Category Archives: 2016 June

Tom’s Tidbits- Past is Prologue

Greetings! Are we the United States of Amnesia, creatively rewriting our stories to soften their marks on history?  We’re a nation born of the genocide of Native Americans and built by the suffering of slaves among our many other sins, … Continue reading

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Keith Tucker’s Toon for June

 

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Who Makes YOUR Service Recommendations?   

WE rely on non-commissioned ASE-Professionals The image of today’s auto repair industry has suffered from some careless businesses. Most shops do their best to make repair recommendations in their customer’s interests, but the commissioned pay structure of some shops can … Continue reading

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Radical Shopping Therapy

The Moreland Farmers Market is much, much more than you expect! (Guest article by Lannie Kali)   Have you ever been to the Moreland Farmers Market? It happens every Wednesday from May through October at the corner of SE Bybee and … Continue reading

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The Powell Memo

The roadmap to our current situation was drawn in 1971 If you look around at our media/political/corporate landscape, it seems obvious (as Mr. Snydor will say below in his memo, “to any thoughtful person”) that there is an overriding pro-business, … Continue reading

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Drew’s Kitchen- Scallop and Shrimp Kabobs

Little known trivia fact… your grill can cook more than hot dogs, steaks, and hamburgers!  Let your barbeque stretch its wings with seafood, but don’t work any harder than you have to.  Drew will tell you how… Scallop and Shrimp … Continue reading

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Shop Talk- Summer Concerts AND our Referral Reward Quarterly winner

The Sellwood Summer Concerts are back! We look forward to the Sellwood Riverfront Park Concerts all year.  They’re part of a fantastic city-wide program by Portland Parks and Recreation that brings free movies, concerts, and more to parks around Portland.  … Continue reading

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Health Notes- Food keeps you alive… for now

Health Notes is usually about keeping YOU healthy, and frequently about the foods you eat (or at least should eat).  This month we’re stepping out to get a longer range view, and concentrate on the food web that supplies ALL … Continue reading

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Sellwood Bridge Update- Goodbye to the Big Steel

Closer, closer, closer… the Sellwood Bridge is edging ever closer to completion.  The biggest thing lately was the removal of the steel structure of the old bridge.  The Bridge Project attempted to find someone to use the old bridge as … Continue reading

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Book Spotlight- “Listen, Liberal” by Thomas Frank

The pontificating class has handed down their received wisdom identifying the source of the outsider political power wielded by Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump… the American People Are Angry.  Well, duh.  The more perceptive among us have noticed the rain … Continue reading

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