Tag: Oregon

The Angel in the Room.

I’m standing in front of a room filled with parents, teachers and students at the Eugene Country Club. This isn’t a normal crowd for the club. These are kids who have had tough lives and managed to somehow turn their lives around. Colleen Bellotti started the Turn Around Awards 21 years ago and I’ve been…

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Young Professionals Get It: Time For Us To Move Over

Perhaps it’s time for us to step aside and allow youth to rule? Sitting at a bar packed with people, that thought occurred to me as people my age talked of why we couldn’t do something and people of the millennial generation said: “Why not?” The meeting was over tax exemptions for developers who create…

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Behind The Scenes: I Have A Thing For Older Women

I have this thing for older women. Don’t panic my wife knows about it and understands it’s nothing immoral or wrong I just like Old Ladies. It comes from my grandmother Maxwell. She was kind of a crabby old lady but when she looked at me I knew I was loved. When your reflection bounces…

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As The Election Nears; DVR is a Gift from God

As the November Election nears and airwaves fill with accusations and slander, how do we stay involved with the process without getting stung? I find DVR is a gift from God. I stop reading articles about candidates or polls and I resist the temptation to let social media titillate me into frenzy. This Soon Shall…

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Let’s Get Out of Town: Exploring Oregon’s Outback

Eight years ago, KEZI sent a crew to Oregon’s Outback to bring back the stories of people who live in our state’s far east. We made a few calls before heading out to make sure we could get at least a few stories but I’ve never had much problem walking into a strange place and…

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Looking Back at the Good Stuff: Anne Frank & Oregon’s Outback

Ten years ago, photographer Kurt Richter, News Director Alan Beck, my son Jesse Dancer and myself took a trip the far side of Oregon. We produced a television show called “Oregon’s Outback.” In this show you get a real feel for the people, the land and Oregonians who feel disconnected from us but very connected…

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