In March I wrote a column, “Rock On, John Field,” about the start of my year-long regimen of limiting my active musical listening to classical music and its cousins. Irishman John Field wrote energetic music that, while 225 years old, just rawks.
Volunteers beware; Happy trails; Dress to be seen; ‘Sloppy’ administration
Thank you for joining us today to honor our veterans for their selfless service to America.
With 400 World War II veterans dying every day in the U.S., this poem, passed along by friends, serves as a poignant reminder of the reason we celebrate Veterans Day (formerly called Remembrance Day).
In the days leading up to and including Veterans Day, I will have the privilege to connect with Oregon’s veterans at parades, pancake breakfasts, and ceremonies across the state.
Should Thanksgiving wear a costume this year, may it be Frosty the Snowman.
Cell tower in Dee?; Get facts straight; Fix schism; more
This has been quite the year for changes in Oregon’s higher education system. As members of the House Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee we have been closely involved with the structural realignment of higher education. For the Gorge this means we are well prepared to take advantage of this new structure.
Jim Drake’s Entertainment Blog: Show me the way? Director talks about movie stars and the inspiration of ‘Walking the Camino’
I suppose it shouldn’t surprise me that the topic of a major spiritual pilgrimage has made an appearance in my blog for the second time in as many weeks. Last week, classical guitarist Peter Fletcher played a piece called “Diario dun Camino,” based on composer Jeremy Gill’s personal journey along the 500-mile trail, and this week, filmmaker Lydia Smith will be at the Mt. Hood Film Festival with her award-winning documentary “Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago.”
I do it for the kids; Juxtaposition; Safety first; more
Letters are a focal point of any newspaper.
I am a school bus driver for our local school district and am speaking as a driver without prior approval from our district. I feel it is important to let the public in and around Hood River know a few issues we face every day.
Open letter to Walden We are represented; Francis erred Unfair focus Insidious GMOs
A long list of helpful ideas for Halloween safety awaits readers at the bottom of this page.
Oregon State Police, county and local law enforcement agencies and the Oregon Department of Transportation have a message for Halloween night travelers: Be alert while driving and keep the Halloween party off the roads.