Today marks the sixth anniversary of when a masked gunman entered the food court at Clackamas Town Center near Portland, Oregon and began shooting. Like many who live in the area, I remember the day well. As the reports came across the television that there was an active shooter at a mall a few miles […]Read More Six Years After Clackamas Town Center: Still Too Much of the Same
55 years ago today, scientist Linus Pauling received his second unshared Nobel prize. He is the only person in the history of the prestigious award to ever do that. He is perhaps the most underrated Oregonian of all time, as well as one of the most underrated Americans of all time. He grew up in […]Read More Linus Pauling: Only Winner of Two Unshared Nobel Prizes in History, and Too Few Know
Today is the birthday of one of the most important athletes of all time, Jesse Owens. His story is an incredible one, with an interesting baseball twist that not many people know. Jesse Owens was the grandson of a slave who grew up in rural Alabama picking ten pounds of cotton a day. When he […]Read More When Jesse Owens Brought Baseball to Portland
Today is the 102nd anniversary of the Dedication of Multnomah Falls. They are the second highest waterfalls in North America, and are visited by two million people a year. We collectively breathed a huge sigh of relief this week as the falls area, and historic lodge were saved by the brave and hardworking firefighters. […]Read More Simon Benson, the Man Behind Multnomah Falls.