Posts Tagged ‘Cascadia’

Vote YES on Oregon Ballot Measure 74

In 1998, Oregon became one of a growing number of states to permit medical patients who could benefit from using marijuana to relieve their symptoms to do so.  Some people agree that these patients should be able to use the substance if it is beneficial to them.  Others still think that marijuana should not be […]

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2010 Washington Ballot Initiatives

So, you think that Oregon is the national leader in number of ballot questions that the state’s voters must decide on? Well, this time around, you might be mistaken. This November, Washington voters will have no fewer than nine ballot initiatives and other measures to vote on. Certainly, you are already being bombarded by political […]

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2010 Oregon Ballot Measures

Just a heads up, if you haven’t guessed already from all of the intentionally misleading political ads already out there, that the November political season is upon us. As usual, I will be tackling the issues from around Cascadia here, one by one. Just to get you started, here are some of the issues that […]

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Vacationing on the Columbia River

Of all the beautiful natural features in Cascadia, one of the largest and most important is the Columbia River.  In this era of recession and the desire to vacation closer to home, we have one great natural wonder right here in our backyard.  It is well worth a visit. The Columbia River is one of […]

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New Seahawks Coach — History Repeats?

No, it is not like me to comment on the subject of American football. I don’t really follow it, though it’s nice when the home team wins. It’s just that somewhere in the bizarre recesses of my mind, the announcement of the USC Trojans head coach Pete Carroll being hired to the same position with […]

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All Things Cascadia

There are many ways to describe what Cascadia is. It has been described differently by a multitude of people, both as a region and as a way of life. I see it as both — both as a geographic region and as a way of life.  I will take the rest of this page to […]

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Ivar Lives On

Anyone who has grown up in the Seattle area, especially if they are over the age of 40, is familiar with the exploits of Ivar Haglund.  Ivar is the well known founder of Ivar’s Restaurants in Seattle and throughout Cascadia.  He was also well known as a character and practical joker who formed a part […]

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Sailing the Salish Sea

It has been surprising to me how quickly the new term “Salish Sea” has come into usage to describe the inland waterways that comprise the areas we still call Puget Sound, the Georgia Strait, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Even the name of this blog suggests that the environment of our region of […]

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Immigration Policy

Quick Thought of the day: Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild […]

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For King County Voters

Yes, I don’t live in King County or Seattle at the moment, but I have spent nearly half my life ’round those parts.  I am not going to get too original here, but I have noted that the folks over at Seattle Transit Blog have made the same choices for the Seattle City Mayor & […]

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