Living in Portland, Oregon

Living in Portland, Oregon

I was having lunch with a friend and she asked me why I moved back to Hillsboro after living all around the world. I hesitated, since we’d been ...

January 26th, 2023 |  


Thanking Hillsboro for Christmas spirit

Dear editor,I am writing to thank Hillsboro​​ area residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past hol...

January 26th, 2023 |  


Don’t make the same mistake I made

Winter is upon us, which means snow and ice, which means fallen trees. I am writing this in hopes no one will make the same mistake I did.Last winter ...

January 25th, 2023 |  



Coupons for Amazon Prime members

Coupons for Amazon Prime members

Here’s a quick one to start us off. Amazon has a page of coupons just for Prime members. It’s at Amazon.com/coupons. You’re not gonn...

January 25th, 2023 |  


Teacher quality is a security issue

Teacher quality is a security issue

Editor’s note — This following column is an updated article originally written by contributing columnist Bill Sims and published by Educat...

January 24th, 2023 |  


Everyone likes a compliment

Everyone likes a compliment

“I have to say, that is a very nice hat!” I told the man as he passed me on the sidewalk.The man in the snazzy blue fedora had a serious l...

January 23rd, 2023 |  


Thoughts of divesting my youth

Thoughts of divesting my youth

Last fall I happened to catch a Howard Stern interview with someone who certainly is in the conversation as his generation’s greatest troubadour...

January 20th, 2023 |  


Disabled and in need of housing

As a disabled person in need of housing actually fit for a person to live in. Our housing coordinator has no clue what she is doing. I’m not sur...

January 19th, 2023 |  


Where did all the people go?

Where did all the people go?

Quick update: Last week I asked what was so special about Damar Hamlin. Damar, Damar, Damar! That’s all I heard on all media. He did, in fact, s...

January 19th, 2023 |  


Is it a talent or a curse?

Is it a talent or a curse?

When our kids were small we took a few vacations, but not many. It was just way too difficult for several reasons. The first and obvious one was the a...

January 18th, 2023 |