"Stop lying to yourself. About anything. The sooner you tell yourself the truth, the funnier you will be."
(photo: Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort) The leaves aren't the only thing falling these days. Prices at some of the country's best kid-friendly h...
Moving squarely against the Affordable Care Act's objective of providing comprehensive health insurance for all Americans, Oregon has made a disconcerting move to restrict access to care for those who need it most -- low-income, cancer patients.
An annual pilgrimage begins this week. Thousands of Americans are excitedly unpacking boxes from Cabelas and Orvis and planning to leave the office ea...
The Chinook people have inhabited what is now Washington and Oregon for thousands of years. Despite being well-documented in Pacific Northwest history with a present-day vibrant community, they are considered nonexistent.
Coming-of-age stories tend to be about innocents who have the veil pulled from their eyes. Which sort of describes C.O.G. - except for the innocent part.
Former schools in which you're now welcome to sleep, eat, drink and be merry.
(This is an updated version of an Aug. 26, 2013 article in "The Louisiana Weekly.") On Friday, Louisiana's Department of Natural Resources gave RAM T...
We are I don't want to go beyond the borders of my citizenship to marry. I want to marry in the state and country where I live, work, and pay taxes. My life aspirations and goals are no different than those in an opposite-sex relationship. Next year I hope that Oregon will become part of a growing change of equality in this country.
Given the rapid rate at which public support is growing nationwide, it doesn't take a mathematician to recognize that marijuana prohibition is on its way out.
Tempranillo is one of the world's most important and noble grapes. It is capable of making complex wines with tremendous aging capacity.
Artist Royal Nebeker has what just may be the world's coolest studio space: he paints on the top floor of a former fishing facility -- The Uppertown Net Loft -- a battered and picturesque wooden building that sits on pilings 100 yards from the shoreline of Astoria, Oregon.
Medicaid is not a perfect system, and to the extent that the Oregon study suggests areas for improvements we ought to pay attention. But to suggest that the program is worthless because certain health indicators did not improve enough over two years reflects a very limited view of the purpose of insurance.
Go ahead and drop that nuke, Harry! Start approving President Obama's nominees, as the Constitution says you are supposed to. Republicans will be Republicans no matter what you do, and you've already been suckered twice by "handshake agreements" that they won't.
People will be talking about Senator Davis' filibuster for many years to come. Those who have made, and will make the trip to the capitol in Austin to make their voices heard, will become politicized forever. They will not forget the energy and solidarity which we have witnessed.
The Supreme Court had a chance to end the cycle of injustice in the United States but chose not to. For those of us in the other 37 states, the battle continues. Achieving marriage equality in Oregon, not to mention throughout the South, is not going to be easy.