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English Soccer Tour: That “Back on the Road” Feeling

  • Paul Gerald
  • April 17, 2014
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Cherry blossoms at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC

What is that feeling of arriving in a foreign place? It’s excitement, touched with fear, but anticipation through and through. It’s giddy, it’s happy, and it’s freeing. Whatever was back there is just … back there. Left. Escaped? Avoided? Maybe, but not here anyway. That “back on the road feeling” comes when the last home…

Chalupas and Trail Blazers: A Brief Memoir

  • Paul Gerald
  • September 6, 2013
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I read this morning that fans will no longer get a free Chalupa when the Blazers score 100 points in a home game. I really don’t care about the Blazers or Chalupas (though I confess a weird weak spot for those new tacos with Doritos shells), but this does remind me of a story. When…

Latest Breakfast Bulletin

  • Paul Gerald
  • January 10, 2013
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Portland Breakfast

Every now and then I manage to squeeze out a newsletter called the Breakfast Bulletin. It’s not really all about breakfast anymore, but it’s a semi catchy name. The latest issue, January 2013, is out now, with breakfast news and reviews, a list of upcoming events, and a way for you to win either a prize…

Introducing “Pure Pleasure Paul”

  • Paul Gerald
  • January 10, 2013
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Peaceful Places Portland

I don’t even know what to say about that phrase, except that I would hope it’d get me some dates. My friend, and member of the Breakfast Crew, Joan Gale Frank, is also the author of a blog called Amazing Portland. She did me the honor last week of writing a blog post about me,…