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The Love Song

yellow truck american flag grants pass sunset

Grants Pass patriot sunset

#redneck @marilynmanson @mmfa

Only rarely do I get involved with politics on the internet, but here goes.

A few months back I was heading to a show at the Rogue Theatre, and there was an amazing sunset happening. As I was about to take a photo of it, I saw this yahoo come out of a liquor store and jump in his bright yellow truck. With country music blaring and an engine putting out far more noise than was necessary he crossed the street and into my shot above. Immediately, his tires screeched to a halt, and he turned his truck in my direction.

He pulled up to me with one hand on his steering wheel and the other on, I can only guess, a gun in his lap. He yells at me, “What are you taking a photo of?!?!” To which I pointed at the sky and respond, “have you not noticed the sunset tonight?” He cussed and drove off, probably to his trailer park to consume his new purchase from the liquor store.

Once upon a time, I’m ashamed to admit, I was fairly right wing in my thinking. I was a proud patriot like this guy (well, maybe not that bad). Then, something happened. I lived in and traveled to many other countries. I found out that America wasn’t nearly as “special” as my upbringing led me to believe. People in other countries were nice, had different ways of thinking, and (gasp) actually had ways of doing things that were better than those in the USA.

“‘Do you love your guns?’
Yeah
‘God?’
Yeah
‘The government?’
Fuck yeah!”
— Marilyn Manson

Controlled burn

Ashland, Oregon controlled burn beyond Exit 14

Last week’s controlled burn in the Ashland watershed was more aggressive than normal. Maybe the winds weren’t anticipated or they are running out of time before the real fire season begins.

Willamette River

Willamette River

If the trees look fuzzy in today’s photo, it’s because it was raining (despite the blue sky in the background).

Sunrise one year ago…

Ashland sunrise

The silver lining

Ken White Field at Reinhardt University Stadium

@SOURaiders @SOU_Football @CoachHall_SOU @Reinhardt_Univ @RU_Eagles @R_U_Football

Saturday’s loss was painful, but there is a silver lining. Due to the NAIA’s odd ranking system, which rewards prior season record more than current season wins against strong opponents, SOU will likely begin 2018 with a #3 or #4 ranking. In 2017 it took an undefeated season in the toughest conference just to get to #5. Had the Raiders started 2017 at #3 or #4 they would have probably ended up at #2 and received home field advantage throughout the playoffs.

October in Ashland

Ashland, Oregon (October 2017)

@NHGoregon

Ranch sky

sycan ranch Beatty Oregon

Beatty, Oregon

#teamtokina #tokinausa #sky

Spent a few days in Beatty earlier this week…

Late May in Ashland

ashland from dana cambell vineyards

A cell phone pic from a bike ride I took last week. I wonder when the last time was that Mt. Ashland had this much snow on it on the last day of May?

Southern Oregon Softball = CCC Team of the Week

10-photo photomerge sou softball Southern Oregon Softball Named CCC Team of the Week

10-photo photomerge of SOU softball on University Field

@SOURaiders @SOU_Softball

Details here.

Road to the valley below

dead indian memorial road ashland clouds wagner butte snow

Dead Indian Memorial Road to Ashland with Wagner Butte in the distance

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