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About JoeDuck

Internet Travel Guy, Father of 2, small town Oregon life. BS Botany from UW Madison Wisconsin, MS Social Sciences from Southern Oregon. Top interests outside of my family's well being are: Internet Technology, Online Travel, Globalization, China, Table Tennis, Real Estate, The Singularity.

Got Portland Oregon House Cleaning ?


I’m in Portland visiting relatives and wanted to shout out to Peggy’s great Portland Oregon House Cleaning service called Bridge City Cleaning.   Peggy’s got a team of great cleaners and they are experts at the kind of challenges we face in … Continue reading

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What Time is the Superbowl? Superbowl 47 – San Francisco 49ers vs Baltimore Ravens.


What time is the big game today?   Superbowl 47 kickoff is today Sunday, Feb 3, 2013 at 6:30pm EST, 3:30 here on the West Coast of the USA.    The  San Francisco 49ers will tackle the Baltimore Ravens for one … Continue reading

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Superbowl 47. Sunday February 3, 2013


The San Francisco 49ers will meet  (and I predict will beat!) the Baltimore Ravens today at Superbowl 47.  Coverage began some time ago, but the actual kickoff is today at 6:30pm EST, 3:30 here on the West Coast of the … Continue reading

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Obama Inauguration Poem by Richard Blanco


“One Today” One sun rose on us today, kindled over our shores, peeking over the Smokies, greeting the faces of the Great Lakes, spreading a simple truth across the Great Plains, then charging across the Rockies. One light, waking up … Continue reading

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The GMO Debate should be over, but it’s not. Activism is trumping Science. Again.


Folks concerned about GMO foods (GMO=genetically modified organisms).  Should very carefully read and research this piece by former anti GMO activist  Mark Lynas, one of the folks who started the anti GMO campaigns that plague us today.   As he notes … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2013 – This is Blog Post number 2000!


Happy New Year 2013! This is my 2000th blog post.   Doesn’t seem like that’s possible, but it’s true.   Resolution for 2013 is to … blog MORE!

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Gift of Grameen


My favorite gifts over Christmas – both in terms of giving and getting – are donations to organizations fighting poverty in the developing world.   Foreign Aid is becoming a controversial and intriguing topic (as it should be), but even aid … Continue reading

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