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 September 14, 2010 5:49 AM. The previous post in this blog was Underdog pool Week 1 wraps up with 'dog win. The next post in this blog is Good morning. 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, September 14, 2010

Surprise (not)! Wyden sells out on Bush tax cuts for the rich.

Ron Blue Jeans Baseball Hat calls himself a "progressive," but that's such a lie, it's pitiful.

He'll be back in the minority party again soon enough. Maybe then he'll retire to the Hamptons, where he's most comfortable.

Poor Obama. He's in with a really shabby crowd.

Comments (38)

Once a weasel, always a weasel!

Wyden is a weasel because now he is probably grossing more than $250k a year in income. HE wouldn't want to pay 39% of that instead of a mere 36%.
"Progressive" my aunt Fanny!

How about everybody paying the same tax rate - % of what they make - in taxes?

What's so radical or unfair about that?

The fact is that right now the very rich and the very poor do not pay taxes.

That's one reason the tax rates are so high for the middle class: Those who do not pay taxes don't have any problem voting to increase taxes on those who do pay them.

The fact is that right now the very rich .... do not pay taxes.

Source on that?

Obama's no prize himself.

No kidding John.

The rich not only pay their share, they pay all the shares, and more, of half the country who pay nothing.

We can have some heated debates about how much we all should pay but let's stay somewhere near reality.

The rich (which we will define for now as those making over $250,000 per year total income...Meaning investment income, etc.)
AS PERCENTAGE OF WHAT THEY MAKE (not total dollars paid in taxes) pay almost nothing in taxes.

There are many examples:
1. Social security tax (FICA) If you make $100,000 per year you pay about 15% of what you make in taxes. If you make $1 million you pay 1.5% of what you make in FICA taxes.

2. Income from different sources (investments as opposed to wages for example) is taxed differently. Why isn't all income taxed at the same rate?

3. Most of the state and federal income tax code is written not to impose taxes but to exempt certain people from paying them.

4. Why are offshore bank accounts allowed to exist? If congress wanted to eliminate loopholes they could but they don't and won't.

There is much more that could be written on this subject but I'll stop here. Any more questions?

Ben, what you say would be true if we had a flat tax and the same tax rate for all income regardless of the income source.

But we do not have a flat tax and different income is treated differently under the tax laws.

Just ask Jack Bog. He's a tax attorney and knows much more about the subject, I'm sure, than both of us put together.

Maybe we should focus on cutting spending; bring all the troops home, get rid of agriculture subsidies and a bunch more.

It's pure political calculus on the part of hid'n Wyden of old New York, as it almost always is. Huffman isn't going to get the Progressive vote, and so, it naturally falls to Wyden. Wyden takes a key conservative issue and rides the fence to take some votes away from Huffman. Wyden also talks of exempting Oregon from ObamaCare, but it's another smoke screen to attract some independent votes away from Huffman. Then there is his so called healthy forest bill to increase timber harvests, and indeed some eastern Oregonians are falling for this largely toothless effort. (Same thing was tried under the Clinton administration, and the moss still grows heavy on timber harvest.)

Wyden should man up and debate Huffman at the very least as the electorate's requirement for re electing him to another term. But Wyden's been a hid'n from such debate.

As for taxing those with incomes over $250k at the pre Bush tax rate, I'm again' it. Doctor's get hammered for any extra hours they put in under the pre existing rates. thirty nine point 6% marginal federal income tax rate plus Oregon's 11 percent marginal rate plus 3 percent or so for extra medicare tax (ObamaCare) with talk of eliminating the cap on payroll taxes. If I am doctor under these marginal rates, I cut back my hours or retire earlier than otherwise so as to avoid paying over 50% of any extra dollars I make back to the government rat hole. Other small business owners are similarly impacted. I would favor a constitutional admendment making it a right for the individual citizen to keep at least 50% of each marginal dollar he or she earns actively or passively with the tax jurisdictions having to pro rate the marginal tax rate reduction.

The Laffer curve is real although you progressives probably laugh thinking you're entitled to Peter's money.

Here's a suggestion that will raise everyone's ire...
How about a 25 cent a gallon gas tax?
The Canadians have high gas taxes, paying roughly $4 a gallon for gasoline. It sure helps pay for the things we all say we want the government to do up there.

Relax, it's always this way when corruption destroys an empire.

The Ben vs. Britt debate is very telling.

Should we measure tax burden in absolute terms (i.e. Billions of dollars paid by a specific subset of taxpayers, which can be converted into a % of total tax revenue paid by each subseet), or

2. Relative terms (billion of dollars as a percentage of that subset's total income).

The first method will always be preferred by the wealthy, as they certainly pay the bulk of taxes levied on people.

The second method will generally be preferred by progressives, as it demonstrates that the wealthy retain more income than they pay in taxes (up to a 50% effective tax rate), which can be manipulated to make it appear the wealthy (with lots of passive income) pay very little tax compared to a high income W-2 wage earner. Simply put: taxes on income are generally higher than taxes on investments/real estate/dividends/royalties.

Bluecollar - for once I pretty much agree with you - cut military spending (check), cut agricultural subsidies - except I'd limit that to subsidies for agribusiness not family farmers... I don't mind a few subsidies there in small quanities - cut tax free retirements for congress people and senators and other government types (one of those other things), cut pork for light rail and other boondoogles, and if I had more time I'd have a longer list.

If I am doctor under these marginal rates, I cut back my hours or retire earlier than otherwise so as to avoid paying over 50% of any extra dollars I make back to the government rat hole.

If you're a doctor and find yourself cutting back on your hours to avoid paying an extra 3% in taxes, maybe we're better off without you.

Might there be a doctor who would cut back prices to avoid paying 50% of any extra dollars back to the government rat hole?

Lets not forget that if you tax your employer out of existence, you dont have a job any more.

Bob Clark says: Wyden also talks of exempting Oregon from ObamaCare ...

Yeah, but that's not to get the independent vote. Warbucks Wyden is seeking an exemption because he wants Oregon to be the first single-payer state in the U.S.

Lets not forget that if you tax your employer out of existence, you dont have a job any more.

Ah yes, trickle down. It's worked so well.

Single Payer, Yes! But, Wyden would never help make that happen.

Hit the Reset Button on Health Care - In Defense of Disruption
by Russell Mokhiber
http://www.counterpunch.org/mokhiber08102009.html

In Hawaii’s Health System, Lessons for Lawmakers
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/17/health/policy/17hawaii.html

Excerpt:

But perhaps the most intriguing lesson from Hawaii has to do with costs. This is a state where regular milk sells for $8 a gallon, gasoline costs $3.60 a gallon and the median price of a home in 2008 was $624,000 — the second-highest in the nation. Despite this, Hawaii’s health insurance premiums are nearly tied with North Dakota for the lowest in the country, and Medicare costs per beneficiary are the nation’s lowest.

"Lets not forget that if you tax your employer out of existence, you dont have a job any more."

Yeah, I am sure the Fortune 100 is struggling on $216,000,000,000 in profits last year. Mind you, 3 of them (AIG, Freddie and Fannie) lost $104B alone.

Just one of the many reasons I am, and will remain, "Not Affiliated With Any Political Party"...NAWAPP

If I am doctor under these marginal rates, I cut back my hours or retire earlier than otherwise so as to avoid paying over 50% of any extra dollars I make back to the government rat hole.

Fine! Let another doctor who needs the income have the work. I remember Bill O'Reilly a few years ago threatening to retire if the Bush tax cuts were rescinded early (as some Democrats were then talking about doing). That alone is a good reason to let them all expire.

Britt,
Why is it that you can't simply deal with the fact that the rich pay so many shares for those who pay nothing?
For some reason the left can't acknowledge that the rich pay for most of our government.
It appears to be because they can't stand the fact that the rich have so much left over for themselves after doing so?
Does the share they pay need to be painful for them to satisfy the left?
Or is it the intent to have the rich pay enough so that more people can pay nothing?
And what about those rich?
There's lots of people who make near and/or above 100K and pay big time taxes.
Are they rich and should pay even more?
Why? Because they can and many who less fortunate want them to pay more?
And why should we give our mission creeping dysfunctional government at any level more money?
So they can expand more and demand more?
Why does the EPA have 16,000 bureaucrats and a 10 billion budget?
Why does ODOT have 5000 employees?
Why does the Metro region have 500 planners?

Ben, here, have a blood pressure pill. Now calm down.

Yes, those who are able to pay more should pay more. They've been getting away with murder for the last decade.

And yes, government spending is also too high.

A) Almost all of Federal Taxes now go to pay off the debt to private banks (Federal Reserve) that control our currency.

B) If the US issued its own money (repeal the Federal Reserve act of 1913), we wouldn't need to have high taxes.

C) Wyden because his name starts with a W (and thus votes close to last) can always wait and see how the vote is going before making his choice. A true weasel.

Ben that line about 50% not paying taxes ignores payroll taxes etc.

In addition it counts as a "taxpayer" anyone who earns over $5400yr like college students delivering pizzas and painting houses etc.

Finally a top rate of 39.6% is not 70% like it was until 1981. The rich have done very very well over the last 30 yrs-the top 1% share of income has increased stratospherically.

Why does the EPA have 16,000 bureaucrats and a 10 billion budget? Why does ODOT have 5000 employees? Why does the Metro region have 500 planners?

"How many roads must a man walk down?"

Seriously, the answers are that even Oregon's a big state with three million people in a country with more than a hundred times that many people.

ODOT, for instance has almost 70 DMV offices around the state, from Albany to Woodburn. I suppose a bunch of them could be closed and people in Lebanon could just drive into Albany. Or folks in Cottage Grove could drive to Eugene or Springfield.

But assuming an average of five workers at each office (and that's just a guess, I don't know how many people work at Canyonville or the Salem Business Regulation offices) that would be 350 people right there. If the average is higher, that goes up pretty quickly. And that's just the DMV arm of ODOT.

Oh, and Wyden's a weasel.

The top 20% pay 80% of federal income tax while the bottom 40% pay no federal income tax. The top 5% pay the bulk of that 80%. Notice, I said income tax and not tax. The bottom 40% is paying other taxes.

Keeping taxes low benefits everyone equally. Our cities/counties/state/federal problem is an addiction to spending other peoples money. Since I don't see a 12 step program to solve this we have to do it at the ballots.

Inasmuch as the top 20 percent owns 80 percent of this country's wealth, I'm not quite seeing the hardship imposed by a 3% raise on what would be a portion -- and in many cases, a small portion -- of their taxes.

May I take a shot at answering Britt Storkson ??|

1. Social security tax (FICA) If you make $100,000 per year you pay about 15% of what you make in taxes. If you make $1 million you pay 1.5% of what you make in FICA taxes.

FICA is supposed to be (I know it is not really) a scheme where you pay into a fund to pay for your retirement/disability. Higher earners don't get larger benefits than the $100K people.

2. Income from different sources (investments as opposed to wages for example) is taxed differently. Why isn't all income taxed at the same rate?

Let's say you own an asset you paid $100,000 for 10 years ago. Adjusted for inflation, that $100,000 in today's dollars is worth around $76,000. If you sold that asset for $120,000 you would pay a 29% capital gains tax on the $10,000 gain but the $120,000 you got is actually buys less than the $100,000 would have bought in 1999. You lost money but paid taxes on the "gain". The lower-than income tax rate is suppose to help compensate for this.

3. Most of the state and federal income tax code is written not to impose taxes but to exempt certain people from paying them.

I don't get your point.

4. Why are offshore bank accounts allowed to exist? If congress wanted to eliminate loopholes they could but they don't and won't.

Because congress people have off shore accounts themselves. BUT, I don't see how the US could stop foreign banks from opening accounts any more than another country could tell US banks that they cannot accept deposits from anyone they choose.


In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant. ~Charles de Gaulle

Wow!

33 comments so far and not one from Tenskwatawa.

Where is The Prophet these days?

john: Two supreme court rulings have established that nobody can expect to get ANYTHING back from Social Security.

1. That means that Social Security is not a retirement plan but another tax.

2. Why doesn't everybody pay the same rate on the same income. What is so unfair about that.

3. Why do we exempt anybody from taxes? If we have a tax everybody should pay the same rate.

4. The point is that tax loopholes are not an accident. They are purposely designed to allow certain people to escape taxation.
That's why a minimum wage college student often pays more in taxes AS A PERCENTAGE OF WHAT THEY EARN than many millionaires.
How is that fair or just?

The top 20% pay 80% of federal income tax while the bottom 40% pay no federal income tax.

You view this as a sign that the tax rates are unfair. I view it as a sign that the top 20% are making one hell of a lot more money than the bottom 40%.

To all of those who think that there is nothing wrong with enforcing different tax rates on different different people:

Please state your full name and address so we can impose a 100% tax rate on your income in upcoming legislation.

That's not fair you say? Well then how is it fair or just to have different (or non-uniform) tax rates for anybody?

We just, fairly recently, got away from treating people differently based on their race. Thankfully we moved away from that ugly chapter of our history.

Then why do we treat people differently for purposes of taxation? Why do people pay different tax rates based on their income and where they get it from?


Sponsors


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

In Vino Veritas

If You See Kay, Red 2011
Turnbull, Old Bull Red 2010
Cherry Tart, Cherry Pie Pinot Noir 2012
Trader Joe's Grand Reserve Cabernet, Oakville 2012
Benton Lane, Pinot Gris 2012
Campo Viejo, Rioja, Reserva 2008
Haden Fig, Pinot Noir 2012
Pendulum Red 2011
Vina Real, Plata, Crianza Rioja 2009
Edmunds St. John, Bone/Jolly, Gamay Noir Rose 2013
Bookwalter, Subplot No. 26
Ayna, Tempranillo 2011
Pete's Mountain, Pinot Noir, Haley's Block 2010
Apaltagua, Reserva Camenere 2012
Lugana, San Benedetto 2012
Argyle Brut 2007
Wildewood Pinot Gris 2012
Anciano, Tempranillo Reserva 2007
Santa Rita, Reserva Cabernet 2009
Casone, Toscana 2008
Fonseca Porto, Bin No. 27
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

The Occasional Book

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: 280
At this date last year: 129
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