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Best Place to Photograph Sunrise in Vancouver BC?

For most of the year, it’s just too damn early to get up and out in time to get good sunrise photos. But the winter is a different story. While in Vancouver, B.C. last week, I noticed on my phone that sunrise wasn’t until around...

The Big Upgrade or How I Learned to Appreciate the Chevy Impala

The truly magisterial thing about life is that, when you wake up each morning, you can never be completely certain about what the day has in store for you. This applies to President Obama, Pope Francis, a weird guy I hired to rake leaves at...

Update on the Murder of Dartmouth Student Crispin Scott

Crispin Scott’s semester abroad in Barcelona was supposed to be the adventure of a lifetime. But on January 6, 2012, the night before he was to attend the program’s orientation session, the handsome 20-year-old math major and rugby star at Dartmouth made a fatal mistake....

Now I’m the Guy on the Motorized Scooter

Until I injured my knee playing tennis a month ago, I used to be one of Bend’s FitBit People. Now I’ve joined the sedentary class . I know that some of the folks you see riding motorized scooters around big-box stores really need them. When...

A $5 Haircut from an Optimistic Ex-Con (VOL 1- Beauty School Series)

I’m cheap and I don’t care as much about my appearance as I probably should. That’s why I don’t mind patronizing beauty schools, where you can get a haircut—and sometimes a shampoo—for as little as five bucks. It takes longer because the students often have...

Why is Raping a Dog Only a Misdemeanor in Oregon?

Here’s a question I bet you haven’t given much thought to: why the bloody hell is sexually assaulting a dog only a MISDEMEANOR in Oregon? Behold this revolting story in the (Bend)Bulletin about this depraved couple who are accused of sexually abusing children and also,...

Plagiarism at The Daily Mail- Look What I Found

The Daily Mail has never been known for its high standards but this example of blatant plagiarism is a shocker even for them. Behold this half-assed story, penned by Simon Cable about Don Parrish, one of the world’s legendary travelers. I know Don.  In fact,...

Bend, Oregon is Not as Crunchy as you Might Think

Visitors might wrongly assume that Bend is a bastion of crunchy, left-wing, kombucha swilling vegans who wear hemp, recycle toilet paper and look forward to listening to NPR’s Wait-Wait-Don’t Tell Me on weekends. After all, this is the small, outdoorsy city that shows up in...