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 January 7, 2011 9:50 AM. The previous post in this blog was A new woman in Bernie's life. The next post in this blog is Transportation Sue is packing it in. 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

Friday, January 7, 2011

Sustainability, with ambition

The green people wanted to get greener. Wonder if they got their $150,000 -- anybody heard?

Comments (20)

Okay, so we should develop Tryon Farm because its a "rare (undeveloped) place within the Portland urban-growth boundary." And we certainly shouldn't develop anything that is outside the urban-growth boundary. So I guess the only place to put newcomers is in mid-rises and high-rises.

Alternatively, maybe we would be better off if this group didn't get their $150,000.

I wish them luck. To me the point here is that they are pursuing their green agenda through market means, i.e. buying the land to use it for what they want. If enough of their supporters value the land enough for that use that they can pay for it, more power to them.

Something like that already exists in NE Portland, it’s called Dignity Village.

I thought the whole purpose of having an urban growth boundary was to save productive farm land and to "fill in" these sorts of areas. I fail to see what they grow on this east facing downsloped area other than moss.

Another inspiration from Scandinavia...?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freetown_Christiania


I checked out the website of this "intentional" community, and it appears as though 20 people live on 7 acres. How is that high-density? Sounds more like a bunch of folks looking for a rural experience in the City.

This is so stupid and such a contradiction to all things central planning/Metro/Trimet and the stakeholders.

It's 20 people living on 20 acres yet they call it "sustainable high-density living"

What for? So the land won't have houses on it and paying around $150K in property taxes?

"tours for school kids and classes on sustainable growing" Oh boy. Society gains big time there.

We're in a crisis at every level. Boot them all off, list it, sell it for the highest return and let it be built out.

It's just more fraud to keep claiming that any major structural development would harm Tryon Creek.

The city itself is the biggest threat to Tryon Creek with regular sewer breaks in the creek and it' tributaries because of neglected sewer lines that were placed in the stream corridors decades ago.

Building practices and regulations on the other hand go to the extreme in preventing run off and requiring other protections.

There is not a shred of public benefit from this commune.

"It's cramped, [the high-density-living enthusiast] said

The plan is to build 8 houses, or, per their "blueprint", dozens of little buildings and a huge parking lot? Hmm...

To make this effort complete, it needs a Jerry Garcia sighting.

Snards -

"Market forces" ? Buying the land?

These hippies living 20 people on 20 acres within the urban growth boundary are masters at putting their hands ointo your tax and fee dollars paid to the CoP.

Their initial acquisition of the land, after threatening to hold up any potential developer with almost endless Land Use appeals, was largely funded by a -- wait for it - Portland Water Burteau and BES ( Sewer) grant, based upon the very imaginative theory that preventing additiomnal development upon the property would increase water quaklity in storm runoff in SW.

Market forces and investment of their own funds?

Truly funny.

And so far from the reality of what actually went on - the spending of Water and Sewer fees and taxes to pay for their mega estate - as to be pure fiction.

This is all a total "contradiction", which becomes hypocrisy.

CoP says they want density. Average now is 10 homes per acre x 2.5 people (per home)=25 people per acre. But Tryon Farm has only 1.9 people per acre; 1/12th of required.

CoP says density can be handled environmentally with it's many codes and regulations. The 400 page BES Water Management Plan assures that "pollution" to Tryon Creek, that proponents of the Farm says would be caused by development, would be nil. They make all other developments strictly adhere to the Management Plan; they believe it works.

The Farm occupants says that an "old growth forest" would be destroyed. All of that land was logged many decades ago. It isn't any more natural than other parts of Portland.

Why is it, when my neighbor and I wanted to buy a vacant R5 lot adjacent to our two homes that has a seasonal stream, very steep, has a history of slides along the street, were denied by CoP to divide the lot giving half to each neighbor? We wanted to protect the resources. They said we want density, another house-it's mandated. We want the tax revenue.

Contradiction to say the least.

If property owner(s)like Tryon Farm want to do this on their own dime, not like before in their first 7 acres using taxpayer dollars and subsidies, then fine. Then, are they being taxed the market value of the land whether developed or vacant for the ultimate use zoning allows, like the rest of us?

Sounds like another case of more favors from those in power and a blind eye from the state watchdog.


Ben,
We do agree on that the Milwaukie Light Rail simply must not be built. I have thanked you for all the reporting you have done.

I ask you and others who think negatively about this to consider my views, perhaps outside the box a bit because I am looking further out in time here. However, as I see it, may not be as far into the future as we may like.

Are there some who think the city should only be this lock-step approach that we must all live now in this planned density? Pointing at this group at Tryon Creek like why should they live like this within our city is a bizarre attitude as far as I am concerned. There needs to be room for diversity, in this sense I am referring to ways of living. We are human beings with individual needs. Should law-abiding citizens who do not wish to live under such stringent controls and attitudes not be allowed in our city and to be looked at with negativity? Is the next step to destroy homes with yards that are not in compliance with the lock step attitude?

The UGB in my opinion needs to be evaluated - I see mistakes for the future here by continuing on this extreme density plan. For those who think this is based on a free market, this has been a forced plan on our city for the benefit of those making money on the land, not for the benefit of human beings living here.

There are reasons I am relieved that this group at Tryon Creek is within our city UGB.

Food, food, food, is a basic.
My viewpoint is that we need the places such as these within the UGB that are left now to be able to grow food.

The economy has changed and worsened. Some call it a recession; others claim that we are in a depression or headed there, and that the plan is to head there incrementally instead. Do any of us know?
In difficult times people did grow food and survive. We have less space for gardens, many people living in very dense places, not even a patio to grow a tomato plant. There aren’t enough community gardens and in my view we need the larger spaces, including larger yards.

I would much rather see we the citizens within our community productive and growing our own food/having the space rather than standing in line with government handouts, should it come to that.

Outside the UGB, I see the estates and mansions, go out and look!! Haven't heard much complaint about that! Are those the productive farmlands we were supposed to save?

The gobal picture and commodities are a big part of this. I read where those as in Wall Street, etc are using commodities including food perhaps as the next "bubble" holding back for their benefit while people are without.
I am not against business making profit, however, outrageous manipulation for excessive profit on something as basic as food needs to be questioned. We have seen what has happened with manipulations in the housing market. It doesn't help us that government is favoring huge conglomerates with subsidies and less help for the small farmers. This pattern will come back to bite us all when we enter the grocery store.

Rising transportation costs, with oil costs rising, food costs will increase further. Corporations in control of our food are becoming more of a factor in all of this.

This past year I found in a high end store organic frozen vegetables with a stamp on it - Product of China. People in the Yakima Valley told me the best apples are being exported to Asia. We are getting lesser quality and paying more now. Is this the future for us? We pay more and more including costs importing from China. We have the land here, we have rain, this is crazy-making.

I do not know the history of the property here and looks like some favors, but I suspect rather small in comparison to the pet projects we often complain about in this blog.

antiplanner, I think we have enough empty mid-rises and high-rises for newcomers for some time to come.

Lee, I just read what you wrote and can understand the points and why you would be upset. The hypocrisy there is ridiculous, when the city didn't really care about saving resources.

In my view, this UGB plan turned out to be a money making benefit for some, but not for quality of life matters. It has caused forced density sacrificing very good parts within our city. Even environmentalists apparently thought SoWhat was within the UGB and lock stepped with the mantra rather than working to preserve a waterfront for the public. This whole lock step approach has been carried to an extreme. The world around us is changing. All the more reason we need to have a new discussion about the UGB.


clinamen, I hope you understand that I posted not to strongly oppose the Farm, but to highlight the hypocrisy. The "lock-step" approach to our planning hurts. The selective/biased lock-step approach hurts. In my example of the side lot not being appreciated for its environmental benefits vs. a home-it hurts for our city. besides me.

I've walked the Farm property, and many years before it became the Farm. I've done projects nearby. It is usually clay up to the top one ft to 6" of surface. The soil is not class 1 or 2. It's not agricultural land, but with a lot of work, you can make tomatoes grow about anywhere in western Oregon. But does that make this property useful for agriculture versus housing that has existing urban services?

Lee,
I did understand that you highlighted to illustrate the hypocrisy. Your story and all the others like yours when added up in our city do hurt the whole of our area in addition to the people who live there and in those neighborhoods.

Enough hypocrisy for a book.

Thanks for the information about the property.

I suppose one could say in hindsight we should have gone about planning differently. I regret that at least planners that should have known better would not have insisted that before we went this "lock-step" approach, that the land within that proposed UGB would have been graded according to agricultural value. As I recall I was told that no attempt was even made in that direction to save the best fertile agricultural land within the UGB.
Perhaps you can fill me in on that.

I believe that the community fell hook line and sinker for the UGB plan - I imagine the fear of sprawl helped to sell the plan without too much questioning.

The past is past. However, I propose that we do stop now and evaluate. Land should be given grades and valued for agriculture.
Good fertile land should not be taken for developments.

Lee, do you know what the land was like for agriculture in Happy Valley? What about the land they might extend next time UGB moves out in west areas?

Several months ago, I put on a thread about a place in BC versus our plan. Later if I can find it.

The best strawberries ever and the land here they grew on are filled now with housing developments. I remember the taste as I type, and haven’t had one of those luscious berries for years.

I imagine there are people who would say so what, that is the way of progress. Some things of quality are worth more than words can describe. Being able to see the milky way, having land for children to play freely, seeing Mt. Hood, sunsets, good drinking water, and those strawberries.

Take care.


...and Where will the Children Play....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2rDp6FnbP0&feature=related

Lawrence, if you are seriously asking "Where will the Children Play"?, they can play in the adjacent Tryon Creek State Park of 645 acres. Or across Boones Ferry Rd. in 26 acre Marshall Park with their picnic, playground, trail facilities. They all interconnect with over 25 miles of trails.

Clinamen, I was around in the early 70's when Oregon began the soil typing of our entire state. In fact in the late 60's, early 70's I was working for the Soil Conservation Service. Oregon hardly consulted with SCS. Little of Oregon was typed except for some of the Willamette valley. But Oregon simply used topography mapping, aerials, other data and did a broad "felt-tip pen" marking up of the state for use designations.

It was much like Portland did in the 80's when they established environmental zoning. They merely took aerial photos, if they saw a grouping of trees, or the topography maps correlated with maybe a swale, or possible seasonal stream, they marked it as an environmental zone. CoP staff even admitted to this procedure. I even have quotes.

They sometimes made "field visits" to check on some of their broad felt-tip marked maps. I've even accompanied city environmental staff to sites when they substantiated their E zoning because they found a rush plant growing in the the ditch of a city street. They've even called a city ditch (and SW Portland has many unimproved, ditched streets) along a street a "wetland area".

This explains why in many cases land in the state's inventory is a hit and miss typing for it's true agricultural value, or its environmental value.

An example is our own family's farm near Eugene. One-half of the property is Class 1, river-bottom, beautiful soil. One quarter is steep, cliff side, heavily treed land, and the other one quarter is 15 degree sloping open grass field with Class 3 clay soil with 8" of top soil, enough to grow grass with enough fertilizer. But Oregon's broad-stroke maps show all the property as Class 1. This broad-stroke, misapplied classification scenario is prevalent throughout the state.

Lee, I raised children, and I also have driven BFRd many times. Having the choice for my kids to play at home or cross that road on a daily basis is a no-brainer.

I also ask it in the spirit that Cat Stevens did, taking it beyond the immediate concerns over this piece of property. We are park deficient in my neck of SE Portland.

Your explanation of Oregon's inventory is quite enlightening, thanks for sharing it.

Lee: . . . In fact in the late 60's, early 70's I was working for the Soil Conservation Service. Oregon hardly consulted with SCS. . .

Thank you for that history and information.

They must have been as deficient then as now.
Too much fragmented thinking in my view.
Holistic thinking never in place, not wanted, too much trouble, forgotten?

Have you seen what has been developed in Happy Valley? Do you know what the soil conditions were there?

Clinamen, I've done a few projects in the area. One was right off SE Foster on level land. It is probably Class 2. The owners had horses and cows on the property, and the foundation work had soil depths of 1-1 1/2 ft +-before clay showed. Another project was on the side of one of the buttes. It was mostly forested in the sloped areas, but in the less sloped area it was grass land. It varied from Class 2 to 3. Like much of western Oregon soil type can vary a lot in a small distance, topography. The Missoula floods affected much of soil types left. Plus, we've had 150 years of some forms of agriculture in the area that has affected somewhat what we have today.


Sponsors


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

In Vino Veritas

Chloe, Pinot Grigio, Valdadige 2013
Edmunds St. John, Bone-Jolly Gamay Noir 2013
Kirkland, Pinot Grigio, Friuli 2013
St. Francis, Red Splash 2011
Rodney Strong, Canernet, Alexander Valley 2011
Erath, Pinot Blanc 2013
Taylor Fladgate, Porto 2007
Portuga, Rose 2013
Domaine Digioia-Royer, Chambolle-Musigny, Vielles Vignes Les Premieres 2008
Locations, F Red Blend
El Perro Verde, Rueda 2013
Chateau Ste. Michelle, Indian Wells Red 2
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

The Occasional Book

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: 315
At this date last year: 168
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