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Comment Archives: stories: Culture

Re: “Talkin' With the Law

Nice to have a law enforcement leader who tells it like it is and has the sources and facts to back up his responses.

Posted by CharlieMike on 03/16/2018 at 12:19 PM

Re: “Do You Even Home Brew, Bro?

Take it easy and have a Homebrew.

Posted by weylin on 03/16/2018 at 6:11 AM

Re: “Do You Even Home Brew, Bro?

When will all these obnoxious home brewers over brewing, making my neighborhood smell and causing pandemic yeast infections start being raided by the Deschutes Bag Sheriff's Office?

When will the illegal overproduction of beer end!

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Posted by brewselfish on 03/14/2018 at 6:33 PM

Re: “Tokin' Women: A shout-out to women in cannabis

Thanks for checking us out here in lil ol Bend, Nola! Sweet book.

Posted by Nicole Vulcan on 03/08/2018 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Tokin' Women: A shout-out to women in cannabis

Nola Evangelista is correct. It's Alice Toklas and the first she ever knew about pot brownies was when she inadvertently included a recipe from her friend Brion Gysin for them in her cookbook. She was totally unprepared for the furore that broke out as a result, not apparently having any idea of the implications of including hashish as an ingredient. She certainly never would have served them up to guests at Gertrude Stein's salon (Gertrude was long dead by the time the recipe came to Alice).

Posted by AnneJenner0912 on 03/08/2018 at 4:15 PM

Re: “Tokin' Women: A shout-out to women in cannabis

Nice article (and headline)! This story repeats the myth about Queen Victoria using cannabis; we dont know that for sure, only that one of her physicians sang its praises. Also questionable is the Alice B. Toklis [sic] speculation. Heres some more accurate info on Stein and Toklas:

And here's Tokin' Women's official International Women's Day post, where you can read about Ten Tokin' Women from Egypt, India, China, Norway, France, Serbia, Denmark, Ireland, Scotland and the United States:

Folks can buy the Tokin' Women book (and support Cal NORML) by visiting:

Happy Womens Day everyone!

- Nola Evangelista

Posted by tokinwoman on 03/07/2018 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Community Land Trusts to Help Housing Affordability

My name is Amy Warren and I am the co-founder and Executive Director of Kor Community Land Trust in Bend. You can find us at I share your enthusiasm for the CLT model. We are a young, grassroots non profit organization created with a focus on affordable homeownership and sustainability. We just got recommended by the City of Bend's Affordable Housing Committee for funding to purchase our first trust property. If you would be interested in doing a feature on our organization, you can reach me at

Posted by Amy Warren on 03/05/2018 at 8:17 PM

Re: “The Backdoor Revolution: The Book

Thanks for the article.

Im bringing the full-day intensive ADU Class for Homeowners to Bend for the first time on March 10th. If youre considering building an ADU, check out the class.

Ive taught this class to thousands of homeowners and real estate professionals in Portland, and am super excited to bring it to Bend with help from the Environmental Center.

Learn more and register here:

Ill be giving a free book talk about Backdoor Revolution on Thursday

Posted by Kol Peterson on 02/21/2018 at 8:27 PM

Re: “Housing State of the Union

It's an artificial shortage. The country just doesn't give a darn about anyone but the well off. Government needs to step in, starting from Washington DC on down. We have trillions for the military but ZERO for people working two jobs and still can't make it. The poor frequently pay at a higher tax rate than the well to do. The crazies have taken over, and they expect everything to be peachy keen.

Posted by Dave Morgan on 02/15/2018 at 9:17 PM

Re: “Prices Up, Inventory Tight

This is crazy. The construction industry should be ashamed of themselves and so should the city of Bend. There is no excuse other than they want poor people to be out of sight, BUT BE ON THE JOB - ON TIME! America has gone to the dogs. Unfortunately those who would like to move to more humane environs are SOL. Foreigners don't want us. They think we're all packing AR-15's.

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Posted by Dave Morgan on 02/15/2018 at 9:12 PM

Re: “Dennis Peron, Americanna Hero

Thanks for this article. In addition to being an advocate for medical cannabis, Dennis Peron was a hero to the LGBTQ community. RIP Dennis.

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Posted by John Mundy on 02/08/2018 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Hemp Homes?

Not if the Deschutes County Commissioners have a say about it. You'll go to jail for recycling and using anything hemp.

Posted by deschutesbags on 02/07/2018 at 6:16 PM

Re: “The "Exposure" Carrot

Excellent article Teafly. You have succinctly said it. What we all feel, year after year of being asked to work for "exposure". This is a small town, and like you said, we are all fairly exposed or we wouldn't be asked! Thank you for this!

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Posted by Carol Sternkopf on 01/27/2018 at 4:48 PM

Re: “The "Exposure" Carrot

Thank you so much for writing this Teafly. Another very common misconception is that artists can write off the value of the donated art. Nope! The artist can only write off the supplies. Most artists don't even make enough money where that supply write off even makes a difference.

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Posted by Lisa Marie Sipe on 01/27/2018 at 1:57 PM

Re: “This Modern World — The Trump News Cycle Continues

humorous, sad, true. 3 more years.

Posted by dwpbike on 01/26/2018 at 10:42 AM

Re: “Candid Cowboys

I am an active supporter of the LGBTQ community, but I do not support rodeos because they are cruel to animals.

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Posted by Kim Marie on 12/18/2017 at 8:12 AM

Re: “Candid Cowboys

While I sympathize with the views expressed in prior comments, it's still good to see the diversity of the LGBTQ community represented through this exhibit. I plan to attend, if only to see a view of the world that lies outside my own day to day experience.

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Posted by John Mundy on 12/18/2017 at 7:50 AM

Re: “Candid Cowboys

All rodeo involves horrible violence to animals. No one who is working toward a more compassionate and just world should have anything to do with it.

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Posted by Lucy Post on 12/18/2017 at 5:54 AM

Re: “Candid Cowboys

Any self-respecting person should be appalled by the rodeo - gay or straight. Gay rodeo rules do not protect animals from abuse animals are still kicked, roped, spurred and dragged to the ground by their heads (called chute dogging).

As a community that has fought long to overcome violence, humiliation and prejudice, is the violent rodeo really worthy of support? Promoting rodeo events and other cruel animal acts sends the dangerous message that entertainment based on suffering and ridicule is not only condoned, but encouraged. Cruelty should be condemnedin all its forms.

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Posted by Jennofur OConnor on 12/16/2017 at 12:50 AM

Re: “Candid Cowboys

UNCLEAR ON THE CONCEPT - As a gay man, I find the mere idea of a "Gay Rodeo" more than sad. Have we learned so little from our own long history of oppression? Rodeo is an inherently-cruel macho exercise in DOMINATION. There are major connections to be made with the sexual harassment of women now dominating the news.

Consider this quote from an 18-year-old Oregon Rodeo Queen: "What me and my rodeo friends really hate are Democrats, environmentalists and gays." One can easily guess whom they voted for. (--in the book, "Rodeo Queens and the American Dream," by Prof. Joan Burbick)

And this gem, from a Wyoming steer wrestler: "Women should not rodeo any more than men can have babies. Women were put on earth to reproduce, and are close to animals. Women's liberation is on an equal to gay liberation--they are both ridiculous." (--in the book, "Rodeo: An Anthropologist Looks at the Wild and the Tame," by Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence, U. of Tennessee Press, 1982)

Gay folks are notoriously creative. Surely we can come up with a more compassionate, life-affirming entertainment than rodeo. For most of the animals unwillingly involved, rodeo is merely a detour en route to the slaughterhouse. They (and we) deserve better.

Season's Greetings, Peace on Earth to All Creatures.

Eric Mills, coordinator

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Posted by Eric Mills on 12/15/2017 at 12:25 PM

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