08.05.12 Your Sunday Sermon



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RSVP: ELGL Forum with Bob Moore, founder of Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods – The event will be held at Bob’s Red Mill corporate headquarters in Milwaukie (13521 SE Pheasant Ct., Milwaukie, OR  97222) on August 8th. Please note, this is a different location than the store. The event will begin at 11:45 am and last until 1pm. For those who are able to stay longer, a tour of the Bob’s Red Mill facility will begin at 1pm.

Wanted: Community members for Metro’s review committee – Interested in improving how Metro involves the public? Apply for the Public Engagement Review Comm by Aug 24.

Yakima residents can take council’s citizen survey online – Yakima residents who missed out on a formal citizen survey will have a chance to take an online version.


Hate when that happens.

New admin joins St. Helens staff – The City of St. Helens has a new city administrator at the helm. John Walsh, replacing former city administrator Chad Olsen, who left in January after accepting the city manager position in Carlton, Ore., officially joined the city staff on July 30.

Timing an Urban Stroll Isn’t a Walk in the Park – Estimation of walking times in cities poses many questions, presenting teething problems for a growing industry, writes Carl Bialik.

Plan to Build a Private Highway Bisecting Maine Draws Mixed Reviews – Linking a deepwater port in easternmost Maine with a swift new highway would help bring the state into the global economy, but not everyone likes that idea.

Oakland, the Last Refuge of Radical America – The Occupy movement is still wreaking havoc in Oakland, the world capital of anticapitalism.

Why Empowering Federal Workers Creates an Innovative and Successful Work Environment – One of the few original things I’ve done in my life is to make up a quotation, which is: “No one ever washed a rental car.”



The simpler days…

Decoding the Science of Sleep – In today’s always-on economy, we’re tired like never before. Caffeine and sleeping pills only do so much. How did we get this far away from our most basic, ancient habits? And how can we get back on track?

Is Your Leadership Showing? You’re the CEO of your company. But do you look and act like a leader? Here are five ways to get started.

How to run an effective public meeting when dealing with people who have an agenda. I’ve been running public meetings and discussion groups and classrooms and focus groups and God knows what else for decades – I earned my stripes on that front long before I knew what a zoning code was.  So I agreed to help them out.

How to be alone – We all have to learn to be by ourselves, whether it’s after a breakup, a move or a divorce — but how, exactly?

Stuck with a bad boss? Time to try ‘managing up’ – Management consultant John Beeson has written extensively about how to deal with a bad boss. He says it’s vital to career success for you to take responsibility for improving the relationship.

Inside the UGB

Mapping Stereotypes

Outside the UGB


The Social Network

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Refugee from Facebook questions the social media life – Not long after Katherine Losse left her Silicon Valley career and moved to this West Texas town for its artsy vibe and crisp desert air, she decided to make friends the old-fashioned way, in person. So she went to her Facebook page and, with a series of keystrokes, shut it off.

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