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The Kavanaugh Court Complexities—Sunday Political Brunch September 23, 2018—The Kavanaugh Court Complexities -- Sunday Political Brunch…

Blazers Must Join Jimmy Butler Sweepstakes With Neil Olshey’s Legacy On The Line—Blazers Must Join Jimmy Butler Sweepstakes With Neil…

The Importance Of The Pre-Race Taper—The Importance Of The Pre-Race Taper

Week 3 Pac-12 Football Overreactions—Week 3 Pac-12 Football Overreactions

“Race to the Primary Finish Line” - Sunday Political Brunch September 16, 2018—“Race to the Primary Finish Line” - Sunday…

“A Summer of Political Drama Heads to Fall” - Sunday Political Brunch - September 9, 2018—“A Summer of Political Drama Heads to Fall”…

Remembering my Journeys with Senator McCain—Sunday Political Brunch Sept. 2, 2018—Remembering my Journeys with Senator McCain -- Sunday…

Fit For Life: Dealing With Life’s Issues—Fit For Life: Dealing With Life's Issues

A Week of Political Ups and Downs—Sunday Political Brunch August 26, 2018—A Week of Political Ups and Downs --…

A Topsy-Turvy Week of Political Hodge-Podge - Sunday Political Brunch - August 19, 2018—A Topsy-Turvy Week of Political Hodge-Podge - Sunday…

 
 
 
 

Politics

The Kavanaugh Court Complexities—Sunday Political Brunch September 23, 2018

Mark Curtis

I have no idea what happened with Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Basely 36 years ago, but I can certainly look at my… Read More

 

Sports

Blazers Must Join Jimmy Butler Sweepstakes With Neil Olshey’s Legacy On The Line

Jimmy Butler

Sports are about moments. They’re about legacies. They’re about competition, camaraderie and maybe most of all,… Read More

 

Sports

Week 3 Pac-12 Football Overreactions

We’re three weeks into the 2018 college football season and the Pac-12 conference is already in trouble of earning a… Read More

 

Politics

“Race to the Primary Finish Line” - Sunday Political Brunch September 16, 2018

Mark Curtis

This marks the final week of primaries before the November election, with New York, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire holding… Read More

 

Politics

“A Summer of Political Drama Heads to Fall” - Sunday Political Brunch - September 9, 2018

Mark Curtis

As summer fades to autumn (and my vacation fades back into the workplace), it’s time to assess some of the big… Read More

 

Politics

Remembering my Journeys with Senator McCain—Sunday Political Brunch Sept. 2, 2018

Mark Curtis

I’m on the road this week keeping an eye on key primary elections in Florida, Arizona and Oklahoma. But like many I am… Read More

 

Politics

A Week of Political Ups and Downs—Sunday Political Brunch August 26, 2018

Once again President Trump was back in West Virginia this week, the state in which he is the most popular with a 62 percent… Read More

 

Politics

A Topsy-Turvy Week of Political Hodge-Podge - Sunday Political Brunch - August 19, 2018

Mark Curtis

Wow! What a weird week in politics. We had four state primaries, and all kinds of Washington tumult, plus our ongoing attempt… Read More

 

Sports

How To Watch Preseason Football

Preseason football can be very interesting for some fans, and very boring for others. I am laying out some tips,… Read More

 

Politics

“The Red Tide vs The Blue Wave”—Sunday Political Brunch August 12, 2018

Mark Curtis

It’s beginning to sound like a professional wrestling card, “The Red Tide” versus “The Blue… Read More

 

Politics

“The 100 Day Dash to Election Day”—The Sunday Political Brunch August 5, 2018

Last Sunday marked an important milestone – just 100 days until the November midterm election. This is going to be a… Read More

 

Politics

Do Sharp Elbows Spike Poll Numbers?—Sunday Political Brunch July 29, 2018

Last week was a bad one for President Trump, or was it? He faced a barrage of criticism in both parties and in the media for… Read More

 

Sports

Slumming It At Safeco Field

Every baseball season since my wife and I moved to Seattle, a little over five years ago, we have made a point to attend at… Read More

 

Politics

Do You Get “Do-Overs” in Politics?—Sunday Political Brunch - July 22, 2018

Mark Curtis

We all make mistakes – politicians, too! How many times in life do we seek a “do over” to set things right?… Read More

 

Sports

The Portland Trail Blazers Won! With A Bunch Of NBA Players…

The Portland Trail Blazers have rightfully been crowned Las Vegas Summer League champs due to, in no small part, having nine… Read More

 

Politics

McCain Calls Trump’s Meeting & Press Conference With Putin “Disgraceful”

John McCain calls Trump's meeting with Putin disgraceful

U.S. Senator John McCain is calling President Trump’s meeting and press conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki… Read More

 

Politics

The Politics of Finesse, 2018 Style - The Sunday Political Brunch - July 15

Mark Curtis

Finesse is something we normally equate with athletics, but it can be in politics (or any other business), too! While… Read More

 

News

Trump Names Kavanaugh To United States Supreme Court

Brett Kavanaugh named to replace Kennedy on the Supreme Court

President Donald Trump has named Brett Kavanaugh replacing Anthony Kennedy on the United States Supreme Court. Presently,… Read More

 

Sports

The Best Running Gear You Can Buy

I’ve tried quite a lot of running gear over the past few years. I believe there are three cycles to a runner when it… Read More

 

Politics

“Come See About Me” - The Supreme Court Picks—Sunday Political Brunch July 8, 2018

On Monday night President Trump will announce his latest nominee for Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. As with his… Read More

 

Politics

The Politics of Civility - or the Lack Thereof—Sunday Political Brunch July 1, 2018

Mark Curtis

We live in one of the most caustic political times that I can ever remember. Look, politics has always been a sharp-elbowed,… Read More

 

Health

The Importance Of The Pre-Race Taper

The mighty, and dreaded, taper. We all know it’s in our best interest to lessen our mileage and increase rest prior to… Read More

 

Lifestyle

Fit For Life: Dealing With Life’s Issues

I am not writing this article as a motivator, team leader, coach, trainer, business owner, or any of the other hat I wear.… Read More

 

Health

The Total Self – Mentality – How To Improve Your Mental Toughness

For those of you who follow this site (and read any of my “The Total Self” entries), you do know I am always… Read More

 

Health

You CAN Stop Emotional Eating – Here’s How

Emotional eating is a very real problem in America today. When you are experiencing work stress, relationship clashes,… Read More

 

Lifestyle

King Portland Farmers Market Announces Upcoming Classes

King Portland Farmers Market

King Portland Farmers Market is hosting registration for three classes coming this summer. The classes are Fresh… Read More

 
 
 

Health

Gardening For Health

Gardening not only produces delicious fruits and veggies and gorgeous flowers, but also a healthy body and mind.

 

Health

Weiss: AARP Gives Us a Snapshot of the Millennial Caregiver

AARP’s latest caregiver report places the spotlight on the Millennial generation, those born between 1980 and 1996,… Read More

 

Health

Weiss: A Storm Cloud Looms Over Older Americans Month

Two years after President John F. Kennedy had formally designated May as “Senior Citizens Month” at a meeting of… Read More

 

Lifestyle

Fit For Life: Don’t Cut Gym Time This Summer

Whenever someone tells me they are going to take time out of the gym for the summer because they are going to exercise… Read More

 

Lifestyle

Ways To Build Muscle Naturally

People go to the gym for all sorts of reasons, depending on their fitness goals. Despite the various reasons people hit the… Read More

 

Health

Weiss: In 2050, Where Have All the Family Caregivers Gone?

The year 2030 marks an important demographic turning point in U.S. history according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017… Read More

 

Health

Tips On Becoming Fully Hydrated

With the seasons changing, there must be proper care taken when it comes to hydration. Hydration is crucial for that balance… Read More

 

Health

Weiss: House Fails to Pass GOP’s Balanced Budget Amendment

Following the recent passage of the $ 1.3 trillion omnibus government spending bill and the massive GOP tax cut bill that… Read More

 

Health

Weiss: With Tax Day Looming, Watch Out for IRS Imposters

With the April 15 tax filing deadline just around the corner, AARP’s Fraud Watch Network is gearing up to keep… Read More

 

Food

Portland Ranked #1 in Food Truck Business Environment

The City of Portland is ranked as the best city in the country for food trucks, according to a recent study by Food… Read More

 

Lifestyle

Shadowboxing Versus Running

The other day, I was talking to a buddy who is wanting to get back in shape. His asking my advice about cardio is what… Read More

 

Health

Weiss: Trump’s Budget Proposal Comes ‘Dead on Arrival’ to Aging Groups

Last Monday, President Donald Trump released his 2019 budget proposal, “An American Budget,” providing guidance… Read More

 

Lifestyle

Social Networking – How Friends Can Help You Reach Your Fitness Goal

When it comes to health and fitness: the buddy system really works, especially if you live in a state like Oregon – a… Read More

 

Health

Weiss: Older Americans to Benefit from Bipartisan Budget Act

While many were sleeping, funding to operate the federal government expired midnight Thursday, though it was restored about… Read More

 

Lifestyle

Fit For Life: Avoid the Negativity

A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article that asked you to list the things that were wrong with you and what was a priority… Read More

 

Lifestyle

Fit For Life: What’s Wrong With You?

That’s a serious question, and I want you to think about it both literally and figuratively. I was driving the other… Read More

 

Lifestyle

Fitness Plan – Does Pain Equal Gain?

If you exercise on a daily basis, then you’re probably familiar with the phrase “no pain, no gain,” a… Read More

 

Lifestyle

Fit For Life: New Year, New Successes, Stay the Course

It’s the last weekend of 2017, and I am getting a feeling that craziness will be happening to me in the next few weeks.… Read More

 

Lifestyle

Fit For Life: Holiday Excuses. Don’t Let Holidays Compromise Your Health, You’re # 1

It’s that time of the year again, and before you know it, it will all be gone, and our sights will be set on tackling… Read More

 

Lifestyle

Portland Ranked Among Most Caring Cities in U.S.

The City of Portland is ranked as one of the most caring cities in the U.S. According to a recent study completed by… Read More

 

Beauty & Fashion

Alex and Ani Announces Charity by Design Collection By Celebrities Cuoco, Moore & Olsen

Mandy Moore

Alex and Ani announced its latest Charity by Design collection to benefit the Epidermolysis Bulls Medical Research… Read More

 

Health

Weiss: Medicare Takes a Blow Under GOP’s Major Tax Plan Fix

n early December, the GOP-controlled Senate passed by a partisan vote of 51 to 49 its sweeping tax rewrite (with Republican… Read More

 
 
 
 
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