Retired Computer Technician- Award Winning Internationally Published Artist- Astronomy Educator
Alive at producing meaningful award winning astronomy art
Well, there is a fine line or is that a blurred grey area? No, wait; a dark brown blurred fine line with every cup of coffee depending on who you ask, who brewed it and who drinks it when hot, then when warmed down, then finally after half a day remaining in the cup, take a sip cold. Coffee is an organic substance infused from seed-beans inside a cherry-like husk. It can become what ever you like. I have roasted my own for several years. Stumptown is good in anyone’s humble opinion [if you like coffee on the slightly under-roasted side] but then I also like Peet's. I am not a particular fan of Starbuck’s though as I find it very inconsistent and more so as to who has just brewed it. I only order it as a pour-over there and for years as a French press- and never from their mass brewed urns. I have been buying local roasted coffees in Portland, such as at Kobos Company since the mid 1970's. That was long before many of these newbie transplants were born and have come to replace many of the local roasters. Welcome to transplanted coffee roasters from other states with much different tastes and cultures than the real local Oregonians. Welcome to the new Portland, transplanted with thousands from other places. - Born in the Pearl at Good Samaritan Wilcox Memorial in August 1954.
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It was an excellent lecture by Marina. I was the first to meet her after the lecture and to commend her as I sat in the front row. Her photographer took several photos of us talking that she later sent me to keep. - Mark Seibold, Retired IT Tech, Astronomy Educator, Portland Oregon
Pity The Poor Oregonian. I am grateful for the half page article they did about my sidewalk astronomy with nice large photo a few years ago. [Sun Struck - Mark Seibold Carries The Torch for the Earth's Brightest Star, Metro Extra Section, Aug 15th 2001] The few letters to the editor I wrote and they published about important issues like, the Homeland Security deporting my wife back to her overseas home and putting an end to our marriage because they could and my other letter to the editors about the importance of solar power [that was way back in 2003] but attacking the Mayor for using Twitter wrongfully? You mean to say that a journalist is going to tell us how she uses it properly? Isn't it a weak link in technology anyway? Limited to what? 140 characters? Is this news or just Big-O hubris!? No wonder the old world of printed news is set to die soon. Isn't there any real news to write about in Portland any longer? How about commending the Mayor for his fine efforts in supporting the Portland Arts?
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