the cause of death is still undetermined, investigators say there were no outward signs of foul play. The body is confirmed as being that of a male in his 20s to 30s. This is the second body found dead in that particular area within the week. Last week, a man was found dead in the Walmart parking lot, less than a mile away."

2019-03-10 - Man found dead on the shore of the James River in Chesterfield County (Virginia):
http://www.wric.com/news/local-news/chesterfield-county/death-investigation-underway-after-body-found-on-the-shore-of-james-river/1838976580
http://www.richmond.com/news/local/chesterfield/police-investigating-death-after-body-found-on-shore-of-james/article_db9d987d-d135-544d-a1c8-3cdc2ea9d047.html
http://www.nbc12.com/2019/03/10/chesterfield-police-investigating-death-man-found-james-river/
http://wtvr.com/2019/03/10/body-found-james-river-11500-block-of-channel-view-drive/

2019-03-10 - Man, 74, has 'medical issue' and slumps over dead while driving, SUV crashes into tree, near Chillicothe (Ohio), 1 killed:
http://www.chillicothegazette.com/story/news/2019/03/11/longtime-educator-retired-superintendent-dies-crash/3129640002/
http://wkkj.iheart.com/content/2019-03-10-piketon-man-dies-in-crash-after-suffering-medical-emergency-while-driving/
http://www.newswatchman.com/news/article_2a29bdef-e4ae-5cf3-b29d-69ded5eaca64.html

Quote: "The Pike County Coroner ruled Hamilton, of Piketon, had died from an undisclosed medical condition prior to crashing."

2019-03-10 - Man, 49, found dead in drainage reservoir in Middletown (Ohio):
http://local12.com/news/local/body-found-in-middletown-drainage-reservoir
http://www.fox19.com/2019/03/10/body-found-middletown-police-investigating/
http://www.wlwt.com/article/body-found-in-drainage-reservoir-identified-as-missing-middletown-man/26776365
http://www.journal-news.com/news/crime--law/released-body-found-middletown-drainage-reservoir-man-missing-since-january/cT0sEOnsXV1xPIhIfef14L/

2019-03-10 - Man, 49, drops dead in park in Sioux Falls (South Dakota):
http://www.ksfy.com/content/news/Man-found-dead-in-Sioux-Falls-park-506987161.html
http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/crime/2019/03/11/sioux-falls-police-man-found-dead-frank-olson-park/3130282002/

2019-03-10 - Woman, 22, found dead near train racks in Bessemer (Alabama):
http://nypost.com/2019/03/11/missing-alabama-woman-found-dead-near-railroad-tracks/
http://whnt.com/2019/03/11/missing-alabama-woman-found-dead-near-railroad-tracks/
http://www.wbrc.com/2019/03/11/family-finds-missing-year-old-woman-bessemer/
http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/03/body-of-missing-22-year-old-found-near-railroad-tracks-in-bessemer.html

2019-03-10 - Man dies while snorkeling off coastal Mount Eliza (Australia):
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6791317/Tragedy-snorkeller-dies-day-popular-tourist-beach.html
http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/vic/snorkeller-dies-friend-finds-mates-body-in-the-water-off-mount-elizas-pelican-point-ng-990059e370bc71debd38571d170d9a94
http://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/snorkeler-drowns-at-mount-eliza-the-second-in-a-month-20190310-p5133s.html
http://www.newslocker.com/en-au/region/brisbane/snorkeler-drowns-at-mount-eliza-the-second-in-a-month/
http://snewsi.com/id/19187791686/Snorkeler-drowns-at-Mount-Eliza-the-second-in-a-month

Quote: "A male snorkeller has died in Port Phillip off Mount Eliza this afternoon. The man’s friend found him unresponsive in the water, Victoria Police said. Police were called to Daveys Bay, Pelican Point about 12.50pm."

Quote: "The incident comes a month after another snorkeller was pulled from the same body of water."

2019-03-10 - Woman, 23, falls into water tank and dies in Kukatpally (India):
http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/crime/110319/hyderabad-woman-drowns-in-water-tank.html

2019-03-10 - Man in his 30s found dead in pond in Jatwar (India):
http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/chandigarh/body-found-floating-in-village-pond/741034.html

2018-03-10 - Woman, 54, found dead in canal in Muang District (Thailand):
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1642124/missing-woman-found-dead-in-canal




2019-03-10 - Man, 58, has heart problems on tanker ship near coastal Galveston (Texas):
http://abc13.com/coast-guard-rescues-58-year-old-after-signs-of-heart-attack/5184830/

Quote: "The Coast Guard responded to reports of a 58-year-old man who became sick inside an oil tanker near Galveston on Sunday morning. Crews received a call from the captain of an oil tanker requesting the evacuation of a crewmember who was experiencing symptoms of a heart attack."

2019-03-10 - Transit bus driver, man, has 'medical emergency', bus crashes into pole, in Fresno (California), 1 injured:
http://www.yourcentralvalley.com/news/local-news/fax-bus-driver-suffers-medical-emergency-colliding-into-power-pole/1839257432
http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article227395169.html

Quote: "The driver had a medical emergency while driving northbound on Fresno Street, Dooley says, and collided into a light pole, power pole and power box. He was taken to Community Regional Medical Center, while the scene was cleaned up."

2019-03-10 - Trucker has 'medical event', tractor trailer crashes, near Lake Tarawera (New Zealand), 1 injured:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/111199243/truck-jackknifes-in-tarawera-crash-lanes-blocked-and-long-delays-expected-on-sh5

Quote: "A truck driver suffered a medical event near Tarawera causing the vehicle to 'jack-knife' and crash. The truck and trailer were blocking both lanes a police statement said."

2019-03-10 - Passenger bus crashes into barrier near tunnel, explodes into flame, in coastal Stockholm (Sweden), 1 injured:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=EX-20190310-66974-SWE
http://abc13.com/bus-explodes-in-swedish-capital-driver-hospitalized/5181527/
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/out-service-bus-explodes-stockholm-driver-injured-n981501
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/stockholm-explosion-driver-suffers-severe-burns-after-bus-bursts-into-flames-in-swedish-capital-a4087761.html
http://abc7news.com/bus-explodes-in-swedish-capital-driver-hospitalized/5181527/
http://abc7ny.com/bus-explodes-in-swedish-capital-driver-hospitalized/5181527/
http://www.foxnews.com/world/reports-out-of-service-bus-explodes-in-stockholm
http://www.sott.net/article/408879-Bus-explodes-in-central-Stockholm-after-accident
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http://jumpingjackflashhypothesis.blogspot.com/2012/02/jumping-jack-flash-hypothesis-its-gas.html




The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.




A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.




Category: Variety Pack

2019-03-09 - Vast amounts of methane found in the permafrost on the Yamal Peninsula and around the coast of the Kara Sea:
http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2019/03/a-paper-published-in-geosciences.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBdqSpl8LfI

Note: The Yamal Peninsula is where methane explosions have been blowing gigantic craters in the ground in the last few years...

2019-03-09 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Newark (New Jersey):
http://nypost.com/2019/03/09/189-passengers-use-slides-to-get-off-smoking-plane-at-newark-airport/
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2019/03/09/air-transat-flight-emergency-landing-newark-liberty-international-airport-new-jersey/
http://www.boston25news.com/news/breaking-news/newark-liberty-airport-resumes-flights-after-plane-makes-emergency-landing/928918550
http://www.wsbradio.com/news/national/newark-liberty-airport-halts-all-flights-due-airport-emergency/fCU1YvZl7NsomIhiIbbhVM/
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/canada-plane-makes-emergency-landing-in-us/news-story/8688dd203992994af0a44dc706ee1b3f
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/reported-fire-forces-plane-to-make-emergency-landing/
http://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/09/newark-airport-halts-all-flights-after-emergency-landing.html
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-ne-plane-evac-20190309-story.html

Quote: "A flight to Fort Lauderdale from Montreal with 189 people aboard was forced to make an emergency landing in Newark, N.J., Saturday morning after reports of smoke inside the aircraft, according to the Federal Aviation Administration."

Note: This is the 36th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2019-03-09 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, large pile of scrap metal burns, in Dagenham (Britain):
http://www.london-fire.gov.uk/incidents/2019/march/fire-at-a-scrapyard-dagenham/
http://www.time1075.net/144801-2-dagenham-metal-fire-perry/

Quote: "Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters have been called to a fire at a metal scrapyard in an industrial estate on Perry Road, Dagenham. Station Manager Mark Jordan, who is at the scene, says: 'A large pile of scrap waste is currently alight and crews are working hard to ensure the fire doesn't spread to any other part of the industrial estate.'"

2019-03-09 - Landfill fire breaks out in Hall County (Georgia):
http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/news/fire-breaks-out-overnight-hall-county-landfill/

2019-03-09 - RV bursts into flame at East Lake Park in Chattanooga (Tennessee), 2 injured:
http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/40098060/two-people-injured-in-rv-fire-expected-to-be-ok
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2019/mar/09/two-injured-east-lake-park-rv-fire/490295/
http://www.chattanoogan.com/2019/3/9/386144/2-Injured-In-RV-Fire-Saturday-Afternoon.aspx
http://snewsi.com/id/19187778702/2-Injured-In-RV-Fire-Saturday-Afternoon
http://snewsi.com/id/19187780427/Two-injured-in-East-Lake-Park-RV-fire
http://www.facebook.com/ChattFireDept/posts/2474716859269030

Note: This is the 70th RV to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-03-09 - Car bursts into flame at 2:30 AM at home on Suck Creek Road in Chattanooga (Tennessee), man seriously burned:
http://wdef.com/2019/03/09/victim-suffers-severe-burns-suck-creek-road/
http://www.chattanoogan.com/2019/3/9/386134/Man-Suffers-3rd-Degree-Burns-In-Early.aspx
http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/40097257/man-suffered-thirddegree-burns-in-early-saturday-vehicle-fire
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2019/mar/09/man-suffers-extensive-third-degree-burns-vehicle-fire/490297/
http://newschannel9.com/news/local/man-transported-to-hospital-with-severe-burns-after-vehicle-fire-in-hamilton-co-saturday
http://foxchattanooga.com/news/local/man-transported-to-hospital-with-severe-burns-after-vehicle-fire-in-hamilton-co-saturday

Quote: "A man was transported to Erlanger hospital early Saturday morning after receiving third-degree burns over 50 percent of his body in a vehicle fire. Emergency responders received a 911 call at 2:30 a.m. Saturday reporting a vehicle fire and endangerment of a neighboring structure in the 2800 block of Suck Creek Road, according to a news release from the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office."

Note: So an RV and a car went up in flames in Chattanooga on this day. This car fire was about 200 feet from Suck Creek and around 800 feet from the Tennessee River...

2019-03-09 - Around 30 mini-trucks and warehouse go up in flames in Guwahati (India):
http://indiablooms.com/news-details/N/47325/30-mini-trucks-gutted-in-warehouse-fire-in-guwahati.html




2019-03-09 - Garage explodes and burns at home in Pacific Beach area in coastal San Diego (California):
http://fox5sandiego.com/2019/03/09/crews-battle-pb-garage-fire-after-reported-explosion/

Quote: "Crews were warned that neighbors heard an explosion before the flames broke out, Batt. Chief Dave Pilkerton said."

Note: This is the 44th residential explosion in 2018...

2019-03-09 - Yacht bursts into flame while docked at Discovery Harbour Marina in coastal Campbells River (Canada):
http://www.mycomoxvalleynow.com/51101/fire-department-responds-to-fire-at-discovery-harbour-marina-no-injuries/

2019-03-09 - Boat bursts into flame at Blowering Dam (Australia), 3 injured:
http://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/story/5945771/three-people-burned-in-boat-fire-at-blowering-dam/
http://www.facebook.com/JuneeThumbsUpThumbsDown/posts/2226091394386120

Quote: "Three young people have been burned, two of them seriously, after a boat fire at Blowering Dam on Saturday."

2019-03-09 - Canal barge bursts into flame at Pitstone Marina on the Grand Union Canal in Pitstone (Britain):
http://bucksfire.gov.uk/latest-incidents/

Quote: "Saturday 9 March, 4.34pm Fire in canal barge, Pitstone Marina, Cheddington Road, Pitstone. Two appliances and crews from Aylesbury, the Water Rescue Unit from Newport Pagnell and an officer attended. Firefighters used one hose reel, two sets of breathing apparatus, a toolkit and a thermal imaging camera."

Note: These are the 228th, 229th and 230th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-03-09 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on highway in Belmopan (Belize):
http://www.breakingbelizenews.com/2019/03/09/bus-destroyed-by-fire-investigation-underway/

Note: This is the 135th bus to burn in 2019...

2019-03-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at the Choctaw Travel Plaza in Grant (Oklahoma):
http://yournews.com/2019/03/09/903262/semi-truck-on-fire-at-grant-travel-plaza/

2019-03-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-10 near coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):
http://www.wwltv.com/article/news/large-truck-fire-on-i-10-westbound-past-morrison-road-all-lanes-reopened/289-a093ddfc-d78c-4aec-aba4-ee8896ff0b7c
http://www.wwltv.com/video/news/truck-fire-i-10/289-79abcf94-236b-4bd5-bbc6-0bef4e0f6339

Note: These are the 385th and 386th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-03-09 - RV bursts into flame on I-10 in Fabens (Texas), cat killed:
http://kfoxtv.com/news/local/rv-fire-in-fabens-family-moving-loses-everything
http://cbs4local.com/news/local/rv-fire-in-fabens-near-i-10

Note: This is the 71st RV to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-03-09 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Route 1 in Middletown (Pennsylvania):
http://levittownnow.com/2019/03/09/truck-driver-burned-in-fire-along-route-1/

2019-03-09 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads, two homes destroyed, in Angola (Indiana):
http://www.wfft.com/content/news/Two-Angola-homes-destroyed-after-car-catches-fire-in-garage--506951681.html
http://www.wane.com/news/local-news/2-angola-homes-destroyed-after-car-fire-in-garage/1838232065
http://fortwaynesnbc.com/news/top-stories/2019/03/10/car-fire-causes-angola-duplex-to-go-up-in-flames/
http://www.989thebear.com/fire-leaves-two-homes-destroyed-in-angola/
http://963xke.com/car-fire-spreads-destroying-two-angola-homes/
http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20190310/WEB/190319999

Quote: "Fire officials say a car fire started a blaze that destroyed two homes Saturday night."

2019-03-09 - Car bursts into flame just after 4 AM while parked inside car dealership in Sioux Falls (South Dakota):
http://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/sioux-falls-car-dealership-fire/1837287105

Quote: "The call came in just after 4 a.m. at Billion Nissan. Firefighters found smoke coming from a shop. They believe a car caught fire inside the shop but the fire went out on its own."

2019-03-09 - Car bursts into flame at the corner of Market and George Street in York (Pennsylvania), man burned:
http://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/local/2019/03/09/good-samaritans-pull-man-burning-car-york-city/3114615002/
http://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/03/good-samaritans-rescued-trapped-occupant-from-burning-vehicle-fire-officials.html
http://www.facebook.com/145456645468603/photos/a.721080024572926/2571109309569979/?type=3&theater

2019-03-09 - Car bursts into flame just after 5:30 AM on the Julia Tuttle Causeway in coastal Miami (Florida):
http://wsvn.com/news/local/car-catches-fire-near-i-95-in-miami-no-reported-injuries/

2019-03-09 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home on Ladysmith Road in coastal Plymouth (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=50416&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2019-03-09 - Car bursts into flame in drive-thru at McDonald's, fire spreads, restaurant heavily damaged, in Ower (Britain):
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/17489356.huge-car-fire-breaks-out-at-mcdonalds-drive-thru-in-ower/

2019-03-09 - Car bursts into flame on Barton Road in Bletchley (Britain):
http://bucksfire.gov.uk/latest-incidents/

Quote: "Saturday 9 March, 12.30pm Car fire, Barton Road, Bletchley. One appliance and crew from Great Holm attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and one set of breathing apparatus."

2019-03-09 - Semi trailer bursts into flame while parked in coastal Marina Del Rey (California):
http://www.dailybreeze.com/2019/03/09/big-rig-trailer-containing-l-a-sheriffs-department-ammo-catches-fire-in-marina-del-rey/
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Ammo-Explodes-in-Shooting-Range-Trailer-Frightening-Residents-506919361.html

2019-03-09 - Vehicle and garage destroyed by fire at 2:40 AM, home heavily damaged, in Sparks (Nevada):
http://www.kolotv.com/content/news/Garage-vehicle-fire-leave-west-Sparks-home-uninhabitable-506927741.html

2019-03-09 - Two cars and garage destroyed by fire, home heavily damaged, near Hinton (Iowa):
http://ktiv.com/2019/03/10/hinton-house-fire-destroys-garage-2-cars/

Quote: "The family says their garage and 2 cars were completely destroyed."

2019-03-09 - Auto shop destroyed by fire in Maurice (Louisiana):
http://www.klfy.com/news/local/maurice-auto-mechanic-shop-destroyed-in-late-night-fire/1837648301

2019-03-09 - Barn destroyed by fire in Wilmington (Ohio):
http://www.fox19.com/2019/03/10/animals-saved-clinton-county-barn-fire-officials-say/
http://www.wlwt.com/article/passerby-saves-animals-in-wilmington-barn-fire/26773354

2019-03-09 - Barn destroyed by fire on McKinstry Road in Yorkshire (New York):
http://www.oleantimesherald.com/news/barn-fire-reported-in-yorkshire/article_f44dee4c-4228-11e9-bf44-5f33b6aec2ac.html

2019-03-09 - High-rise building under construction damaged by fire in coastal Boston (Massachusetts), 850 feet from the ocean:
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2019/03/09/boston-fire-department-causeway-street-high-rise-td-garden/
http://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/3-Alarm-Fire-at-Causeway-Street-High-Rise-Under-Construction-506932321.html
http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/03/09/alarm-fire-breaks-out-high-rise-under-construction-near-garden/8gzpuYbOh9b7bLhTybl2gO/story.html
http://www.wcvb.com/article/fire-starts-on-25th-floor-of-boston-high-rise-building-shuts-down-causeway-street/26772748
http://whdh.com/news/firefighters-climb-25-stories-to-battle-blaze-in-high-rise-under-construction-in-boston/

2019-03-09 - Diving company damaged by fire in coastal Kailua-Kona (Hawaii):
http://www.hawaii247.com/2019/03/09/fire-burns-kona-diving-company-office-in-kailua-kona-friday-night-march-8/

2019-03-09 - Shop destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Portland (Oregon):
http://www.koin.com/news/oregon/shop-destroyed-in-early-morning-fire-off-hwy-47/1837456130

2019-03-09 - Bar heavily damaged by fire in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):
http://foxbaltimore.com/news/local/no-injuries-reported-after-two-alarm-bar-fire-in-baltimore

2019-03-09 - Mobile home heavily damaged by fire just before 1 AM in Tucson (Arizona), nobody there:
http://kvoa.com/news/local-news/2019/03/09/tucson-fire-dept-responds-to-early-morning-mobile-home-fire/
http://www.kgun9.com/news/local-news/tucson-fire-responds-to-early-morning-fire-midtown
http://www.kold.com/2019/03/09/midtown-mobile-home-damaged-early-morning-fire/

2019-03-09 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Beekmantown (New York):
http://www.pressrepublican.com/news/mobile-home-fire-reported-in-beekmantown/article_2a985098-422c-11e9-b5bd-ff9b31e3d247.html

2019-03-09 - Home damaged by garage fire on Lake James Drive in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):
http://wtkr.com/2019/03/09/two-people-displaced-after-a-house-fire-in-virginia-beach/

2019-03-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Poppleton Street in coastal Baltimore (Maryland), 1 injured:
http://foxbaltimore.com/news/local/man-seriously-injured-after-fire-in-baltimore
http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2019/03/09/officials-investigating-three-story-fire-in-west-baltimore/
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-poppleton-fire-20190309-story.html

2019-03-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Lyell Avenue in Rochester (New York), 1 injured:
http://13wham.com/news/local/man-injured-in-blaze-on-lyell-avenue

2019-03-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Miami (Florida):
http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Woman-Displaced-After-Fire-Rips-Through-Home-Dogs-Rescued-506939451.html

2019-03-09 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Pine Street in Morris Township (Pennsylvania), 2 injured:
http://wjactv.com/news/local/multiple-injuries-caused-by-structure-fire-in-morris-township

2019-03-09 - Home under construction destroyed by fire shortly before 4 AM in coastal San Francisco (California):
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/03/09/2-alarm-fire-sf-portola-neighborhood/

2019-03-09 - Home destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM in Nixa (Missouri), nobody there:
http://www.ozarksfirst.com/news/no-injuries-after-large-overnight-house-fire-in-nixa/1837487376

2019-03-09 - Home destroyed by fire just before 5:30 AM on Kelly's Dam Road near Danville (Pennsylvania), nobody there:
http://wnep.com/2019/03/09/home-in-montour-county-a-total-loss-after-early-morning-fire/

2019-03-09 - Home destroyed by fire on Glenn Road in Allison Township (Pennsylvania), cat killed, nobody there:
http://wnep.com/2019/03/09/home-destroyed-family-pet-dead-after-fire-in-clinton-county/

2019-03-09 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire in Girard (Ohio):
http://www.wfmj.com/story/40098822/police-officer-saves-children-from-girard-house-fire

2019-03-09 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Canton Township (Michigan):
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/wayne-county/2019/03/09/blaze-sweeps-through-canton-twp-apartment-complex/3112649002/
http://www.freep.com/story/news/2019/03/08/serious-canton-fire/3110447002/

2019-03-09 - Condo building heavily damaged by fire at The Grande At Riverdale in Riverdale (New Jersey):
http://www.dailyrecord.com/story/news/2019/03/09/residents-flee-fourth-floor-condo-fire-riverdale-nj/3113497002/

2019-03-09 - Deadly fire burns home on 5th Avenue in Greeley (Colorado), 1 killed:
http://denver.cbslocal.com/2019/03/09/greeley-home-deadly-fire/
http://www.denverpost.com/2019/03/09/greeley-fatal-house-fire/
http://www.9news.com/article/news/local/greeley-home-fire-leaves-a-woman-dead/73-1c809b25-c74f-4063-ab80-06ae443fc72a

2019-03-09 - Deadly fire burns home in McLean (Virginia), 1 killed:
http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/2-Alarm-Fire-Rips-Through-Fairfax-County-Home-Kills-Elderly-Woman-506932961.html
http://www.wusa9.com/article/news/1-dead-in-mclean-house-fire-officials-say/65-01d164e7-f69d-460e-b03b-c5cf564545a0

2019-03-09 - Deadly fire destroys home at 4:45 AM near Sand Gap (Kentucky), 1 killed:
http://lex18.com/news/2019/03/09/1-dead-in-jackson-county-home-fire/

2019-03-09 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in Vernal (Utah), 1 killed:
http://www.ksl.com/article/46507760/woman-killed-in-vernal-apartment-fire
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/900059641/one-dead-in-uinta-basin-apartment-fire-utah.html
http://kutv.com/news/local/35-year-old-woman-killed-in-vernal-apartment-fire
http://kmyu.tv/news/local/35-year-old-woman-killed-in-vernal-apartment-fire

2019-03-09 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Poughkeepsie (New York):
http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/news/local/2019/03/10/no-one-injured-city-poughkeepsie-vacant-building-fire/3122973002/

2019-03-09 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 11:12 PM in Chesterfield County (Virginia):
http://www.wric.com/news/local-news/fire-breaks-out-behind-kroger-on-chippenham-parkway/1838248181
http://wtvr.com/2019/03/10/star-view-lane-house-fire-chesterfield/




2019-03-09 - Dolphin washes ashore dead on Red Sea beach in Egypt:
http://ww.egyptindependent.com/dead-dolphin-washes-up-on-red-sea-beach/




2019-03-09 - Mother and son drop dead in home in coastal Port Hood (Canada):
http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/two-bodies-found-in-home-in-port-hood-1.4327994
http://globalnews.ca/news/5034477/bodies-found-port-hood/

Quote: "A neighbour tells CTV News the two people found dead inside this Port Hood home were mother and son. The Mounties say investigators are waiting for the results of an autopsy before releasing more information, but say this is considered a 'sudden-death' investigation."

2019-03-09 - Woman, 45, and man found dead in Gandhisagar Lake (India):
http://www.nyoooz.com/news/nagpur/1344929/woman-and-senior-citizens-body-found-in-gandhisagar-lake/
http://m.dailyhunt.in/news/india/english/nagpur+today+english-epaper-nagpure/woman+and+senior+citizen+s+body+found+in+gandhisagar+lake-newsid-110629887




2019-03-09 - Woman, 42, George Foreman's daughter, found dead at home in Houston (Texas):
http://www.x1023.com/freeda-foreman-daughter-of-boxing-great-george-foreman-dead-at-42/
http://www.fox26houston.com/news/freeda-foreman-daughter-of-george-foreman-dead-at-42
http://abc13.com/freeda-foreman-daughter-of-george-foreman-dead-at-42/5180234/
http://sports.yahoo.com/report-freeda-foreman-daughter-of-george-foreman-dead-at-42-132810592.html

Quote: "Freeda Foreman, the daughter of boxing legend George Foreman, was found dead Saturday in her Houston-area home, according to TMZ. Freeda’s body was found by a family member and no foul play is suspected, TMZ reports."

2019-03-09 - Man, 67, slumps over dead while driving on I-10 in Goodyear (Arizona):
http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-news/dps-body-found-in-vehicle-near-i-10-and-litchfield-rd
http://www.azfamily.com/news/dps-body-found-inside-vehicle-near-interstate-in-goodyear/article_b473e236-42a5-11e9-a8ca-bba8ab7243b8.html
http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/southwest-valley-breaking/2019/03/09/dps-investigating-man-death-vehicle-interstate-10-shoulder-near-goodyear/3119674002/
http://www.abc15.com/news/region-west-valley/glendale/dps-investigating-body-found-at-i-10-at-litchfield-road

Quote: "The Department of Public Safety is investigating a dead body found along Interstate 10. DPS officials say a body of a 67-year-old man was found in a vehicle near I-10 eastbound and Litchfield Rd just after 8:00 a.m. Saturday. The man may have suffered from a medical emergency. At this time, the vehicle doesn't appear to have been involved in a collision."

2019-03-09 - Person found dead in the Columbia River in Portland (Oregon):
http://katu.com/news/local/deputies-conduct-death-investigation-after-body-found-in-columbia-river
http://www.koin.com/news/local/multnomah-county/police-investigate-body-found-in-columbia-river/1837588009
http://www.kptv.com/news/deputies-body-found-in-columbia-river/article_4b29de4a-42b2-11e9-af62-ff94258f9047.html
http://www.kgw.com/article/news/local/body-found-in-columbia-river/283-b86347e2-f836-4738-aea1-610df06a5c91
http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/422127-326962-police-investigate-body-found-in-columbia-river

2019-03-09 - Person found dead in the Amite River in East Feliciana Parish (Louisiana):
http://www.wafb.com/2019/03/09/body-found-amite-river/
http://www.fox8live.com/2019/03/10/body-found-amite-river/
http://www.wbrz.com/news/authorities-investigating-unidentified-body-found-in-amite-river/

2019-03-09 - Man found dead in lake at Pierson Park in Kansas City (Kansas):
http://www.kcmotalkradio.com/news/authorities-investigate-after-mans-body-is-found-in-lake-at-pierson-park/
http://www.kctv5.com/news/authorities-investigate-after-man-s-body-is-found-in-lake/article_63da9906-4290-11e9-934c-53009394ae3f.html
http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article227358629.html

2019-03-09 - Man found dead in pond in Dublin (Ohio):
http://www.10tv.com/article/man-found-dead-dublin-pond

2019-03-09 - Person found dead near hotel in Williams Lake (Canada):
http://www.myprincegeorgenow.com/96337/rcmp-investigating-after-body-found-in-downtown-williams-lake/

2019-03-09 - Man, 18, dies after being pulled from the water at coastal Pinny Beach (Australia), another man crashes bicycle and dies too:
http://nz.news.yahoo.com/bodyboarder-dies-nsw-surf-beach-044928798--spt.html
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/5945715/two-dead-in-separate-hunter-freak-accidents-on-sunday-morning/

Quote: "It is understood the teenager was bodyboarding about 10am before he was found under the surface. Ambulance NSW said he went into cardiac arrest after he was pulled from the surf. Paramedics took over CPR and attempted to revive the youth but were unsuccessful."

Quote: "A NSW Ambulance spokeswoman said it was unclear if the boy died as a result of drowning or another medical issue."

2019-03-09 - Man, 34, drops dead in guesthouse in coastal Male’ City (Maldive Islands):
http://maldivestimes.com/man-found-dead-at-a-guesthouse-in-male-city/

Quote: "A Maldivian man has been found dead inside a room at a guesthouse in Male’ City. The man has been identified as a 34-year-old Maldivian who rented a room at a guesthouse in the Galolhu district of Male’ City."

Quote: "The body showed no outward sign of injury, reports MPS."

2019-03-09 - Man found dead in hostel in coastal Dublin (Ireland):
http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/homeless-man-found-dead-dublin-14111785

Quote: "In a statement released by ICHH, Mr Flynn confirmed it is the second death in two weeks at a hostel."

2019-03-09 - Man found dead in Bourne Woods in Grimsthorpe (Britain):
http://www.granthammatters.co.uk/mans-body-found-in-wood/

2019-03-09 - Man drops dead on Castle Street in coastal Swansea (Britain):
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/body-found-swansea-city-centre-15947739

Quote: "A man has suddenly died in Swansea city centre this morning. The incident happened in Castle Street at around 9.10am. Several police cars and ambulances are at the scene. However, there are no suspicious circumstances."

Note: Another man had a 'medical emergency' and dropped dead the day prior in Swansea too, on Mumbles Road which runs right along the oceanfront, mentioned in the 2019-03-08 update. Should be able to buy a house here in Swansea cheap once everyone's dead!




2019-03-09 - Passenger plane hit by severe turbulence, plane lands safely at coastal JFK Airport (New York), 29 injured:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=VIV-20190310-66969-USA
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/32-passengers-injured-after-turbulence-flight-istanbul-new-york-n981446
http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/national-international/25-Hurt-By-Mid-Air-Turbulence-on-Flight-Into-JFK-Saturday-Night-506935271.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6791109/32-passengers-injured-severe-turbulence-Turkish-Airlines-flight-Istanbul-JFK-Airport.html
http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/breaking-dozens-injured-as-severe-turbulence-interferes-with-flight-due-to-land-at-jfk-airport/70007653
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/turkish-airlines-flight-001-heavy-turbulence-injuries-jfk-landing-live-updates-2019-03-09/
http://www.businessinsider.com/30-injured-jfk-turbulence-flight-from-istanbul-to-nyc-2019-3
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/03/09/passengers-hurt-jfk-airport-turkish-air-turbulence/

Quote: "The incident comes just hours after that airport was forced to close all of its runways, after a flight from Montreal to Fort Lauderdale had to make an emergency landing. In that case it was smoke in the cargo hold, rather than atmospheric conditions, that was to blame."

2019-03-09 - Small twin-engine passenger plane crashes in San Carlos de Guaroa in Meta Province (Colombia), all 14 aboard killed:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=VI-20190310-66970-COL
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/colombia-plane-crash-1.5050421
http://www.foxnews.com/world/plane-crash-in-colombia-kills-14-officials-say
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/14-killed-colombian-plane-crash-n981466
http://gulfnews.com/world/americas/14-dead-in-colombia-plane-crash-emergency-services-1.1552157902840
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/03/colombia-plane-crash-kills-14-meta-province-190310053137657.html
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-colombia-crash/fourteen-killed-in-colombia-plane-crash-civil-aviation-agency-idUSKBN1QQ0MK
http://www.wionews.com/world/twelve-dead-in-colombia-plane-crash-202261
http://www.arabnews.com/node/1464351/world

2019-03-09 - Tanker truck overturns on I-24 in Robertson County (Tennessee):
http://www.newschannel5.com/news/tractor-trailer-hauling-milk-overturns-on-i-24e-in-robertson-county
http://www.wkrn.com/news/local-news/tractor-trailer-carrying-milk-overturns-on-i-24-in-robertson-co/1837761697
http://www.wsmv.com/news/tractor-trailer-hauling-milk-overturns-on-interstate-in-robertson-county/article_22466cf0-42c1-11e9-bc10-d306210f049f.html

2019-03-09 - Box truck veers off road, crashes into woods, bursts into flame, on I-94 near Taylor (Michigan), 1 killed:
http://www.miheadlines.com/2019/03/09/breaking-news-truck-driver-killed-on-eastbound-i-94-near-middlebelt-road/

2019-03-09 - Van crashes into median and overturns on I-840 in Williamson County (Tennessee), 8 injured:
http://www.wsmv.com/news/church-van-overturns-on-interstate-in-williamson-county/article_fd7b4d98-42e6-11e9-b49d-9fdb932ca3ce.html

2019-03-09 - Minivan veers off road, crashes into trees, in Macon (Georgia), 1 killed:
http://wgxa.tv/news/local/deputies-fatal-car-accident-on-napier-avenue-saturday-night

2019-03-09 - SUV veers over centerline, hits SUV head-on, in Buchanan County (Virginia), 1 killed, 1 injured:
http://www.wjhl.com/local/one-man-dead-after-buchanan-county-crash-says-investigators/1837706176

2019-03-09 - Pickup truck veers off road at 2:30 AM, crashes into home, bursts into flame, in Millbury (Massachusetts):
http://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/Milbury-House-Fire--506924371.html
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2019/03/09/millbury-pickup-truck-crashes-gas-meter-sparks-house-fire/

2019-03-09 - Car veers off road and overturns at 11:56 PM in Nueces County (Texas), 1 killed, 4 injured:
http://kristv.com/news/local-news/2019/03/09/rollover-crash-leaves-18-year-old-young-man-dead/

2019-03-09 - Car crashes on Holme Lane in Hillsborough (Britain), 1 injured:
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/man-taken-to-hospital-after-hillsborough-smash-1-9640576

Quote: "It is believed the driver of the car may have had suffered a medical episode."




2019-03-09 - Sinkhole opens and swallows part of driveway at home in Joplin (Missouri):
http://www.ozarksfirst.com/news/sinkhole-appears-at-north-joplin-residence/1837620370
http://www.ozarksfirst.com/video/sinkhole-appears-at-north-joplin-residence_20190310031258/1837993483




2019-03-09 - Massive power outage and internet outage hit Venezuela:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_update&edis_id=CID-20190308-66949-VEN
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/world/venezuela-stench-of-death-hangs-over-blackout-caracas-nlwlz9gkn




2019-03-09 - Man has 'medical emergency' in park in coastal Bronx (New York):
http://nypost.com/2019/03/09/fordham-runners-help-save-man-suffering-medical-episode-in-bronx-park/
http://snewsi.com/id/19187775132/Fordham-runners-help-save-man-suffering-medical-episode-in-Bronx-park

Quote: "Three athletes from Fordham’s track team lent helping hands — and their feet — when an elderly man ran into trouble in a Bronx park early Saturday. The man had suffered a medical emergency and was sitting dazed in the snow on a cross-country running trail deep inside Van Cortlandt Park."

2019-03-09 - Man has 'medical incident' at coastal Lizard Point (Britain):
http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/17489274.cornwall-air-ambulance-rescue-near-the-lizard-village/

Quote: "A man has been airlifted to hospital after falling ill at a remote beauty spot. Coastguards were also scrambled, at 11.30am, to an area of coast near to Lizard Village where a 'medical incident' was unfolding."

2019-03-09 - Ten more tornadoes touch down in Arkansas and Louisiana:
http://www.yahoo.com/gma/south-braces-tornadoes-severe-weather-143609947--abc-news-topstories.html
http://news.yahoo.com/southern-storms-apparent-tornadoes-cause-damages-none-hurt-233149268.html
http://strangesounds.org/2019/03/arkansas-louisiana-tornado-video-picture.html

Quote: "A week after tornadoes killed 23 people in Alabama, 10 reported twisters touched down in parts of Arkansas and Louisiana Saturday, as severe weather continued to sweep across the country."

2019-03-09 - Tornado touches down and damages homes in Mesquite (Texas):
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=TO-20190311-66976-USA

2019-03-09 - The cities around the world which have almost run out of drinking water, affecting millions, and it's getting worse:
http://www.thebigwobble.org/2019/03/how-soon-is-now-cities-around-world.html

2019-03-09 - Two-headed calf born in Washington County (Tennessee):
http://www.sott.net/article/408831-Signs-and-Portents-Two-headed-calf-born-in-Washington-County-Tennessee
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr1RntxAtvU

2019-03-09 - Invasive tawny crazy ants spreading across Louisiana and Florida:
http://www.nwfdailynews.com/news/20190309/whats-worse-than-fire-ant-tawny-crazy-ant-and-theyre-in-florida
http://www.valleymorningstar.com/news/state/tawny-crazy-ants-pushing-fire-ants-out-of-sugarcane-fields/article_bfd386a8-6918-54ad-9234-e1964121079f.html

2019-03-09 - Japan's Kane Tanaka is now the world's oldest living person at age 116:
http://news.yahoo.com/news/japans-kane-tanaka-now-worlds-oldest-living-person-age-116-201734817.html


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          From 962s To 450mph: Portland’s World Of Speed      Cache   Translate Page      

One thing I’ll never grow tired of are automotive museums. There’s just something about a curated collection of cars and soft background music that makes me want to spend all day inside. It’s like you’re stuck in the loading screen of your favorite racing game, imagination running at full blast as you attempt to choose which incredible […]

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City officials in Portland, Oregon are preparing a Wednesday vote to oppose the rollout of next-generation 5G networks in the city, Inverse reported on Tuesday. The move, which is supported by Mayor Ted Wheeler and Commissioners Chloe Eudaly and Amanda Fritz, is motivated in part because of disputes with the federal…

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          BlackWater HolyLight Recording Second Album; European Tour Starts April 26      Cache   Translate Page      
That’s a big yes to new BlackWater HolyLight. The Portland, Oregonian outfit issued their self-titled debut (review here) last year through RidingEasy Records, and it’s the kind of record where all you have to do is see the song titles to get the tracks stuck in your head. What might a second album hold? I honestly have […]
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          Ambulatory Back Office Scheduler (Portland, Oregon) - (Portland, Oregon, United States)      Cache   Translate Page      
Act as the primary source of information and support to Administration in the management of clinical resources to meet member demand through the design, coordination and maintenance of schedules for departments, services and clinicians; by assisting with the development of and compliance with the scheduling policies and procedures to meet patient care needs considering varying provider schedules, deadlines, timelines and contractual agreements through the provision of first-line problem solving for clinical scheduling issues, which includes research and investigation, interpretation and resolution. Responsible for working in collaboration with Provider Scheduler, and Access Coordinators for the quality control of medical office schedules and for the provision of data and project support for Medical Office Administration and Access Teams. Essential Functions: Staffing needs of the outpatient medical offices are met by coordinating and assigning available resources according to matrix, census and special needs and through the creation and maintaining of department schedules. Works to enhance and define the staffing function to provide continuity of care, accuracy, and efficiency. Works with analyst to determines needs and allocates staff to achieve cost-effective staffing outcomes in collaboration with Ambulatory Provider Scheduling and Access Coordinator Team, as well as Medical Office Administration. Maintains all staff availability, qualifications-skill sets, to appropriately provide staffing coverage according to contractual language. Works with Medical Office Administration and Access Coordinator Team to accommodate multiple staffing demands and to effectively prioritize staffing needs and problem resolution. Demonstrates effective interpersonal strategies and service-oriented behaviors with others to achieve desirable outcomes. Documents all daily staff changes in databases of record, including reports for continuity, workflow, and communications electronically. Prepare and participate in staffing in-services. Creates, builds and maintains all Ambulatory staff schedules. Design overall schedules to meet established criteria and standards for member access, which includes the distribution of resources across the week, the arrangement of staff throughout the day. Create and build schedules for staff in multiple departments and services within the medical office. Reviews, processes and approves or denies employee scheduling requests: time off requests, trades and exceptions to schedules within Union contract guidelines. Review and coordinate preliminary and final schedules with Access Coordinator and other Administrators as appropriate. Coordinate training schedules for staff as directed. Orient and familiarize employees with medical office/ department scheduling procedures. Provide on-going training advice to other scheduling staff. Perform other duties as requested. In a combined effort, represents the staffing office to HR by communicating with HR recruiter regarding any action necessary to process job requirements. Interpret and educate staff related to staffing and scheduling in relation to their union contract. Track attendance calendars and prepares reports as requested, including assisting with special project requests. Provide research and documentation for Access Coordinator and Administration - budget/financial inquiries, grievances and/or arbitration and issue resolution. Process and track education days of payment of education leave hours. Serves as liaison for Sedgwick claims for industrial claim payment/scheduling information. Processing of payroll issues and timecards in TIME TALX including: input, calculation, of Ambulatory staff timecards. Ability to interpret contract language surrounding pay practices and Kaiser Contract incentives and to advice and problem solve with management and employees regarding payroll issues. Ability to track payroll practices and trends. Provide correct distribution of labor costs to department and correct pay levels to individuals through accurate coding of timecards. Responsibility for recharging inpatient and outpatient hours to adequately reflect different rate structures. Process salary advances. Resource for TIME TALX program acting as super-users for Kaiser Staff with in-services and training. Reporting and Auditing: Performs up-to-date timecard audits in the TIME TALX system and scheduling database as well as responsibility for sending on non-productive hours through interface with Human Resources/Payroll. Analyzes actual staffing data and TIME TALX information for audit purposes. Responsible for documenting audit results, initiating recapture of funds and substantiating results with staff and managers. Tracks all types of leave. Data/Systems Management: Data is entered and processed in multiple software applications to meet employee information needs and assure accurate documentation and coding. Maintains accurate review and updates in scheduling database and TIME TALX system. Produces weekly schedules and reports in a timely fashion in collaboration with Access Coordinator, and Administration, according to contractual language. Completes all required Regional availability booking, tracking, and evaluation processes for Access Coordinator. Acts as a resource to Access Coordinator and others to meet a variety of informational needs. OFN/Local 49 seniority tracking/maintain position control to track budgeted and vacant positions. Cooperation, Adaptability, Flexibility, Communication, Dependability, Supportive of Team Goals: Work collaboratively with Provider Schedulers, Access Coordinators and Medical Office Administration. Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in response to unexpected changes and requests related to workload, emergencies, staffing and scheduling. Fulfills work schedule and project commitments. Assists in coverage for peers to attend meetings/in-services and other commitments and absences. Effective Use of Time, Supplies, Safe and Attentive Work Practices: Identifies and implements cost saving measures in collaboration with the Access Manager. Promotes cost effectiveness through the proper use and conservation of supplies and equipment. Maintains a clean, safe and orderly work area. Assesses physical and electronic environment and reports needed repairs and potential hazards to the appropriate department.
          Medical Assistant - (Portland, Oregon, United States)      Cache   Translate Page      
Participates with the Health Care Team in delivering quality and customer focused health care to patients in a manner that reflects Kaiser Permanente's mission, vision and values. Provides clinical and administrative support to clinicians and other health care team members to offer a variety of health care services to patients. Clinical duties involve both direct (in person) and indirect (via phone or on-line) patient care activities requiring both simple to complex clinical knowledge and skills. As appropriate to the position's scope of authorized duties, the MA is expected to have competent observational, clinical, critical thinking, communication, problem-solving and decision-making skills in order to meet patient needs and contribute to a positive care experience and work environment. Works under the clinical supervision of the clinician for patient care activities, and under the general direction of the designated manager/supervisor. Essential Functions: - Clinical Tasks: These job tasks provide patient care and are to be performed competently, consistently, accurately and according to established regional/departmental clinical protocols, policies and procedures and standards. - They are: Prepares and organizes patient's office visit for known reason/procedure by ensuring that all appropriate tests, clinical information (e.g. diagnostic test results, consultation reports, outside records, etc.) and order entries are ready for clinician review prior to appointment time. - Collects pertinent subjective (e.g. signs & symptoms, allergies, current medication, tobacco use, etc.) and objective (e.g. vital signs, height, weight, etc.) data related to patient's reason for visit (i.e. chief complaint, presenting symptoms or procedure). - Utilizes standardized tools (e.g. PST, health maintenance alerts) to identify and address health maintenance/care gaps with patient and alerts clinician on those that require his/her attention. - Recognizes signs and symptoms of common medical illnesses, abnormal versus new/existing and reports to clinician. - Alerts clinician on signs and symptoms requiring immediate attention and respond to directions per clinician. - Prepares patient for actual visit/procedure prior to clinician's exam during rooming-in process. - Assures exam/procedure room contains appropriate supplies, equipment, forms and educational materials are available and ready for use during visit/procedure. - Checks equipment are in safe working order and cleans room after use. - Provides patient with after-visit, follow-up, self-care or procedural instructions and/or educational materials as directed by clinician. - Use KP HealthConnect and other information systems to document all pertinent data and outcomes of patient care according to standardized procedures and policies such as and not limited to the use of SBAR, KP HealthConnect smarttools, etc. - Updates demographic or historical clinical data gathered in the electronic medical record. - Clinical Procedures: Performs diagnostic tests, therapies and procedures within scope of authorized duties competently and with maintenance of proficiency according to: a) specific department standards on core clinical tasks (see department's list of core skills). - Application of knowledge and skills appropriate to developmental age of patient. - Eestablished policies such as and not limited to patient safety, aseptic and sterile techniques and infection control. - Examples of categories of clinical tasks are as follows: - Screening tests, e.g. vital signs, vision, hearing, developmental, LOPS, pain, etc. - This job description is not all encompassing.
          Medical Assistant - (Portland, Oregon, United States)      Cache   Translate Page      
Participates with the Health Care Team in delivering quality and customer focused health care to patients in a manner that reflects Kaiser Permanente's mission, vision and values. Provides clinical and administrative support to clinicians and other health care team members to offer a variety of health care services to patients. Clinical duties involve both direct (in person) and indirect (via phone or on-line) patient care activities requiring both simple to complex clinical knowledge and skills. As appropriate to the position's scope of authorized duties, the MA is expected to have competent observational, clinical, critical thinking, communication, problem-solving and decision-making skills in order to meet patient needs and contribute to a positive care experience and work environment. Works under the clinical supervision of the clinician for patient care activities, and under the general direction of the designated manager/supervisor. Essential Functions: - Clinical Tasks: These job tasks provide patient care and are to be performed competently, consistently, accurately and according to established regional/departmental clinical protocols, policies and procedures and standards. - They are: Prepares and organizes patient's office visit for known reason/procedure by ensuring that all appropriate tests, clinical information (e.g. diagnostic test results, consultation reports, outside records, etc.) and order entries are ready for clinician review prior to appointment time. - Collects pertinent subjective (e.g. signs & symptoms, allergies, current medication, tobacco use, etc.) and objective (e.g. vital signs, height, weight, etc.) data related to patient's reason for visit (i.e. chief complaint, presenting symptoms or procedure). - Utilizes standardized tools (e.g. PST, health maintenance alerts) to identify and address health maintenance/care gaps with patient and alerts clinician on those that require his/her attention. - Recognizes signs and symptoms of common medical illnesses, abnormal versus new/existing and reports to clinician. - Alerts clinician on signs and symptoms requiring immediate attention and respond to directions per clinician. - Prepares patient for actual visit/procedure prior to clinician's exam during rooming-in process. - Assures exam/procedure room contains appropriate supplies, equipment, forms and educational materials are available and ready for use during visit/procedure. - Checks equipment are in safe working order and cleans room after use. - Provides patient with after-visit, follow-up, self-care or procedural instructions and/or educational materials as directed by clinician. - Use KP HealthConnect and other information systems to document all pertinent data and outcomes of patient care according to standardized procedures and policies such as and not limited to the use of SBAR, KP HealthConnect smarttools, etc. - Updates demographic or historical clinical data gathered in the electronic medical record. - Clinical Procedures: Performs diagnostic tests, therapies and procedures within scope of authorized duties competently and with maintenance of proficiency according to: a) specific department standards on core clinical tasks (see department's list of core skills). - Application of knowledge and skills appropriate to developmental age of patient. - Eestablished policies such as and not limited to patient safety, aseptic and sterile techniques and infection control. - Examples of categories of clinical tasks are as follows: - Screening tests, e.g. vital signs, vision, hearing, developmental, LOPS, pain, etc. - This job description is not all encompassing.
          Consultant, Community Relations - (Portland, Oregon, United States)      Cache   Translate Page      
The Community Relations Specialist supports the Community Health & Community Relations team in ensuring that Sponsorship requests result in fulfillment of client objectives, reflect Kaiser Permanente brand standards, meet all required criteria for accuracy and compliance, and are completed in a timely, cost-effective manner. Assists in the implementation of policies and programs. Supports KP's community relations strategic plans. Enhances the public image of Kaiser Permanente through community relations programs. Seeks information to understand community issues, problems, expectations, and needs. Builds rapport and cooperative relationship with multiple KP departments and members of the community. The Community Relations Consultant coordinates all incoming Sponsorship requests for multiple event & sponsorship activations for community nonprofit partners and internal Business Partners. The Community Relations Consultant will demonstrate strong skills in budget maintenance and tracking with accounts payable. Considers how actions or plans will affect customers; responds quickly to meet needs and resolve problems. This position supports the Community Health Manager in problem-solving, executing strategies, decision-making, and client contact. The Community Relations Consultant will have a strong mix of both relationship building skills and analytical skills. Essential Responsibilities: Handle day-to-day logistics for incoming sponsorship requests between employees, groups and community organizations to ensure sponsorship requests move forward promptly. Ensures all activation needed for each sponsorship request is fulfilled timely. Continually track and document sponsorship request status against timeline. Processes payments for events and sponsorships and keeps budget tracking accurately updated monthly. Communicates weekly updates to KPNW business partners and community organizations as applicable. Consults with KPNW business partners on problems and recommending solutions. Develops and prepares for KPNW business partner meetings. Coordinates annual video communication at key events. Develops annual work plans for repeat events. Identifies key speaking roles for KPNW leaders at key events. Coordinates projects and programs, which may include analyzing issues and developing strategies. Represents KPNW at key community events.
          Senior Director, Hospital Care Management/SNF - (Portland, Oregon, United States)      Cache   Translate Page      
The Senior Director of Hospital Management and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) has the responsibility, in partnership with regional leaders, for the development of clinical operational systems, processes and standards of practice as well as the day-to-day operational, financial, regulatory and planning accountability. This position develops, implements, integrates, manages and innovates to ensure alignment with the region's mission and vision. Departmental accountabilities include Care Management (inpatient care coordination and social work), SNF (placement desk and care coordination) and Patient Advocate Services. Collaborates with NW Permanente, Hospital (both KP and non-KP), and Health Plan leaders to provide strategic leadership that ensures quality, safe, effective, efficient, and affordable patient care across the continuum. Uses expertise, influence, facilitation, coordination and change leadership to achieve results. Fosters a team environment which empowers team members as leaders. Effectively collaborates with the Ambulatory, Continuum, Hospital, Medical Group, Program Office, other regions within KP, and labor partners to improve the quality of care and service that we provide to our members and our communities. Maintains compliance with all regulatory requirements and demonstrates an understanding of healthcare insurance programs. Works with and negotiates with non-Kaiser entities and contracted hospital management teams. Maintains knowledge of, and assures departmental compliance with, KP's Principles of Responsibility, policies and procedures, and applicable regulatory requirements and accreditation standards, including oversight of nursing professional practice standards, KP standards of care and clinical competency of staff in accordance with licensure and regulatory requirements; may also perform patient care to the extent necessary to maintain clinical expertise and competency to fulfill job responsibilities. Essential Responsibilities: Collaborates with NW Permanente, KFHP, and Health Plan leaders across the region to define and execute on strategic direction and patient care services. Informs and aligns future strategies by keeping up to date on care management research, practices and evidence. Develops and maintains effective communication and working relationships with clinical leadership in the hospital, Permanente leadership, and throughout the continuum of care. Coordinates approach across both hospitals. Effectively facilitates consensus building to accomplish goals and objectives. Partners with Ambulatory, Continuum, Hospital, Medical Group, Program Office, other regions within KP, and labor partners to ensure KPNW is positioned to maintain ongoing regulatory compliance across the continuum of care, including NCQA accreditation, Joint Commission accreditation, Medicare 5 Star, CDPH and CMS care delivery compliance. Develops, implements and maintains a broad perspective of Regional Care Management, evidence-based practices, identifies new trends, products and services to quality, safety, and affordability of care and services provided. Contributes to maximizing capacity and reducing the cost structure of KPNW through appropriate resource stewardship management. Improves affordability and efficiency through the design of efficient work processes, staffing systems, and the application of appropriate technology and innovative strategies. Develops and monitors budgets and expenditures for assigned areas. Continually improve, lead, and direct high quality, evidence-based, best practices, consistent, reliable, affordable, patient-centric services. Maintains compliance with all regulatory requirements. Demonstrates understanding of healthcare insurance. Requires understanding of contracts, ability to negotiate with non-Kaiser entities and work with contracted hospital management teams. Ensures the delivery of high-quality, integrated clinical patient care within the continuum and the effective use of resources by building strong, performance-based relationships with NWP and labor. Supports the structure and processes to develop, implement and assure success of all areas related to the Continuum of Care. Ensures high levels of consumer experience and member retention by investing in, structuring, and directing medical operations in care management and SNF to meet customer needs and reinforcing a culture of excellence in customer service. Recruits, selects, trains, retains, mentors, supervises, and evaluates staff. Facilitates inter-departmental relationships so that mission, vision, and goals of the department and organization are achieved. Fosters and maintains a culture of teamwork, innovation and performance improvement. Creates a safe environment that supports a motivated work force and is conducive to excellent customer service. Conducts on site rounding with team. In collaboration with VP Patient Care Services/Regional Chief Nurse Executive and through dotted line reporting to nursing leadership, provides clinical leadership and oversight of staff in the provision of nursing and other clinical services through nursing professional practice standards and Kaiser Permanente standards of care. Implements, supervises and maintains clinical practice and quality management standards, staff competencies and on-going development in accordance with regulations and accreditation requirements; ensures patient safety at point of care. Performs other duties as requested.
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