Category Archives: 2010 April

What Will Health Care Cost You? Actual Data on Federal Subsidies for Health Insurance

Actual Data on Federal Subsidies for Health Insurance They say the devil is in the details, and nowhere is that more true than the Health Care debate.  Here’s something to give you some real-world numbers to put with the rhetoric.  … Continue reading

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News To Make You Furious – Don’t **** on my neck and tell me it’s rain!

This month’s tooth-grinding tidbit comes to us from Maude Barlow, one of the speakers in the Illahee Lecture Series and an international leader in what she calls the global water justice movement. “Life requires access to clean water; to deny … Continue reading

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Drew’s Kitchen – Teriyaki Flank Steak

Flank steak is frequently used in Asian stir frys and Mexican fajitas. Cut from the abdominal muscles of a cow, it has a wonderful flavor but is tougher than most other cuts. It is usually tenderized by spicing, pounding, or … Continue reading

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National Car Care Month

What are you doing to celebrate National Car Care Month? Haven’t made plans? Don’t let yourself be embarrassed at the neighborhood Tire Rotation Picnic! There’s so much more to this holiday than the mattress sales and the TV specials. Check … Continue reading

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Local Banking Campaign

Consumers have tremendous power deciding where they spend their money as well as where they invest that money. The real wealth of a community comes from tangible (local) resources to meet real needs not by merely increasing dividends and profits … Continue reading

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Campaign To Legalize Democracy

On January 21, 2010, with its ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are persons, entitled by the U.S. Constitution to buy elections and run our government. (We had a lot of links … Continue reading

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Popcorn Shorts

Jazmin, our adopted child. We don’t mention it often, but we have an adopted child here at the shop. Genesis Jazmin Moreno Quishpe is our little girl in Equador, (Update 6/15/15– though she’s obviously not a little girl anymore) and … Continue reading

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Sellwood Bridge Update

There are a few new things to tell you this month about on our historic and crumbling Sellwood Bridge. First, there is a new plan for the westside interchange at Highway 43. There is a public comment period until April … Continue reading

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Cash Grants Available For Environmental Projects

“Blue Sky” program funding renewable Oregon energy (from the Pacific Power website)- Got a bright idea for making Oregon, Washington or California greener? Could you use a little green to help make your project a reality? Beginning March 8, 2010, … Continue reading

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Who Can Beat A Story About Kids And Dogs?

Guide dogs for people with Autism One of our long time clients, Laurel Oliver-Gilmore, is an itinerant teacher.  Not that she can’t make a living at it, she’s itinerant in the sense that she moves from school to school around … Continue reading

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