Tag Archives: Oregon

The Saving Grace of Shade

Yesterday, temperatures hit 100 F here in Portland – the hottest day so far of 2012. Compared to other areas of our overheating world, we’ve obviously been spared a great deal of angst and discomfort so far, and should consider … Continue reading

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How low do we go? Ballot Measure 5, twenty-one years later…

Each year, the trade publication Education Week ranks the public school systems of the 50 states + District of Columbia. The criteria the rankings are based on include, among other things, accountability standards, college readiness of high school graduates, spending and … Continue reading

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Heaven for a plant addict!

Okay – this past weekend was a holiday weekend in my world! The occasion? It happens twice a year, once in spring and once in fall – the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon’s plant sale at the Expo Center! The first … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the new PPS budget cuts…

Not unexpectedly, we’re going to have to make some changes. Although I’m a mere outsider with kids in elementary school, I can’t help making certain observations that rub my sensibilities the wrong way. In trying to learn as much as … Continue reading

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