Archive for December, 2008

The Freightliner Cascadia

Freightliner Trucks have been produced in the Portland area since 1947.  So when I heard that the company would be naming their latest truck model the “Cascadia” I was thinking about just how appropriate that was.  A great new model of truck, named after the great region where it is produced.  This recently came back […]

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Christmas Links

If Christmas is about anything in our culture, it is about getting the family together and trying to do things just the same was as we always do it.  needless to say, that sentiment brings with it a bit if thinking about how things used to be.  Here;s a few links to websites I have […]

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Complain, Or Do Something About It

Throughout our region, newspaper articles and blogs have been talking about the government’s response to our storm.  Yes, we are all frustrated by trying to get from place to place, whether it is by driving or on public transportation.  In Oregon and Washington, none of our city, county, or state entities really have the resources […]

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Prepared For Everything but Snow

All over Cascadia we are now at about “ten days and counting” on our current bout of extreme Winter weather.  It has been a real inconvenience for most of us, as we are mostly not able to get out and about to do our normal routines.  We cannot shop for necessary supplies or for Christmas […]

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Yule

Despite the snow and sleet that has been falling on us here in Cascadia for the last week now, today is officially the first day of Winter.  At 12:04 PM on Sunday, the days will start to become longer again.  I am sure that this can come none too soon for most of us. This […]

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Snow Day

By now, most of us in Cascadia are experiencing some of the worst Winter weather since any of us can remember.  I would normally be at work right now, so the experience is something like the rare day when we didn’t go to school because of the snow.  Even though you have been at home […]

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Celilo Falls

I have always been fascinated with the history of the Pacific Northwest.  There is so much that has gone on in our region both before and after the appearance of European settlers that is truly interesting.  Over the course of time, we have exploited the resources of our area, and in some ways, we have […]

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The Price of a Merry Christmas

I have increasingly become irritated with the concept of what holidays have become in our culture.  For most of recorded time, humans have gathered together for any number of holidays and festivals to celebrate whatever their culture deems is good to celebrate.  In our culture, the penultimate holiday each year is Christmas.  There was a […]

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The Salmon Vs. The Sea Lions

I am pretty sure we can come up with a better solution. In recent news, we find out that U.S. District Court Judge Michael Mosman has ruled that Oregon and Washington, as a last resort, can begin killing as many as 85 sea lions annually for five years.  This would remove animals that state wildlife […]

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