Keep Oregon Historical Society budget intact

Lack of access to our state’s historical documents diminishes us. Not only writers and historians suffer, but everyone who reads, or goes to school, or needs to be informed about the world prior to us. In other words, everyone. The Oregon Historical Society is scheduled to reopen on April 2nd with drastically curtailed hours: one… Continue reading Keep Oregon Historical Society budget intact

Advice to left websites: get RSS

As a 25-year veteran of left-wing politics (NAM, DSA, the Greens, The Alliance newspaper), I know the difficulty of getting the word out. Well, I have news for you. There is something called the Internet. I hear you protest: we are on the internet, already. People just aren’t coming to our website. Yeah, but the… Continue reading Advice to left websites: get RSS

Blogging Cascadia – our new news site

I have been working on a new news feed for literature, arts, environment, and progressive politics in the Pacific Northwest. I’ve been frustrated with the difficulty of finding good blog and news sources by northwest bloggers. Cascadia, for those who don’t know, refers to the Cascadia bio-region, which includes everything from the Siskiyous to southern… Continue reading Blogging Cascadia – our new news site

Another reason to leave your cell at home

This is scary stuff if you’re any sort of activist. Sure, they say it’s opt-in, but there are always ways around that. As a public person, I don’t mind people finding my address or phone number (unless they’re advertisers), but individuals tracking my exact whereabouts? I don’t think so. The Raw Story | Google offers… Continue reading Another reason to leave your cell at home