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 July 30, 2008 9:19 AM. The previous post in this blog was 15 months for the cheating ref. The next post in this blog is A perfect fit. 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

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Hard choices

Leave it to Fox News to stir things up, but even "progressive" folk will admit that "death with dignity" can lead to some wicked ethical problems, particularly in times when health care is expensive and money is tight.

Comments (24)

Leave it to Fox News to stir things up...

As if you thought OPB would...

"It's chilling when you think about it," said Dr. William Toffler, a professor of family medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. "It absolutely conveys to the patient that continued living isn't worthwhile."

Right, and we all know that private insurers just rush as fast as they can to fund some insanely expensive procedure that has a less than 5% chance of keeping someone alive for 5 years.

Yeah, the state makes the trade offs, and when you get down to the nitty gritty, it's rough, no question. But let's not pretend that's our future if we go down the path of "socialized medicine," when private companies and their armies of actuaries do the exact same thing now... if you're lucky to even have insurance.

Some people don't have the right to live because their mother kills them before they are born.

If you make it out the birth canal and survive the horrible cuisine your parents will force upon you then at least you should have the right to determine when you wish to die.

People against the right to die will conjure up all sorts of scenarios to make this last right a person can have appear horrible.

Fox will definitely be one large resource that wants government to exercise a person's lifespan instead of the person.

Fox will definitely be one large resource that wants government to exercise a person's lifespan instead of the person.

Have you ever noticed that the same people who are against physician-assisted suicide are also against giving a person the option to ease their pain through (gasp!) "illegal drugs"? My view is that if we aren't going to let you take your own life in a painless and peaceful way (and yeah, I know someone who ended his life with a physician's help in Oregon, and it was very peaceful and almost beautiful, with family gathered around), we should at least let you be blissed out of your mind on whatever high powered street drug you want.

I wonder what the actual text of that letter was. Fox usually embellishes their reporting to the point where it is similar to the truth, but better.

Some people prefer a medicalized death by employing all available treatments up to and including the bitter end. While other people view that scenario as being worse than death itself. These are difficult moral decisions that have no easy answer.
In general, the doctors' medical bag has grown so big as to make it impossible to fund every available treatment (no matter how small the chance of it doing any good for the patient) unless of course we devote every penny of every budget to "health care".
OHP policy makers made the tough choice of prioritizing and then withholding some medical services so as to offer at least some services to more people. The "Death with Dignity" law is a red herring in the discussion of affordable health care.
The medicalization of practically every aspect of human experience will eventually leave the majority of us regular folks with less and less time with a doctor--you know, the the type of doctor that could actually stitch you up, set a broken bone, and listen to you whine a bit.

The government offering someone free medication to kill themselves after coldly denying them their only last hope for life through paying for treatment is sick and wrong. The individual we are talking about here is in his 50's, and he deserves a shot at a full life. Medicine is more of an art than a science when it comes to things like estimating a 5% chance, and projecting longevity from cancer, etc. Also don't lose sight of the fact that five percent of 100,000 people who are denied treatment is 5,000 preventable deaths...more than were killed on 9/11.

Our "great society" has found the resources fund billions and billions for bombs and re-building a country that hates our guts. They are supposedly protecting our lives after 9/11, but when normal everday people need a hand, and the politicians have nothing to gain because there are no cameras pointing at them, then I suppose a regular Joe is supposed to bend over and kiss his ass goodbye. I'm not surprised by any of this, just pissed off as usual.

Hey, just doin' their FUXNews job -- today's news is that suicide is going gangbusters, hotter 'n a 2-dollar pistol:

The Suicide Solution - Barbara Ehrenreich comments on working in America, July 28, 2008
Suicide is becoming an increasingly popular response to debt. James Scurlock’s brilliant documentary, Maxed Out, features the families of two college students who killed themselves after being overwhelmed by credit card debt. “All the people we talked to had considered suicide at least once,” Scurlock told a gathering of the National Assocition of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys in 2007. According to the Los Angeles Times, lawyers in the audience backed him up, “describing clients who showed up at their offices with cyanide, or threatened, ‘If you don’t help me, I’ve got a gun in my car.’”

Dry your eyes, already: Death is an effective remedy for debt, along with anything else that may be bothering you too. And try to think of it too from a lofty, corner-office, perspective: If you can’t pay your debts or afford to play your role as a consumer, and if, in addition – like an ever-rising number of Americans – you’re no longer needed at the workplace, then there’s no further point to your existence.

The alternative is to value yourself more than any amount of money and turn the guns, metaphorically speaking, in the other direction. It wasn’t God, or some abstract economic climate change, that caused the credit crisis. Actual humans – often masked as financial institutions – did that, (and you can find a convenient list of names in Nomi Prins’s article in the current issue of Mother Jones.)

Bill O'Reilly, Michael Savage, Sean Hannity on accused shooter's reading list, By Hayes Hickman, Knoxville News Sentinel, July 28, 2008
Adkisson said he also was frustrated about not being able to obtain a job, Owen said. "He fully expected to be killed by the responding police," the police chief said.

... officers found "Liberalism is a Mental Health Disorder" by radio talk show host Michael Savage, ... and "The O'Reilly Factor," by television talk show host Bill O'Reilly.

Adkisson targeted the church, ... "because of its liberal teachings and ... the Democrats had tied ... hands in the war on terror and they had ruined every institution in America with the aid of media outlets."

WTF? 'Liberals' (whoever they are -- "liberal" is what I tell the bartender pouring my drink), and gays worshipping in church, mosque, synagogue, is "ruining" America? But GOP-rightwing hate-soaked fear-robots trying to commit suicide with the wrong end of a shotgun under their chin, is NOT a ruined American????

Too bad those darn church-goers screwed up the suicide by joining together and tackling the desperado, instead of hitting back hate -for- hate, before the police got there. Now that whole justice 'n' law 'n' courtroom thing is triggered -- How much is THAT going to cost? Plus, he's still alive and able to name names of who put him up to it and drove him there.

--- Tinyurl.COM/5db2p2 --- Hannity & Limbaugh: It's All Fun & Games Till Some Nut Goes Postal, by Gustav Wynn, July 30, 2008

"Conservative" talk show personalities Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, and Ann Coulter might be reconsidering their stance on the right of the government to snoop on individual citizens' reading lists.

The question is where the responsibility ends for a talk host who conditions his listeners for "three hours a day" to resent a subset of his fellow Americans for all that he feels is wrong. Using Bernaysian psychology, Hannity and Limbaugh blame "them" for everything, while claiming to be your friend, guide, mentor, and savior, projecting limitless familial warmth as they spew hatred out of the other side of their mouth.

This is right out of Bernays' playbook, the original Propaganda, published in 1928 and a favorite of Hitler and the Nazis, preceeded by Crystallizing Public Opinion in 1923. In these books, the "father of public relations" explains how to use a simultaneous good guy/bad guy approach to sway the gullible masses.

Hannity and Limbaugh are ... instructing you who to fear and hate .... Each day, they carefully select only certain news stories ... over and over, every hour, they extend the blame ... though we (they) know nothing about these hundreds of millions of strangers ... during the unprofessionally biased and possibly illegal broadcasts of Hannity, Limbaugh and the others. [read: LIARS ]

To all Conservatives: I wish you would insist on better reasoning from your pundits. We are all fellow Americans and want the best for our kids. We need fiscal responsibility, smaller government and a return to ethics. Where do you see anything near to this in broadcast agit-prop?

All I see is fear and hate-mongering, selling ad time, getting rich and helping the defense and energy industries siphon taxpayer dough for themselves. Worst of all, they are too cowardly to take calls that want to debate their logic openly.

You know who made America great this week? 60-year old Greg McKendry who died to save others he didn't even know.

Yeah, y'know, when you can't get a job -- it's YOUR fault.
So do your suicide -- it's your DUTY to your President.

I know because I heard the really smart good-looking people SAY SO on radio and TV ("go to Oregon to die").

Wait, is Fresh Week over?

I don't see "LIARS" in there...

(Well, I'm sorry, if it's a deal-breaker then I shall try without it.)

Just saying, Oregon has a wide selection of options for the driven hordes arriving before the rightwing FUXNews firestorm of apocalyptic agit-prop to get their suicide on.

Linn jail inmate hangs himself, Albany Democrat-Herald, July 30, 2008.

ALBANY - A 56-year-old inmate died from an apparent suicide by hanging Tuesday in the Linn County Jail, according to Sheriff Tim Mueller.

Corrections deputies found Veril Henry Phelps unresponsvive in his cell ....


Incarcerated for vagrancy? itinerancy? bad attitude? licensed 'liberal'? supplied with fresh-laundered bed sheet? with the pointy-top creases ironed out? ...

Incarcerated for vagrancy? itinerancy? bad attitude? licensed 'liberal'? supplied with fresh-laundered bed sheet? with the pointy-top creases ironed out? ...

A 'poster post' illuminating the rationale for "Fresh Week"?

...Although I am not without sin myself...

...venial, that is...

I'm don't understand how they can offer a headline like that, without getting laughed out of business. The Lane Individual Practice Association clearly sent a letter that invites major ethical questions. But LIPA is a non-profit organization, not a state agency.

So how could this possibly be construed as a problem with Oregon policy?

The private businesses in this equation -- LIPA and FOX news -- are the ones behaving in ways that are ethically questionable. Not the government.

The private businesses in this equation -- LIPA and FOX news -- are the ones behaving in ways that are ethically questionable.

Exactly what are the "questionable" ethics FOX displays in this, Petey?

Not the government.

Oh, no. Never the government.

The subject is easy to understand. Yes we have "right to die", but this fellow didn't want to die. He has a right to live. Our state, our collective community of humans almost denied this right to live. And I had both parents who chose to die. I feel I understand both choices.

Since we have the choice to die we must have the right to live.

Cecey, sorry I didn't break it down for the pea-brained. Here it is:

The FOX headline says, "Oregon Offers Terminal Patients Doctor-Assisted Suicide Instead of Medical Care"

But, Oregon didn't make the offer. LIPA did.

Outright falsehood in the headline, which "just happens" to support a conservative position. I call that a big ethical problem. Or is that just to be expected from "journalism" these days?

Imo, it is issues like this that give Fox more credibility than it actually deserves. It allowed full debate of the terri Schaivo (sp? how quickly we forget)case, when MSN went along with hubby who wanted to get rid of the expensive, mentally impaired ball and chain to fully invest in his life with his new fairy tale woman and kids. It is shameful, in my view,that only Fox saw this was really about the individual rights of profoundly disabled people without advance directives. Reporters indentified with the drippy husband and missed the real point.

That's MSM

Is that an indictment of Death with Dignity or the fact that he has no health care?

Outright falsehood in the headline, which "just happens" to support a conservative position. I call that a big ethical problem. Or is that just to be expected from "journalism" these days?

If it reinforces your prejudices to call it an "Outright falsehood...", knock yourself out. When you ignore the fact that LIPA is an entity with a contractual relationship with the state you simply ignore reality. If LIPA injured you in its administration of the OHP, I assume you'd hold the state harmless in the inevitable litigation.


I didn't think so.


I did the best research I know how, and found LIPA to be a not-for-profit organization. There may be a further constitutional relationship with the state, but it's not spelled out on their web site, nor does the Secretary of State's site (database entry linked above) offer much help.

So, if there is such a relationship, I'd be interested to know.

So would the readers of the FOX article, who, without being informed of that connection, are utterly mislead by the publication.

I did the best research I know how, and found LIPA to be a not-for-profit organization. There may be a further constitutional relationship with the state, but it's not spelled out on their web site, nor does the Secretary of State's site (database entry linked above) offer much help.

Whether or not LIPA is a not-for-profit organization is entirely beside the point, isn't it? I have no idea why you mention a "constitutional relationship" other than to obfuscate the matter.

The fact is that LIPA is contractually tied to the OHP and, therefore, is, de facto, a representative of the state.

I think anyone who reads the article is capable of discerning the relationships of the parties involved, even if you would like to cast them as another class of "victims".

Your feigned concern for them speaks volumes...

..about you.


Burton, it's tough to see your point. LIPA bid on a contract, and won. They then took an action that, if there's anything right about how our world words, stands to put them out of business.

If there's more to the story than that, I beg of you, spell it out. There could be -- for all I know, the State is in charge of reviewing the letters that get sent out.

But even that wouldn't be what the headline states.

The headline states that the State took an action it didn't take.

Which is a problem.

words = works


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

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: 113
At this date last year: 155
Total run 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