How much do the rest of us pay for chronic 911 callers?
My building gets eight to 10 emergency visits from
Portland Fire & Rescue each week, usually for the same three or four
residents. How much do the rest of us pay for that care? Do 911 caller
On a sunny day, look up and you may see a contrail,
which is a normal vapor trail that dissipates as quickly as a jet
passes. Then there are chemtrails, which hang up there all day and
Will my incandescent Christmas lights destroy the planet?
Like a good Portlander, I’ve replaced my old,
power-sucking incandescent bulbs with modern CFLs. My Christmas lights,
however, are still incandescent. Do I care? How hard am I raping the
If Pioneer Courthouse Square is “Portland’s living room,” the old Pioneer Courthouse itself seems more like the dark, scary attic that no one ever goes into. It’s a striking building, but what
Why don’t incandescent light bulbs last forever?
Don’t hang on, Tom—nothing lasts forever but the Earth and
sky. Still, I suspect you want me to put down the bong and answer your
Paper or plastic?
You’re clearly a wiseass, Nick, but I do admire your
brevity. I’ll assume, charitably, that you’re not just flinging
linguistic poo at the answer monkey and you re
What are the Occupy Portland people going to do when it
gets really cold? I’m worried they’ll have to give up when the snows
come, enabling the movement’s detractors to deride the whole thing
To recoup the increased cost of curbside composting,
could I use my green barrel as a toilet? All my human waste is 100
percent organic. I can even mount a toilet seat on top of the green can