Detail, east Portland photo, courtesy Miles Hochstein / Portland Ground.



For old times' sake
The bojack bumper sticker -- only $1.50!

To order, click here.







Excellent tunes -- free! And on your browser right now. Just click on Radio Bojack!






E-mail us here.

About

This page contains a single entry from the blog posted on March 14, 2006 9:03 PM. The previous post in this blog was Do re meme. The next post in this blog is The Tram Show: 200 thumbs down. Many more can be found on the main index page or by looking through the archives.

Archives

Links

Law and Taxation
How Appealing
TaxProf Blog
Mauled Again
Tax Appellate Blog
A Taxing Matter
TaxVox
Tax.com
Josh Marquis
Native America, Discovered and Conquered
The Yin Blog
Ernie the Attorney
Conglomerate
Above the Law
The Volokh Conspiracy
Going Concern
Bag and Baggage
Wealth Strategies Journal
Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation
myCorporateResource.com
World of Work
The Faculty Lounge
Lowering the Bar
OrCon Law

Hap'nin' Guys
Tony Pierce
Parkway Rest Stop
Utterly Boring.com
Along the Gradyent
Dwight Jaynes
Bob Borden
Dingleberry Gazette
The Red Electric
Iced Borscht
Jeremy Blachman
Dean's Rhetorical Flourish
Straight White Guy
HinesSight
Onfocus
Jalpuna
Beerdrinker.org
As Time Goes By
Dave Wagner
Jeff Selis
Alas, a Blog
Scott Hendison
Sansego
The View Through the Windshield
Appliance Blog
The Bleat

Hap'nin' Gals
My Whim is Law
Lelo in Nopo
Attorney at Large
Linda Kruschke
The Non-Consumer Advocate
10 Steps to Finding Your Happy Place
A Pig of Success
Attorney at Large
Margaret and Helen
Kimberlee Jaynes
Cornelia Seigneur
Mireio
And Sew It Goes
Mile 73
Rainy Day Thoughts
That Black Girl
Posie Gets Cozy
{AE}
Cat Eyes
Rhi in Pink
Althouse
GirlHacker
Ragwaters, Bitters, and Blue Ruin
Frytopia
Rose City Journal
Type Like the Wind

Portland and Oregon
Isaac Laquedem
StumptownBlogger
Rantings of a [Censored] Bus Driver
Jeff Mapes
Vintage Portland
The Portlander
South Waterfront
Amanda Fritz
O City Hall Reporters
Guilty Carnivore
Old Town by Larry Norton
The Alaunt
Bend Blogs
Lost Oregon
Cafe Unknown
Tin Zeroes
David's Oregon Picayune
Mark Nelsen's Weather Blog
Travel Oregon Blog
Portland Daily Photo
Portland Building Ads
Portland Food and Drink.com
Dave Knows Portland
Idaho's Portugal
Alameda Old House History
MLK in Motion
LoveSalem

Retired from Blogging
Various Observations...
The Daily E-Mail
Saving James
Portland Freelancer
Furious Nads (b!X)
Izzle Pfaff
The Grich
Kevin Allman
AboutItAll - Oregon
Lost in the Details
Worldwide Pablo
Tales from the Stump
Whitman Boys
Misterblue
Two Pennies
This Stony Planet
1221 SW 4th
Twisty
I am a Fish
Here Today
What If...?
Superinky Fixations
Pinktalk
Mellow-Drama
The Rural Bus Route
Another Blogger
Mikeyman's Computer Treehouse
Rosenblog
Portland Housing Blog

Wonderfully Wacky
Dave Barry
Borowitz Report
Blort
Stuff White People Like
Worst of the Web

Valuable Time-Wasters
My Gallery of Jacks
Litterbox, On the Prowl
Litterbox, Bag of Bones
Litterbox, Scratch
Maukie
Ride That Donkey
Singin' Horses
Rally Monkey
Simon Swears
Strong Bad's E-mail

Oregon News
KGW-TV
The Oregonian
Portland Tribune
KOIN
Willamette Week
KATU
The Sentinel
Southeast Examiner
Northwest Examiner
Sellwood Bee
Mid-County Memo
Vancouver Voice
Eugene Register-Guard
OPB
Topix.net - Portland
Salem Statesman-Journal
Oregon Capitol News
Portland Business Journal
Daily Journal of Commerce
Oregon Business
KPTV
Portland Info Net
McMinnville News Register
Lake Oswego Review
The Daily Astorian
Bend Bulletin
Corvallis Gazette-Times
Roseburg News-Review
Medford Mail-Tribune
Ashland Daily Tidings
Newport News-Times
Albany Democrat-Herald
The Eugene Weekly
Portland IndyMedia
The Columbian

Music-Related
The Beatles
Bruce Springsteen
Seal
Sting
Joni Mitchell
Ella Fitzgerald
Steve Earle
Joe Ely
Stevie Wonder
Lou Rawls

E-mail, Feeds, 'n' Stuff

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

To Steve Stadum -- Love, Fireman Randy

That letter that OHSU honcho and aerial tram-meister Steve Stadum was showing his employees this afternoon -- you know, the one where he tells off City Commissioner Randy Leonard -- apparently was circulated around Pill Hill long before it was delivered to City Hall. Despite the "hand delivered" notation on the letter, Fireman Randy, the addressee, tells me he still doesn't have it -- he read it on this blog.

Anyway, he's drafted up a brief response, which he sent me a little while ago. I've posted a copy here. (Executive summary: Pants on fire!)

Comments (25)

Easy on the cannon fire gents, its so noisy that some folks can't hear their voice mail.

If we're going to get taken to the cleaners by the OHSU gang, we might as well get some entertaining professional wrestling action out of it.

Fireman Randy wins this round. When "I don't remember that voice mail" is the best you've got, you're in serious trouble.

What's up with the caps?

The first mention of the tram is in lower case but later mentions are in caps.

Not to be mean, but the letter looks unprofessional in several respects. Perhaps its intentional - maybe the caps are the equivalent of the rim shot and the rest just demonstrates that he doesn't respect the recipient enough to even edit.

He can edit in the morning.

I just returned from the tram meeting. I felt they were stalling for time with endless presentations. Who really cares about the long process they went through to arrive at their decision? It doesn't make the tram any less dumb. I did get to flame at the end, after they dodged my question on security. End result: they said it would cost 15 to 20 mil to shut her down.

Pony Express History : "From the days of ancient Persia to dawn of modern industry, horse and rider served to bind together the provinces of monarchy, empire and republic. No state long survived its inability to promote the dissemination of knowledge and information among its people . . . "

Does your horse have name? Lightning, perhaps? Or 39-Cent?

they said it would cost 15 to 20 mil to shut her down.

As compared to another $40 mil to finish it, another $3 mil a year to run it, and it probably won't work anyway, and even if it does, in 10-15 years we can re-do the whole thing for probably $120 mil?

Pull the plug.

Mmmmmm. Fireman Randy says he didn't receive his copy, maybe it's a fake? If it's for real, then Steve Stadum didn't read the 11th commandment:

MThou shalt not back-stab a sitting politician in writing, or on OHSU letterhead.

Maybe he's a already got a new job working for Homer?

The Steve and Randy exchange reminds me of two monkeys humping a football.

"...but the letter looks unprofessional in several respects."

I plead guilty.

I was in my office working until a meeting that started at 7 this evening out in Lents.

I checked Jack's site about 5:30 PM and saw Steve Stadum's letter. I noted the "Hand Delivered" on the letter.

We received no such letter in my office today...hand delivered or otherwise.

I realized that I had better get a response out quick because I assumed Steve was trying to get his misleading version of what actually happened out before I got a chance to respond.

I very, very quickly pounded out the response posted here on Jack's site. I do always write my own letters but I usually have someone edit them for...well, exactly the kinds of things Ellie pointed out.

I really should have listened to my parents about my lack of academic focus at Irvington and
Grant Hi.

As far as writing "TRAM" vs "tram"...that was unintentional...I typed it as I was hearing it in my head.

Yeah, I was there, too.

Process: Take questions on tram, write them down and post them, have panel of specialists do dog and pony shows (complete with slide show) on various aspects of the tram, check the posted questions to see if they've been answered, say, "I'll have to get back to you on that," if it can't be answered, thank everybody for coming.

Notice anything missing?

Like an opportunity to question the information provided by the panel members or expand upon the nuances of the issues.

They are still saying that they can deliver 900 people per hour on a 200 second ride. If we round that to 240 seconds (4 minutes), that's 15 trips per hour, coming to a projected 60 riders per tram car. Given the scaling of the figures on the illustrations, the tram car would be lucky to fit a dozen people comfortably.

The also state that only 140 people per hour can be moved in the 15 minute bus ride up or down the hill. Hmmm... Lessee, a standard city bus can carry 44 seated passengers. If you have one run every five minutes, that's 12 rides per hour. That's 528 passenger per hour. That's only one bus every five minutes, and it's still a helluva lot more than the 140 people per hour they projected. And it's doable. For a hell of a lot less than $50+ million.

Now, they noted that the operator would have to provide alternate surface transportation during maintenance down time. Why just "maintenance" down time? Why not ALL down time. Like high wind downtime. Or thunderstorm downtime. Or equipment failure downtime. Or computer malfunction downtime. There's got to be surface transportation linking the two portions of the campus, anyway. If it's needed for downtime, why not run it all the time? Does the tram operator require a fleet of buses and a storage facility for them all? Perhaps that's what those three floors of underground parking under the "temporary park" are for - the tram operator's alternate bus fleet?

Then... The made the point that this whole development, which pointedly and carefully was defined to run "south from the Ross Island Bridge to where the waterfront meets John's Landing", was "not to provide a 'park and ride' for OHSU employees."

Yeah?

What about the Schnitzer land, just to the NORTH of the Ross Island Bridge? That whole vast expans of partially paved (and toxic) land. It sure has the look of a parking lot to me.

Anyway... I wasn't too impressed. I'd like to see a set of questions developed by those a little more...critical and frank...than those typical turnout at a meeting that's already been delayed once.

Go get 'em, Randy! With $20 million still in play, Stadum is hoping that hardball public relations will force the City Council into funding the gap.

Truth in advertising would look something like this: y'all knew they were lying to you when they said $15 million, and WE knew they were lying to you when they said $35 million, so WE agreed to pay the difference. Now it's your turn to step up to the plate.

Hell, if you can't write the check, then just let the PDC give us some free land or something.

I was at the dog-and-pony show too, and Godfrey captures it exactly. Adams left 20 minutes after his hurried and rather flippant answers to the posted questions to take additional questions and comments, after we listened to a lot of artful horse manure from the usual suspects who have driven this project from the beginning. The capsule history of the project was particularly deceitful. The only one I thought had any integrity at that presentation was the city attorney and, to a lesser degree, the finance guy. This was a public-relations exercise, nothing more.

There were a couple of bits of news, though -- Adams said they expect a deal on the $15 million gap "within a couple of days," they have two proposers for their tram operator's RFP who price the operations cost at $1.2 million per year, and as noted previously, they're spending like drunken sailors, full-tilt-ahead whether they have the money or not.

I can comment for days on this, but I've already said too much, I'm sure. It was a complete joke.

Randy, when I see the word "tram" it sounds like "TRAM" too. ;)

Who knew a single word could inspire such a headache?

"Stadum is hoping that hardball public relations will force the City Council into funding the gap."

Mr. Stadum's latest negotiating strategy is, in my experience, "unique".

As a result of his effort today I am beginning to rethink my original commitment to OHSU for the construction of the TRAM...er, um, I mean... tram.

Randy Leonard at March 14, 2006 11:41 PM: As a result of his effort today I am beginning to rethink my original commitment to OHSU for the construction of the TRAM...er, um, I mean... tram.
Posted by

JK: While we are on the subject, lets keep the city's commitment (before you rethink) to the original, lowest case promise. ($3.5 mil??) MAX. No loans from other URs, no extra help for OHSU, no shifting of expenses, nothing except the original promise. Then reduce it from there if we can.

Thanks
JK

I have been asked if I would support lowering the permit fees for OHSU in the south waterfront project (no), lowering the Bond/debt ratio, a scheme that would save OHSU $2.5 million (no) and a number of other ideas that have the indirect effect of giving OHSU up to another $4 million in addition to the $3.5 we had previously committed to in 2003 to construct the tram.

I have said no to all the proposed methods of giving more money to help cover the increased costs of the tram.

As I have said here in previous discussions here and other places, I will stick to my original commitment (after a good nights sleep).

However, because OHSU intentionally participated in misleading the council on what they knew were much higher costs to build the tram than what we were being told in 2003, they can go out and fund raise, sell cookies, turn in bottles for their deposit or, if they really want to win me over, eliminate one high level executive position in order to come up with the money needed to complete their tram.

So on this one, Jim, I have no problem agreeing with your comment.

RL: "I have been asked if I would support lowering the permit fees for OHSU in the south waterfront project (no), lowering the Bond/debt ratio, a scheme that would save OHSU $2.5 million (no) and a number of other ideas that have the indirect effect of giving OHSU up to another $4 million in addition to the $3.5 we had previously committed to in 2003 to construct the tram."

Thank you, Randy, that is the question that has been burning a hole in my skull. And we're even in agreement for once.

Now, do you have any idea where the other commissioners stand on that same question?

There is too much nonsense in the Stadum letter to go over but let's get real.

The city is about to cut in half the interest OHSU pays for their LID Tram share. Along with fee wavers and other trickery the city will pay millions more while city slickmeisters call the current $3.5 million the "out of pocket" cost.

Remember too that when the price jumped from $15 million to $28 million, up popped a $5 million check to OHSU for "bioscience development" in the SoWa phase 1 budget.

There are other costs that outsiders continue to raise only to be ignored by city officials.

The city should come clean with the genuine public costs of the Tram.
Before it becomes a $75 million Tram.

Additionally, SoWa (& all Urban Renewal Districts) should get a full budget plan update.
The 20 year budget plans compiled when a district is created quickly becomes outdated and unreliable as demonstrated in the SoWa /North Macadam plan.
The Tram budget is not the only figure which has swayed far from the adopted plan. The park, streets, intersections, ped/bike I-5 bridge, PGE tower and other line items are grossly over budget and under funded.

Meaning the 20 year plan and budget in worthless, many more years will be needed to repay this even more massive spending and it no longer pencils out as it once may have seemed. Despite whatever Homer says.

This ongoing pretense that the city need only get beyond the Tram problem is as disingenuous as the $15 million Tram was.

We'll soon be hearing that "the city needs to come up 10's of millions more for other SoWa improvements, the entire SoWa adventure is too far along to alter anything and agreements were made.

This is true chaos.

On Urban Renewal's Tax Increment Financing. (Municipal credit card abuse)
How is it that SoWa borrows from other Urban Renewal districts?

How does this transpire?

How can a district have a surplus to be borrowed?

Is the borrowing from bond dollars not yet spent in that other district?

Is the borrowing from the increment of that other district?

The increment is supposed to go to retiring the debt and it's district and return the taxes to the local taxing jurisdictions.

Any scenario I can imagine results in the lending district having additional costs and a longer duration of the increment not going to basic services.

The entire "borrowing" arrangement should be fully vetted and publicized.

And at the same time, the PDC should be required to provide the yearly basic services impact reports as State Law requires.

The Facts:

OHSU Stadum contends in his letter to Randy that the PATI Bd. and OHSU felt that the tram budget of "15.5M to be a reasonable, all inclusive working budget".

He follows with; "When the Development Agreement was signed in Aug 2003 I and others at OHSU, the City and the PATI Bd. believed that tram could and would be designed and built for $15.5M.

But, on Dec 17, 2003, the PATI Bd. Citizens Advisory Committee sent a three page letter to the City Council with Southwest Neighorhood Inc. endorsement(SWNI-representing 16 neighborhood Assn.s) REQUESTING a postponement to building the tram because of the cost overruns that were accumulating, and for council to address those concerns. (letter will hopefully be posted soon)

OHSU, PDC, PATI certainly knew of the budget problems long before the start of construction and ignored the discussions of it's own CAC and it's PATI Bd. 2003 discussions about the tram budget problems.

Secondly, the North Macadam URAC committee of PDC asked in Dec 05 for a 20 to 50 year true life cycle cost analysis for the tram from the PATI Bd./PDC. No report has been developed. A true life cycle cost of the tram that a economist would develop for a 20 year period would likely approach the $250M price tag. (part of the costs to be included:financing, land, operations, depreciation, maintenance, insurance, etc.)

Third, in Adam's Oregonian commentary several weeks ago, he totaled up $11M in direct tram costs paid by the taxpayers. There are additional direct tram costs that any economist and prudent person would add to the tram cost: financing;land costs; design competition costs;PDC,PDOT, Planning, City staff time/expenditures; etc. You don't buy a car for $30,000 and think that is it's only cost, right Randy?

Then there are the indirect costs that are being horsetraded behind closed doors that directly benefit OHSU so they are "encouraged" to pay for more of the tram: lobbying fees-for every fed/state dollars that OHSU can claim they bring to NM, they get 50% of the amount; $2.5M in reduced permitting/review fees for the tram; OHSU being paid $3M with today's dollars for reserving 100 parking spaces in a parking garage to be completed several years later; $2.5M to OHSU by reducing the interest rate on it's Local Improvement District created to build the PillHill tram terminal-at a cost to the NM Urban Renewal District; etc. How many more of these "gimmies" to benefit OHSU so that Council can still claim "the taxpayers are only out for $3.5M", will we find out about?

Don't forget that the taxpayers hard cost for North Macadam is $288 Million. The debt service at minimum will be over $260 Million. North Macadam UR District alone will be costing the Portland taxpayers well over ONE-HALF BILLION DOLLARS just for a 20 year period. And who knows, like so many other Urban Renewal Districts, it will probably be extended and cost even more.

We're all going to need to get part time jobs to pay more taxes and help pay for this mess. And, if OHSU does have the proposed bake sale, I've got a great recipe for some "TRAM cookies" that I would like to contribute. Randy, will you promise to buy one?

No, they'll need to sell Tram Brownies. Extra special. Keep us giggling about it rather than rioting.

Hey!

Did anyone else catch what the PDC guy said the operational lifetime of this stuff?

The answer was 50 years. Anybody know the credibility of that claim? I sure would like to see that lifecyle costing and determine who is setting these cost depreciation standards for this kind of stuff. What's that based on, anyway?

Also, I too, look forward to "live, up-to-the-second reporting from the newstruck stuck in traffic on I-5, as the tramcar dangles helplessly with 60 folks stacked like cordwood in the tramcar, trapped for hours over stalled gridlock traffic. 200 seconds of convenient transportation transformed into 200 minutes of a brush with death. "Terror on the Tram" rimshot, indeed.

Say... Who's responsible for the rescue team, anyway?

;^)}

Either that's us, or the price of healthcare is going up in Portland yet again.

The cleaned-up version of Randy Leonard's letter to Steve Stadum is here.


Sponsors


As a lawyer/blogger, I get
to be a member of:

In Vino Veritas

Louis Jadot, Pouilly-Fuissé 2011
Trader Joe's, Grower's Reserve Pinot Noir 2012
Zenato, Lugana San Benedetto 2012
Vintjs, Cabernet 2010
14 Hands, Hot to Trot White 2012
Rainstorm, Oregon Pinot Gris 2012
Silver Palm, North Coast Cabernet 2011
Andrew Rich, Gewurtztraminer 2008
Rodney Strong, Charlotte's Home Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Canoe Ridge, Pinot Gris, Expedition 2012
Edmunds St. John, Bone-Jolly Gamay Noir Rose 2012
Dark Horse, Big Red Blend No. 01A
Elk Cove, Pinot Noir Rose 2012
Fletcher, Shiraz 2010
Picollo, Gavi 2011
Domaine Eugene Carrel, Jongieux 2012
Eyrie, Pinot Blanc 2010
Atticus, Pinot Noir 2010
Walter Scott, Pinot Noir, Holstein 2011
Shingleback, Cabernet, Davey Estate 2010
Coppola, Sofia Rose 2012
Joel Gott, 851 Cabernet 2010
Pol Roget Reserve Sparkling Wine
Mount Eden Chardonnay, Santa Cruz Mountains 2009
Rombauer Chardonnay, Napa Valley 2011
Beringer, Chardonnay, Napa Reserve 2011
Kim Crawford, Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Schloss Vollrads, Spaetlese Rheingau 2010
Belle Glos, Pinot Noir, Clark & Telephone 2010
WillaKenzie, Pinot Noir, Estate Cuvee 2010
Blackbird Vineyards, Arise, Red 2010
Chauteau de Beaucastel, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2005
Northstar, Merlot 2008
Feather, Cabernet 2007
Silver Oak, Cabernet, Alexander Valley 2002
Silver Oak, Cabernet, Napa Valley 2002
Trader Joe's, Chardonnay, Grower's Reserve 2012
Silver Palm, Cabernet, North Coast 2010
Shingleback, Cabernet, Davey Estate 2010
E. Guigal, Cotes du Rhone 2009
Santa Margherita, Pinot Grigio 2011
Alamos, Cabernet 2011
Cousino Macul, Cabernet, Anitguas Reservas 2009
Dreaming Tree Cabernet 2010
1967, Toscana 2009
Charamba, Douro 2008
Horse Heaven Hills, Cabernet 2010
Lorelle, Horse Heaven Hills Pinot Grigio 2011
Avignonesi, Montepulciano 2004
Lorelle, Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2011
Villa Antinori, Toscana 2007
Mercedes Eguren, Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Lorelle, Columbia Valley Cabernet 2011
Purple Moon, Merlot 2011
Purple Moon, Chardonnnay 2011
Horse Heaven Hills, Cabernet 2010
Lorelle, Horse Heaven Hills Pinot Grigio 2011
Avignonesi, Montepulciano 2004
Lorelle, Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2011
Villa Antinori, Toscana 2007
Mercedes Eguren, Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Lorelle, Columbia Valley Cabernet 2011
Purple Moon, Merlot 2011
Purple Moon, Chardonnnay 2011
Abacela, Vintner's Blend No. 12
Opula Red Blend 2010
Liberte, Pinot Noir 2010
Chateau Ste. Michelle, Indian Wells Red Blend 2010
Woodbridge, Chardonnay 2011
King Estate, Pinot Noir 2011
Famille Perrin, Cotes du Rhone Villages 2010
Columbia Crest, Les Chevaux Red 2010
14 Hands, Hot to Trot White Blend
Familia Bianchi, Malbec 2009
Terrapin Cellars, Pinot Gris 2011
Columbia Crest, Walter Clore Private Reserve 2009
Campo Viejo, Rioja, Termpranillo 2010
Ravenswood, Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Quinta das Amoras, Vinho Tinto 2010
Waterbrook, Reserve Merlot 2009
Lorelle, Horse Heaven Hills, Pinot Grigio 2011
Tarantas, Rose
Chateau Lajarre, Bordeaux 2009
La Vielle Ferme, Rose 2011
Benvolio, Pinot Grigio 2011
Nobilo Icon, Pinot Noir 2009
Lello, Douro Tinto 2009
Quinson Fils, Cotes de Provence Rose 2011
Anindor, Pinot Gris 2010
Buenas Ondas, Syrah Rose 2010
Les Fiefs d'Anglars, Malbec 2009
14 Hands, Pinot Gris 2011
Conundrum 2012
Condes de Albarei, Albariño 2011
Columbia Crest, Walter Clore Private Reserve 2007
Penelope Sanchez, Garnacha Syrah 2010
Canoe Ridge, Merlot 2007
Atalaya do Mar, Godello 2010
Vega Montan, Mencia
Benvolio, Pinot Grigio
Nobilo Icon, Pinot Noir, Marlborough 2009

The Occasional Book

Maria Dermoȗt - The Ten Thousand Things
William Faulkner - As I Lay Dying
Markus Zusak - The Book Thief
Christopher Buckley - Thank You for Smoking
William Shakespeare - Othello
Joseph Conrad - Heart of Darkness
Bill Bryson - A Short History of Nearly Everything
Cheryl Strayed - Tiny Beautiful Things
Sara Varon - Bake Sale
Stephen King - 11/22/63
Paul Goldstein - Errors and Omissions
Mark Twain - A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Steve Martin - Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
Beverly Cleary - A Girl from Yamhill, a Memoir
Kent Haruf - Plainsong
Hope Larson - A Wrinkle in Time, the Graphic Novel
Rudyard Kipling - Kim
Peter Ames Carlin - Bruce
Fran Cannon Slayton - When the Whistle Blows
Neil Young - Waging Heavy Peace
Mark Bego - Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul (2012 ed.)
Jenny Lawson - Let's Pretend This Never Happened
J.D. Salinger - Franny and Zooey
Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol
Timothy Egan - The Big Burn
Deborah Eisenberg - Transactions in a Foreign Currency
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. - Slaughterhouse Five
Kathryn Lance - Pandora's Genes
Cheryl Strayed - Wild
Fyodor Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov
Jack London - The House of Pride, and Other Tales of Hawaii
Jack Walker - The Extraordinary Rendition of Vincent Dellamaria
Colum McCann - Let the Great World Spin
Niccolò Machiavelli - The Prince
Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird
Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus - The Nanny Diaries
Brian Selznick - The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Sharon Creech - Walk Two Moons
Keith Richards - Life
F. Sionil Jose - Dusk
Natalie Babbitt - Tuck Everlasting
Justin Halpern - S#*t My Dad Says
Mark Herrmann - The Curmudgeon's Guide to Practicing Law
Barry Glassner - The Gospel of Food
Phil Stanford - The Peyton-Allan Files
Jesse Katz - The Opposite Field
Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited
J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
David Sedaris - Holidays on Ice
Donald Miller - A Million Miles in a Thousand Years
Mitch Albom - Have a Little Faith
C.S. Lewis - The Magician's Nephew
F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
William Shakespeare - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Ivan Doig - Bucking the Sun
Penda Diakité - I Lost My Tooth in Africa
Grace Lin - The Year of the Rat
Oscar Hijuelos - Mr. Ives' Christmas
Madeline L'Engle - A Wrinkle in Time
Steven Hart - The Last Three Miles
David Sedaris - Me Talk Pretty One Day
Karen Armstrong - The Spiral Staircase
Charles Larson - The Portland Murders
Adrian Wojnarowski - The Miracle of St. Anthony
William H. Colby - Long Goodbye
Steven D. Stark - Meet the Beatles
Phil Stanford - Portland Confidential
Rick Moody - Garden State
Jonathan Schwartz - All in Good Time
David Sedaris - Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Anthony Holden - Big Deal
Robert J. Spitzer - The Spirit of Leadership
James McManus - Positively Fifth Street
Jeff Noon - Vurt

Road Work

Miles run year to date: 119
At this date last year: 21
Total run in 2013: 257
In 2012: 129
In 2011: 113
In 2010: 125
In 2009: 67
In 2008: 28
In 2007: 113
In 2006: 100
In 2005: 149
In 2004: 204
In 2003: 269


Clicky Web Analytics