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.


This page contains a single entry from the blog posted on January 24, 2008 1:31 PM. The previous post in this blog was My sentiments exactly. The next post in this blog is Bad day at anger management class. Many more can be found on the main index page or by looking through the archives.



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

Hap'nin' Guys
Tony Pierce
Parkway Rest Stop
Along the Gradyent
Dwight Jaynes
Bob Borden
Dingleberry Gazette
The Red Electric
Iced Borscht
Jeremy Blachman
Dean's Rhetorical Flourish
Straight White Guy
As Time Goes By
Dave Wagner
Jeff Selis
Alas, a Blog
Scott Hendison
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
And Sew It Goes
Mile 73
Rainy Day Thoughts
That Black Girl
Posie Gets Cozy
Cat Eyes
Rhi in Pink
Ragwaters, Bitters, and Blue Ruin
Rose City Journal
Type Like the Wind

Portland and Oregon
Isaac Laquedem
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
Dave Knows Portland
Idaho's Portugal
Alameda Old House History
MLK in Motion

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
Two Pennies
This Stony Planet
1221 SW 4th
I am a Fish
Here Today
What If...?
Superinky Fixations
The Rural Bus Route
Another Blogger
Mikeyman's Computer Treehouse
Portland Housing Blog

Wonderfully Wacky
Dave Barry
Borowitz Report
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
Ride That Donkey
Singin' Horses
Rally Monkey
Simon Swears
Strong Bad's E-mail

Oregon News
The Oregonian
Portland Tribune
Willamette Week
The Sentinel
Southeast Examiner
Northwest Examiner
Sellwood Bee
Mid-County Memo
Vancouver Voice
Eugene Register-Guard
OPB - Portland
Salem Statesman-Journal
Oregon Capitol News
Portland Business Journal
Daily Journal of Commerce
Oregon Business
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

The Beatles
Bruce Springsteen
Joni Mitchell
Ella Fitzgerald
Steve Earle
Joe Ely
Stevie Wonder
Lou Rawls

E-mail, Feeds, 'n' Stuff

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Greg Mac plays meth card

One of the things that John Kroger talks about right off the top in his race for Oregon attorney general is that he'll be tough on methamphetamine. So far out in front has he been on that theme that he's got some people wondering whether his opponent in the Democratic primary, Greg Macpherson, really has much to say about it. Today Mac sent around an e-mail message showing his interest in the problem:

Oregon Shuts Down Meth Labs
Focus Should Shift to Traffickers

Just four years ago, home meth labs were one of the biggest public safety threats we faced in Oregon. All across the state, addicts were cooking meth in rental houses and apartments, contaminating the structures and destroying communities. Neighbors watched helplessly as neglected children wandered the streets while their addicted parents cooked, sold, and consumed meth. And property values dropped because of illegal drug traffic.

At the time, Oregon law enforcement was busting over 40 home labs per month. But that wasn't really solving the problem, because new labs would immediately replace the ones that were shut down. We had to cut off the source.

Today, we can celebrate the progress we've made. But the job of eradicating meth isn't done. We have to keep the pressure on.

The progress came because in 2005 I joined with three other Judiciary Committee colleagues and Governor Kulongoski to pass a first-in-the-nation law that has virtually shut down home meth labs inside the state. The law bans over-the-counter sales of pseudo-ephedrine, the key ingredient used to make meth.

Until then, addicts were buying or stealing off store shelves various cold and allergy remedies that use pseudo-ephedrine as a decongestant.

Some urged us to enact long mandatory prison sentences for cooking meth, following the approach of the federal War on Drugs. But no one I know thinks the feds are winning the War on Drugs. We needed a better solution - prevention, not just more prisons.

The state had already placed pseudo-ephedrine behind store counters months earlier. But then the four of us went "smurfing," each buying the maximum legal amount of pseudo-ephedrine in several stores near the Capitol. In about an hour we bought enough to keep a meth addict going for a couple of months, proving that behind-the-counter alone was not enough.

So we proposed the toughest law in the country, requiring a doctor's prescription to buy pseudo- ephedrine. Big drug companies, fearing a loss of sales, sent lobbyists to Oregon to try to stop it. But we stood our ground and the law was passed. Our meth law also funded drug courts, which supervise addicted offenders so they get clean and stay clean, and authorized new drug treatment programs inside the state prison system.

The result has been dramatic. Without access to pseudo-ephedrine, local meth labs disappeared. In 2007, Oregon law enforcement found just 18 home labs (down from 448 in 2004).

But as I said, the job's not done. Neighborhoods are safer because local meth labs have been shut down. But Oregon still has a big meth problem.

Now it's being brought in from labs in other states and in Mexico, some big and some small. So we need to do three things:

First, local prevention. We must continue to fund drug courts and provide treatment to addicted offenders.

Second, apply Oregon's innovations at the national level. Requiring prescriptions for pseudo-ephedrine works. The federal government should follow our approach, which would shut down the vast majority of the home labs, many of which are currently supplying addicts in Oregon. It also should restrict imports of pseudo-ephedrine from Asia because too much of it ends up cooked into meth.

Finally, we need to step up enforcement against big traffickers from Mexico. The Oregon State Police should be given more resources to go after drug operations that move around the state when chased by local police.

We're making progress against meth. But there's still a lot more to be done.

Good politics, albeit a little late perhaps.

Comments (34)

If we wanted a reactive AG here, Macpherson would be our guy - following in the footsteps of our current one - the stereotype, I think.

What to do about the methedemic? Death penalty.

I'm a normally liberal guy who opposes capital punishment, but I'm willing to make an exception for meth freaks. It seems they already are zombies, anyway. A person who turns public art objects into scrap metal or steals the copper wires out of street lights to temporarily satisfy a craving no longer has a soul. Those crimes have been in the news lately, but the real toll is in human lives, particularly children. If meth addicts don't destroy themselves, they are very likely to destroy someone else.

I'm a normally liberal guy who opposes capital punishment, but I'm willing to make an exception for meth freaks

thankfully, the hundreds who get off meth each year and go on to lead fruitful lives escaped government sanctioned killing.

i'll lob in a grenade here: death penalty doesn't work, never has. behold Texas, where the line for execution grows longer each year.

Ahh, MacPherson strikes again.

His great anti meth crusade had two immediate reslts:

1. Requiring 'scripts for pseudoephedrine based antihisamines
made it impossible for large nmbers of Oregon's uninsured workig poor to treat cold symptome wihout an unaffordable DRs visit and an unafforable pharmacy visit; and ,

2. Concentrated meth production into foreign based super labs and international smugglers who already had smuggling and distribution networks in place. Result was purer, more dangerous, meth at higher prices. Almost a Cheneyesque
effect of industry concentration and higher prices.

Are you guys sure the little rich Havard lawyer from Miller Nash isn't a Repugnican?

Are you guys sure the little rich Havard lawyer from Miller Nash isn't a Repugnican?

My thoughts exactly.

I think he's from Stoel, Rives, not Miller, Nash.

Good politics, albeit a little late perhaps.

Really? Can someone tell me what Kroger has done, in the state of Oregon, regarding Meth? Right now he is talk talk talk and Macpherson has been action action action. Macpherson freely admits that more work needs to be done. Kroger needs to put down his big stick and actually do something in this state before I can take him seriously as a statewide office candidate.

How is Macpherson going to make the fed adopt his plan?

Its nice he is finally noticing that their are actual problems in the state that need fixing, even if the is taking Kroger's platform.

P.S. Its Stoel Rives and Georgetown law, Harvard was his undergrad (Kroger is the Harvard law).

even if the is taking Kroger's platform.

I am pretty sure Macpherson didn't need John Kroger to tell him that there is a Meth problem in the state of Oregon. It's a no-brainer. Macpherson has said that the shutting down of labs in the state is an important step in the fight against Meth, not the end all be all. Again, his experience and leadership on this Oregon problem far outweighs Kroger's in this state.

The old Bush policy BS the public and they'll buy into anything. Loss of freedoms, a phony war, and that god awful drug business. Ol' Mac is doing the same old BS, will Oregon voters buy into it? Probably. Great hair can get you elected.
Seems more money is lost in enforcement than in the drug dealing.
Wow! A brand new industry.


You overplay Macpherson's record. The guy has some wins but he was not exactly a super-dynamo. Even his signature issue (Measure 49), was a drafting thing - he did not pass it, the voters did. Macpherson plays nice with others and is a mostly nondescript suburban liberal (with some big exceptions like PGE). The problem is that he is not exactly a self-starter. On meth, the Gov. had to get him going in the legislature and on the trail it took 6 months of Kroger talking about the issue before Macpherson bothered to email a plan to people - and his plan is basically cut and past from Kroger's stump speech. Similarly, on land use, Macpherson only got going after voters twice passed a really bad land use system. So far, Macpherson has not had a lot of ideas, and he has not appeared very interested in having some in the near future. Instead he goes negative at every opportunity. He may have done some things in the past, but he is running for AG, not state historian, so it is the future that counts.

Ephedrine is one of many antihistamines. It seems to me that given alternative remedies, this precursor to meth should be barred from purchase nationwide. Good job Mac. I do not fault any candidate for attending a top notch school or being affiliated with a top tier law firm. Neither of our AG candidates can be seriously assailed based on education or experience. I do appreciate the more nuanced critique of their stance on issues. Perhaps we could kick the debate up a notch?

Weird. KOL argues that Macpherson is the one aping Kroger's "platform", when it's Macpherson who has actually done something about the meth epidemic.

Maybe you didn't read Jack's post above.

I'll excerpt one relevant paragraph.

So we proposed the toughest law in the country, requiring a doctor's prescription to buy pseudo- ephedrine. Big drug companies, fearing a loss of sales, sent lobbyists to Oregon to try to stop it. But we stood our ground and the law was passed. Our meth law also funded drug courts, which supervise addicted offenders so they get clean and stay clean, and authorized new drug treatment programs inside the state prison system.

You see, Macpherson may have been behind Kroger on sending out press releases during this current campaign cycle -- but he was actually doing something about it over the last few years.

[Full disclosure: My company built Macpherson's website, but I speak only for myself.]

Kari, you wouldn't "speak only for myself" against a client -- would you?


I think you miss the point. Funding pre-existing programs (drug courts, prison treatment) is not being a leader - it is simply not making things worse. Being a leader would be taking steps to keep people out of the system in the first place. Kroger’s whole argument about drug treatment is that our system is currently broken because the only way to get treatment is to go to prison (or jail) because of the limited alternative treatment options.

This goes back to what I was saying before, Macpherson is fine going with the flow and doing the right thing, but he does not show initiative in creating new policies.

If Macpherson would have "led" the charge to stop giving driver's licenses to Meth smuggling illegal aliens, along with or instead of, requiring a doctor's prescription to buy pseudo-ephedrinehe
he mightlook good right now.

I applaud Greg for following John Kroger's lead. I remember at their debate a few weeks back. Greg admitted the War on Drugs was not working after praising his own efforts to continue the WOD's strategy. Kicking out home meth producers does nothing to deal with the root of the problem and only shifts production to Mexico where stronger meth is produced. John Kroger is right, Drug Treatment is the only way to deal with the cause of the meth problem. John Kroger will be a better attorney general because he leads on the issues and Greg follows attempting to mask the issues so that he can run on his nativist platform.

John has done tremendous work for Oregon and American's in all states. John has worked tirelessly at the national and local level to strengthen the Democratic party. He has worked tirelessly to put drug kingpins and mafia bosses behind bars. He has worked tirelessly to prosecute the crooks at Enron, an Oregon Corporation, who was defended by Greg's law firm, Stoel Rives. And he has inspired a new class of progressive and active Oregon lawyers. I am glad to see John is able to lead on the issues in the AG's race and steer the debate to the issues that are important for Oregon's future. I hope if John can convince Greg to follow his lead, that the Oregon legislature and politicians will do the same.

For those who have not read it, Ben Wallace-Well's article on what went wrong with the War on Drugs has a nice summary of why meth became more prominent in the United States.

Me, I'm not accepting the canard that taking cold medicines off the shelf magically nuked the problem of meth labs or meth addiction. It's eyewash.

"War on Drugs"?

When was that? I must have missed the whole thing. And I was in HS in the 60s.

All I ever saw was a faux war. The border should have been closed decades ago for that reason alone.
Like you do when you're fighting a real war.
Oh wait a minute. We are in a real war now and our electeds stlll haven't closed the border.

The drug war? The war that wasn't.

When are you folks going to pick up on the fact that a pound of Meth will buy any Mexican Criminal an A ticket ride into the US and they are coming here by the thousands every day and now more with them losing the local lab competition?

The dam is leaking and dry sponges won't help.


The fact that a medically uninsured person can't go into a Walgreens and spend $8 for OTC relief from sinusitis without the time and expense of a doctor's prescription is ridiculous.

And completely out of touch with the real-life needs of the law-abiding lower class.

Now this guy wants to expand the program nationwide, even as he admits "But Oregon still has a big meth problem"?

Ephedrine is one of many antihistamines.

But the only one that works for me and my chronic allergies. So I just go up to the Walmart in Vancouver and buy it for $4 per box. No 'script needed.

Seems the fed's program works too, you can only buy like 9 grams a month or something. And you have to give your drivers license number and sign your name to get it from the pharmacist. I dont see why Oregon needs such a stupid program. its a real pain the ass.

I am also ready to advocate for an exception for meth addicts, but not the death penalty. As previous posters have pointed out, focusing on production and sale has had limited success. In addition to identity theft, and quality of life crimes such as petty theft, the thefts of infrastructure materials such as guardrails, copper wire etc. not only cost us money and inconvenience us, but more importantly endanger us every day. Although I am on the whole opposed to mandatory sentencing in criminal cases, I think that use or possession of meth should result in mandatory prison time and treatment. Open Wapato jail, and put it to good use.

Danger to the public is greater than most know as the thieves also strip wires from railroad signal and control systems including crossing gates and alarms.

The news people will report the theft of wires from phone lines and street lights but they won't say a word about the least protected of all and that the railroads.

Now you better understand the increase in use of rail engine horns.

Rab says that some of the comments overstate Rep. Macpherson's record. Given that Mr. Kroger has NO political record, that criticism is pretty funny.

Kroger does have a political record, what he does not have is a legislative record. There is a big difference. The fact of the matter is that Macpherson does have an okay, but not great legislative record. He can be proud of drafting 49, but he did not pass it, voters did. He can be proud of funding pre-existing treatment programs but he was not the point man on the issue and he did not take steps to actually fix the problem. Finally, he has some serious questions about PGE that he will need to answer at some point.

Kroger has a political record? If by that, you mean that he voted in elections, OK. Then I have a political record, too. Or if you think that a political record is saying what you think about politics, then everyone who comments on blogs has a political record. I think a political record (and really, the record that you thought was overstated by Rep. Macpherson) is positions that one takes while in elected office; and I think the absence of a political record is a good reason (not necessarily a dispositive reason) to vote against a candidate.

Kroger has a political record because he has a history of working on political campaigns (and I am not talking about just volunteering), time in Treasury Department under Clinton, time working for the state Party, etc.

You are confusing a legislative record with a political record. It is true, Kroger never held a legislative office (though he did work for the Democratic leadership in Congress), so he cannot have a legislative record. So what? Legislative experience is good, but it is not inherently qualifying for the office of Attorney General. Macpherson's problem is that he only talks about what he did, he never talks about what he will do. The AG office is not a gold watch for services rendered. This election is about the future of Oregon, and in this regard Macpherson has come up short.

Abe hit the nail on the head. As long as the area is friendly to illegal aliens, you'll find a non-trivial number of folks that are willing to commit illegal acts. Surprise..!! Mule-ing pound after pound of meth and coke is currently a low risk, high profit path for those willing to break the law.

Tough immigration enforcement with real consequences will make a difference. Anything less is window dressing and ignores the real issue.

Thanks, Rep. Macpherson, for making me feel like a criminal when I just want to alleviate cold symptoms. By the way, I don't see such a great improvement in the meth problem - that legislation just helped people feel like they were doing something about the problem ("cut off the source" - my ass! - we all know they can just get that ingredient elsewhere), and now I just feel more miserable when I get sick.

What I'd like to know is how much it is costing in lost productivity for sick people to go to the doctor (thereby exposing other people to the virus) and get a prescription because of that stupid legislation? Law-abiding citizens are inconvenienced while meth addicts still do their thing.

So, yeah, thanks for your great leadership on that.

I support Macpherson because he has a wide range of legal experience (at Jack's former, fancy firm), but Kroger has only criminal law experience and expertise. The criminal law is the part of the AG's job that gets the press, but most of the job involves the boring stuff: land use, parks, employee benefits for state police, etc. Which in the end is was has the long-term impact. I don't agree with everything (replacing mom & pop meth labs with Mexican superlabs is a little bit of an improvement, but not much).

You are wrong about Kroger's policy experience. He was a deputy in Bill Clinton's policy workshop in '92 and worked at Treasury after the campaign. At Lewis Clark he teaches more than just criminal law classes. He has put forth plans for environmental protection, reforming child support payments, and protection of civil rights. This is why he has been endorsed by the Sierra Club, the Carpenters Union, and Kitzhaber (among others).

Macpherson's legal work is fairly limited to employee benefits and his signature accomplishment in the legislature, changing PERS benefits, fits into this.


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

In Vino Veritas

Lange, Pinot Gris 2015
Kiona, Lemberger 2014
Willamette Valley, Pinot Gris 2015
Aix, Rosé de Provence 2016
Marchigüe, Cabernet 2013
Inazío Irruzola, Getariako Txakolina Rosé 2015
Maso Canali, Pinot Grigio 2015
Campo Viejo, Rioja Reserva 2011
Kirkland, Côtes de Provence Rosé 2016
Cantele, Salice Salentino Reserva 2013
Whispering Angel, Côtes de Provence Rosé 2013
Avissi, Prosecco
Cleto Charli, Lambrusco di Sorbara Secco, Vecchia Modena
Pique Poul, Rosé 2016
Edmunds St. John, Bone-Jolly Rosé 2016
Stoller, Pinot Noir Rosé 2016
Chehalem, Inox Chardonnay 2015
The Four Graces, Pinot Gris 2015
Gascón, Colosal Red 2013
Cardwell Hill, Pinot Gris 2015
L'Ecole No. 41, Merlot 2013
Della Terra, Anonymus
Willamette Valley, Dijon Clone Chardonnay 2013
Wraith, Cabernet, Eidolon Estate 2012
Januik, Red 2015
Tomassi, Valpolicella, Rafaél, 2014
Sharecropper's Pinot Noir 2013
Helix, Pomatia Red Blend 2013
La Espera, Cabernet 2011
Campo Viejo, Rioja Reserva 2011
Villa Antinori, Toscana 2013
Locations, Spanish Red Wine
Locations, Argentinian Red Wine
La Antigua Clásico, Rioja 2011
Shatter, Grenache, Maury 2012
Argyle, Vintage Brut 2011
Abacela, Vintner's Blend #16 Abacela, Fiesta Tempranillo 2014
Benton Hill, Pinot Gris 2015
Primarius, Pinot Gris 2015
Januik, Merlot 2013
Napa Cellars, Cabernet 2013
J. Bookwalter, Protagonist 2012
LAN, Rioja Edicion Limitada 2011
Beaulieu, Cabernet, Rutherford 2009
Denada Cellars, Cabernet, Maipo Valley 2014
Marchigüe, Cabernet, Colchagua Valley 2013
Oberon, Cabernet 2014
Hedges, Red Mountain 2012
Balboa, Rose of Grenache 2015
Ontañón, Rioja Reserva 2015
Three Horse Ranch, Pinot Gris 2014
Archery Summit, Vireton Pinot Gris 2014
Nelms Road, Merlot 2013
Chateau Ste. Michelle, Pinot Gris 2014
Conn Creek, Cabernet, Napa 2012
Conn Creek, Cabernet, Napa 2013
Villa Maria, Sauvignon Blanc 2015
G3, Cabernet 2013
Chateau Smith, Cabernet, Washington State 2014
Abacela, Vintner's Blend #16
Willamette Valley, Rose of Pinot Noir, Whole Clusters 2015
Albero, Bobal Rose 2015
Ca' del Baio Barbaresco Valgrande 2012
Goodfellow, Reserve Pinot Gris, Clover 2014
Lugana, San Benedetto 2014
Wente, Cabernet, Charles Wetmore 2011
La Espera, Cabernet 2011
King Estate, Pinot Gris 2015
Adelsheim, Pinot Gris 2015
Trader Joe's, Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley 2015
La Vite Lucente, Toscana Red 2013
St. Francis, Cabernet, Sonoma 2013
Kendall-Jackson, Pinot Noir, California 2013
Beaulieu, Cabernet, Napa Valley 2013
Erath, Pinot Noir, Estate Selection 2012
Abbot's Table, Columbia Valley 2014
Intrinsic, Cabernet 2014
Oyster Bay, Pinot Noir 2010
Occhipinti, SP68 Bianco 2014
Layer Cake, Shiraz 2013
Desert Wind, Ruah 2011
WillaKenzie, Pinot Gris 2014
Abacela, Fiesta Tempranillo 2013
Des Amis, Rose 2014
Dunham, Trautina 2012
RoxyAnn, Claret 2012
Del Ri, Claret 2012
Stoppa, Emilia, Red 2004
Primarius, Pinot Noir 2013
Domaines Bunan, Bandol Rose 2015
Albero, Bobal Rose 2015
Deer Creek, Pinot Gris 2015
Beaulieu, Rutherford Cabernet 2013
Archery Summit, Vireton Pinot Gris 2014
King Estate, Pinot Gris, Backbone 2014
Oberon, Napa Cabernet 2013
Apaltagua, Envero Carmenere Gran Reserva 2013
Chateau des Arnauds, Cuvee des Capucins 2012
Nine Hats, Red 2013
Benziger, Cabernet, Sonoma 2012
Roxy Ann, Claret 2012
Januik, Merlot 2012
Conundrum, White 2013
St. Francis, Sonoma Cabernet 2012

The Occasional Book

Marc Maron - Waiting for the Punch
Phil Stanford - Rose City Vice
Kenneth R. Feinberg - What is Life Worth?
Kent Haruf - Our Souls at Night
Peter Carey - True History of the Kelly Gang
Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games
Amy Stewart - Girl Waits With Gun
Philip Roth - The Plot Against America
Norm Macdonald - Based on a True Story
Christopher Buckley - Boomsday
Ryan Holiday - The Obstacle is the Way
Ruth Sepetys - Between Shades of Gray
Richard Adams - Watership Down
Claire Vaye Watkins - Gold Fame Citrus
Markus Zusak - I am the Messenger
Anthony Doerr - All the Light We Cannot See
James Joyce - Dubliners
Cheryl Strayed - Torch
William Golding - Lord of the Flies
Saul Bellow - Mister Sammler's Planet
Phil Stanford - White House Call Girl
John Kaplan & Jon R. Waltz - The Trial of Jack Ruby
Kent Haruf - Eventide
David Halberstam - Summer of '49
Norman Mailer - The Naked and the Dead
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: 5
At this date last year: 3
Total run in 2017: 113
In 2016: 155
In 2015: 271
In 2014: 401
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