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Christina’s Confession: I Take Cuts

August 23rd, 2011 · 2 Comments · community, Oregon, transportation

This is a guest post from my friend Christina, she of joy-riding fame. What makes a neighborhood delightful, a place we want to be, that urban planners’ favorite word: “livable”? My own lovely neighborhood on the west flank of Mt. Tabor here in Portland, Oregon, has been grappling with a problem. The city has a [...]


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Ousting The Pavement

July 9th, 2008 · No Comments · community, health & well being, lifestyle

Guest post by award-winning journalist Colleen Kaleda: My husband and I recently bought a 96 year old house in a close-in neighborhood of Northeast Portland. If our land could talk — oh what would it say? Perhaps that it wants to shed its excess pavement. Our sidewalk still has hand-forged steel rings where horses used [...]


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How To Change Things For The Greener, Anywhere

June 23rd, 2008 · No Comments · community, food & drink, health & well being, lifestyle, sustainability, transportation

The following is a guest post by Jim Meyer. Diamond-Cut Life welcomes your topical submissions. If you would like to write a guest post, please contact us. Let’s get frank about the current pressures on the US lifestyle and environment as it’s been constructed up to now: A lot of people are getting squeezed. We [...]


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