Few have forgotten the anguish of stunted crops and terror of devastating forest fires last year because of the meager snowpack that yielded paltry irrigation water and tinder-dry soils. The snowpack was far below normal last year, not for lack of precipitation (which was normal), but because of how unusually warm it was. Much more of the mountain precipitation fell as rain rather than snow.
Walden’s Internet; No room; Check out art scene; more
Seeing Hood River “trending” nationally on Facebook the other day, and what it was trending for, made me so disheartened and mad, I actually used the word “jerk-wad” in a post.
Too much logic; Always racist?; Yes to STRs; more
Flags Lowered: First Lady Nancy Reagan
Among the forgiving words of Kozen Sampson are these: “You never think it will happen in your neighborhood and affect you personally. How many of us have let these things go by, even if just in our own mind, having these kind of thoughts rather than taking people as they come.”
Just as I did in 2003 and in 2005, I am writing a letter a day.
'Taming of the Shrew' is must-see; Girls vs. boys; ‘Mistake’; more
Say ‘yes we can’; Makes sense; Never-ending; more
The good news about local robotics comes with a handy lesson in Latin.
I admit it, I watched the Oscars Sunday night. I’d only seen two of the Best Picture nominees and couldn’t care less about who won for Best Costume Editing in an Animated Short. I tuned in because, not unlike a presidential primary debate, it can be wonderful theater to watch out-of-touch blowhards trying to “trend” with their “passion” for the crisis du jour.
‘Fix mess;' Will restore splendor; STR diversion; more
The heavy attention that presidential politics receives in the media this year can draw attention away from other important election-year matters.
Progress; Protecting Mount Hood; more
Gone; Telltale prints; more
Concerns; ‘Blunt reminder’