June 30, 2011 - From Hillsboro to Haiti

By Robin Student from Hillsboro, Oregon On May 27th, I had the privilege to fly to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, with 5 other members of my church for a missions trip that lasted for one week. Upon arriving and departing the airport for our final destination in Temar, we were greeted by […]

June 29, 2011 - Love is in the airport

By Erika Weisensee On a cold November night, I headed out with my two-year-old son, Owen, for a little outing to the Portland Airport. It was a Friday evening and we were both ready for my husband to return home from a weeklong business trip. When family and friends ask […]

June 28, 2011 - Is this model real or plastic?

By Evergreen, Oregon writer I came across another un-human looking women’s ad while shopping on When I saw it, my first reaction was that someone drowned a plastic doll.  Upon clicking the ad I learned it is a person.   I suppose the creators wanted a fantasy mermaid look, but […]

June 27, 2011 - Is “Pet Insurance” a good idea?

To Insure or Not to Insure Dr. Ladan Mohammad–Zadeh, DVM DACVECC DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital Most people would be able to identify themselves as being a dog person or a cat person. Some channel their inner wild animal and prefer to have a rat, bird or iguana as a pet. […]

June 26, 2011 - Sexting is weapon of choice for cheaters

Sexting is weapon of choice for cheaters — New study looks at infidelity tools By HealthDay News A new study finds that the practice of “sexting” — sending salacious texts or nude photos over the Internet — is now a key tool for Americans bent on infidelity. Sexting, which notoriously […]

June 25, 2011 - Web Sensation: Cat barks like a dog video

Web Sensation: Cat barks like a dog video I saw it on Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC. It appears that cat barks like a dog when it is on its own but quickly changes to a more cat meow when humans are present. See below to the Cat barks like […]

June 24, 2011 - Fake Doctor at OHSU pulled scam for two weeks

Fake Doctor at OHSU pulled scam for two weeks A 21 year old man is being charged by Portland police with posing as a fake doctor at OHSU. The fake doctor did not go into patient areas but rather conducted his scam at the OHSU coffee shop. At the coffee […]

June 23, 2011 - Fashion Faux Pas — Oh the Horror!

by Cathy Rae Smith, Founder of Culture Magazine Anyone with even the remotest exposure to media in 2004 was aware of the “wardrobe malfunction” of the Superbowl XXXVIII halftime show aired live with Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake. The next couple years, speculation persisted over whether repeated incidents of Britney […]

June 22, 2011 - It is not a crime to use cliches!

By Erika Weisensee Milwaukie writer Any grammar guide or writing handbook will tell you that clichés are bad. Merriam Webster’s dictionary defines a cliché as “a trite phrase or expression.” A former professor of mine was especially fond of telling his students to “avoid clichés like the plague.” Clichés are […]

June 21, 2011 - Hair theft is on the rise!

Hair theft is on the rise in America and around the world. By Evergreen, Oregon writer I was humored and puzzled by the news recently of a 24 year old woman in Brazil who had her hair stolen by a thief. She was at a bus stop when a man […]