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Entries Tagged as 'Upper-Left-Edge'

Some Workers Deserve Their Robot Replacements

July 12th, 2019 No Comments

The engineer and conductor allowed Train 501 over the Point Defiance Bypass going too fast. Everyone else connected to the tragedy has been too slow.


How Will Democrats Respond When Republicans Don’t Fight Fair?

July 11th, 2019 No Comments

He claimed his party was “fighting for democracy” by refusing to participate in democracy — dressed as firefighters, acting as arsonists.


What Kate Brown Could Learn From Roger Sherman

July 10th, 2019 No Comments

Our newborn nation was deeply divided in 1787. Population centers were gaining too much influence over citizens living in rural areas. Does this sound familiar? Sherman proposed a compromise.


Californians Can’t Turn Left Like We Can

July 8th, 2019 No Comments

Our brain’s hippocampus area makes a mental map of an area, to keep us from getting lost. But now we’re learning that the same part of the brain also helps us make choices that reach our aspirations.


Olympic Dreaming is Coming True

July 7th, 2019 No Comments

I try hard never to repeat myself. There are too many stories to be told all around us every day. It has never made sense for me to cover the same ground a second time. But rules are made to be broken. I’d like to go back to something I wrote almost exactly 11 years […]


Costa Rica’s Coasts Are Flipped

July 1st, 2019 No Comments

Costa Rica’s Pacific “mixing bowl” contrasts with the “melting pot” along its Caribbean beaches. “Laid back” barely captures it. I saw a cat and a dog playing like cousins.


Alley Valkyrie: Where is She Now?

May 5th, 2019 No Comments

After three weeks in the forest, she came into town and stumbled on Saturday Market. She immediately knew two things, but only one of them consciously.


Oregonians Are Sturdy

April 26th, 2019 No Comments

After the recent snowstorms felled thousands of trees, forest officials came up with a brilliant plan to clear out a good bit of that deadwood. They doubled the amount of permitted firewood Oregonians are allowed for forage from the forest floor.


The Children Are Getting Restless

April 5th, 2019 No Comments

News reports from Eugene, Washington and New York City show young people are taking matters into their own hands. Combatting climate change is becoming their issue.


Oregon Should Bridge Its Digital Divide

March 1st, 2019 No Comments

Supply and demand for housing is out of whack everywhere in Oregon. Population centers have too much demand. Everywhere else has excess supply. Statewide rent control won’t solve these problems. Here’s what will.