Category Archives: 2014 May

Tom’s Tidbits- Democracy’s dead, so what’s the cure?

Greetings! A recent study documented the obvious… our government doesn’t give a damn about the wishes of the American people.  Martin Gilens of Princeton and Benjamin Page of Northwestern studied more than 1800 policy initiatives from 1981 to 2002, and … Continue reading

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What NOW?!! Toons- Our May check-in with Keith Tucker

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Thom Hartmann has left the building, but he was in Portland Friday. Here’s our report…

It’s always good to see a hometown boy made good, and that’s just what we saw on May 2 when Thom Hartmann returned to Portland for an evening at First Unitarian Church.  Thom is touring in support of his twenty-sixth … Continue reading

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Latest Climate Change reports say the Earth is still burning. Here’s the info you need to understand why…

Three reports on climate change, the AAAS’s “What We Know”, the IPCC’s “Fifth Assessment Report” (AR5), and the “National Climate Assessment” (NCA) were recently released.  The AAAS is a summary of the current science, AR5 is a global report, and … Continue reading

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Meet the folks at Artichoke Music- Our first Referral Reward quarterly spotlight!

We’re in week 17 of our Referral Reward program, and we’re amazed at the way our clients have responded.   49 new people have become new clients, and the donations to deserving non-profits now total over $1,650!  It’s easy for you to … Continue reading

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Drew’s Kitchen- Chicken with Sour Cream and Paprika

Ingredients:  Extra-virgin olive oil 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (abt 2 lbs) Kosher salt 1 medium-size yellow onion, finely chopped 2 serrano chiles, stemmed, seeded and thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, minced ½ tsp. sweet paprika Pinch of ground red … Continue reading

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Shop Talk- FREE CARWASH SEASON is back again!

FREE Carwash Season is back! You’ve waited since last fall for this… May in Portland doesn’t just mean the beautiful weather is beginning, it also means Free Car Wash Season at Tom Dwyer Automotive! The summer heat will soon turn … Continue reading

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Health Notes- Small picture to big picture… in PICTURES!

Healthy living is different depending on how you look at it.  There’s the ‘small picture’ stuff that happens to us all as individuals, and then there’s the ‘big picture’ stuff that happens to us as a society.  Here are two … Continue reading

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Sellwood Bridge Update- Save $200 during the upcoming Bridge Closure

Traffic on the Sellwood Bridge usually runs pretty smoothly despite the construction, but next week will be a little different.  The bridge will be closed from Tuesday evening, May 13, until Friday evening, May 16 so a contractor can install … Continue reading

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Book Spotlight- “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” by Thomas Picketty

In the Afterword to his masterpiece “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance”, Robert Pirsig introduces us to a Swedish word, kulturbärer, meaning a “culture-bearing” book… “A culture-bearing book, like a mule, bears the culture on its back… Culture-bearing books … Continue reading

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