Fix-It-Fair

November 18, 2014
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Fix-It-Fair

The Fix-It Fair is a FREE City of Portland event where you can learn simple ways to save money and connect with resources. Join your neighbors and talk to the experts about how to spend less and stay healthy. Where: Saturday, November 22, 2014        Exhibitor List The next season of Fix-It Fairs starts…

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The Art and Science of Portfolio Construction

November 17, 2014
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The Art and Science of Portfolio Construction

What rational goes into constructing a portfolio and how do we select ETFs to support that logic.  There is an overall plan to building all the ITA portfolios, even though the portfolios differ in both structure and management style.  In this blog I borrow from the wisdom of David Swensen and Gary Antonacci as they…

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Dance and Desire–and the Desire Map!

November 17, 2014
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Dance and Desire–and the Desire Map!

Hello my dancing friends! I have made an addition to my teachings that I want to tell you about! For quite a while now, I’ve been combining our Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance ™ workshops and intensives with writing, with movement and trance and healing and words, and loving the combinations. This is what I do.…

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Three Global Utility Metatrends

November 17, 2014
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European Utility Week serves as an excellent venue to obtain more global industry perspectives than what is typically found in most North American-based industry events. In the case of the 2014 event, it served to reinforce the conclusion that there are really three global metatrends in play for electric utilities. Three recorded interviews that I…

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Boston Baroque: Lost Music of Early America – Music of the Moravians

November 16, 2014
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Boston Baroque: Lost Music of Early America – Music of the Moravians

Boston Baroque is my CD recommendation for the week.  It has been a few weeks since I last advocated any music so it about time to put forth another selection.  Unfortunately, Amazon does not have this CD set up to listen to short selections from the Lost Music of Early America, so just take my…

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El Día de los Muertos

November 16, 2014
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El Día de los Muertos

Day of the Dead, Chapala, Jalisco, MX El Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead), celebrated in Mexico on November 1st and 2nd is a ritual rooted in indigenous beliefs of an afterlife and in a belief that death is simply a continuance of life on another plane of existence – nothing to be…

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