Saturday, May 30, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
- Roman Catholic (23.9%)
- no religion (16.1%)
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Linda Fleming, 66, of Sequim, Wash., died Thursday evening after taking lethal medication prescribed by a doctor under the law, according to a news release by the group, Compassion and Choices of Washington. The release said Ms. Fleming received a diagnosis of Stage 4 pancreatic cancer a month ago, and “she was told she was actively dying.”
Ms. Fleming was quoted in the release as saying: “I am a very spiritual person, and it was very important to me to be conscious, clear-minded and alert at the time of my death. The powerful pain medications were making it difficult to maintain the state of mind I wanted to have at my death.”
Thanks Linda, and If you have one Godspeed. We have many freinds and reletives in Sequim, a very progressive corner of Washington. Peace & Love.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
The game's first ball put in play sent Ellsbury drifting back, and he snagged it. The second ball put in play forced Ellsbury to turn, sprint, and snare the ball just before running into the wall. The start was fitting. Ellsbury recorded nine of Penny's first 13 outs, and 10 of 17 overall. By the end of the game - which Ellsbury finished with a catch - he had 12 putouts, tying a major league record. Also D. Ortiz homers, fans go crazy.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Drove up the Gorge to the concert in George, Washington. Beautiful, sunny weather the whole way, drove right to the campground. Parked the truck and walked around to look for Amy and Brian Q. Found them! And someone had moved and there was a spot open right next to them! Drove the truck around, set up camp, and was happy. Saw Dan and Michelle on the way in, but they had to return to their car, and we looked but did not connect inside. Hot, Hot, Hot, for the Doobies and the Allmans, starting to cool down in the evening when the Dead came out. They played several songs I had never heard before live. Days Between I don't think I had ever heard before on tape, by anyone. Brian Q. also did not know this song, our neighbors said Van Morrison, I need to look it up. Phil was awesome on Tom Thumbs Blues! They played Women Are Smarter! I have only heard this once before, on Margo and Brian O'C's first date. I've been waiting twenty years to hear them play this song again. Hell In A Bucket cooked. Althea was great, another song I haven't heard for fifteen years. The drum solo>space was the best I have heard in years. Closed the show with Box Of Rain, one of my favorites.
(Set 1) The Music Never Stopped Loose Lucy Crazy Fingers Dark Star Dire Wolf Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues Into The Mystic Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
(Set 2) Passenger Hell in a Bucket Althea Eyes Of The World Drums Space Days Between Dark Star One More Saturday Night
(Encore) Box Of Rain
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Obit on the little girl who named the planet Pluto in 1930, Venetia Phair. "In the year 4,000 A.D., when Pluto is hollowed out and millions of people are living inside,” he said, “the name of Venetia Burney may be the only thing that Great Britain is remembered for".
Monday, May 4, 2009
Atrios had a map of the old streetcar system in Portland. The next link to be (re-)built is from Union Station to Portland State. We live off that L-shape spur in NE PDX. In 1912 I could have walked a block in either direction to catch a streetcar to downtown. 40 minutes on my bike ride to Portland State. Here is the current map of lightrail, commuter train, trolley, and bus. Bicycling is part of the solution.