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On Friday, Aug. 6, at approximately 6 pm, I noticed an eerie, multicolored shimmering in the sky over the West Hills. Was this an interdimensional anomaly, or simply the Energy Beings commemorating ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 MARTY SMITH

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Dr. Know
Summer is passing me by, Doc, and I still haven’t thrown a barbecue. One problem: I live in a studio apartment. There is a park by my house, though. Can I drag my buns (along with my burgers a ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 4, 2010 MARTY SMITH

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Dr. Know
When my Boston-born girlfriend complained about summer’s late start this year, I said real Portlanders know our summers start and end later than they do back east. She says I’m crazy, be ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 MARTY SMITH

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Dr. Know
Recently, while walking to the MAX stop, I was attacked by crows. They followed me for a short distance, swooping at my head in turn. Five days later the same thing happened in the same spot, while ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 MARTY SMITH

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Dr. Know
Recently at Kitchen Kaboodle, my preferred purveyor of yuppie accoutrements, I was given a shopping bag printed with an enormous proclamation reading, “Reuse me! I’m recyclable! Throw me ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 MARTY SMITH

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Dr. Know
My Internet provider is a neighbor, either generous or clueless, whose wireless router I access. On clear days, I get great reception all over my apartment. But as soon as a few clouds roll in, I ha ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 MARTY SMITH

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Dr. Know
Every summer, fireworks stands blossom like mushrooms after a spring rain. Where do they come from? Where do they go? Can the people who work in them really live all year on the proceeds from two we ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 MARTY SMITH

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I’m attending a MoveOn.org public meeting tonight (6:30 pm at Washington High!) about how to take on corporate lobbyists. I say we fight fire with fire: Couldn’t we liberal Portlanders h ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 MARTY SMITH

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Dr. Know
I’ve seen lots of opinions about those photo traffic tickets that you receive by mail. First, are they enforceable, or can they be easily beaten? Second, do they go on your driving record? &md ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 MARTY SMITH

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Dr. Know
Some old-timer from the ’90s told me that one year Portland basically didn’t have a summer because of some volcano. Well, here we are freezing in June, and there was that big volcano in ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 MARTY SMITH
 

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