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Oct 02, 2014

How to Buy Tickets for English Soccer:
What I Have Learned So Far

For even more about English soccer, check out the new site for my upcoming book: An American’s Guide to English Soccer   In my quest to visit all 92 league soccer stadiums (aka football grounds) of England, I have picked up a few things about how to buy tickets for the Premier League and other […]

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What I Have Learned So Far
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Sep 23, 2014

Portland Heritage Tree #2: The Farrell Sycamore

I like to think that folks were tougher back in Pioneer days. I don’t really know if that’s true, but it feels right. Consider the people who built Portland; just to get here, they had to travel by boat or train, hack down a mighty forest, then start all over on the edge of a […]

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Sep 21, 2014

Recovery Share: When Pills Really are the Answer

Even before I got into recovery, I always had a serious aversion to taking pills. I can’t say exactly what it was about, considering all the other toxic crap I put into my system. All I know is that pills, along with needles and anything that went up my nose, always freaked me out – […]

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These views come early in the hike to Pania di Corfino.
Aug 25, 2014

Hiking in Tuscany: The Pania di Corfino

What is it like to go hiking in Tuscany? You start in dense forest, with occasional views of tree-covered slopes stretching to the horizon. You climb higher to see bald-topped mountains in the distance and tile-roofed villages dotting the hillsides. You emerge in a cluster of houses as quaint as the hobbits’ Shire, where you […]

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Jun 27, 2014

Watching Soccer in England – When to Go

For even more about English soccer, check out the new site for my upcoming book: An American’s Guide to English Soccer What’s the best time to go watch soccer in England? As I sit here planning my trips to watch soccer in England during the upcoming season, I find myself thinking there are two ways […]

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Portland Heritage Tree #1 is an American Elm Downtown
Jun 24, 2014

Portland Heritage Tree #1 – American Elm, Downtown

Sometimes a tree is impressive for what it looks like. Other times, for why it’s there, or who put it there. Still other times, for where it is. In the case of Portland Heritage Tree No. 1, all of these things apply. Wonderfully framed in a urban courtyard, a curvy pillar of nature’s beauty in a […]

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Jun 23, 2014

(Re)Finding Recovery on the Road

Every now and then I get tired of 12 Step World. It might be depression getting to me, or laziness, or more often I start putting personalities ahead of principles. “I don’t want to go to that meeting, because I’m tired of those people.” A good way to stop going to meetings for a while, […]

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May 28, 2014

Portland Heritage Tree #179: The Corbett Oak

First there was a wilderness, although the people living here wouldn’t have called it that. They called the big river Multnomah, and they would have lived, hunted, and gathered here for many centuries. There would have been many trees here, and what we now call the oak tree would have been particularly valuable to the […]

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