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I am such a bachelor (with the New Apartment Blues)

  • Paul Gerald
  • May 25, 2011
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I don’t mean that in some kind of “player” way, like I’m chasing the ladies around. But this morning I woke up and rolled out of bed — literally, since it’s just a mattress on the floor — and made coffee in my stovetop expresso thing, since that’s all I have. Walked past the pile…

In the Pearl Groove

  • Paul Gerald
  • May 23, 2011
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I still don’t have the artwork up, and I still don’t have a cook pot with handles, nor enough spoons and forks for three people to eat, but I am getting in the groove, just a bit. For one thing, I have done laundry, taken out the trash, and annoyed the downstairs neighbor with loud…

A Portland Moment

  • Paul Gerald
  • April 6, 2011
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This morning, I delivered self-published books to a New Seasons Market. Then I went in to shop and asked for dried cranberries, which I like in the Bob’s Red Mill hot cereal that I buy at Food Front. A staffer with a pierced nose recommended some local, sustainably-grown cranberries as being “nummy nummy.” I walked outside with…

Another Neighborhood Notes Story

  • Paul Gerald
  • March 2, 2011
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Always fun to get paid for talking to business owners and entrepreneurs. I got to do it again with this piece in Neighborhood Notes, about business incubators for food-related businesses. Part 1, by the way, was about social entrepreneurs.

Food Carts Waste Inspires Eco-Groovy Solution

  • Paul Gerald
  • January 17, 2011
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Maybe you’ve noticed that food carts create a lot of container waste; just look at garbage cans on downtown sidewalks! Well, a woman named Laura Weiss thinks she has a solution. It’s called GO Box, and I just did a story on her and the idea for Neighborhood Notes. Read it here.

New Year’s Resolution

  • Paul Gerald
  • January 3, 2011
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(written to a friend) You make some fine pledges, my friend, and bring me no small amount of joy — not just with your too-occasional writings but with the recent news of your pending arrival in P-town. They say we put our intentions out to the universe and it responds in its own time and…