This is my first time in Limbo, one of Portland’s fresh produce markets:


After my morning meetings today I stopped in at the Starbucks in the lobby of the PacWest Center in downtown Portland.

I was treated to some very nice live piano music, a rarity these days. Mike Horsfall is tickling the ivories in this short video:


Rocking Frog Cafe on Sunday Mornings

August 8, 2010

One of the best things about living in the Buckman/Belmont neighborhood is having the Rocking Frog Cafe in hopping distance. Although I don’t eat bacon any more, the smell of sizzling bacon wafting for blocks is unavoidable. On Sunday mornings, Moody’s Donut Shack opens on the patio behind Rocking Frog from 10am until 2pm. The […]

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I Pans, You Pans, Raw Plans for Zupan’s?

July 9, 2010

Several times in the past weeks I’ve had the pleasure of touring the produce department of the Zupan’s store on the corner of West Burnside and 23rd in Portland. The Zupan’s stores seem to pride themselves on opulent sensory overloaded experience. I’m reminded of Gelson’s Market in Pacific Palisades, California. Lots of beautiful food stacked […]

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Farmers Market to the Rescue

July 7, 2010

Photo: I wasn’t able to get home to make lunch today, and was riding around town with a friend looking for a salad bar that had organic produce that wouldn’t require me to take out a credit line just to have lunch. We were in Southeast Portland and happened by the People’s Co-Op Farmers […]

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Google Voice – Skype – VoIP “Solutions”

July 6, 2010

As someone who gripes as little as possible, I have finally come to the end of my rope. No matter what anyone “in the business” says, VoIP sucks. Using Skype for business phone calls sucks. Google Voice sucks. It is all unreliable, intermittent and the sound quality just plain sucks. There, I said it. I […]

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The Annual Ladd’s Addition 4th of July Parade

July 4, 2010 I was pleased to see a 4th of July Parade flyer in Palio, a favorite cafe of mine, located in Ladd’s Addition, one of my favorite neighborhoods in Southeast Portland. What I missed (it actually wasn’t on the flyer) was that this was going to be a kids’ parade. I enjoyed myself as much […]

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Mike Dooley of Notes from the Universe

June 29, 2010

I spend a great deal of time with Dr. Todd Michael, assisting him with his myriad projects, and appreciate all that he is doing in the world. He is a deep and old soul, and I am honored to have the opportunity to be of service to him and his mission. Helping Dr. Todd spread […]

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Venmo – A Kinder Gentler PayPal

May 7, 2010

Have you heard of Venmo yet? Most people haven’t. I was a customer of PayPal’s rival, X.Com back in 1998, and was happy when they merged with PayPal. Since PayPal’s acquisition by eBay, at least from my point of view, everything’s gone down hill. As someone who markets products and services via web sites, PayPal […]

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Thubten Needs a Fix

April 14, 2010
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“My Precious,” my MacBook Pro, recently had to have its DVD drive and display replaced. I made sure to get Apple Care coverage, so the repairs were free. I dropped it off on a Sunday morning, hoping that it would be done by the end of the day. When the end of Sunday came, it […]

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