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4 Letter to the Editor / Besides CRR...What Are You Reading? 5 Cover to Cover ~ Book Review / Bestsellers List 6 Lewis & Clark: Ferocious Encounters 7 Miss Manners 8 Bucket List Check-off: A Photo with a President 10 Biz Buzz 10 Local Farmer’s Markets 12 Wellness: Father’s Day the healthy way 13 Northwest Wines ~ Summer Sipping / First Foray 15 On Our Mountain / Ranger Reflections 17 Out & About ~ Astronomy: Why No Manly Geeks? 19 Where Do You Read the Reader? 20 On the Road: Triple Angels 22 Man in the Kitchen Classic ~ Tandoori Chicken 24-25 Outings & Events Calendar 26 Columbia River Dining Guide 27 My Slant: Confessions of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge 28 Lower Columbia Informer ~ Pounding the patio 28 Movie Reviews by Dr. Bob Blackwood 30 The Spectator ~ Good times at the grill

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  • CRREADER.COM May 15 June 14, 2016 COMPLIMENTARYHelping you discover and enjoy the good life in the Columbia River region at home and on the road.

    Fired up! COLUMBIA RIVERdining guidepage 26 TANDOORI CHICKEN COOL NEW COCKTAILS GRILLED FLANK STEAK

  • 2 / May15 June 14, 2016 / Columbia River Reader

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    Publisher/Editor: Susan P. PiperColumnists and contributors:Dr. Bob BlackwoodCandace ClarkTodd CullingsLaurel MurphyMichael PerryNed PiperPerry PiperMarc RolandAlan RoseGreg SmithNancy SmithLois Sturdivant

    Production Staff:Production Manager/Photographer: Perry E. Piper Editorial/Proofreading Assistants: Merrilee BaumanLois SturdivantMichael PerryMarilyn Perry

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    Columbia River Reader, llc 1333 14th AvenueLongview, WA. 98632P.O. Box 1643 Rainier, OR 97048Website: www.CRReader.comE-mail: [email protected]: 360-749-1021Subscriptions $26 per year inside U.S. (plus $2.08 sales tax mailed to Washington addresses).

    Columbia River Reader is published monthly, with 13,500 copies distributed free throughout the Lower Columbia region in SW Washington and NW Oregon. Entire contents copyrighted by Columbia River Reader. No reproduction of any kind allowed without express written permission of the publisher. Opinions expressed herein belong to the writers, not necessarily to the Reader.

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    Columbia River Reader . . . helping you discover and enjoy the good life in the

    Columbia River region at home and on the road.

    CRREADER.COMAccess the current issue, Dining Guide and Columbia River Reader Past Issue Archives (from January 2013), under Features.

    ON THE COVER

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    Sue Piper

    In this Issue 4 Letter to the Editor / Besides CRR...What Are You Reading?

    5 Cover to Cover ~ Book Review / Bestsellers List

    6 Lewis & Clark: Ferocious Encounters

    7 Miss Manners

    8 Bucket List Check-off: A Photo with a President

    10 Biz Buzz

    10 Local Farmers Markets

    12 Wellness: Fathers Day the healthy way

    13 Northwest Wines ~ Summer Sipping / First Foray

    15 OnOurMountain/RangerReflections

    17 Out & About ~ Astronomy: Why No Manly Geeks?

    19 Where Do You Read the Reader?

    20 On the Road: Triple Angels

    22 Man in the Kitchen Classic ~ Tandoori Chicken

    24-25 Outings & Events Calendar

    26 Columbia River Dining Guide

    27 My Slant: Confessions of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge

    28 Lower Columbia Informer ~ Pounding the patio

    28 Movie Reviews by Dr. Bob Blackwood

    30 The Spectator ~ Good times at the grill

    Watching the horizon.

    Couple at a Barbecue Party Image aleutie-fotolia

    We can all look forward now to our favorite summer activities from boating, baseball and barbecue, to growing green beans and basil. Some people will be looking above the horizon for Betelgeuse, one of the night skys brightest stars. And some with various degrees of interest, concern, hope and fear will be watching the political horizon.

    As Julys Democratic and Republican conventions unfold, will Hillary trump Bernie for the nomination and be elected Americas first woman president? And what about The Donald, now the presumed GOP nominee? It all takes me back to high school typing class: Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their party. Whatever happens, 2016 may go down in history for its unprecedented, possibly landmark events.

    In Ranger Reflections (page 15), Todd Cullings says people recall details for the rest of their lives of certain landmark events. For many of us, Mt. St. Helens eruption on May 18, 1980, was one.

    Ned and I were leaving for Hawaii and barely made it to Sea-Tac in time. Near Castle Rock, I-5 was temporarily closed where it crosses the Toutle River, laden at the time with washed-out bridges and debris as it flowed to the Cowlitz.

    Earlier that day, Id gone to The Bon (now Macys, then located in what we now call The Merk) in downtown Longview to buy sunglasses. Standing in the parking lot, looking up, I was awe-struck by the pillar of ash filling the sky.

    A Friends of Galileo member points out Betelgeuse (Orions right shoulder). Orion the Hunter rises to its highest point in the heavens around 9pm with the Hunter symbolically reaching the height of his powers. Note: image is enhanced a bit beyond what constellations really look like in the sky. vchalup-Fotolia

    FOGs landmark eventCongra tu la t ions to the Friends of Galileo on their 22nd anniversary. Formed in May 1994, the club strives to advance the understanding and enjoyment of astronomy through educational programs, practical experiences and social interactions. The name is meant to honor the early astronomers whose discoveries opened the age of astronomical enlightenment.

    Visitors are welcome at FOG viewing events and monthly meetings, including the one on Wednesday, May 18 at 7pm at Longviews Mark Morris High School. The program will feature Inexplicable Life, a video by astrophysicist Neil Tyson. For directions to FOGs May 18 meeting, see Gregs tagline, page 17.

    To help the Friends of Galileo celebrate its 22nd anniversary, CRR is joining the fun and bringing the cake. Since this meeting falls on the 36th anniversary of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens eruption, Im hoping to get a giant, molten lava cake decorated with tiny telescopes.

    And maybe Ill see you there Ill be watching for you!

    WATCH FOR THIS!Coming up this summer: A big star party at Mt. St. Helens on July 9 (see details, Greg Smiths article, page 17).

  • 4 / May15 June 14, 2016 / Columbia River Reader

    What are you reading?BESIDES COLUMBIA RIVER READER...

    Letter to the Editor

    By Alan Rose

    Travels in the Interior Districts of AfricaBy Mungo Park

    Attention, Readers!Wed love to hear what you are reading. Please contact CRRs Book Reviewer Alan Rose at [email protected] or the publisher/editor at [email protected] if youve read a good book lately and would like to be mini-interviewed by Alan for a future What Are You Reading? spotlight.

    Rainier resident Paul Langner is waterfront facilities manager at Teevin Bros., Rainier. He serves on the HOPE of Rainiers board. His favorite a d v e n t u r e i s living in a village in the Amazon. Next adventure: Travel ing from B o l i v i a t o Patagonia via Ruta 40 in Argentina.

    Kids Fish-in made big splashWe wish to extend a great big THANK YOU to the volunteers, the donating merchants, the youth, the families and friends who were able to contribute in any way to the most successful Kids Fish-In event ever held at Lake Sacajawea.

    In addition, we would also like to extend a Thank You to the ALEA grant program and WDFW for their continued support in so many ways making this event possible in Cowlitz County.

    Gerry Bosh, volunteer organizerLongview, Wash.

    Paul Langner is usually reading two or three books at any one time. I have to be reading a fun book and a challenging book, he says.

    The challenging book that hes currently reading is an account of a young Scotsmans voyage up the Niger River in 1795, part of Britains exploration of West Africa.

    Langner came across a copy of Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa at Powells and finds it continually fascinating.

    Mungo Park was 24 years old when he first set out to chart the course of the Niger River. He provides vivid first-hand accounts of the various tribes he encountered, their customs, systems of tribal justice, as well as the thriving slave trade of the time.

    Park had a more modern understanding of the peoples he met, often regarded as savages by Europeans. He wrote: whatever difference there is between the negro and European, in the conformation of the nose, and the colour of the skin, there is none in the genuine sympathies and characteristic feelings of our common nature.

    Paul recommends the book to history buffs and to anyone interested in the colonial worlds of the nineteenth century.

    P.S. The fun book hes reading is Stephen Kings 112263, a time travel mystery about efforts to stop the Kennedy assassination.

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  • Columbia River Reader /May 15 June 14, 2016 / 5

    BOOK REVIEW By Alan Rose

    The Narrow Road to the Deep NorthBy Richard FlanaganAlfred A. Knopf$26.95

    Haunted by ones pasts

    Alan Rose, author of Tales of Tokyo, The Legacy of Emily Hargraves and The Unforgiven organizes the monthly WordFest gatherings. He can be reached at www.alan-rose.com, at www.Facebook.com/Alan.Rose.Author, and www.Facebook.com/WordFestNW.

    He was not unaware of his critics. Mostly he found himself in agreement with them. His fame seemed to him a failure of perception on the part of others. He had avoided what he regarded as some obvious errors of life, such as politics and golfHe understood that he shared certain features, habits and history with the war hero. But he was not him. Hed just had more success at living than at dying..

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    1. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Marie Kondo, Ten Speed Press, $16.992. When Breath Becomes AirPaul Kalanithi, Random House, $253. The Rainbow Comes and Goes Anderson Cooper, Gloria Vanderbilt, Harper, $27.994. Lab GirlHope Jahren, Knopf, $26.955. Seven Brief Lessons on PhysicsCarlo Rovelli, Riverhead, $186. Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NikePhil Knight, Scribner, $297. The Immortal IrishmanTimothy Egan, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $288. Between the World and MeTa-Nehisi Coates, Spiegel & Grau, $249. Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? Frans de Waal, Norton, $27.9510. Big MagicElizabeth Gilbert, Riverhead, $24.95

    1. Make MeLee Child, Dell, $9.992. American GodsNeil Gaiman, HarperTorch, $7.993. The Name of the WindPatrick Rothfuss, DAW, $8.994. AuroraKim Stanley Robinson, Orbit, $9.995. DuneFrank Herbert, Ace, $9.996. A Game of ThronesGeorge R.R. Martin, Bantam, $9.997. Mistborn: The Final EmpireBrandon Sanderson, Tor, $8.998. The Hitchhikers Guide to the GalaxyDouglas Adams, Del Rey, $7.999. The Wise Mans FearPatrick Rothfuss, DAW, $9.9910. The Left Hand of DarknessUrsula K. Le Guin, Ace, $9.99

    1. All the Light We Cannot SeeAnthony Doerr, Scribner, $272. The NestCynthia DAprix Sweeney, Ecco, $26.993. The Girl on the TrainPaula Hawkins, Riverhead, $26.954. Before the WindJim Lynch, Knopf, $26.955. The Summer Before the War Helen Simonson, Random House, $286. EligibleCurtis Sittenfeld, Random House, $287. Journey to MunichJacqueline Winspear, Harper, $26.998. ChicagoBrian Doyle, Thomas Dunne Books, $25.999. The Murder of Mary RussellLaurie R. King, Bantam, $2810. FelicityMary Oliver, Penguin Press, $24.95

    1. H Is for HawkHelen Macdonald, Grove Press, $162. Dead WakeErik Larson, Broadway, $173. The Boys in the BoatDaniel James Brown, Penguin, $17,4. AstoriaPeter Stark, Ecco, $15.995. The Soul of an OctopusSy Montgomery, Atria, $16,6. Harry Potter Coloring BookScholastic, $15.997. Alexander HamiltonRon Chernow, Penguin, $208. The Mindfulness Coloring BookEmma Farrarons, Experiment, $9.959. How to LoveThich Nhat Hanh, Parallax Press, $9.9510. Between You & MeMary Norris, Norton, $15.95

    1. PaxSara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Balzer + Bray, $16.992. Raymie NightingaleKate DiCamillo, Candlewick, $16.993. Unicorn vs. GoblinsDana Simpson, Andrews McMeel, $9.994. The BFGRoald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illus.), Puffin, $6.995. NimonaNoelle Stevenson, HarperTeen, $12.996. Phoebe and Her UnicornDana Simpson, Andrews McMeel, $9.997. The Wild RobotPeter Brown, Little Brown, $16.998. Roller GirlVictoria Jamieson, Dial, $12.999. Minecraft: Redstone HandbookNick Farwell, Scholastic, $8.9910. The Mouse and the MotorcycleBeverly Cleary, Tracy Dockray (Illus.), HarperTrophy, $6.99

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    A happy man has no past, while an unhappy man has nothing else.

    Dorrigo Evans has a past several of them. An esteemed Australian surgeon and war hero, he has also been an indifferent father and a frequently unfaithful husband. Now in his eighties, his days are filled with thoughts of his own impending death and the accompanying terror of the old.

    The Narrow Road to the Deep North won the 2014 Man Booker prize,

    Britains highest literary award. The story moves

    fluidly like the mind in memory mode, or like watching that point where the incoming and outgoing tides of time meet, the past and present pushing and pulling against each other.

    He dismisses his war hero status. As a young doctor and officer, he and his men were prisoners of war building the Burma-Siam railway under the Japanese. He is revered by his fellow prisoners; they see him as noble, courageous, self-sacrificing everything he knew he was not. As if rather than him leading them by example they were leading him through adulation.

    These are not the Allied troops whistling Colonel Bogeys March as they step briskly before the Japanese in the 1957 film, Bridge on the River Kwai. The prisoners in Flanagans novel are starved, broken, beaten, barely human. The brutality of the Japanese guards makes at times for difficult reading. Yet, in spite of Evans dismissal that he was any kind of hero, in the camp flashbacks we, too, see him as a man noble, courageous, and self-sacrificing.

    The other past that dominates his memories centers around an affair in his youth with his uncles young wife. It was the source of his greatest joy, his greatest guilt, his fulfillment and his despair.

    Eventually, he marries a woman he respects but does not love her prominent Melbourne family will benefit his career as a young doctor and he lives a life of high public esteem and personal hollowness, his unhappiness the source of his many adulterous affairsimagining that there must be somewhere someone who could break the spell of torpor, his souls strange sleep.

    To an admiring young journalist writing about Evans war record, he remarks, It is not that you know nothing about war, young manIt is that you have learnt one thing. And war is many things.

    Like war, one persons life is many things; more a kaleidoscope than a linear narrative. At one point Evans reflects that a good book leaves you wanting to reread the book; a great book compels you to reread your own soul. Richard Flanagan has written such a book.

  • 6 / May15 June 14, 2016 / Columbia River Reader

    We are pleased to present Installment 12 of Michael Perrys popular 33-month series which began with CRRs April 15, 2004 inaugural issue. During the 2004-2007 Bicentennial Commemoration of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, each installment covered their travels 200 years prior. We are repeating the series for the enjoyment of both longtime and more recent readers. To find prior insTallmenTs visit crreader.com Click Features, then Archives.

    Lewis & Clark

    cont page 7

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    211 years ago, the Lewis and Clark Expedition had just resumed their trek to the Pacific Ocean after spending the winter in Fort Mandan, located 45 miles upstream from present-day Bismark, North Dakota.

    When the Corps of Discovery left St. Louis a year earlier, in May 1804, their progress up the Missouri River was very slow. Due to the heavily-laden boats and fast current, they averaged only seven miles per day until reaching the Mandan and Hidatsa Indian villages where they spent the winter after building Fort Mandan. Continuing their westward journey on April 7, 1805, they did so with fewer men and supplies, and without the heavy keelboat. They had two pirogues from the previous year plus six dugout canoes they carved from Cottonwood logs.

    T h e s m a l l e r b o a t s a n d l i g h t e r l o a d made it possible to cover upwards of 25 miles per day. Head winds were a problem, but strong tail winds allowed the crews to raise the sails and cover great distances on several days. On April 24th, Clark wrote, The wind blew so hard during the whole of this day, that we were unable to move. Later, Clark wrote, The party complain much of the Sand in their eyes, the Sand is verry fine and rises in clouds from the Points and bars of the river, I may Say during those winds we eat Drink & breeth a prepotion of Sand.

    Fine alkali dust and constant glare of the sun on the water probably caused the sore eyes.

    The land was mostly open grasslands, with a few trees growing along the river. The further west they went, the more wildlife they saw. On April 25th, Lewis wrote, the whol face of the country was covered with herds of Buffaloe, Elk & Antelopes; deer are also abundant the buffaloe Elk and Antelope are so gentle that we pass near them while feeding, without appearing to excite any alarm among them, and when we attract their attention, they frequently approach us more nearly to discover what we are.

    On April 26th, they reached the mouth of the Yellowstone River, five miles from present-day Montana. An extra ration of whiskey was served; the fiddles were broken out, and the men sang and danced in celebration. By mid-May, they had covered about 350 miles, reaching an area now covered by Fort Peck Lake near Glasgow, Montana.

    Grin and bear itWhile spending the winter at Fort Mandan, Indians had told Lewis and Clark of a ferocious bear they would encounter. On April 17th Clark wrote, tho we continue to see many tracks of the bear we have seen but very few of them, and those are at a great distance generally running from us; I thefore presume that they are extremely wary and shy; the Indian account of them dose not corrispond with our experience so far.

    Two weeks later, after trying to kill two Grizzly bears, Clark wrote, one of them made his escape, the other after my firing on him pursued me seventy or eighty yards, but fortunately had been so badly wounded that he was unable to pursue so closely as to prevent my charging my gun; we again repeated our fir and killed him. It was a male not fully grown, we estimated his weight at 300 lbs. It is astonishing to see the wounds they will bear before they can be put to death.

    Despite these encounters, Lewis still felt the bears were overrated. On April 29th he wrote, the Indians may well fear this anamal equiped as they generally are with their bows and arrows or indifferent fuzees [inferior muskets], but in the hands of skillfull riflemen they are by no means as formidable or dangerous as they have been represented. But his assessment would be revised a couple of weeks later.

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    By Judith Martin

    Civilized Life

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    On May 5th, Clark wrote, In the evening we Saw a Brown or grisley beare on a Sand beech, I went out with one man Geo. Drewyer & Killed the bear, which was verry large and a terrible looking animal, which we found verry hard to kill. We Shot ten balls into him before we killed him, & 5 of those Balls through his lights [lungs]. We had nothing that could way him, I think his weight may be Stated at 500 pounds, he measured 8 feet 7-1/2 In. from his nose to the extremity of the Toe 3 feet 11 Ins. arround the neck. His talents was 4 Inches & 3/8 long. Lewis thought the grizzly weighed 600 pounds.

    Another grizzly proved hard to kill on May 11th when Lewis reported that a man had shot a brown bear which immediately turned on him and pursued him a considerable distance but he had wounded it so badly that it could not overtake him; I immediately turned out with seven of the party in quest of this monster, we at length found his trale

    New coins for the Bicentennial of the Lewis & Clark ExpeditionThe obverse design for a special nickel minted in 2005 commemorating the Lewis and Clark bicentennial bears, for the first time in 67 years, a new likeness of Americas third president, Thomas Jefferson. The Liberty inscription on the coin is based upon Jeffersons own handwriting. The reverse on the nickel features the American bison. Expedition journals described the buffalo as an animal of great significance to many American Indian cultures. Nickels minted between 1913 and 1938 also had a buffalo on the reverse, while an Indian was depicted on the front; many people feel it was one of Americas most beautiful coins.

    and persued him about a mile by the blood through very thick brush and shot him through the skull with two balls.

    After that adventure, Lewis changed his opinion about the grizzly and wrote, I must confess that I do not like the gentlemen and had rather fight two Indians than one bear. It was next to impossible to kill a grizzly with one shot; a direct shot to the head or lungs was not enough. And, since it took a minute or more to reload their guns, a second shot was often impossible.

    While Clark referred to it as a grisley beare, he was not responsible for the scientific name Ursus horribilis. But Im certain he would have approved!

    cont from page 6

    DEAR MISS MANNERS: My husband and I were about to leave for a 7pm dinner party, when we suddenly realized the invitation gave a 6 oclock start time. I texted our hosts to say that we had gotten the time wrong, that we were on our way, and that they should start eating without us.

    My husband refused to show up late, left the car and decided not to go. I went ahead, joined the party and had a good time. The hosts were disappointed my husband wouldnt join.

    Should we both have just stayed back and given a convenient excuse, or should both of us have continued with the advance warning that I gave them?

    GENTLE READER? Did your husband hitchhike home?

    The transgression of leaving an empty place at the dinner table is a far more annoying one for the host than the guest being late with a reasonable excuse. Etiquette allows for human error, as long as regret is politely expressed and the behavior is corrected.

    You are fortunate that the hosts did not mind, or were gracious enough to pretend that they did not. Miss Manners hopes that you will encourage your husband to imagine himself in their place.

    DEAR MISS MANNERS: On social media, a person will say something that is rude -- and then add a haha or the term LOL at the end, to claim that it was only a joke.

    An example is my cousin being told that she has gained a few pounds since high school, LOL! Or a person commenting on pictures from a party that my husband and I hosted: I expect to be invited next time, dont leave me out, haha! What is the proper way to respond to such jokes that are clearly serious comments?

    GENTLE READER: Acronyms like LOL and smiley-face emoticons arose as a way of clarifying that something was meant to be humorous when delivered in a medium lacking in more subtle cues, such as tone of voice or an actual smile.

    But these computer-based solutions to computer-caused problems are not, Miss Manners notes, the etiquette

    equivalent of the undo function. That is known as an apology. As you have noticed, rude or hurtful statements are not improved by knowing that the perpetrator thought they were funny. They should therefore be answered with the electronic equivalent of disapproving silence: disapproving silence.

    DEAR MISS MANNERS: Your reply to the woman seeking validation for chatting in the movies once the cameras rolled was disappointing. Perhaps you havent gone to the movies lately.

    Following lights out, the first screen is a request to be quiet and turn off cellphones, followed by one or two advertisements for refreshments. Next are the trailers (sans ads) for upcoming movies, followed by the main event.

    Movies are expensive, and I look forward to the trailers on the big screen in Dolby sound -- they help me decide whether to spend time or money on upcoming films. Your correspondent states that she was chatting for FIVE minutes during the advertising-heavy digital pre-show before the older couple arrived, and FIVE minutes later, the man asked her to be quiet.

    Would you approve of this woman using her cellphone during this time despite managements request (initial screen) that cellphones be turned off? Honestly, I thought this woman was very inconsiderate.

    GENTLE READER: The principle that silence is required during a performance, but not during a canned sales pitch has certainly been muddled by the difficulty of differentiating the entertainment from the advertisement.

    Miss Manners recognizes that many people enjoy trailers, although she is perplexed at the assertion that a short whose sole purpose is to sell a coming attraction can be described as sans advertising. Better examples might be theaters that include pre-show lectures and post-show discussions, or sports arenas that feature pre-game musical performances.

    In this case, audience members who do not wish to enjoy the bonus entertainment are expected to respect

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    On Wednesday about 5pm I decided to go to a Hillary fundraiser. The fundraiser was the next day, starting at 5:30pm at a house in the hills of Portland. If I would like to make the maximum donation ($2,700 ) I would get my picture taken with President Clinton. I had always wanted to meet him. What is money for if you dont use it to fulfill your dreams?

    Thursday was busy. I was so excited I only got two hours sleep. The only decision I had made about attire was that I was going to wear the ruby and blue sapphire studs I had picked up in Thailand. I bounced into Kelso to get my stylist to squeeze me into her calendar (we are working with hair long enough on top to be quite spiky) and consulted with the ladies at the salon on what is appropriate business casual attire.

    Business casual attireThey sent me two doors down to a seamstress who had the perfect medium blue sheath with white sleeves. Then discussions ensued about shades of lipstick (orange-ish red but not too much orange yes, I wore lipstick for the first time in probably 20 years) and nylons. I had gotten a pedicure the day before and had my usual multiple colored toes and wanted to show them off but my legs are not tanned and the dress length is several inches above the knee (the better to show off my runners legs.) Decision: no nylons will be okay even if my legs are not tan.

    Then to the handmade accessories shop run by a friend of mine in Longview to pick up something with dark red in it ... a black shawl with red fabric flowers (perfect because I am always cold). Then to Macys to get help finding a pair of black sandals.

    They had nothing in my size (my feet have always been too small), but I picked up a pair of what the clerk referred to as gladiator sandals two sizes too big but with enough velcro to strap them on tight. I love them for their warrior look. Then on to the cosmetics counter.

    I have always hated the cosmetics section because a very snooty clerk once told me that the perfume I asked for (I think it was Tabu) was too heavy for me. Also, I went once for a complete make-up to celebrate some occasion (maybe when I turned 40) and went straight home and washed it all off; foundation is way too uncomfortable.

    Trust her judgmentThe young woman at the counter tried to interest me in a conversation about matte versus shiny and some other things, checking out how serious or knowledgeable I was about make-up after all, I was wearing none. But I told her I was going to get my picture taken with President Bill Clinton and I would trust her judgment.

    She then tried out five orange-ish red lipsticks on the back of her hand and said number four was the right one. It cost $30. I cant tell you how much fun I was having and except for raccoon eyes and a little gauntness from my recent weight loss I looked fabulous. Most of the other women at the Hillary event wore various shades of black.

    I realized I might not be safe to drive after the event because I would not eat (I have lost my sense of taste and dont eat much) but would drink some small amount of wine (pinot gris was the only white wine they were serving), so I asked my husband, Ed Phillips, to drop me off and pick me up later.

    I had a great time; I was in manic mode and kept myself chatting with strangers the whole night long. Meeting Bill was the only disappointment.

    Wait! I think I blinkedThey ran the photo line very quickly; I was a blathering idiot and had no time to do a proper pose. Bill, of course, is always properly posed and I may have to cut myself out of the picture and frame just him. He certainly is thin. He gave a well rehearsed speech, not very inspiring but he was speaking to the choir.

    But I was really there to bend the ear of a highly placed staffer about the women in my community who are killing themselves off with obesity, alcohol, drugs, abusive relationships, overwork, etc. Rural white women are the only demographic who have not increased their life expectancy over the last 50 years. Jen Berg, Pacific Northwest Finance Director for Hillarys campaign, very politely listened to me (I figured $2,700 entitled me to at least 10 minutes) but wished she were somewhere else.

    I had a great time; I hope Bill took a really great picture. I cant wait to see it, and Ill share with CRR readers.

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    OUT AND ABOUT

    by greg smith

    I have made an interes t ing observation while helping man the Friends of Galileos astronomy club booth at Earth Day events these past few years. There seem to be a lot more women and girls who show interest in astronomy than there are men and boys.

    I wonder about this. Is it uncool in Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon for guys to appear to be geeks? The guys passing by just look at me as if I were an alien and scary.

    But women come up and tell me that when they were in college, they took an astronomy class and were really fascinated by the subject. Most of the time they said that life got in the way of pursuing any more interest in astronomy. Come on, ladies, join Friends of Galileo and revive your

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    interest. We need your input. Our few women members need your companionship.

    My question is: Why are sports and cars of deeper interest? It must be the fact that sports are so ingrained into the male world that science gets a short shrift in the marketplace.

    Dont get me wrong. I like a Seahawks game as well as anyone else. Cars, on the other hand, require physical and mental power to keep a motor running

    and in high performance. It cant be the perceived cost of astronomy gear, as cars are expensive, too, not to mention the cost of tickets to games over the years. A one-time investment in a small telescope or spotting scope will last a persons whole lifetime.

    An evening out under the stars with the family creates a bonding. Now, astronomy would be a great companion hobby to camping and hunting. You cant hunt at night and your spotting scope is great for star gazing and viewing the moon and the planets. Heck, its the tool of bird watchers and birdwatching can be done while waiting for the deer to come out of hiding.

    I know we have a lot of hunters in our midst. They could be like the hunters of old, who told stories around the campfire, using the stars as reminders of the legendary hunts. They could even make up their own constellations just as the ancients did. Have you ever figured out the full size of Ursa Major, the great bear in the sky?

    Come on, everyone. If youre going to be the outdoor adventurer that you want to be, know your stars for navigation and star lore to fill up the evenings around the campfire.

    Now onto the late Spring sky.Saturn and Mars are now the reigning planets in the night sky. They are coming visible before midnight low in the southeastern sky in the constellation Scorpio (the one that actually looks like a scorpion with its curved tail. It also has a bright red star at its head).

    In the past, the constellation Libra was considered the claws of Scorpio. But that left them with 11 constellations in the Zodiac, so they made the claws the new constellation of Libra. This gave them 12 constellations to go with the 12 months of the year. Fortunately, they did not change the names of the stars and the bright stars of Libra still refer to the claws of Scorpio.

    The famous Summer Triangle is also rising in the northeast with the bright star Vega in Lyra leading the way. The constellation Hercules is just ahead of Vega with the marvelous star cluster M13. The cluster is located on the western side (leading edge) of the box that makes up the body of Hercules. Binoculars will pick this up as a bright fuzzy patch, but a spotting scope will begin to reveal some stars. With a 34-inch telescope you will be awed by the hundreds of stars you see. Of course, the bigger your scope the more you will see.

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    Greg Smith is a member of Friends of Galileo, a family-friendly amateur astronomy club which meets monthly in Longview. Visitors are welcome; telescope ownership is not required to participate. For info about the club, call

    Chuck Ring, 360-636-2294.Directions for May 18 meeting: Turn off Ocean Beach Hwy at 16th Ave to reach MM school parking lot near the track. Room D-8 is in the SE corner of the bldg, enter from outside.

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    COMING: A major star partyHopefully, you will soon see posters around town publicizing upcoming Summer on the Mountain event series at Mt. St. Helens.

    Mt. St. Helens Institute, U.S.Forest Service, astronomy clubs in Longview-Kelso and Portland (Friends of Galileo and the Rose City Astronomers) are hosting a public sky and star party at the Science and Learning Center at Coldwater on July 9th. Amateur astronomers will share their telescopes

    and enthusiasm for the night sky, giving the public an opportunity to see some deep sky objects.

    The event starts at 1pm with solar viewing, along with childrens activities, followed by various afternoon talks for those interested in astronomy. The sky part will begin at 9pm with lunar and Jupiter viewing, a constellation identification walk, and later Mars, Saturn, and more.

    With advance reservations, limited camping will be allowed for those who want to stay late and see the dark sky objects. (See contact info, at right.)

    Make plans to come up for this fun night besides a great summer outing for friends and family, here is your chance, guys, to be Manly Geeks.

    Astronomy from page 17 IF YOU GOMt. St. Helens Sky and Star PartyFor more information or for overnight reservations visit mshinstitute.org/about us/events. Or see the event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1170422432990773/, or email [email protected]

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    and enough flavors enhancing those veggies to satisfy even the most ardent carnivore.

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    Tandoori Chicken1 chicken, whole or cut-up1/2 cup tandoori paste1/2 cup plain yogurt

    Remove the skin from the chicken. Cut each breast-half in half and slash all the meaty pieces (breasts, thighs and legs) so theyll more readily accept the marinade. Mix the paste and yogurt, place with the chicken in a plastic bag and fondle it until the chicken parts are evenly coated with the marinade. I double-bag to prevent leakage. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.

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