Upgrading My Blogs

February 13, 2010

Recently, I’ve been paying a great deal of attention to introducing my social media strategy services, primarily TwicheYourself.com. My blogs have suffered some, but I’ve been doing my best to keep things updated. I recently discovered a WordPress theme called Thesis, which will change how I create and update my blogs. Thesis is more of […]

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Gearing Up for 2010

January 1, 2010

As 2008 was coming to a close, my friends and I were elated that such an awful year was finally over, and a dark chapter in our country’s history was about to finally come to a close. We knew that 2009 would be better. It just had to be. 2009 was better for the country, […]

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“My Brother: Citizen Dave”

December 17, 2009

When I was in high school I was in the marching band, where I played bass drum. I played bassoon in the concert band and electric bass in the jazz ensemble. I was very musical. My music classes, groups and performances made my teen years bearable. A big part of that effect was my friends, […]

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An Aspiring Raw Vegan in Portland

September 11, 2009

Part of why I chose to move to Portland is its large vegan community. There seems to be a vegan restaurant on nearly every corner, and there’s usually a vegan option or two on even the most non-vegan menus. I started down the path to better nutrition in the later 90s, when I was a […]

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The Neighbors

September 4, 2009

We have lots of very interesting neighbors. The building is one of the only apartment buildings in the area that accepts dogs, so everyone has at least one dog. Several have cats, too. The residents’ ages range from late 20s to late 60s, with more on the younger end of the spectrum. There’s a house […]

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Getting a Library Card

August 28, 2009

Belmont Branch Library My library card was so useful to me when I was in Denver, I thought it only made sense to get myself a card in Portland. Denver has an amazing library system, and I hope that Portland’s is equally good. Here’s a link to an interesting study about who has library cards […]

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The TV and the Couch

August 21, 2009

What can be done with the seven foot long couch and an enormous big screen projection TV in Portland? The culture here is all about free stuff finding new homes easily. I posted the TV and couch for sale on Craigslist, and got exactly zero hits. I posted them for free on Craigslist, and had […]

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The Produce Market

August 14, 2009

Uncle Paul’s Produce Market on SE Hawthorne at 24th Uncle Paul’s Produce Market is essentially a permanent farmers’ market. Within walking distance from my place. Uncle Paul’s provides me a perfect opportunity to get some exercise in, and to procure perfect produce each and every day. Much of the produce is locally grown, and about […]

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When You See a Monk on the Street…

August 7, 2009

Ven. Roger Kunzang (and eagle tattoo) with Lama Zopa Rinpoche It isn’t often that you see a Buddhist monk walking in a neighborhood, especially if you’re in the US. It is very common in places like Thailand and Nepal, but not in Portland, Oregon. As I was walking up SE Hawthorne from 6th Avenue I […]

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Getting to Know the Neighborhood

July 31, 2009

The weather has cooled down a lot. When I was searching for air conditioned cafes, I got to know the neighborhood. The Belmont neighborhood is very very cool.  Belmont is the first neighborhood I heard about when I started looking at moving to Portland. Southeast (the southeast quadrant of Portland) was recommended, and Belmont is […]

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