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Language, Ladies! Support the Patriarchy One Bra Sale at a Time

Language, Ladies! Support the Patriarchy One Bra Sale at a Time

  Title Nine has a mission. And a marketing strategy. They’re not the same thing. The About Us page on the women’s bra and sportswear site reads like this: TITLE IX: WHAT’S IN A NAME? Title IX is a landmark federal civil rights law that requires gender equality in all aspects of publicly-funded education. And, this: IN PRAISE OF DIFFICULT WOMEN As business and community leaders, we are all confronted with hard decisions, decisions that further the good of the group but…

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Eclipsed: Musings on Sunlight & Gratitude & Living in Bend, OR

Eclipsed: Musings on Sunlight & Gratitude & Living in Bend, OR

EBGTB is nothing if not a point of departure. Vans and van-saving, sure. Excellent coffee and cart eats in Bend and Central Oregon, hellsyes. Call and response posts about grief? You are here. Laura recently wrote about what bubbled up after she read Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking. I’m gonna echo a little with some thoughts about poet Elizabeth Alexander’s The Light of the World, which she wrote after her exuberant Eritrean husband, Ficre Ghebreyesus, dropped dead, catastrophically,…

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East Side Bend Story

East Side Bend Story

Everyone and their mother wants to live on the “Bend Westside.” Contrary to popular belief, however, East Side Bend is a gem all its own. But shhh, don’t tell too many people. We intend on keeping it real over here in East Side Bend for as long as possible. People, places, and house prices included. *** I love the Chase Bank branch on Greenwood Ave, near the REgroup Thrift Store (benefits: Hospice, Bend Spay & Neuter, & Together for Children) and…

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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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