Monday, April 14, 2014

Out of Place Mural

This OU Sooners graphic is on the side of a building on Division Street in Portland, Oregon. A little out of place, no?

Perhaps a past body shop owner originally from Oklahoma. Somebody painted over part of it, unfortunately.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Old Piano

Found out that Warner Pacific owns a piano built in 1846 by Galenburg and Vaupel? I am going to do some research on it....

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wet Golf This Week

Felt bad for the golfers at the NAIA National Championships yesterday. Lots of rain and wind with a 1 hour suspension of play. Headed back today to help with scoring. Creekside Golf Club in Salem.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Internet Mania

Isn't the web filled with a bunch o' crap? There is a vast number of social media tools out there waiting to waste your time. I have completely forgotton about this blog - something that I was excited about at one point - in favor of Facebook which I don't use all that much either.

Writing about things happening in my life takes time, and since I spend a good portion of my job writing, it seems such a chore to sit and type.

I figure that isn't a bad thing. The web is already full of people that write about themselves too much, usually in 140 characters or less.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A rare entry on political philosophy

I suppose this is post is due to the current health care brouhaha....

"The object of this Essay is to assert one very simple principle, as entitled to govern absolutely the dealings of society with the individual in the way of compulsion and control, whether the means used be physical force in the form of legal penalties, or the moral coercion of public opinion. That principle is, that the sole end for which mankind are warranted, individually or collectively, in interfering with the liberty of action of any of their number, is self-protection. That the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient warrant. He cannot rightfully be compelled to do or forbear because it will be better for him to do so, because it will make him happier, because, in the opinions of others, to do so would be wise, or even right These are good reasons for remonstrating with him, or reasoning with him, or persuading him or entreating him, but not for compelling him, or visiting him with any evil, in case he do other wise. To justify that, the conduct from which it is desired to deter him must be calculated to produce evil to some one else. The only part of the conduct of any one, for which he is amenable to society, is that which concerns others.

In the part which merely concerns himself, his independence is, of right, absolute. Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign." - J.S. Mill (1859)

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas

Have yourself a merry little Christmas!

Have a holly, jolly Christmas!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Back At It

The year is in full swing at Warner Pacific, and I am enjoying my new job for the most part.

I work with some great people, which is nice. I feel more prepared for home events than I did at Cascade, due to more help with set-up and clean up. We did decide to change website providers last month, so that made a pile of work for me. I guess it's nice to be needed.

Same situation, different scenery in some ways. Still trying to achieve athletic success with limited resources, while maintaining integrity. I don't have quite the emotional investment that I did at Cascade, so I think I can enjoy the competition a little more than in the past.

Still feels weird to say "Go Knights!"