Tag: Oh the Places You’ll Go

[Life Back West] March 2013 – Lessons from Uncle Ben

English: 1917 Type 1 quarter obverse

It’s been a bad calendar quarter for funerals (two too many) but a good 90 days for learning. The metaphorical coin that carries what you’d like to keep on one side has something that you’d like to avoid on the other; learning from others while they’re living and learning from others after they’ve passed on […]

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Home of the Vikings

Home of the Vikings

Going home can sometimes be “interesting,” even when it’s somebody else’s home you’re visiting. That legacy visit was my treat as I caught an annual dose of Tigard High School boys basketball as the Tigers visited the Forest Grove Vikings last week. While I don’t think history books show Vikings making it to the Pacific Northwest (nor […]

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The Perfect First “Real” Job?

Skills Like This

Is there a perfect first “real” job? Probably not. But there are some real stinkers to avoid if you have the choice. And I’m not talking about summer jobs, volunteer work, and or that paid – or unpaid internship – that might be out there. All of them, IMHO, are important. But for serious importance […]

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[Life Back West] August 2012 – “One Degree of Bacon”

Even in the big planet we call earth, life exists like it’s one small town. My friend Wendy Yanowitch’s saying that “Life is made up of six people and lots of mirrors” plays out in my world weekly, and I suspects plays out in yours as well if you start watching the connections. If this […]

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[Life Back West] April 2012 – “Home Alone”

Home Alone (film)

There is no place like home. And when you want a break, sometimes there is no place like home alone. Even with just my spouse, our engaging 9-year old son and one spunky canine pup at home, it can be a relief to have two out of the first three leave town so you have […]

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