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10/13/2017

OKay!!! So two "oldsters" from Portland recently made a break from their home base of over 35 years, and took off to Mazatlan, Mexico, where the living is easy.( and priced for real people!) It wasn't a snap getting here but we've each taken care of our health over the years, and felt up for the challenge.We drove the 2400 miles in a packed van with a dog and a full tank of determination to carve out a new path.That was the catalyst..the hope and trust that we were able to change, even at 73 and 74 years old.... THAT AND the realization that the news is the news and will always be filled with fractured dreams for those of us who want to move forward in peace and prosperity for one and all. I'm still of course sad and angry about the direction we are going in US,but sacrificing our own lives wouldn't solve anything. We know that our well being is our own doing and that we can step out of the box for another turn at living with less stress. So far, the rewards have been tremendous...color, light, laughter, music, and beauty do heal the soul for one and all. Care to jump in?

Such a perfect example of Democrats shooting themselves in the crotch.  Do we have one of our rising, passionate, curren...
03/02/2017
Democratic Response To Trump Speech Highlights Party's Struggle Moving Forward

Such a perfect example of Democrats shooting themselves in the crotch. Do we have one of our rising, passionate, currently-serving younger stars deliver the rebuttal to trump? Camilla Harris? Corey Booker? Tulsi Gabbard? Either Castro twin? Kristen Gillibrand? Joe Kennedy III? Or how about firebrand Elizabeth Warren? Standing in the Senate cloakroom or in front of the White House laying out a truly progressive agenda?

No. I love Beshear. But look. No, really. Look. An old white guy in khakis SITTING in a diner surrounded by...whaaa? More white people (most of whom look like hostages).

WTF? People are on fire. They're in despair. They're f**king riled up and wondering, "Should I get out there on the streets with my placard and pitchfork, or just give up and move to effing Mexico?"

The Huns are inside the gates with torches and they've already set a bunch of sh*t on fire. And the Democrats come ambling along all wide-eyed, turning their heads and hoping someone with a flip-phone will call, what was it? 991 or 911?

Honestly. I've been an activist democrat my whole life. But they're on Zanex or something. A presidential election was f**king ripped from their hands by Republicans and FBI colluding with f**king Russian Hackers. AND DID THEY FILE SUIT?

Even effing AL GORE fought back. So Hillary is curled up in a fetal ball in the mansion's sunroom. CAN SOMEBODY FILE A GODDAM LAWSUIT BASED ON VIOLATIONS OF THE CONSTITUTION AND US LAW? No. Sorry. Not today.

We'll futz around for a few months electing a new DNC leader. That'll fix everything. Because, you know, Tom Perez was KICKING ASS AND TAKING PRISONERS tnroughout Obama's administration and especially during the campaign! The man was everywhere, wasn't he?! Dressing down Republican fascists and burning their lies with the light of truth! Yeah. NO. Not so much.

WhoTF is Tom Perez?

Our Democratic party is still standing on the porch yelling for the kids to get off the lawn. It's been sad throughout the campaign and since the election. And last night, given a GOLDEN opportunity to show tens of millions of Americans how relevant, how timely, how bloody pissed off we are and that somebody better f**king get out of the way...we licked the damn ice cream right off the cone and onto the floor.

We can do better. Or is there another party?

The party chose not to put forward one of its rising stars in its rebuttal to Donald Trump.

02/22/2017
Portland Declaration of Truth

StumpPost reporters interviewed Portland citizens on the waterfront, asking three questions about TRUTH as in the Declaration of Independence line, "We hold these truths to be self-evident..."
How is the Nation doing with truth?
How are YOU doing with truth?
How is truth different for older versus younger generations?

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StumpPost reporters interviewed Portland citizens on the waterfront, asking three questions about TRUTH as in the Declaration of Independence line, "We hold ...

02/20/2017
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02/18/2017

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02/18/2017

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We've decided to rip into some of the most fundamental words of our nation. The sentence in our Declaration of Independe...
02/17/2017

We've decided to rip into some of the most fundamental words of our nation. The sentence in our Declaration of Independence that defines all the others. Each week we're going to take a key word from that text and present interviews and articles that reflect how our citizens feel about us as a nation, as a citizen and any generational differences.

We set out together on Fridays at 10 am into the city to meet and record regular people. If you can use a smartphone and have the gumption and personality, join us! Drop us a note.

This week we're exploring TRUTH. Next week it will be ALL MEN, and so on. This time in history cries out for illumination and expression. We hope these candid reflections will add to our collective understanding of each other.

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02/07/2017

"When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in an Australian country town, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value.
Later, when the nurses were going through his meager possessions, They found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made and distributed to every nurse in the hospital.
One nurse took her copy to Melbourne. The old man's sole bequest to posterity has since appeared in the Christmas editions of magazines around the country and appearing in magazines for Mental Health. A slide presentation has also been made based on his simple, but eloquent, poem. And this old man, with nothing left to give to the world, is now the author of this 'anonymous' poem winging across the Internet.
CRANKY OLD MAN
What do you see nurses? . . .. . .What do you see?
What are you thinking .. . when you're looking at me?
A cranky old man, . . . . . .not very wise,
Uncertain of habit .. . . . . . . .. with faraway eyes?
Who dribbles his food .. . ... . . and makes no reply.
When you say in a loud voice . .'I do wish you'd try!'
Who seems not to notice . . .the things that you do.
And forever is losing . . . . . .. . . A sock or shoe?
Who, resisting or not . . . ... lets you do as you will,
With bathing and feeding . . . .The long day to fill?
Is that what you're thinking?. .Is that what you see?
Then open your eyes, nurse .you're not looking at me.
I'll tell you who I am . . . . .. As I sit here so still,
As I do at your bidding, .. . . . as I eat at your will.
I'm a small child of Ten . .with a father and mother,
Brothers and sisters .. . . .. . who love one another
A young boy of Sixteen . . . .. with wings on his feet
Dreaming that soon now . . .. . . a lover he'll meet.
A groom soon at Twenty . . . ..my heart gives a leap.
Remembering, the vows .. .. .that I promised to keep.
At Twenty-Five, now . . . . .I have young of my own.
Who need me to guide . . . And a secure happy home.
A man of Thirty . .. . . . . My young now grown fast,
Bound to each other . . .. With ties that should last.
At Forty, my young sons .. .have grown and are gone,
But my woman is beside me . . to see I don't mourn.
At Fifty, once more, .. ...Babies play 'round my knee,
Again, we know children . . . . My loved one and me.
Dark days are upon me . . . . My wife is now dead.
I look at the future ... . . . . I shudder with dread.
For my young are all rearing .. . . young of their own.
And I think of the years . . . And the love that I've known.
I'm now an old man . . . . . . .. and nature is cruel.
It's jest to make old age . . . . . . . look like a fool.
The body, it crumbles .. .. . grace and vigour, depart.
There is now a stone . . . where I once had a heart.
But inside this old carcass . A young man still dwells,
And now and again . . . . . my battered heart swells
I remember the joys . . . . .. . I remember the pain.
And I'm loving and living . . . . . . . life over again.
I think of the years, all too few . . .. gone too fast.
And accept the stark fact . . . that nothing can last.
So open your eyes, people .. . . . .. . . open and see.
Not a cranky old man .
Look closer . . . . see .. .. . .. .... . ME!!
Remember this poem when you next meet an older person who you might brush aside without looking at the young soul within ... We will all, one day, be there, too!"

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02/03/2017

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Jeez, even Trump is on the Stump! Executive order issued just this afternoon.
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02/03/2017

Jeez, even Trump is on the Stump! Executive order issued just this afternoon.
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New February Edition is up and ready to be consumed! Our mobile site should work great, too.  Check out the stories of o...
02/02/2017
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New February Edition is up and ready to be consumed! Our mobile site should work great, too. Check out the stories of old, untethered Portland folks. Fascinating. Odd. Poignant.

News and commentary sourced by untethered old people. Unabashed, it's the view from the Winter of life: fearless, big-picture perspectives and reports on the huge as well as miniscule ingredients of our world.

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