Photo Courtesy of Timberline Lodge.
Zip in, Eat out, and Snowboard to Nirvana
Not exactly in that order, but when I thought about writing last week, I figured the first blog I did should reflect what I cared about- it could become an introduction to me. Not so fast, actually, the scribbles you first saw could reflect what I would blog about in the future.
Naturally, my first inclination was to blog about the Blazers, but as their meeting with the Suns in the recent Playoffs proved— they were more like the propane on a BBQ grill than a proper flame. They had moments, but were very inconsistent this season as to which team would show up. Some games I thought I was watching the pilot light on the grill. Nevertheless, given all the adversity, they did well to make it into the Playoffs this year . . .
So what to write about, my first love taken from me so quickly once again. Well, perhaps a more prosaic approach would suffice. I’ll write about things I love, and things I’m interested in: Food and sustainable ways to live and be. In a world of oil slicks and Katrina-like flooding, the later can be a real challenge, but fortunately Portland’s lively food scene has got my back.
Zip, zip, zip away. Sounds like a futuristic option really. Just waive your card across the windshield, get into a random car, and drive away. Almost like you stole it! Except it comes with gas and insurance. That to me is what the Zip Car experience reminds me of. While I wish their was a parking spot right on the 12th Avenue side of our building, I still believe that Portland is the natural choice for this burgeoning part of our “shared future”. Ownership of individual things is not the most important aspect. Sure, it’s a fundamental part of our property law, that being, the ability to exclude— but it’s not sustainable and truthfully it’s not right. You won’t use a boat everyday, you may not use a car everyday. ERGO, let’s share. A new principle I believe we can all get behind, “Share unto others as you would have them share unto you.”
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