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The Importance of Knees

The Importance of Knees

As a competitive basketball player for untold years (48), I know well how important knees are. I would never have blocked as many shots (11) or swished so many countless jumpers (1,393), or dunked in so many opponents’ faces (0), without my knees rising to the occasion time after time. Go ahead and laugh. But […]

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“Driving Strangers:   Diary of an Uber Driver”

“Driving Strangers: Diary of an Uber Driver”

Strangely enough, I’ve recently collaborated on a book with good friend and weirdly talented Portland artist, Karen Wippich. It’s titled “Driving Strangers: Diary of an Uber Driver.” The book combines Karen’s oddly intriguing portraits with my brief, pithy musings about people I’ve ferried around Portland as an Uber driver. It features 25 art portraits, 75 […]

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You simply must read this

You simply must read this

HEY, LOOK THIS WAY! READ THIS AMAZING BLOG POST! You will be astounded at what happens next! Did you hear the shocking news? Are you missing the boat on this? Good God, HURRY! (Pause. Heavy, exasperated sigh.) I am really, really, really tired of emails and headlines that bark like yip dogs for attention. They […]

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Lessons learned from a freelance Snake Charmer

Lessons learned from a freelance Snake Charmer

On a recent holiday trip to Morocco, I spent some time in Marrakech with various local freelancers, including storytellers, drummers, dancers with roosters on their head, fortune-tellers, cell phone hawkers, and one highly charming snake charmer. I came away with five insights into freelancing that can be applied in any country, any line of work. […]

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Random Uncounters

Random Uncounters

Bucket Joke I learned something the other day about homeless people. They’re not afraid to laugh. I was hurrying back to work after lunch. While crossing a Portland street I met a downtrodden man with a blooming, cauliflowery beard who stopped in the middle of the intersection and stammered out a few words in my […]

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Les Overhead doubles Warren Buffett “March Madness” $1 billion offer

Les Overhead doubles Warren Buffett “March Madness” $1 billion offer

(Portland, OR)  In a press release issued today from the world headquarters of Les Overhead, it was announced the one-man firm would double the $1 billion offer of Warren Buffett for picking every game in this year’s NCAA March Madness basketball tournament. “We will double that amount to $2 billion,” said Lois Overhead, P.R. head […]

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