Reader's Note: 
The magazine will be evolving all month.  In the meantime, you can save your sanity by relaxing at a Shilo Inn
 Oregon Magazine TM March 2007
   Articles, fiction and poetry:

 

 

Putin’s Former Advisor Relates Russia’s Desertion of Democracy (Andrei Illarionov, until recently Chief Economic Advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin, gave a speech "Freedom vs. Non-freedom" this past fall at Michigan’s Hillsdale College. )

Decanting With Delkin
Oregon Restaurants Earn National Wine Honors  (Only the Delver knows where all the best cellars are.)

Oregon Literary Review: new issue  (Politics aside, Deemer knows art.)

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March Ideal Time For Multi-tasking B.C. Trip   (Photo at left is a hotlink to "In Vancouver," a good info source.  More links will be found in the article, itself.)
 

Global Warming Proves Martians Drive SUV's  (Tragically, 
astronomical reports say Martian polar caps are shrinking.)
Regarding the Tomb of Jesus Documentary   (Let's have another!)
 

Feb07:  Marine Corps General Offers Pertinent Apology  By Lt. General Chuck Pitman, USMC Retired  (Irony Ave. meets Sarcasm St.)    | Union Civil War Vets Honored In Eugene Pioneer Cemetery
Jan07:  Aquarium Biologists Watch a Rare Hatch  (Wolf Eels, no less)    |   Local Guide Chronicles Memorable Texas Hunt  (Editor: Author Brody, reports in this account of a recent West Texas predator hunt)

Pigskin Pete:
PSU Grid Program Given New Life  (Pigskin Pete is delighted!)
 
  E-RFDs

E-RFD: Not So Fond-a Fonda  (What goes around comes around.)
E-RFD: What Thomas Jefferson learned from the Muslim book of jihad  (History from the shores of Tripoli)
E-RFD: FW: Letter to the Editor About Immigration   (Immigration then vs. immigration, now.  Different strokes when we're talking about different folks.
E-RFD: President Hillary   (Some people think the idea isn't a joke.)
 

February 2007 E-RFDs -- The Second Story of Horatio and the Military Bureaucracy   (This is about the classical Horatio at the bridge during the early days of the Roman Empire, not the Horatio who captained a British frigate during the Napoleonic Wars.) *
The State of AIDS in the Union  (Shocking expressions of fact.) * Oregonian Looks Like the NY Times?  (raz observes) *  Oregon's Big Spenders  (raz rants, pts 1 and 2))  *  Five Reagan Quotes (1988)    (A Seattle candidate recalls a birthday)
January 2007 E-RFDs -- Spending    (ED: Or, The Road to Hell is Paved With Good Intentions) * Targeted HolidayGreetings, P.C. Where Necessary  (A proper start to the New Year requires political correctness.)  *   Muslims Should Profile Themselves.   *    For Those of  "a Certain Age" (What's an "electrolux?")  * Liberal vs Conservative history lesson   (Pre-Camberian Lore)

 
 POLITICS


"Now, just why in the HELL do I have to press '1' for English?" 
 

February 2007:   Scientists doubt global warming:  Drudge Report: 2/04/07
WINDCHILL 30 BELOW: CHICAGO
December 2006:     Beware of "Legal Pluralism"  About a sleeping legal nuke:  |  Judge Strikes Down Bush on Terror Groups   President Bush smells some foreign rats operating in America, and judges loved by the people who will take over Congress next month get busy trying to block him.. 
November 2006:  E-RFD: Oregon's New Flag   (A citizen is unhappy with election results.)

Earlier:   Senator Reid's Real Estate Windfall  WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid collected a $1.1  million windfall on a Las Vegas land sale even though he hadn't personally owned the property for three years, property deeds show.  (External link)

How To Pick the Next President of the U.S.   |   Blue Oregon: The Secular Theocracy


 
 A few pieces from the past ...

  A Medical Miracle: Livers Grown From Scratch?   "Use of cord stem cells is also more ethically acceptable than the use of embryonic stem cells - a process that leads to the death of the embryo."   |  Today, 10-11-06, a Liberal on CNN Said that the American Left Supports the Creation and Installation of a Missile Defense System  So, America is Stingy, eh?  |  A Divided Nation?   |  Seattle School Offers New Creative Writing Degree   |  Law Firm Belatedly Gets Jury Vindication   |  Photo Album Offers Candid Oregon Photos  | Judy Miller and Matt Cooper in Orange Jumpsuits   |  Oregon Education: Rats and Cheese Limits  Complete 2005/2006 article archives
 
  Social Security:

 The Dirty Little Secret  | Where is the Social Security Trust Fund, and Why Didn't Hockberg and DeFazio Reveal its Location to the People of Coos Bay?   (The horrid truth about who pays when you cash a government bond.)
 
 
 Education:

 The Hispanic Education Myth
 
 
 Race:

 Ken's "Congress"   (So you contribute to PBS?  Did you know you are buying lies?)
 
 
 Our Times


Grizzly Man: The Death of an Idiot    (Bears dine alfresco)
 
 
 
 
 

  Column archives:

Pigskin Pete:

February 07 Ducks Grid Recruiting Among Nation’s Top 10  (Endless autumn)
January 07:  Beavers Earn Redemption, Ducks Create Disaster  (Pete reacts to bowl games, etc.) Pigskin Surprise: Oregon Connections Shine In Fiesta Bowl Spectacular

2006

December:  Ducks, Beavers Making Minor Bowl Appearances   |  Subject: FW: grid matters     Date:  Fri, 15 Dec 2006 21:32:24 +0000 

November:  Pac10 Shaken Up By Beaver Gridders   |   Surprise! UO, OSU Even in Pac10 Race   |   Reality Returns To Oregon Elevens

October 2006 was hard on Pete:  UO, OSU Grid Results Show Sharp Contrast   |   (Here's what he had to say about this extraordinary football season in September. Here We Go Again!...Colleges Ready For Some Football    (plus early update)   |  Pigskin Pete: Mid-October Update: Grid Season Halfway, What’s Happening?  Pigskin Pete: Late-October Update  Pac10 Football’s Current Status   Pigskin Pete: Very Late-October Update Ducks Done In, Beavers Alive

Some earlier columns:  Football Forecasters Show Unusual Unanimity  (July)   | OK, So What’s So  Great About Soccer?   (June)  | College Grid Season Ends With Classic   (January)

2005

Ducks Victimized Again by BCS
Fearless Grid Forecaster Says "Told You So"
Oregon Ducks Face Major Grid Hurdle
Ducks Lose Fortitude, Fail to Justify Forecast  (Post USC game thoughts)
Fearless Grid Forecaster Proves Perspicacity So far for 2005
Fearless Football Forecast Precedes Pac 10 Season
Pac 10 Spring Grid Drills Lead to Fearless Forecast
Sports Scene Survey As Off-seasons Begin
Beaver Grid Program Continues to Implode
Oregon State Football Needs Better Leader
Oregon Schools Score Well In Prep Recruiting Efforts
Oregon Celebrates National Gridiron Championship

Seared Lightly:
Here’s A Delicious Way To Honor Crab Season
Recipes For Savoring Local Shellfish Bounty
 Reviewing Recipes  (Plus Unique Cookbook Offer)
Oyster Lovers Rejoice!  NW Shores Abound 
New Seafood Guidelines For Informed Consumption

Decanting:
The Magic of Zinfandel– The All-American Grape
Technology Triumphing With Revolution in Wine Closure
Second Generation Expands Dundee Winery Leadership
Beaujolais Nouveau Est Arrive!  Enjoy!
Newport Judging Results Precede Weekend Festival
New Oregon Distiller Enters Vodka Market
Americans Embrace Wine According to 2005 Sales
Northern Neighbors Finally Give Pinot Noir its Due 
USA Younger Generation Embracing Wine Over Beer
Oregon Wine Entrepreneur Falters in New Zealand

Hans Zeiger:
 Optimisticonservatism    |   Students vs. Professors Dred Scott II   |  Boy Scouts Emergency   |   Young Christians Rising    |  What’s Wrong with the Boy Scouts?  |   Scouting and America   |  The Fourteenth Generation   |   Roe Babies and Reagan Babies   |  Reagan’s Children Blog  |   This Year's Most Important Congressional Primary   |  Reagan’s Children Rising   |   Christ at Commencement  |   Combating Boredom    |   (Reader's note: (2/07) Hans, who began writing columns in his teens, is in college, and for the time being is eschewing the carefree life of the columnist in an effort to possibly learn something. So, the work here is a kind of archive.)

Michael O'Brien:
Nothing Less Than Miraculous   |  Small Change of Direction  |  Operators on duty now
Hayward offers fine rewards  |  Megan Heckeroth:The stuff of dreams   |   Bob McGillivray 1922-2005   |  A Walk in an Oregon Fall, Plus Dog | The things we see    |    Between the Lines: Somehow they manage their best

Michael O'Brien Departs This Life:  In November, Michael O'Brien, one of the finest journalists in Oregon, passed away.  Below, find his last three pieces for this magazine, and a fourth on the subject of small town sports which  proves the superlatives we have used to describe him. He worked for the Tillamook paper for years.  In our opinion none of the far better known "talents" presently working at the larger metropolitan newspapers in this state have a fraction of the talent he had.  Friday Night Legends, next, is journalism as literature. Friday Night Legends & Small Town Heroes   |    Mike's last series:Chemo day one: Life is Just a Bowl of Steroids   | Chemo round two - The King and I   |   Settlin’ in for the ride
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