Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Hey! We're talking about health care here!

Happy Thanksgiving from Community Health Project! In our latest, greatest video, we interview passers by on southeast Hawthorne Avenue in Portland, Oregon.

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Hamid LMT - Massage therapist in Portland, Oregon

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Twelve Mile Corner

Just returned from a run. It's Tuesday, Nov. 3rd at 3:07 pm as I begin typing.

Leave nothing left for the run home.

I bolted under the still opening garage doors and headed out the cul-de-sac, towards Division. Glided down the hill towards Eastman, heading North.

I hit ol' Twelve Mile Corner no more than 30 minutes after departure. The East Wind kicks like a mule.

The old corner just isn't the same. Zim's is missed. Enough nostalgia... See ya, babe.... I've got to run...

I took the long way home and cruised the side walk in front of my old haunt, the home of the Gophers. I burned across Divison into Historic Downtown Gresham.

I throttled past Srivichai... the finest Thai food in town (the pumpkin curry will tickle every part of you). Shame not to stop and say hello. I pulled the brake and skidded 'round, Big Wheel Style™. I entered the delicately spiced haven of Srivichai. José was there, peering over the counter. I spread my arms and greeted him... "Paradise!"

His face lit. Genuine friendship in his eyes. "Hamid!" bursted from the far side of the counter where José sat. He asked if I wanted a drink and refused to take payment, handing me a delicious, sweet and smooth Thai Iced Tea. Even in the cooler months, it still sips divinity in to me.

He asked if I had driven. I held up one running shoe'd foot. "I took my tennies"

Did you take the bus?

Nah, I put these on. They make me feel like Superman!

I parted with a bow and a thanks, hands in prayer on my forehead.

Home is still a mile uphill...

Hamid LMT - Massage therapist in Portland, Oregon