Detail, east Portland photo, courtesy Miles Hochstein / Portland Ground.

For old times' sake
The bojack bumper sticker -- only $1.50!

To order, click here.

Excellent tunes -- free! And on your browser right now. Just click on Radio Bojack!

E-mail us here.


This page contains a single entry from the blog posted on January 12, 2012 7:40 AM. The previous post in this blog was Vestas lays off 2,300 in Denmark; U.S. next?. The next post in this blog is Portland auditor says DNA testing is too slow. Many more can be found on the main index page or by looking through the archives.



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

Hap'nin' Guys
Tony Pierce
Parkway Rest Stop
Along the Gradyent
Dwight Jaynes
Bob Borden
Dingleberry Gazette
The Red Electric
Iced Borscht
Jeremy Blachman
Dean's Rhetorical Flourish
Straight White Guy
As Time Goes By
Dave Wagner
Jeff Selis
Alas, a Blog
Scott Hendison
The View Through the Windshield
Appliance Blog
The Bleat

Hap'nin' Gals
My Whim is Law
Lelo in Nopo
Attorney at Large
Linda Kruschke
The Non-Consumer Advocate
10 Steps to Finding Your Happy Place
A Pig of Success
Attorney at Large
Margaret and Helen
Kimberlee Jaynes
Cornelia Seigneur
And Sew It Goes
Mile 73
Rainy Day Thoughts
That Black Girl
Posie Gets Cozy
Cat Eyes
Rhi in Pink
Ragwaters, Bitters, and Blue Ruin
Rose City Journal
Type Like the Wind

Portland and Oregon
Isaac Laquedem
Rantings of a [Censored] Bus Driver
Jeff Mapes
Vintage Portland
The Portlander
South Waterfront
Amanda Fritz
O City Hall Reporters
Guilty Carnivore
Old Town by Larry Norton
The Alaunt
Bend Blogs
Lost Oregon
Cafe Unknown
Tin Zeroes
David's Oregon Picayune
Mark Nelsen's Weather Blog
Travel Oregon Blog
Portland Daily Photo
Portland Building Ads
Portland Food and
Dave Knows Portland
Idaho's Portugal
Alameda Old House History
MLK in Motion

Retired from Blogging
Various Observations...
The Daily E-Mail
Saving James
Portland Freelancer
Furious Nads (b!X)
Izzle Pfaff
The Grich
Kevin Allman
AboutItAll - Oregon
Lost in the Details
Worldwide Pablo
Tales from the Stump
Whitman Boys
Two Pennies
This Stony Planet
1221 SW 4th
I am a Fish
Here Today
What If...?
Superinky Fixations
The Rural Bus Route
Another Blogger
Mikeyman's Computer Treehouse
Portland Housing Blog

Wonderfully Wacky
Dave Barry
Borowitz Report
Stuff White People Like
Worst of the Web

Valuable Time-Wasters
My Gallery of Jacks
Litterbox, On the Prowl
Litterbox, Bag of Bones
Litterbox, Scratch
Ride That Donkey
Singin' Horses
Rally Monkey
Simon Swears
Strong Bad's E-mail

Oregon News
The Oregonian
Portland Tribune
Willamette Week
The Sentinel
Southeast Examiner
Northwest Examiner
Sellwood Bee
Mid-County Memo
Vancouver Voice
Eugene Register-Guard
OPB - Portland
Salem Statesman-Journal
Oregon Capitol News
Portland Business Journal
Daily Journal of Commerce
Oregon Business
Portland Info Net
McMinnville News Register
Lake Oswego Review
The Daily Astorian
Bend Bulletin
Corvallis Gazette-Times
Roseburg News-Review
Medford Mail-Tribune
Ashland Daily Tidings
Newport News-Times
Albany Democrat-Herald
The Eugene Weekly
Portland IndyMedia
The Columbian

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

E-mail, Feeds, 'n' Stuff

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Photo op at the train wreck

The head federal transit honcho is scheduled to walk around the SoWhat District in Portland this morning. The mayor's going to be "showcasing the economic development made possible by the stimulus-funded work." Does the future bankruptcy lawyer work count?

Comments (23)

I wonder which "private landowners" will be attending? Is this Homer?

Someone should explain to Mr Rogoff what a Potemkin-village is and then show him the MAX fight video, crappy schools and potholes.

This stimulus money is such a farce - Especially when we have all the gangstas and schools can only gradute 2/3rds of the students..

I'll just bet Portland's own kool-aid drinking Director Of Transportation will show up on his special, for celebration only, skateboard.

Jack, almost every day you provide a laugh.

So Sam and Co. is going to tell the federal trans honcho that rebuilding SW Moody twice in the past 10 years, the second time with a big help from the honcho, that this created SoWhat. Another laughable, unbelievable moment.

Most of SoWhat changes were created because the zoning was changed from industrial, low rise to commercial, institutional, housing highrises at 12 times the height and density as before. That was the impetus, and not raising SW Moody 14 ft. in the air with two-way split bike/pedestrian lanes taking up to 2/3rds of the street width.

What a snow job.

Watching these loser politicians around here is like being subjected to the Ludovico Technique, forced to watch a mentally violent version of "Jacka$$." Too bad it doesn't have the proper effect because the voters keep voting these kinds of candy-colored clowns into office.

I have a better idea. Let's line up those 200 or so 1990 vintage TriMet buses and fill up all the streets in and around SoWhat with them.

Then, on a big screen TV, show looping news coverage of all of the recent TriMet events.

We BLEW $36 million dollars to relocate a perfectly good Streetcar line and build a new street in SoWhat - that's money that DOESN'T improve transit, DOESN'T increase transit, DOESN'T impact ridership. We blew $165 million on WES that has directly resulted in the loss of bus service due to its outrageous operating expenses, and has in the overall scheme of thing been a net subtraction of service (not to mention that after three years old, hasn't even met its first year projection of ridership.) We blew how many hundreds of millions on the Green Line, only to have some Metro honcho basically say it was a mistake (while buses on the 72 line remain crowded and busy, running every six minutes - and is TriMet's most successful service in terms of cost per boarding ride, it beats every MAX line hands down.)

TriMet had no problem using its stimulus money to fix a trestle on the trolley line from Portland to Lake Oswego - a trestle that not only has the work not been satisfactorily completed, but the trolleys have not run over it in almost two years. Money for I-205 bike path lighting. Fixing a broken storm drain pipe at Tigard TC. Repainting the Tigard TC (and the paint is already worn and flaking.) Installing a new roof on the practically brand new Elmonica Shop. We have a bloated I.T., Marketing and Capital Projects staff - not one of those employees PROVIDES TRANSIT SERVICE.

I bet that this FTA honcho probably flew in using one of America's gas-guzzling aircraft, instead of using Amtrak. And I bet for his trips around town - he isn't using a bus either, but a GSA fleet vehicle. And all the TriMet handlers will be in their E-plated staff SUVs (Chevy Equinoxes and Ford Escapes) rather than the bus.

The south waterfront development has allowed Portland to retain its largest employer, which has 12,000 jobs within the City I believe. OHSU is now building in conjunction with several other universities a 400,000 square foot teaching and research center. That's real jobs, folks. Real high paying health and science jobs that would have gone to the burbs were it not for all the kooky transit investments that you routinely deride here. There are 2 thousand or so residential units down there which admittedly have not done all that well, but I would bet the area will fill out over the coming decade or so. And the tax base down there was close to zero before all the SoWa development. So how can you argue that it's been a tax drain? The new development has generated tax revenue for all the infrastructure through tif. That's what tif is supposed to do.

Actually Jim, what the money going towards TIF could do is continue to flow to schools and the county, while developers build their buildings with their own money.

OHSU was never going to leave its facilities on the hill. They have hundreds of millions in infrastructure up there, and they answer to hundreds of high-paid doctors who don't want to work in Beaverton. Besides the new facility could be built down there even if there was no transit at all. You use this new-fangled thing called a parking lot.

The rail projects serve relatively few people, cost a ton of money, and the operating costs become a permenant drain on the rest of the transit system. If you want to see the impact of transit, look at the current PBOT budget negotiations. They have to cut across the board due to the money committed to streetcar, light rail, and the Sellwood Bridge (half of which will be dedicated to "alternative modes", of course.)

"We BLEW $36 million dollars to relocate a perfectly good Streetcar line and build a new street in SoWhat"

I thought before they took it down, that PortlandOnline said it was a $65M project to raise SW Moody 15 feet for the length of 3700 feet.

I strongly believe that OHSU's threat to relocate major facilities to Hillsboro was real. They owned about 100 acres out there and have since sold about 50. That 400,000 sf Life Sciences building would have gone somewhere and the chances of it going out to the burbs would have been much much higher. I'd bet they will build more there.
There are 2000 housing units (with more to come) plus some other buildings, which is probably $700 million in investment. Those units would not have happened without public improvements. The site would have been a zero value landfill. The tax revenue from those buildings would never have gone to schools, gov services, etc if they never got built.
I'm sure there was money wasted and some poor investments. But cities have to make big bets sometimes to keep 10,000+ jobs and attract more for the future.

Like the Convention Center, how many more years or decades does the public have to keep paying and waiting for these big gambles to "pencil out"?

Timber Jim, are you trying to pull a fast one?

The TIF dollars being generated by SoWhat in 2007 was $9 Million plus. Today it is $12 Million. That is not much of an increase to pay for all the taxpayer funded projects, and many haven't even been started like all the transportation projects, greenway, two additional parks, etc. But what is worse the $9 to $12 Million doesn't even pay off the debt service on the bonds sold for the projects so far completed. As PDC's Patrick Quinton (URAC past lead administrator) said, "our URA is broke"..."we can't do the projects we are committed to"..."we need to priorities".

Steve, the lower numbers like $36 Million is the federal stimulus dollars given to the SW Moody project and not all the other state/city/TriMet/TIF dollars used to rebuild it again, reaching over $67 Million.

Timber Jim, are you forgetting the $5 Million of TIF dollars given to the OHSU Doctor Health Club building(owned by the OHSU doctors)? The $5 Million was suppose to be for creating bio-tech jobs in the building. Not one was created. Not a good bet was it?

Text from OHSU/OSU Life Sciences building web page is below. These sound like biotech jobs to me. So the jobs came, but in a different (and new and larger) building. The text below covers just one piece of the employment/programs that will take place there. So, not so bad, right?

'OHSU's Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine (OCSSB) led by the pioneering scientist Joe Gray, PhD and a dream team of collaborators that are working to create the “Google-Earth Map of Human Cells”.'

Does anyone have the link for the SoWa district budgets? I am interested in understanding the TIF numbers that Lee cites.

TimberJim - OHSU is a state owned facility. So what if it's in Portland, or Hillsboro, or Eugene, or Medford, or Bend, or Ontario, or The Dalles, or McMinnville? OHSU is not the property of the City of Portland - it belongs to the State of Oregon.

So what if OHSU moved to Hillsboro? Portland would quite arguably still gain significant benefits from its proximity. Look at Intel - that's a lot of freight that moves through the Port of Portland and specifically PDX - creating jobs IN Portland (however, a recent study found that the majority of PDX workers actually lived in the good news was that Oregon got a lot of income tax revenue that it didn't have to pay back to the same people.)

The site would have been a zero value landfill

Ironically the site WASN'T a "zero value landfill" until the city condemned its former industrial occupants. What used to be the South Waterfront was a mixture of various businesses that all created hundreds of jobs. The City bulldozed all that away, created tax breaks and a LID that only taxes those developments on the value of the vacant land, meaning that the increased property values isn't helping anyone out at all except themselves. I wish I could just tell my government "you MUST spend my property taxes on me." That'd mean I wouldn't have to pay the TriMet property tax (for light rail bond interest, since I don't live near a light rail line), Port of Portland property tax (since that funds the maritime operations that I cannot use), Metro tax (since there are no Metro funded facilities near me)...

Regarding my "zero value landfill" comment -
I went to Portlandmaps and looked at a few records down there. One example is the Riva Apts. In 1997, that property (650 SW GAINES) had an assessed value near zero and paid about $5,900 in property taxes. In 2011, same property paid about $550,000 in taxes, or 8,300 percent more than fourteen years prior. Very similar story for the Mirabella (3550 SW Bond) - a nearly 6,000 percent increase in taxes. Meanwhile, most other properties in Portland are capped at a 50% increase over that time per measures 5 and 50. Bonding $500,000 will get around $5M in tif for capital improvements - from that building alone. It's difficult to do a simple calc for the condo buildings because they are split into 100+ tax lots.

If the city had taken no action, the city, Metro, etc would still be getting $5,900 in property taxes. Instead, they built roads, a streetcar, a park, and a tram, and now have a couple hundred million in private investment to cover the cost of those improvements.

Timber Jim, like I said, the extra property tax dollars coming in isn't covering even the debt costs of the bonds used to pay for the public projects in the District. Some of that is due to over 50% of the area off the tax roll due to non-profits, public agencies (like OHSU), TODs, Affordable Housing (pays no taxes), etc. That's why the TIF dollars coming in are little more than many years back. Then as Erik points out, there were many businesses back in the 80s and 90s that were paying property taxes that had to leave, plus loosing their many jobs.

I agree with you that OHSU and affordable are paying no property taxes.

However, there are seven condo or apt projects (Meriwether, Atwater Place, Mirabella, John Ross, Ardea, Riva, Matisse) totaling 1,900 housing units that I believe are all paying 100% of their tax bill, unless you have information that shows otherwise. More are expected (yes, I know, hard to believe in this economy, but seems so).

Also, OSHU will have created well over 1000 jobs upon completion of the next building.

Also, again, I would like to see the financial statements for the district to understand your statement about covering debt.

Jim, you understand the concept of property tax abatements, which are part of both the Pearl and W Waterfront, right?

Yeah, they're selling like hotcakes: $170,000 for a 1 Bedroom, 1.0 Bathroom, 636 Square Foot "condo" in the John Ross.

21 for sale in Atwater, from $279,900 to $.3 million (2 Bedrooms, 2.1 Bathrooms).

The Mirabella Retirement Center is in distress, and offering reduced prices.

The Ardea is apartments, featuring dozens of vacancies, with rents ranging from $7,250 to as little as $1,350 for a 765 sq. ft space with a Loft.

Get 'em while you can!

No worries; keep apologizing for them, Jim.

Why, sure! All that TIF money's just rolling back into the schools!

Hey, I've got a bridge to sell, if you're interested - you can't run any cars or trucks on it, but it has spectacular views!

I strongly believe that OHSU's threat to relocate major facilities to Hillsboro was real.

Timber Jim, who also posts here as Phil P., is a developer cheerleader who no doubt benefits financially from the foolishness that is bankrupting Portland. Claims to live in the Sunnyside neighborhood. His or her opinions should be taken with a grain of salt. Such as the recent:

The P - LO Streetcar is a great idea.

Sorry, pal -- ain't buyin'.

Take my comments with all the salt you want.

That does not change the fact that many of the problems that have been cited by detractors of the SoWa district here on this page are not factually accurate. To wit:

Max, above, infers that the condo and apartment projects in SoWa have been tax abated. Based on my review of the taxes assessed on these projects in SoWa, this is not true. In fact, the taxes paid by these properties have jumped by about a factor of 100 (!), taking their former industrial use as a starting point versus their current use. Some apt projects assisted by the PDC have received tax abatement, but these are low-income housing projects, for example, 920 NW Kearney in the Pearl. Again, check Portland Maps. Max also infers that since some of the SoWa projects are struggling, they will not have to pay taxes. Not true.

Jack, as a tax expert, please fact check these statements and let us know your conclusion. I believe it's all there in Portlandmaps. I have read the assertion here many times that numerous residential projects in the Pearl and SoWa are tax abated and I don't see evidence that bears that out.

Jim, Phil, whoever you are --

SoWhat is a tremendous flop. The public is into SoWhat to the tune of about $300 million -- that may be conservative. The debt is staggering. Any increased taxes are not paying, and will not pay, the debt service.

10,000 new jobs were promised based on the investments that we have already made. Few, if any, have been delivered. Dozens of blue collar jobs were chased out of the neighborhood for ugly, b.s. condo towers. It's a lousy place to live, and it wrecked the neighborhood above it. The aerial tram is a screaming joke. The awful poodle poop park cost $20 million, minimum. They're putting in a maximum security immigration jail and a nursing home. One of the high-rise buildings is said to be leaning. Flop, flop, flop.

You are not worth arguing with.

If it's true that the property tax revenue increased by 10,000 percent - where's that money and why is Portland in such fiscal straits, if it has all this new money and revenue streams that didn't exist before?


1. The revenue really isn't there,

2. Expenses related to SoWhat are greater than the increased revenues,

3. Expenses elsehwere are up (and if so, where and how)?


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

In Vino Veritas

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

The Occasional Book

Marc Maron - Waiting for the Punch
Phil Stanford - Rose City Vice
Kenneth R. Feinberg - What is Life Worth?
Kent Haruf - Our Souls at Night
Peter Carey - True History of the Kelly Gang
Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games
Amy Stewart - Girl Waits With Gun
Philip Roth - The Plot Against America
Norm Macdonald - Based on a True Story
Christopher Buckley - Boomsday
Ryan Holiday - The Obstacle is the Way
Ruth Sepetys - Between Shades of Gray
Richard Adams - Watership Down
Claire Vaye Watkins - Gold Fame Citrus
Markus Zusak - I am the Messenger
Anthony Doerr - All the Light We Cannot See
James Joyce - Dubliners
Cheryl Strayed - Torch
William Golding - Lord of the Flies
Saul Bellow - Mister Sammler's Planet
Phil Stanford - White House Call Girl
John Kaplan & Jon R. Waltz - The Trial of Jack Ruby
Kent Haruf - Eventide
David Halberstam - Summer of '49
Norman Mailer - The Naked and the Dead
Maria Dermoȗt - The Ten Thousand Things
William Faulkner - As I Lay Dying
Markus Zusak - The Book Thief
Christopher Buckley - Thank You for Smoking
William Shakespeare - Othello
Joseph Conrad - Heart of Darkness
Bill Bryson - A Short History of Nearly Everything
Cheryl Strayed - Tiny Beautiful Things
Sara Varon - Bake Sale
Stephen King - 11/22/63
Paul Goldstein - Errors and Omissions
Mark Twain - A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Steve Martin - Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
Beverly Cleary - A Girl from Yamhill, a Memoir
Kent Haruf - Plainsong
Hope Larson - A Wrinkle in Time, the Graphic Novel
Rudyard Kipling - Kim
Peter Ames Carlin - Bruce
Fran Cannon Slayton - When the Whistle Blows
Neil Young - Waging Heavy Peace
Mark Bego - Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul (2012 ed.)
Jenny Lawson - Let's Pretend This Never Happened
J.D. Salinger - Franny and Zooey
Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol
Timothy Egan - The Big Burn
Deborah Eisenberg - Transactions in a Foreign Currency
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. - Slaughterhouse Five
Kathryn Lance - Pandora's Genes
Cheryl Strayed - Wild
Fyodor Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov
Jack London - The House of Pride, and Other Tales of Hawaii
Jack Walker - The Extraordinary Rendition of Vincent Dellamaria
Colum McCann - Let the Great World Spin
Niccolò Machiavelli - The Prince
Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird
Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus - The Nanny Diaries
Brian Selznick - The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Sharon Creech - Walk Two Moons
Keith Richards - Life
F. Sionil Jose - Dusk
Natalie Babbitt - Tuck Everlasting
Justin Halpern - S#*t My Dad Says
Mark Herrmann - The Curmudgeon's Guide to Practicing Law
Barry Glassner - The Gospel of Food
Phil Stanford - The Peyton-Allan Files
Jesse Katz - The Opposite Field
Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited
J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
David Sedaris - Holidays on Ice
Donald Miller - A Million Miles in a Thousand Years
Mitch Albom - Have a Little Faith
C.S. Lewis - The Magician's Nephew
F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
William Shakespeare - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Ivan Doig - Bucking the Sun
Penda Diakité - I Lost My Tooth in Africa
Grace Lin - The Year of the Rat
Oscar Hijuelos - Mr. Ives' Christmas
Madeline L'Engle - A Wrinkle in Time
Steven Hart - The Last Three Miles
David Sedaris - Me Talk Pretty One Day
Karen Armstrong - The Spiral Staircase
Charles Larson - The Portland Murders
Adrian Wojnarowski - The Miracle of St. Anthony
William H. Colby - Long Goodbye
Steven D. Stark - Meet the Beatles
Phil Stanford - Portland Confidential
Rick Moody - Garden State
Jonathan Schwartz - All in Good Time
David Sedaris - Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Anthony Holden - Big Deal
Robert J. Spitzer - The Spirit of Leadership
James McManus - Positively Fifth Street
Jeff Noon - Vurt

Road Work

Miles run year to date: 5
At this date last year: 3
Total run in 2017: 113
In 2016: 155
In 2015: 271
In 2014: 401
In 2013: 257
In 2012: 129
In 2011: 113
In 2010: 125
In 2009: 67
In 2008: 28
In 2007: 113
In 2006: 100
In 2005: 149
In 2004: 204
In 2003: 269

Clicky Web Analytics