The Reluctant Expatriates

I was all set to write yet another flaming political diatribe about the current presidential primary cycle, but my heart just ain’t in it.  Prince’s death last week has thrown a pall over politics. Or maybe I’m just getting bored by the whole thing. After months of primaries, we pretty much know who the candidates […]

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Bernie and the Bird

March 27, 2016. Easter Sunday. Yesterday several primaries were held in the Pacific Northwest… I think. Certainly Idaho was among the states that caucused for the Democratic candidate for President of the United States, right? Why the nonchalant attitude? While everyone stands aghast at what’s happening on the Republican side of the election, the real […]

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The King of America

When I wrote a column late last year saying you’d all be sorry when Donald Trump was out of the 2016 presidential picture, I figured he’d be long gone by now. And yet, as of this writing — the morning after he strongly won the South Carolina Republican primary — he’s still very much in […]

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Where Does Maha Go from Here?

Oh my, how far the Maha Music Festival has come.  Few remember its inauspicious beginnings in 2009 at Lewis & Clark Landing, because few were there. The day featured has-been emo act Dashboard Confessional and where-are-they-now casino fodder Big Head Todd. From an indie music perspective, the festival’s biggest moments came early in the afternoon […]

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