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Money & Careers

Going Out of Business – is there anything you can do? Definitely!

By Alexsandra Stewart
Another shop in my Portland, Oregon neighborhood is closing. It’s the second in a month! Signs of the times all over my city include sad notices: “Going Out of Business,” “For Lease” and “Tenant Relocating.” That’s why I love the idea of The 3/50 Project — a program designed to support local economies and independently owned businesses. Businesses like Scrub,  the…
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Family & Friends · Lifestyle

A Brother, Cinco de Mayo and Mother Memories

By Alexsandra Stewart
Each year as Cinco de Mayo arrives, I think about my youngest brother, whose last fiesta was that celebration in 2004. He drove to Portland from Baker City, stayed a few days with his step-daughter, partied with a friend, and then made the five-hour trip on U.S. 84 through the Gorge back to his rented house. It was his last…
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Lifestyle

Dear Diary, My Passion Is….

By Alexsandra Stewart
by Alexsandra Stewart I’ve been thinking about passion, meditating on the word and feeling, checking the dictionary, because I so often hear myself say, “oh, I love that!”  And THAT might be a pair of shoes, a book, a painting, a house or a dinner with friends. I love You Tube, I love the internet, I love blogging; over and  over…
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Lifestyle · Money & Careers

Alex Stewart: OMG the Garden is a Disaster. A metaphor for the market?

By Alexsandra Stewart
It’s that time of the year. My garden is in horrible shape, seemingly fatally wounded by winter’s wrath. While Portland gardens most always are fairly uninspiring and bleak in January, this year the garden seems to be in worse condition than usual. The artichokes look dead.  Leaves of mush and slime, lying against dirt. Over half of the strawberry plants…
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Lifestyle · Money & Careers

Mortality, Change, and Real Estate

By Alexsandra Stewart
By Alexsandra Stewart I drive past the Riverview Cemetery on Taylor’s Ferry Road several times a week. Several of my great, greats are buried there, I always think of them. The Langworthys and Fosses: I’ve looked for and found their grave sites. It is a little uncanny to look at a mossy headstone, see names and dates that are a…
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