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 November 28, 2011 11:32 AM. The previous post in this blog was Blogger barred from executive session of higher ed board. The next post in this blog is More reasons to hate banks, and the Fed. 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

Monday, November 28, 2011

Oregon PERS data: Could they spare it?

After years of hemming and hawing, last week the State of Oregon finally released the list of more than 100,000 people who receive monthly retirement benefits from the PERS state and local government employees' pension system, along with the amounts of their most recent checks. Former U of O football coach Mike Bellotti's gigantic monthly draw made headlines, and several mainstream media outlets have now written about the list, but there's still a lot about PERS benefits and beneficiaries that the public doesn't know.

For example, while the newly released list shows beneficiaries who receive monthly checks, it does not show those retired government employees who took their pensions as lump sums, rather than monthly payments. Apparently many PERS retirees are given that option, and in some cases the payments can be huge.

Another difficulty for public access is the way the data is being presented by the O. Surely the state gave the newspaper the names and dollar figures in an Excel or similar spreadsheet format. But rather than make the file available to readers to download, the O has created another one of its goofy search engines, in which a reader must enter a particular name and see only what comes up under that name.

The O did something similar when it begrudgingly published Portland city employees' salaries a few years back. Apparently the world would end if the public got a database that it could actually search and work with. Eventually, Oregon Capitol News published a much more useful database.

As for the new PERS list, at least the O's search engine is easily maniuplated. If one searches for just the letter "a," for example, all first or last names starting with that letter are returned. By searching for each of the letters in the alphabet, one could conceivably get all the names out of the O machinery, but what a waste of time that would be.

For the O to restrict the flow of this information through a search-only filter does its readers a disservice. Information should either be public, or not -- it shouldn't be in some nether world in between. If the O's got a spreadsheet file, it ought to make it available for download. Perhaps it agreed not to do that in its legal settlement with the state, but if it made that promise, it shouldn't have.

Finally, the information released on the beneficiaries gives just their names and the amount of each one's monthly benefit. There's no indication of the person's job title or the agency for which he or she worked. It's also not clear whether surviving spouses of government retirees are on the list, or just the retirees themselves. And without the beneficiaries' current ages, there's no way of telling how long any particular lifetime annuity can be expected to last.

According to the Salem newspaper, a more detailed list is to be released in March. Let's hope that it will have more helpful information, and that the mainstream media who receive it will let the public have full access to it, rather than making it available only through frustrating filters.

Comments (16)

Yes, a useful list. Only agitates the taxpayers. May also agitate the PERS recipients who now get to see what their peers are getting, justified or not.

Anyway, yesterday's O had a nice backgrounder on how we got here with PERS. A few things jumped out at me:

1. The 8% is briefly mentioned, but not in full context. PERS recipients in Tier 1 were guaranteed a minimum 8% return each year. Additionally, the accounts were credited with even more than 8% during the boom market years. No provision for takebacks when the markets tanked.

2. Failure by the PERS investment team to put enough reserves in place.

3. Failure to illuminate the detail on the non-PERS public pension liabilities that our cities, towns, and counties are facing in the coming years.

Failure by the PERS investment team to put enough reserves in place.

Reserves? Who needs reserves? Just do like the City of Portland does with its police and firefighters -- wing it!

The list should be public in an easy to access format. But from the state. I don't see why the O is obligated to put it online at all. The O isn't a public service.

The O isn't a public service.

Indeed.

No grand conspiracy, we just had our priorities on getting the list up and searchable quickly and with at least a modicum of usefulness. I'm working on a better search functionality now. Meantime (yes, as a public service), I've added a link to the complete data file. It contains only names and monthly amounts, which is all the state gave us. It's here: http://oregonian.s3.amazonaws.com/name_and_monthly_benefit_allowance.csv

Have at it.

Note: It's a big file with more than 105,000 names, so if your version of Excel isn't 2007 or newer, you won't be able to see the whole file. Try a text editor.

Mark Friesen
The Oregonian

Thanks Mark!

The names of those getting paid more than 10K per month:

BELLOTTI ROBERT M 41341.67
KELLER FREDERICK S 31459.45
HALLICK LESLEY M 23917.22
GOLDSCHMIDT STEVEN M 21517.24
FROHNMAYER DAVID B 21027.21
KOHLER PETER O 20252.33
ANDERSON FRANK W 20209.13
KORACH WILLIAM A 20068.81
VONHIPPEL PETER H 19677.95
MONTANARO ANTHONY 19477.82
KABAT DAVID 19225.04
MOURSUND DAVID G 19178.88
VETRI DOMINICK R 18325.05
HOFFSTETTER ANN L 17908.54
RESCH HELMUTH 17872.92
STARR ALBERT 17546.94
LARSON DARRYL L 17460.84
YUNKER R J 16802.25
WALKER JAMES B 16425.39
DAVIS ROSE M 16329.22
COLONNA JEROME E 16315.57
DUDLEY CHRISTOPHER L 16236.6
BARRY JOHN 16211.07
MADDEX JACK P 15772.2
MOHLER RONALD R 15752.42
LEWY ALFRED J 15744.63
ELLIOT DIANE L 15601.58
STEVENS KENNETH R 15442.84
HYMAN RAY 15398.28
DENNEY THOMAS H 15227.34
HOUGHTON DONALD C 15207.02
GOLDBERG LINN 15187
SEITZ GARY M 15132
ALLEN JOHN S 15124.23
MATARAZZO JOSEPH D 15018.41
LASSWELL WILLIAM L 14982.49
FORBES ORCILIA Z 14956.09
MATTHEWS BRIAN W 14796.24
FLETCHER WILLIAM S 14673.78
LEE JOHN W 14532.71
SQUIRES ROBERT K 14473.3
YOUNG LAWRENCE R 14426.91
RICHARDS LARRY E 14326.43
REARDON MICHAEL F 14273.87
REISTAD GORDON M 14127.68
FRANK ROBERT J 14101.6
LEAHY JOHN V 14096.6
BENNETT HARVEY O 14085.28
OKITA CAROLYN M 14081.09
NIBLER JOSEPH W 14061.93
GUENTHER RONALD B 14061.14
BILBAO MARCIA K 14043.22
PETERSEN BENT E 14041.67
GOOD ROBERT E 13989.41
MOONEY R J 13920.18
BERGER GERARD I 13890.23
DANIELSON JAMES R 13884.3
ZIMMERMAN ROBERT 13827.62
ANDERSON SONIA R 13810.99
IRELAND KAREN M 13791.38
DELF GREGORY D 13651.13
HUTCHENS TYRA T 13607
FLAHERTY FRANCIS J 13570.5
PRITCHETT HAROLD D 13442.11
ERWERT TIMOTHY J 13425.28
MEYER STEPHEN C 13420.17
KINZIE JOHN D 13383.8
HWA RUDOLPH C 13328.77
LEMMAN W T 13321.65
THORNE MICHAEL G 13314.8
DIMAN RODERIC C 13276.23
BUIST NEIL R 13238.18
STINSON MICHAEL J 13227.33
BECKER BORIS W 13165.47
ROBERTS PAUL A 13131.7
JESTER ROBERT S 13120.7
MEISENHEIMER KEITH 13096.83
WHITE JAMES D 13068.27
KATON RONALD M 13031.25
SNOWDEN OLIVER P 13008.86
CARROLL GEORGE C 13000.13
JOHNSON JEFFREY D 12999.58
MELNYK CLIFFORD S 12973.66
MEDLER JERRY F 12882.87
BROWN GEORGE W 12835.68
FARBER PAUL L 12820.91
BURRY KENNETH A 12803.89
MEYER JOHN E 12782.74
BARDANA EMIL J 12779.42
SAVAGE NORMAN M 12740.78
ORBELL JOHN M 12731.04
PEARSE HARPER D 12730.19
GOWING DAVID 12721.2
COOK DAVID M 12713.77
NORDHILL KEVIN M 12612.25
UREN RICHARD C 12602.1
CHRISTENSEN DALE J 12598.72
JACOBSON JON L 12567.65
HOWARD JAMES M 12531.07
MATARAZZO RUTH G 12450.03
DEINZER MAX L 12444.64
DAHLQUIST FREDERICK W 12425.75
TRUPP MALCOLM T 12412.11
DAVIS LORRAINE G 12363.34
BALASKI ROBERT F 12352.91
HOCKLEY BRETT W 12348.26
RAMSEY FRED L 12294.19
PARKER SCOTT H 12294.05
MILLER LELAND D 12287.99
MATTIS JAMES M 12265.73
MARQUARDT VICTOR C 12242.61
FEIN BURTON I 12236.52
REINMUTH JAMES E 12190.65
RETTIG R B 12138.2
KOCH RICHARD M 12124.56
NUNN FREDERICK M 12090.03
HAWKINS DELBERT I 12067.35
BYRNE JOHN V 12036.6
BUIST ALINE S 12024.22
HANIFIN JON M 12002.15
KIMMEL CHARLES B 11940.3
ABERNETHY PAMELA L 11883.79
JUNKIN JOHN M 11858.01
THOMAS THOMAS D 11853.76
HARCLEROAD DOUGLAS 11799.74
LUND JOHN W 11745.88
MORAVEC CATHIE M 11734.68
MCCLURE DAVID W 11702.18
BUTCHER RICHARD G 11684.31
SELBY WILLIAM R 11661.37
DRAKULICH ELAINE M 11650.25
ALLEN DAPHNE T 11644.29
MAGENIS R E 11627.85
GRAHAM PAUL A 11618.94
KEANA JOHN F 11613.17
SCANLAN RICHARD A 11591.04
RUSSELL JIM G 11585.79
PRATTON JERRY D 11563.01
KENNEDY TIMOTHY C 11540.38
KEARNS HOMER H 11474.02
BRODIE LOHN D 11466.04
GROVER MYRON R 11464.37
BROWN JAMES E 11444.66
GILLETTE WILLIAM M 11416.7
DANN LARRY Y 11410.71
PAWLOWSKI ALPHONSE F 11397.26
BELL WILLIAM E 11385.9
BRODIE DONALD W 11374.76
HILLMAN DON G 11372.27
NEWMAN RICHARD H 11357.91
BUCH JAMES R 11335.07
SOCOLOFSKY JOHN H 11331.16
LAYBOURN ROSS L 11311.35
BOHN BURNELL R 11277.09
MUNN RICHARD A 11256.83
GRIER MELINDA W 11243.47
VANVACTOR WILLIAM A 11227.11
WEBER KENNETH N 11226.91
HEDGES JERRIS R 11198.43
PEARSON GEORGE D 11197.3
HURWITZ ROBERT I 11192.03
ANDERSON JAMES A 11180.01
STEVENSON RICHARD C 11176.46
WELTON RICHARD E 11154.95
BROOKS RICHARD L 11147.12
MAGUN BRUCE E 11138.08
DESHPANDE NILENDRA G 11132.61
SPETTER RUTH M 11103.1
MILLIKAN ROBERT C 11086.74
WINTER EARL D 11056.34
PIELE PHILIP K 11007.62
DIERDORFF WILLIAM H 11000.15
TINNIN ROBERT O 10993.06
HUGI JOANNE R 10988.41
FARNHAM CHARLES N 10983.19
SEITZ JOAN G 10980.73
KEYSER JOHN S 10973.64
LOVRIEN EVERETT W 10972.3
CHICKERING ROGER P 10965.16
SCHMUCK RICHARD A 10962.51
HAMILTON HUGH R 10948.72
RIDDLE MATTHEW C 10940.52
BALL LINDSAY A 10922.98
LOVE WILLIAM F 10918.15
DORRANCE JAMES M 10907.49
KANTOR WILLIAM M 10905.67
GOEKJIAN GREGORY F 10900.47
TIEDEMAN GARY H 10867.88
VANHOOMISSEN GEORGE A 10852.8
HAAS HARL H 10842.76
TAYLOR ROBERT B 10839.22
GOLDRICH DANIEL 10817.71
ROBBINS JAMES B 10802.69
BUHLER DONALD R 10801.95
GILLIS JOHN S 10796.1
GEORGE LUELLA L 10794.31
SUCKOW GEORGE R 10793.63
BORDEN JOHN E 10775.36
BUCKHOUSE JOHN C 10772.35
STEPHENS BETTY J 10768.92
GRIMES GARY G 10764.82
CLIFFORD THOMAS G 10751.16
BARKER CHARLES L 10747.71
MILLER CHARLES B 10745.16
KNODE MARCUS C 10708.58
AYRES JAMES W 10706.76
KULM LAVERNE D 10686.29
BISSONNETTE JOHN M 10668.57
FREEMAN PETER K 10660.76
STEINER JERRY L 10640.44
WILSON ROBERT E 10628.66
KEENE KATHERINE L 10627.38
KESTERSON BRETT I 10607.07
KELLEY CHARLES T 10604.02
LAFRANCHI STEPHEN H 10587.24
FEATHERINGILL JACK L 10585.64
PRICE SHELBY L 10575.92
KING LARRY L 10566.88
LESAGE PAUL M 10565.55
KLOBAS JOHN R 10562.22
CHESTER PATSY J 10559.14
KAIEL MICHAEL L 10541.25
SCHMIDT TERRI A 10537.45
LUTZ GUY H 10537.16
CROSS STEPHEN P 10535.19
GRIGGS LAWRENCE F 10524.54
WILLIAMS CHRISTOPHER P 10515.02
HODGES DANIEL L 10513.2
HESTER GARY L 10508.87
MANCINI DOMINIC 10506.97
SOLLITT CHARLES K 10489.26
BROWNE JUDD L 10488.39
MORALES FELIX W 10478.04
DOBBS JERI L 10474.98
MARIELS RAY P 10472.88
SIERADSKI ALLAN J 10462.74
BRYANT RICHARD E 10447.46
KENDRICK WILLIAM M 10435.9
CAMPBELL PHILLIP L 10433.12
HOLT RICHARD A 10431.21
KEIL SUSAN D 10429.78
HARLAND ROBERT W 10428.27
WISELY STEVEN R 10400.47
WARNER BRUCE A 10387.73
LEISTRA RONALD M 10383
CEASE RONALD C 10378.8
WESTON JAMES A 10369.84
CURTIS BRENT E 10368.91
KORACH RACHEL M 10366.97
BRADSHAW WINSTON R 10364.43
MILLS DALLICE I 10315.58
BAIRD MICHAEL D 10291.02
WILLIAMS JOHN C 10281.8
GORHAM ROBERT C 10279.38
HOLLOWAY DAVID A 10278.31
BEAULIEU JOHN D 10276.08
MAKINNEY CHARLES F 10275.89
MILLER FRIEDRICH V 10273.16
WADE JOSEPH D 10256.72
KLUTH WILLIAM F 10253.05
ROTROCK BARRY J 10251.28
PIERCE DONALD A 10249.45
STEERS RICHARD M 10245.26
PETING DONALD L 10244.66
KENT JAMON H 10227.34
QUENZER DAVIS E 10225.37
MARGESON LANCE W 10222.72
MIX MICHAEL C 10220.98
SHELDAHL RICHARD M 10218.56
HOWLAND LERON R 10213.67
CARSON WALLACE P 10208.6
MARTIN GARY M 10208.31
GILBERT DAVID E 10189.78
MCMACKEN LARRY M 10184.96
SOMMER DEBORAH 10177.72
LATTIN JOHN D 10177.56
KIRCHHOFER EDWARD A 10165.81
BACON JAY D 10164.55
SANDILANDS JAMES D 10164.31
DELLINGER WILLIAM S 10134.04
PRITCHARD CHARLES E 10122.51
FOLTS JAMES A 10121.54
ELLIOTT WILLIAM M 10119.32
GILLAND WILMOT G 10115.07
HOLLAND MERRY 10103.46
LONG GARY P 10103.43
MOSELEY JOHN T 10094.74
WICKMAN HERBERT H 10086.74
MCLAIN TIMOTHY F 10085.32
MOORE FRANK L 10081.79
WILLIAMS JOHN R 10080.42
TROMBLEY RICHARD R 10078.39
MANARY JAMES D 10074.23
LOWERY KENNETH C 10066.72
ROMMEL BARBARA K 10065.42
KAUFMAN LOYD A 10064.2
CLEMENTS JAN E 10060.75
WIPRUD THEODORE F 10051.21
GALTON SIDNEY A 10042.88
DEKOCK CARROL W 10034.64
WONG WARREN G 10026.06
WILSON JAMES B 10025.07
HELGESON RICHARD C 10024.46
CUTLER DAVID L 10020.99
PICKETT THOMAS 10018.03
HLADKY JOAN B 10016.2
BURNS ROY L 10011.75
TRAVIS JOHN M 10006.33
COONFIELD HUGH A 10005.56
SCHELLENBERG BEN A 10004.41
GARDNER JOHN A 10000.56

Alright! We've got their names. Now what?

So I just did the math. The list of PERS people zonedar printed above constitue 3 tenths of one percent (technically.295%) of all PERS recipients. Should the Oregonian now do a article on the other 99.705%?

Back to the 'lump sum' payouts offered: How are those calculated? What formula do they use for life expectancy? Where is the list of those payouts?

A more useful list??? Useful for what exactly? To cause hatred and outrage at individual recipients?

I am as upset as anyone at the super high payouts, but is it really useful for me to know how much the janitor at my old High School takes home for his 30 years of hard work?

Nothing will change what these people get and no one in the future will get the same payout, so this is nothing more than fanning the flames to sell more papers.

After looking at that list above, is there any wonder this state is going broke? Working 30 years at a blue collar job and having a modest pension is one thing, but this is highway robbery.

"Back to the 'lump sum' payouts offered: How are those calculated?"

Prior to 2003 public employees put 6% of their pay toward their PERS pension. When they retired they could get a pension or double the amount of their account balance in a lump sum.

"What formula do they use for life expectancy?"

Since the payout calculation had nothing to do their life expectancy it wasn't used.

"Where is the list of those payouts?"

I don't know it might be that since these people weren't receiving a PERS pension it wasn't asked for by the Oregonian.

Remember that it didn't make financial sense for most PERS employees to take the lump sum payout. They generally would receive more money by taking the pension. Unless they knew they were dying and wouldn't live to get the money.

"A more useful list??? Useful for what exactly? To cause hatred and outrage at individual recipients?"

That is precisely the point. Names and addresses are also public information based on property tax data, and are easily available to anyone with access to, for example, a computer at PSU with GIS software, in a database that can be queried by name. Or access to a disgruntled city/county/metro employee. There is a natural zenith to fanning this type of outrage, and it's not going to end well.


Mean: $2,363.25
Median: $1,902.66
Standard Deviation: $1,909.13

Lowest: $1.01/month
Highest: $41,341.67/month

What this list shows us is that our City, County, and State government Unions have nothing to cry about. They are breaking us. It is outrageous how much they get paid and this is the reason why Unions are not good for our cities, counties, states, or federal governments. I have seen how they work and they are the purest of forms of the Liberal/Socialistic agenda.


Sponsors


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

In Vino Veritas

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

The Occasional Book

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

Road Work

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


Clicky Web Analytics