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Month: March 2016

Bend is Not NYC is Not Bend: A (Beginner’s) Dialogue on Central Oregon Culture

Bend is Not NYC is Not Bend: A (Beginner’s) Dialogue on Central Oregon Culture

Oh hey. Know what? Sometimes Irene and I collaborate on these (e)BGTB posts. Other times we zoom in for a more individualized perspective. This post here offers my individual take on Central Oregon culture. It’s probably different than your take, or anyone else’s. And that’s ok, great even. Whatever this post is or isn’t for you, it’s been thought about deeply and written out with respect, accountability, and inclusion in mind. And so, to begin… I’ll never forget that people are more important…

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Move to Bend: The Eternal Practice

Move to Bend: The Eternal Practice

When Catrina invited Laura and me to carry forth the BGTB torch, via The Poet, we were stunned by her generosity. Disoriented, even. And our shock was a bit shocking. Not because the fine residents of Bend are ungenerous, as a rule, or unfriendly, but because we may have become a bit too accustomed to the inherent agenda that seems to be at the core of so many conversations in Bend, poster town for the modern Entrepreneurial Economy. So, while…

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Passing the Baton: We Are Bend Oregon & So Are You

Passing the Baton: We Are Bend Oregon & So Are You

First and foremost, we would like to begin by expressing something: our gratitude! Seriously, we’re more than excited to have The Beginner’s Guide to Bend blog baton being passed our way. Catrina has done solid work with BGTB thus far, obviously, and we can’t say thank you enough for the opportunity to continue its growth and shift and expansion and reach. We’re ecstatic about the idea of continuing to present fun, no-gloss, informative, and (for lack of a better word)…

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