Thursday, July 20, 2017

Oregon Lookout Towers

Acker Rock (August to November)
Bald Butte (June to October)
Bald Knob (May to October)
Bolan Mountain (July to September)
Clear Lake Cabin (November to May)
Drake Peak (June to October)
Fairview Peak (temporarily closed)
Fall Mountain (May through October)
Fivemile Butte (year round)
Gold Butte (June to October)
Green Ridge (May to June, September to November)
Hager Mountain (November to May)
Indian Ridge (July to October)
Lake Of The Woods (May to October)
Pickett Butte (October to July)
Snow Camp (June to September)
Timber Butte (May to November)
Warner Mountain (November to May)

Thursday, June 15, 2017

I'm Not A Plant Person

Do you think I'm watering this plant too much or too little?

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


I'm sure you have seen all kinds of posts on social media begging you to write, call, and fax your Senators about the issues that matter most to you. I discovered a tech tool that makes it easy to reach out to your Senators. It’s called “Resistbot,” and it’s by far the easiest way to send your thoughts, ideas, and opinions to your your members of Congress. Here’s how it works:

Text “resist” to 50409.

You will receive a couple of messages:

"Hi, I’m ResistBot and I’m going to help you write your officials. First, what name would you like to use to sign your letters?"

(reply with your name)

"Nice to meet you, (your first name)! What’s your zipcode? I’ll use it to identify your congresspeople."

From there, the app indicates your Senators, and prepares your personal message to them, and sends them a fax - automatically.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Fact-Checking The Fact-Checkers

"… when someone attempted to fact check the fact checker, the response was the equivalent of “it's secret.”

It is impossible to understate how antithetical this is to the fact checking world, in which absolute openness and transparency are necessary prerequisites for trust. How can fact checking organizations like Snopes expect the public to place trust in them if when they themselves are called into question, their response is that they can’t respond."

Read more here.

Saturday, January 14, 2017


"I’m proud of the fact… we are probably the first administration in modern history that hasn't had a major scandal in the White House."

~ Barack Obama

Uhhh… no. Go. Just GO

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Statism: The Most Dangerous Religion

"Humanity wasn't meant to be a domesticated species owned by a ruling class."

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Self-Importance Defined

"Hollywood is, simply put, the base of the entire modern American culture. It is the foundation of the country, so to speak, the glue that’s holding it together."

~ Spokesperson for a group of Hollywood celebrities threatening a “massive, all-round Hollywood strike” unless Donald Trump resigns.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Letter to Hollywood

Dear Hollywood celebrities and actors:

You only have one job to do: to entertain me. That’s it.

You make your living pretending to be someone else, playing dress-up like a 6 year old in a make-believe world in front of a camera. Your entire livelihood depends on my patronage.

I’ll crank the organ grinder; you dance.

I don’t really care where you stand on issues. You see, you aren’t real. I turn off my TV or shut down my computer, and you cease to exist in my world. Once I am done with you, I can put you back in your little box until I want you to entertain me again. You need to realize that the only words of yours that matter are scripted and rehearsed, and understood to be for pretend.

In my world, you exist solely for my entertainment. And when you use your purchased influence to peddle whatever silly ideas you and your cronies have dreamed up inside your bubble, that makes me want to just keep you in the box, locked away perpetually.

So, shut your word hole and dance, monkey!