Category Archives: 2014 December

Tom’s Tidbits- Pardon Bush and Cheney

Greetings! Every apologist for the Bush/Cheney Torture Report starts with “Let’s go back to the fearful days after 9-11…” The implication is “wouldn’t you do the same thing”?  OK, let’s play their game… let’s go back to when Americans were … Continue reading

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What NOW?!! Toon for December

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Bet you haven’t heard this

Stories we just didn’t have room to share with you In writing this newsletter, we scavenge every source we can find for things we hope you will be interested in.  We save these ideas through the month, and then sift … Continue reading

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Getting to the heart of the matter

The underlying issues of Ferguson and beyond  As 2014 draws to a close, America is in agony watching the same scene play out again and again.  A white cop brutalizes a black man, it’s caught on video, but nothing happens.  … Continue reading

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Who are those folks behind the counter?

Originally posted on October 31, 2011 Here’s how our salaried Service Advisors keep us running Where would you find just ONE person with ALL these qualities… Multi-tasking abilities of an aircraft landing controller? Patience and understanding of a therapist? Problem-solving skills of … Continue reading

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Drew’s Kitchen- Drew’s Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Turkey’s overrated.  Everyone knows that the fun of Holiday meals revolves around the side dishes!  We all have our favorites, but one that makes everyone’s Top 5 is the classic mashed potatoes.  It’s easy to take this staple for granted, … Continue reading

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Shop Talk- Christmas specials going on NOW!

The Bridge is open and flowing freely! Just a reminder that although the Sellwood Bridge was closed Nov 19-21, it’s open again and traffic is flowing freely.  They even polished up the turn onto Tenino, so that’s a little easier … Continue reading

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Health Notes- Tips to beat holiday stress and gluttony

Tips to beat holiday stress and gluttony The Holiday Season is known for many things, but your health isn’t one of them.  The stress alone can cause health problems long before the feasting gives you those extra five pounds you’ve … Continue reading

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What happened while the Bridge was closed

In our last Update, we were a week away from an impending three-day closure of the Bridge.  Now, we’re about two weeks after the closure and the Bridge is open again and traffic is flowing smoothly.  They even polished up … Continue reading

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Book Spotlight- Scroogenomics

If it’s true that “it’s the thought that counts”, then there is no better gift than a book.  You can spend hours searching for the exact title to show your giftee that you know them like no one else.  Books … Continue reading

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