Bill O’Reilly PDX

An interesting article in The Oregonian today. His former colleagues from that time describe him as a man of liberal political views who was driven by greed. I’ve often thought part of what’s happening to this country is that more and more the “conservative” voices which help shape discourse are insincere. Conservatism has become more

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Racoon Dog Drug Testing

Last night, a guy I know explained to me the process of passing a drug test when you smoke pot every day, which I found interesting. First, you get a friend who doesn’t smoke pot to urinate in a cup. Then you pour some of the urine into a condom and tie off the open

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Oregon Epiphytes

I took these pictures Sunday near the Santiam River, a tributary of the Willamette which flows down from the mountains east of Salem. Trees in Oregon are often covered with epiphytic growths like these. The things that look like brown, scaly leaves and the things that look like white coral are lichens. Lichens are composite creatures, made up

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