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One Year Later: Portland Revisited

One Year Later: Portland Revisited

I left Portland a year ago, moving to Santa Barbara, so an anniversary visit seemed the perfect way to celebrate. (Read Why I bailed on Portland.) Old friends and new ones, I had a busy schedule to catch up with…

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Jobs Vs. The Environment, Again

Jobs vs. The Environment, again

It's time for some new arguments, because your JOBS vs. POISONING THE ENVIRONMENT logic is getting stale. People understand how your pass-on-polluting costs them their jobs and puts their loved ones in the hospital. "Dozens of workers were let go,"…

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CycleCalCoast: What’s The Exit?

cycleCalCoast: What’s the Exit?

Angel investors love to ask, “What's the exit?” When they invest in a high-tech startup, they want to know how they'll get their money back, plus a big return. I'm a long-term angel investor dabbling in website development, in this…

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Why I Bailed On Portland

Why I bailed on Portland

I had my reasons, but may I start with why I moved to Portland in the first place? I had family there and I would move into the same high-rise apartment building downtown. That was a big plus. The MAX…

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Little Boy Bennett

Little Boy Bennett

I must have looked lost, too. "Can you find my dad?" A little boy was standing there, calmly asking me. I felt like I was 10 feet tall, he was that small. His urgent appeal snapped me out of my…

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