Author Archives: tomdwyer

Popcorn Shorts- Short Stories That Will Keep You Crunching

Just like it says, Popcorn Shorts is about the kind of things we think are really interesting, but don’t really need a large article to explain them.  From the sublime to the ridiculous, check in here for crunchy bits of … Continue reading

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News To Make You Furious- A Year Of Rage On Just One Page!

In today’s world a column called “News To Make You Furious” may seem superfluous, but we think it’s important.  It started on the 10th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez disaster when Greg Palast went to the crash site to see … Continue reading

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Tom’s Tidbits- We’ve been in Sellwood 30 years. With your help, we’ll be here 30 more!

Greetings, Why would any sane person start their own business?  The romantic notion is of a driven entrepreneur working well over 80 hours a week against long odds, to avoid working 40 for others.   Their mission is sustained by a … Continue reading

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Keith Tucker is back in the What NOW?!! Toons drivers’ seat!

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30 years in Sellwood! It’s been 30 years in Sellwood. Let’s do 30 more!

On October 7, 1987, Tom Dwyer wrote the first rent check for a tiny part of a building at SE 6th and Tenino, “at the East End of the Sellwood Bridge”.  Things have changed a little since then… the Bridge … Continue reading

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Here’s What Effective Journalism Looks Like A feel-good story about things working like they should. Sort of.

People can only act to fix things in our world when they know about them, but it seems like solid, actionable information gets lost these days in a blizzard of drivel. That’s why a recent story from 60 Minutes and … Continue reading

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Where The Rubber Meets The Road Tire Basics boot camp

Did you know we sell tires?  We do, and we have for many years. Among the many other features of our shop, we’re an “America’s Tire” dealer, so from Avon and Bridgestone to Uniroyal and Zenna, we have a full … Continue reading

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Drew’s Kitchen- Burger Bomb Sliders

Thanksgiving is horrifyingly close, so it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll bring to dinner. Let your relatives bring the mashed potatoes and green beans… you can show up with a unique dish that will be stiff competition for … Continue reading

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Shop Talk- Ken makes a client cry, and your chance to VOTE for Referral Reward

      Comment of the Month If you look at the results from our Post-Service Feedback Cards, 99.89% of our clients think “our staff is courteous and professional”.  We’re very pleased and proud to share a letter that beautifully … Continue reading

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Health Notes- The Health effects of Anniversaries

Did you know that anniversaries can impact your health? The observance of events from days gone by can have real ramifications today. For good and bad, we found several studies documenting how our past reaches out to grab our present… … Continue reading

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