Category Archives: 2013 August

Tom’s Tidbits- Inversion? Diversion. It’s EVASION!

Greetings! I’ve been hearing a new term bouncing around the media lately.  Washington’s most recent faux outrage involves “inversion”.  Inversion is a process by which a corporation purchases an overseas competitor or partner, transfers its mailing address to the new … Continue reading

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News To Make You Furious- The Dumbing Down Of America

Where does the word “idiot” come from?  It goes back to the inventors of democracy, the Greeks, who coined the term to describe people who didn’t (or couldn’t) participate in public life.  Athenian “idiots” lived under laws and rules written … Continue reading

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Popcorn Shorts August 2013- Cool stuff that’s too small for a big article

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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Humorousness- Jokes that make you go “Hmmm….”

The best jokes don’t just make you laugh, they make you think as well.  This month’s slice of Humorousness is a selection of jokes with morals; exactly the kind of jokes that make you think.  Admittedly, some of them don’t … Continue reading

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Book Spotlight- Crazy for reading

Health Notes this month gave you a small taste of how and why insanity is becoming one of our newest national products.  Our Book Spotlight will give you three ways to bite off a little more on the subject.  As … Continue reading

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Sellwood Bridge Update- Three big changes you need to know about

The first thing to know is that the bridge is open and safe, and Multnomah County continues to do a magnificent job making sure that the inevitable traffic disruptions are kept to the barest minimum.  If you’re planning to visit … Continue reading

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Health Notes- Manufactured insanity

Why Life in America Can Literally Drive You Insane  By Bruce Levine on AlterNet, July 30, 2013 In “The Epidemic of Mental Illness: Why?” (New York Review of Books, 2011), Marcia Angell, former editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of … Continue reading

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Shop Talk- Goodbye to a friend of many years

Good luck to Mike Launder in his new, greener pasture We’d like to take a moment this month to say goodbye to Mike Launder, a friend and co-worker for more than 8 years.  Mike is (was) one of our top … Continue reading

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Drew’s Kitchen- California crab sandwich

Our blockbuster summer is continuing with temps in the 80’s and cloudless skies, and this perfect summer is inspiring Drew with another perfect summer treat.  This month he brings us a recipe that’s a favorite of Tom Trapani of Millbrae, … Continue reading

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Could You Pass A US Citizenship Test?- Match wits with a Dwyer employee

When (or if) new immigrants finish the labyrinth leading to citizenship, there’s one last obstacle facing them that natural born citizens never have to think about: the Naturalization Test.  You may think you had a lot on the line in … Continue reading

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