Monthly Archives: October 2010

No blood on a train

Today’s morning commute, unlike yesterday’s, was uneventful. No stabbings, no blood, no crime scenes.

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Blood on a train

The fun never ends on public transportation. This morning I didn’t enjoy my usual quiet ride into the office. A woman stabbed a man either on the train or right outside of the train. I was on that train, but … Continue reading

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Presidential visit

The President of the United States is in Portland, Ore., tonight. He’s speaking at the Oregon Convention Center, just a few blocks from where I work. Needless to say, just about everything in the area began shutting down and emptying … Continue reading

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Parrot head alert!

If you’re around the Rose Garden in Portland, Ore., tonight beware of folks in loud Hawaiian aloha shirts, sandals, floppy hats, tacky paper Hawaiian leis, and guys in grass skirts. Fortunately, they are wearing khaki shorts or pants underneath the skirts! … Continue reading

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Like a bad hair cut

Almost every morning on my way to the bus stop I pass a house that I have nicknamed The Rose Garden House. It’s because the front lawn is nothing but rose bushes. When in bloom, the garden is alive with different … Continue reading

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One in a billion

I, like the rest of the world it seems, spent last night and this morning clued to the television watching the rescue of 33 Chilean miners trapped for nearly 70 days at about 2,400 feet below ground. Talk about history in the making. … Continue reading

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Texting police officers

Cell phone conversation that I eavesdropped on — rather overheard — on my bus ride home tonight. Caller asking friend on phone why she can’t text while driving, but police officers can play on their car computers while driving. I don’t … Continue reading

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