The nice weather got me thinking: Is
there a local upside to climate change? If the weather changes
everywhere, some places are bound to improve—why not us? I’m willing to
sacrifice a few po
If overpopulation is a concern, why have cellphone driving laws?
Recently you wrote about the lives saved by the
hands-free cellphone law. Since we’re overpopulating and running out of
resources, shouldn’t we stop trying to reduce deaths with laws like
Like you, I’m a big fan of natural disasters. I’m
especially keen on that volcanic time bomb, Mount Hood. Will it erupt?
How soon? And how many souls will I be able to harvest when it does?&nb
Does Portland really have a brown recluse spider problem?
My roommate claims Portland is full of deadly brown
recluse spiders. I say the brown recluse menace is overstated. I also
think he’s using said menace as an excuse not to clean the basement.
Are hipsters to blame for Oregon’s high unemployment rate?
Would I be wrong in assuming that Oregon’s high
unemployment rate has been brought on by hip, jobless twentysomethings
who move to Portland to embrace a bohemian lifestyle supported by Oregon
Now that our trash is picked up biweekly, I find myself
tempted to toss questionable items into the recycling bin, even though
they don’t belong there. Of course, I’d never actually do this—