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INSIDE THIS ISSUE: 4 - Opinion 5 - Mailbox 6 - News Temporary, Temporary Shelter – After the death of an unhoused Bend man, local groups mobilized quickly to get a cold weather shelter in place sooner than planned. 8 - Feature Hunker Down – With more closures upon us, becoming more self-sufficient is on plenty of people’s minds. Local homesteaders and preppers offer tips. 11 - Source Picks Holiday Gatherings – With new restrictions in place, our Picks section has moved to mostly online events once again. BUT—look ahead to some holiday fun with a roundup of holiday-time “gatherings” that are ahead. 12 - Sound 13 - Calendar 17 - Chow 19 - Screen 21 - Outside Cold-Weather Cycling Routes – Gravel bike riding is still a thing, even as the flakes fly in the mountains. Linda English of Dirty FreeHub offers up a wealth of recommendations. 23 - Real Estate 24 - Advice 25 - Astrology 26 - Natural World Winter Raptors – Cooler weather means the arrival of a host of birds of prey. Damian Fagan shares a brief history on the people counting these creatures in the name of science. 27 - Puzzles

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At the start of the pandemic, the over-arching message shared by everyone from neighbors to government agencies was, “We’re all in this together.” Keep Calm and Carry On, a popular British slogan during WWII, was trotted out once again, in hopes of staving off panic. Those messages of solidarity and unity slowly went by the wayside as spring turned to summer and the election season ramped into high gear. Now, with yet another shutdown of businesses upon us in Oregon, I say it’s high time once again to bring out the messages of support, and to once again turn to the notion of mutual aid. The needs of our community didn’t subside during the warm months—even while the balm of summer softened some of the edges of our uncertainty and unease. What can we do now to help someone less fortunate? How can we foster a spirit of togetherness, as we remain distant? How can we help to shore up the many businesses—and workers—who will struggle under the weight of what we now face? These are big, glaring and difficult questions—ones that cause us to look inward as well as outward. It is not trite to say once again that we are all in this together. I, for one, just hope that we also act like we are.


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his past week, with coronavirus cases rising, Oregonians are facing yet another shutdown of bars, restaurants, fitness centers and more. Now nine months in, going back to more restrictions is a tough adjustment for many— among them, hundreds of thousands of hospitality workers who may find themselves once again on the unemployment line. This pandemic is no longer a shortterm event—and while seeing virus cases rise is certainly a difficult position, the long road ahead begs for a return to representative democracy. Oregonians are growing weary of being governed by fiat and executive order. If we are to unify around the challenges of living in a pandemic, getting buy-in statewide to the decision-making process will go a long way toward making our communities feel inclusive. It is time to move beyond governance by emergency declaration and executive order, and back to decision making that respects the state’s co-equal branches of government. These three branches—executive, legislative, and, judicial, should begin again to collectively get to the work of crafting policy that works for Oregonians. We, as a society, need to be honest with ourselves about what a protracted pandemic looks like. Living with the virus means that we stay calm, rein in social gatherings, wear our masks in public, respect science—and also, that we move forward in a way that allows communities around Oregon to feel as if their voices are being heard. With this most recent two-week freeze, our legislators here in Central Oregon were given 30 minutes warning about the Governor’s changes. This is not the type of representative government we were promised, as we moved, as Americans, from learning about civics in social studies class to becoming bona fide voters. If we can get school districts online across the state, we’re sure we can

get the 90 members of the Oregon House and Senate on a Zoom call. As Bend’s own House representative, Rep. Cheri Helt, pointed out, policies, by and large, are strengthened when a variety of viewpoints are brought to the table. Not only was the input of our elected officials not sought in regard to this two-week freeze, neither was the input of business leaders. Just before Gov. Kate Brown and her team announced the new restrictions, a consortium of business leaders shared with her team a series of at least five measures that they believed would be more effective in slowing the spread of the virus, rather than a shutdown. Oregonians should not wonder about what the process is for airing policy disagreements. Ultimately, the same outcome may have come as we face a rising tide of cases. However; hearing that Oregon must once again tighten its belt and shut down certain businesses will be much more palatable if all members of our community across the political and geographic spectrum have an opportunity to express their concerns to their legislators and that the legislators deliver a recommendation. In a representative government, there’s an open debate about the issues. There is a sharing of ideas. And once the various voices have had their say, ideally there is consensus and buy-in about the outcome. We are in an incredibly difficult time, in which cases are rising and hospitals around the state are facing a surge that may exceed their capacity to properly treat patients. Oregonians understand the stakes and have largely complied with the guidelines issued thus far—yet they also want to know that their voices, myriad and conflicting and impassioned, have been heard. They have to be, if we hope to remain a democracy.


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The takeaway from Jake Pickering’s letter is that over 70 million of his fellow countryman’s voters are racist, dishonerable and dishonest. He used another 11 or 12 negative adjectives to describe President Trump and his followers. As a moderate Independent voter, I would appreciate the opportunity to address a few. First, racist probably stems mostly from the fact that President Trump

tried to stem the flow of illegal immigration, something most polls say U.S. citizens support. He also blocked immigrants from China when the virus was discovered to have originated from there. Trump was accused early on of having colluded with Russia. Recent Senate hearings have shown that Hillary Clinton’s campaign was able to float this untruth in order to distract the public from her email scandal. She was hugely successful and the Democrats were able to use the distraction to their advantage for three years of Trump’s presidency. Finally, I suggest people study the allegations now being brought against Vice President Biden; that he colluded through his son Hunter with Communist China which benefitted his family financially. This is assuming that those who dislike President Trump are fair minded and are willing to apply the rule of law equally to all political parties. —Charles Boyd


The permanent homeless camp off Cooley is a bad idea, and our lawmakers are not answering questions about how they plan to keep us safe. I live on the border of the proposed camp at Cooley Road & Ranch Village Drive. Recently there was a homeless man walking down Cooley Road wearing no pants or underwear in the middle of the day, walking past Lava Ridge Elementary and Sky View Middle School. Two of my adjoining neighbors have had their houses broken into. Petty theft in our neighborhood has increased. There was an interview with a woman living in the Juniper Ridge desert: her son is a convicted child sexual predator living in Juniper Ridge in a trailer. It is not acceptable, and likely not legal, to provide a permanent homeless camp to child sexual predators so close to two schools according to ORS 144.642. I have many unanswered questions; Are there plans for background checks of residents of the permanent camp? Have they conducted crime assessments of local neighborhoods? Will there be notification to the adjacent neighborhoods of child sexual predators? How about other violent

criminals? What other locations are being considered? How are they planning to protect our children? I begged the city council and the police chief to seriously ask themselves if they would agree to put a permanent homeless camp in their own backyard. I have not received a response to two separate emails. —Kristina Birdsong


Thanksgiving will look a lot different this year – roughly eight in 10 hosts are planning on setting a table for just their immediate families or households, according to a recently conducted survey. Despite the unprecedented circumstances, Americans will still come together around dinner tables to give thanks for our many blessings. This Thanksgiving, we should all be especially thankful of the farmers and ranchers who have worked tirelessly during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic to ensure that America’s grocery store shelves are laden with food that is delicious, affordable and humanely raised.  For those grocery shopping this holiday season, remember to look for food that was humanely raised and verified by an independent, third-party certification program by looking for “American Humane Certified” on the product label. Farmers and ranchers who go above and beyond to do right by the animals in their care deserve our applause and our gratitude.  Robin R. Ganzert, President & CEO, American Humane


Phil Chang is a very thoughtful and precise individual. His addition as a county commissioner is a positive one. The re-election of Sheriff Shane Nelson is a prudent one by the voters. Nelson’s ongoing efforts to collaborate and partner with those involved in mental health matters, black market MJ grows, the impending Veterans Village co-located with the Public Safety Campus, and social justice activists such as the Central Oregon Black Leadership Assembly (nonprofit status) are crucial. RESPECT to our veterans and their families this Veterans Day holiday! —Greg Walker

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Outrage followed Governor Brown’s recent restrictions on some of Oregon’s business sector and social gatherings. While some point blame at state leadership for this unwanted mandate, we have ourselves to blame for a somewhat failed experiment in re-opening some sectors too soon.  Countless people are wearing face coverings and creating physical distance, particularly outdoors. Walking into a restaurant for a restroom, from the relative “safety” of an outside dining area, however, can be an entirely different scene. Groups of mask-less patrons standing close at the bar, shouting over a televised game. Diners clustered at tables, removing their masks once seated, remaining mask-less for the duration of their visit. A medical assistant taking your blood pressure as they tell you about the Halloween party they went to. These same folk go home, go to work, and go to other social gatherings.   It’s easy to cry foul, claiming we’re penalizing specific businesses and activities, when we can’t see direct evidence of spread from patrons or employees. We know indoor spread of the virus is real. Until we implement patron sign-in and contact tracing at all hospitality venues, we won’t know specifically how customer and employee behaviors foment community virus spread.  Perhaps a two-week freeze isn’t too much to endure, given the damage already done, the many sacrifices already made, and an alarming surge of COVID-19 infections. —Stacey Forson

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Community leaders mobilize quickly following the death of a Bend man By Nicole Vulcan


end’s winter warming shelter opened in a temporary location the weekend of Nov. 14, following the death of a man due to cold weather exposure. David Savory died Nov. 10 in Bend. “This is a real tragedy for our town,” wrote Bend Mayor Sally Russell in an email Nov. 13. “I know we can do better.” A group of Central Oregon government officials and community homeless advocates met virtually on Nov. 13 in response to Savory’s death, aiming to move up the timeline for opening Bend’s 2020-21 winter warming shelter. The building slated for the winter shelter “needed a lot of work,” to get it ready to house people, Bend’s Oregon House representative, Rep. Cheri Helt, told the Source, so the group acted quickly to site a temporary shelter at Bend’s First Presbyterian Church until the more permanent winter shelter location, on 2nd Street, could be finished. Volunteers set up tents inside First Presbyterian over the weekend, filling to capacity. On Nov. 17, Shepherd’s House, which will operate the shelter throughout the

winter, announced that it would open the more permanent location Nov. 23. “This new shelter is located on 2nd Street and will serve up to 70 women, children, families, and singles each night with warm beds, hot food, and loving care through April,” read a press release from Shepherd’s House Ministries. “We are grateful for our partnership with the City of Bend, countless other homeless advocates, and the community at large that will make this effort possible.”

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“This is a real tragedy for our town. I know we can do better.” —BEND MAYOR SALLY RUSSELL The new location, opening on Nov. 23, is located at 275 NE 2nd Street in Bend. Volunteers are still needed to operate the shelter, Helt said. Prospective volunteers can contact Volunteer Coordinator Ryan Olufso at ryano@ shepherdshouseministries.org.

First Presbyterian Church is providing a respite from frigid temperatures. Pastor Morgan Schmidt advised people wanting to help with the church's temporary shelter to check the Pandemic Partners Bend Facebook page, and to visit the Crowdsource Justice Facebook page to advocate for long-term homeless solutions.

A Two-Week Freeze, In Hopes of Reining in COVID Cases

Deschutes Library scales back capacity; Bend-La Pine Schools continues with Comprehensive Distance Learning, for now by Nicole Vulcan


s cases of COVID-19 continue to rise around Oregon, Gov. Kate Brown announced Nov 13 a series of measures aimed at containing the virus. A “two-week freeze” goes into effect Wednesday, Nov. 18, in order to give restaurants, bars and some other businesses time to adapt to the changes. Under the two-week freeze, new restrictions include: • Limiting social get-togethers (indoors and outdoors) to no more than six people, total, from no more than two households. • Limiting faith-based organizations to a maximum of 25 people indoors or 50 people outdoors. • Limiting eating and drinking establishments to take-out and delivery only. • Closing gyms and fitness organizations. • Closing indoor recreational facilities, museums, indoor entertainment activities, and indoor pools and sports courts. • Closing zoos, gardens, aquariums,

outdoor entertainment activities, and outdoor pools. • Limiting grocery stores and pharmacies to a maximum of 75% capacity and encouraging curbside pickup. • Limiting retail stores and retail malls (indoor and outdoor) to a maximum of 75% capacity and encouraging curbside pickup. • Closing venues (that host or facilitate indoor or outdoor events). • Requiring all businesses to mandate work-from-home to the greatest extent possible and closing offices to the public. • Prohibiting indoor visiting in longterm care facilities (outdoor visitation permitted for supporting quality of life). The two-week freeze is in effect through the Thanksgiving holiday, when many would normally be gathering with family and friends, and also engaging in shopping and dining away from home. The measures are scheduled to end Dec. 2—though it’s not yet clear whether further measures would happen beyond that, should cases continue to rise

statewide. For those in larger population areas, the freeze will extend beyond the two weeks, Brown said. Public facilities such as Bend Park and Recreation District’s Juniper Swim & Fitness Center announced temporary closures soon after Brown’s announcement. On Nov. 17, the Deschutes Public Library announced it would begin limiting the number of people by 50% of current limits, as well, even while the Governor’s orders offered no specific guidance around public libraries. “After reviewing the Governor’s mandate and Deschutes County’s health protocols—as well as working with our peers at the State Library of Oregon—we will further limit the number of people in the buildings and the length of their stay,” said Library Director Todd Dunkelberg. “We feel this is the best way to give customers access to needed resources while also minimizing the number of people who interact at any one time.” Book drops will stay open, and library hours will remain the same. Public seating will not be available, except for those using public computers—which will now be restricted

to 30 minutes at a time, down from the two hours allowed previously. At Bend-La Pine Schools, Superintendent Lora Nordquist announced in an email that the district’s comprehensive distance learning program would continue under the new orders—as would any currently scheduled limited in-person instruction. Grab and Go Meals will continue as scheduled. “Governor Brown did not mention closing schools in her restrictions, nor have the ODE (Oregon Department of Education) guidance and metrics changed,” Nordquist wrote. Should COVID-19 case counts in Deschutes County go down from current levels, BLPS may begin sending more students into school buildings, Nordquist stated. “Once the case counts in the county stabilize in the “orange” zone (100199 cases per 100,000 over two weeks), the District will begin expansion of limited in-person instruction,” Nordquist wrote. As of Nov. 16, Deschutes County’s case load was 870.5 per 100,000, according to data from the Oregon Health Authority.


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Escrito por Nicole Vulcan Traducido por Jéssica Sánchez-Millar -Restringir las reuniones sociales, convivios (internos y al aire libre) a un límite de no más de 6 personas en total, que formen parte de hasta no más de dos diferentes hogares. -Restringir las reuniones en las organizaciones basadas en la fe a un máximo de 25 personas estando dentro del edificio o a 50 personas estando al aire libre. -Restringir a que los establecimientos que venden comidas y bebidas brinden solamente servicios para llevar y enviar alimentos al cliente. - Cerrar gimnasios y organizaciones enfocadas a mantenerse en forma. - Cerrar las instalaciones enfocadas en actividades de recreo en donde se llevan a cabo actividades dentro del edificio, museos, actividades de entretenimiento, y albercas instaladas adentro del edificio y canchas deportivas. -Cerrar zoológicos, parques, acuarios, actividades de entretenimiento al aire libre y albercas al aire libre. -Restringir la capacidad de entrada al 75% en las farmacias y tiendas de autoservicio y animar a las personas para que recojan los artículos comprados en la parte de afuera de las instalaciones.


onforme los casos de COVID-19 continúan aumentando alrededor de Oregon, la gobernadora Brown anunció el viernes una serie de medidas enfocadas a reprimir el virus. El paro de dos semanas entra en efecto el miércoles 18 de noviembre para darle tiempo a los restaurantes, cantinas y algunos otros negocios a adaptarse a los cambios. La gobernadora Brown indicó, “Esta situación es peligrosa y nuestros hospitales han estado teniendo llamadas de alerta. Si queremos darle la oportunidad a Oregon de extinguir, debemos tomar más medidas para que nivelar la situación y salvar vidas. Se que es difícil y que estamos cansados, pero estamos tratando de frenar este virus tan feroz, así como la propagación extrema y completa. El paro estatal de dos semanas incluye éstas nuevas restricciones:

El paro estatal de dos semanas se llevará a cabo durante todo este tiempo hasta la próxima semana de vacaciones de acción de gracias, una semana en la cual, mucho estarían reuniéndose con sus familiares y amigos y también en la cual estarían yendo de compras y comiendo fuera de casa. Las medidas están programadas para llevarse a cabo hasta el día 2 de diciembre, aunque no esta claro todavía que otras medidas pudieran tener que llevarse a cabo después del ultimo día de paro en caso que los casos continúen aumentando a nivel estatal. La gobernadora Brown dijo que para las zonas con mayor

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población, el paro se extenderá mas allá de las dos semanas. La gobernadora Brown recalco que “Comforme a la base de datos y al modelo que estamos viendo mi equipo de expertos en la salud pública me indican que algunos condados necesitarán mas tiempo para estabilizarse y llegar a esa línea plana. Así que quiero ser bien clara en decirles que hay unos condados con una situación crítica en relación al numero de casos de COVID y es muy probable que sigan en paro estatal mas allá de las dos semanas. El condado de Multnomah por ejemplo tendrá un paro estatal de por lo menos cuatro semanas. Nuestro comportamiento por el momento es crítico sin importar en que parte del estado viva usted.”

-Restringir la capacidad de entrada a un máximo del 75% en las tiendas de ventas al por menor así como en los centros comerciales (internos o al aire libre) y animar a las personas a recoger sus artículos en la parte externa del edificio. -Cerrar lugares (que llevan a cabo eventos al aire libre o dentro de las instalaciónes). -Pedir a todos los negocios el mandato de trabajar desde casa lo más que pueda y cerrar las oficinas. -Prohibir las visitas a las instalaciones internas de los centros de cuidado a largo plazo (se permiten las visitas de manera externa para apoyar así la calidad de vida).

FEATURE By Nicole Vulcan



ublic health experts have been saying it for months: The advent of colder weather was likely to mean a spike in coronavirus cases. Now, in mid-November, it’s hit like clockwork: An edict from Oregon’s governor, ordering bars and restaurants, starting Nov. 18, to move to takeout and delivery only, gyms and fitness centers to close entirely, and retail stores to limit numbers to 75% capacity for at least the next two weeks. Will the new restrictions lead to more runs on toilet paper, more shortages of Tylenol and other basic supplies? While some of the supply-chain disruptions that led to massive shortages of toilet paper were alleviated over the months that this pandemic has worn on, humanity’s penchant for hoarding in times of distress may mean that we’ll once again be passing around text messages with local friends about where they’ve seen the most recent drop of TP. In other words, the (relative) sweetness of summer, with its long, unending rows of the quilted, the absorbent, the jumbo and recycled rolls could very well be eclipsed by more of those “sorry, come back next time” signs we all dreaded in the spring. If there was a better period in our lifetimes to turn our sequestered attentions toward self-sufficiency, I don’t know when it might be. With the virus still among us, and hunkering down appearing to be the name of the game for the foreseeable future, I got to know some local gardeners, preppers and homesteaders, soliciting their advice on preparing for the future, and even how to reduce the impact that supply-chain shortages can have on our lives. Can Do! Overcoming a canning supply shortage While toilet paper shortages may not have been an issue lately, gardeners, preppers and homesteaders alike have seen a shortage of an essential thing throughout the summer and fall: canning supplies.

If this seemingly endless pandemic has you thinking more about self-sufficiency, let the advice from local homesteaders, gardeners—and even preppers— get you inspired

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In a report from North Carolina State Extension in August, the makers of Ball brand jars had this to say: “Consumers staying home over the last few months due to the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in shifts in demand for food storage containers like Ball® branded glass jars and lids. During the pandemic, many consumers discovered canning for the first time, and we are thrilled they are turning to Ball for fresh preserving.” Translation: The canning aisles at local garden and farm stores currently closely resemble the toilet paper aisles of March and April. Scoring a few standard or widemouth jars from an estate sale or thrift store is one thing—but in order to seal those jars tight, one needs sealable lids. The Central Oregon Gardeners group on Facebook—a group with thousands

of members united around growing in the harsh climate of the high desert— has been active with members offering advice about where to find the coveted supplies. One gardener found a stash of lids on Amazon, only to find that the lids didn’t fit the rings. Others reported going to great lengths—such as buying from stores far from home or joining barter groups to trade other goods for canning supplies. Another gardener shared that she plans two years ahead, planning out how many jars she’ll need to use far in advance. Some, like Central Oregon Gardener Diane Tolzman, had to change what they used this year. “I am transitioning to Tattle lids and Weck jars since the lids are reusable. I had enough jars but ran out of lids at

“A prepper goes out of their way to lay in supplies to survive. A homesteader goes out of their way to lay in a skill set to survive.” —CINDY LOONEY

the end of the season,” Tolzman wrote. “When I was running low on lids, I froze berries, corn and tomatoes until I got more lids.” While a shortage in canning supplies caught some gardeners unawares, others, who rely more heavily on their own food throughout the year, have advice for those who want to use this time of pandemic uncertainty to re-ignite their efforts toward self-sufficiency. The off-grid homesteader Cindy Looney lives in a “schoolie,” otherwise known as a converted school bus, on land 30 miles from Christmas Valley, Oregon. The nearest power supply is 15 miles away. Her nearest neighbor, 3 miles. Looney, who lives with her adult son, says she’s long raised much of her own food, but was also a waitress pre-pandemic. The local restaurant where she worked “will never reopen,” she said. Her family hails from the Ozark Mountains, and she describes her upbringing as “old school homestead-style raising.” As she puts it, her gardening style “would be considered organic,” Looney says, but, “I consider it old-fashioned.” She has a quarter-acre garden, a quarter-acre berry patch and another quarter-acre she’s cultivating as an orchard, on top of raising cows, sheep, chickens and other livestock for her own meat supply. In winter, her livestock roam over the garden beds, fertilizing the ground. In spring, the chickens till the top few inches of soil, helping to kill viruses and bacteria by exposing them to sunlight. For Looney, growing her food, cooking only on a woodstove and operating an off-grid home (she plans to build a cabin, though COVID-19 slowed those plans) is part of an overall lifestyle that involves possessing over 7,000 jars for food storage. “There is a definitive line, in my opinion, between a prepper and a homesteader,” Looney told me when we talked by phone. “A prepper goes out of their way to lay in supplies to survive. A homesteader goes out of their way to lay in a skill set to survive.” Looney said she recently encountered a self-described “prepper” who gave her an ill-advised gift. “I was gifted a seed vault, because somebody felt that I needed one. It has 20 packets of seeds in it—half of which

FEATURE Cindy Looney

don’t grow on the high desert. I didn’t have the heart to tell them, but my seed vault is a tool tote with three trays and has over 400 varieties of seed in it.” The person Looney described, “is very much the prepper mentality—fully admits to it. Yet she can’t run a chainsaw.” Looney’s main piece of advice for people looking to become more self-sufficient: “First of all, buy paper books. Don’t rely on digital books,” she advised. “Get

Water filters are a hot item, as is “tactical gear,” such as storage vests, as well as non-lethal forms of defense, like pepper spray. them for general use and get them for every individual subject that you can find. My homesteading library is quite extensive. It has everything from… well, one of my favorites is a book out of the 1940s. It’s actually written for veterinarians and stockmen, and it’s about feeds and feeding. It breaks down every food to its component parts and talks about how each species is different and how you need to feed them differently in order to raise them correctly. That’s knowledge that we have lost over the generations.” The prepper store owner Three years ago, Todd Stone bought Prepper Up, a store selling guns, ammunition and survival gear in Prineville. Stone, who assures me he is not a “tinfoil-hat wearing” type of guy, says his focus is on helping people stay prepared for any type of situation. Since the advent of the pandemic, business has been brisk. “We’ve seen probably roughly a 200% increase. That’s unheard of,” Stone told me by telephone. “We’re not just a firearm store. We’re quite a bit of other things. We teach a lot of different things,

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A sampling of Cindy Looney's book collection.

goes into an individual kit, right now, depends on what’s available. “The problem is, again, supply chains,” Stone said. “We have to change what we have in the pack based on what’s available. Maybe not the same gear, but it always goes to a basic set.” To give people more knowledge and

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Cindy Looney's woodstove and cook setup with her son in the background.

because we’re prepping in survival. But yeah, it’s been an incredible increase in business.” In pandemic times, when layoffs are common, Stone said his store has gone from four employees to seven. Water filters are a hot item, he says, as is “tactical gear,” such as storage vests, as well as non-lethal forms of defense, like pepper spray. Also popular are firearms, though Stone said supply disruptions— fueled by a public filled with fear around their security, and factories working at low capacity due to worker shortages, he recounts— have meant those items are harder to come by. For newbies who come into the store looking to be more prepared, Stone said he starts off by suggesting they buy a three-day emergency kit. Kits like those, which often contain basic foodstuffs, water and water storage containers, along with first aid supplies—are all the rage among the Instagram-celebrity set these days. You may have even seen the Kardashians pimping high-dollar kits on their pages. A more sobering source of advice comes from the U.S. government’s Ready.gov page, which lists a host of items needed in one’s kit. Since spring 2020, the site, on advice from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recommends the kits include masks for everyone in the household ages 2 and above, as well as soap, hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes to disinfect surfaces. Over at the Prineville store, what

Sammy Jo Graham of Powell Butte shared this photo of her pantry from this year. She canned 400 jars of food, plus stored three full freezers and 400 pounds of produce—plus 50 pounds of homemade cheese.

skills, Stone also teaches in-person classes—though with the restrictions around the pandemic, he’s had to scale back or put on pause how much survivalist teaching he can do. The garden moms Amanda Taylor is a stay-at-home mom who lives on 5 and a half acres in Prineville. She and her family, which includes her spouse, a teenager and a school-age child, started out growing a garden that was a few thousand square feet, to growing over nearly 2 acres. This year, she canned between 300 and 400 jars of food. Sammy Jo Graham of Powell Butte canned a similar amount. "I stocked up before the pandemic hit because I had a feeling that there’d be a shortage," Graham said. "The only thing I’ve been having issues with his half gallon jars for raw milk." When the pandemic hit, government officials reminded Oregonians to be “two weeks ready,” with enough food, water and supplies to shelter in place for two weeks. Taylor said she stocked up on more staples, such as flour and sugar and rice, but that for the most part, her family had already been trying to grow as much produce as they could Her advice to those looking to grow more of their own food: Carve out the time.

“I think the most important thing is to just start small with what your family likes the best and work from there,” Taylor said. “It really is a big time commitment to put everything up, to can—and not only just stuff that needs to be water bathed, but also the pressure cans. Meat and low acid things… you have to pressure-can, which takes even longer, so it is a time commitment— but it’s also worth it in the middle of winter when you can have green beans that you picked out of your garden or you can have tomato sauce you made.” The “bottom line” everyone wants to know: Will there be a toilet paper shortage? Yeah, yeah, preparing for the future is great and all—but what about that toilet paper? Will we get through the winter without eyeing our paper towel collections with a mix of desperation and shame, or perhaps even caving to order that back-ordered bidet? I asked the friendly folks at Newport Avenue Market what they’re hearing about the toilet paper supply. General Store Manager Erika Maloley said she’s “feeling really good” about where her store’s toilet paper supply is at right now, and doesn’t anticipate seeing shortages anytime soon.

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Have you been impacted by the loss of a loved one to suicide? Get support and hope with this online event remembering those we have lost and caring for those still here. In addition to a film and expert speaker, there will be time for small group discussions and sharing. Sat., Nov. 21, 2-2:30pm. Isosld.afsp.org/ bend-oregon. Free. Unsplash


A small population of wolverines was discovered in Oregon nearly 10 years ago, but their numbers have dwindled. Dive into the world of these elusive species and how you can advocate for their recovery! Wed., Nov. 18, 6pm. Oregonwild.org/events/webcast-wolverines-oregon. Free.







Get ready for your next favorite hobby! Learn how to make delicious hot sauce with a depth of flavor that only fermentation can bring. Sun., Nov. 22, 3-4pm. Deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/event/60817. Free.



A traditional event goes virtual. Wear your best costume and complete your course from anywhere to compete in this year’s run. Stay socially distant and get your turkey day run in! Register at Cascadesrelay.com/events/i-like-pie.

Grab a warm drink and visit this stunning light show, open to the public and resort members. Listen to holiday favorites while watching the lights dance! Free.



Let Bleu Bite do the cooking for you! Pick up a full Thanksgiving spread for up to six people. Mix and match from wide menu offerings for the perfect meal for just you or your whole crew. $55-$150


Run at a place and time of your choice! Running kits include, T-shirts, ski coupons, digital bib and more! Register at redmondturkeytrot.com. $25$50.



Join 10below for Thanksgiving feast to-go featuring holiday favorites. Dinner will be available for curbside pickup and takeout only, from Noon to 3 pm on Thanksgiving Day. $22 per person.


This virtual show features two dozen stunning images of the high desert, from sweeping landscapes to upclose and personal wildlife shots. Wed., Nov. 18- Jan. 3. onda.org/event/2021-wild-desert-calendar-exhibit-opening. Free.


One of the largest holiday celebrations in the northwest! This event at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center has been postponed;check back for updates.

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Community is more important than ever. Join in a virtual chat with your local community members to get some peace on stressful topics, ideas for coping and how to care for others. Sun., Nov. 22, 4-6pm. Deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/event/60847. Free.




BRENT ALAN ON ACOUSTIC GUITAR AN ONLINE LISTENING EVENT Stay home this weekend and enjoy live music from your computer. Featuring classic acoustic guitar covers and originals from a local singer and songwriter! Fri., Nov. 20, 4-5pm. Deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/



Discover how our perceptions of the stars and our universe impact how we understand the stars and cosmos together. A virtual star-studded event! Mon., Nov. 23, 7:30-8:30pm. Snco.org/event/a-storm-ofstars. $5.



A holiday favorite with a new twist. These showings are scheduled to run throughout December so there should be show times available for any schedule. Get tickets at cascadestheatrical. org/2019-2020-season. $23-$27.


Adrive-thru holiday light experience in Prineville! Nativity scene and more, each Fri-Sun. Donation required for entry.

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he productive year for Pete Kart- packed my bags every day and took a sounes continues. In August, the walk to my studio and just locked the Bend-based singer/songwriter doors for eight days. I basically just let released “Out Here On My Own Vol. 1,” the music come through me.” and on Nov. 10, Kartsounes released The process of making the album his second album of the year, “Mindful was also relaxing for Kartsounes. He Muse.” But that doesn’t mean his work says he didn’t know what would come is done. Even as he got on the phone of each session or how the sounds with me, Kartsounes was with guitar would turn out. Instead of his lyrics and notepad, deep into writing more guiding a story, the sounds inspire material. strong imagery for the listener. Kart“I’ve always written music that’s sounes says he didn’t even know what optimistic and positive. I don’t like to genre to call it before he had to regisswim in pity and complain. I always like ter it with distribution and streaming to rise above the challenge. And what services—but new age was the best greater challenge than to have a pan- fit. demic?” he says. “I just lost a friend [to “I don’t like to be the conductor in COVID-19] this week, I lost my job, and a process like this, especially with this now it’s almost 2021. I’m not going to kind of music. I don’t like to have the sink in this. I take it as a challenge to be wheel. This kind of music is like letting more productive than ever.” it flow through you. It knows what it Kartsounes’ latest release also shows needs to be.” him stepping into C ourtesy P ete K artsounes new territory. “Mindful Muse” is a showcase of elegant and calming soundscapes that he says are perfect for relaxation, meditation or yoga. Friends of Kartsounes have even reached out to tell him it has helped calm their kids while stuck inside their homes. While making the album Kartsounes used instruments like ukulele and piano— and most notably, a Native American flute, which he says Muse” is available for purchase through Pete always takes him to a “Mindful Kartsounes directly, or you can find it online at Bandcamp. place of peace. While a fan of the genre before this, “Mindful Muse” marks the first time Kartsounes All in all, the making of the album is himself has made a new-age project. something Kartsounes will never for“I have actually been listening to get. this kind of music a lot. I’m a huge fan “It was a weird and magical experiof Carlos Nakai and Peter Kater’s stuff. ence,” he says. I’ve spent thousands of miles with a If you want something to help you backpack on going through Colorado take a reprieve from the tense times, and Oregon. And to get my mind in a “Mindful Muse” is a great choice. You nice place, I like to listen to instrumen- can find it online at Kartsoune’s webtal music, something I can put down real site (petekmusic.com) or available for low. Something with a nice ambience,” streaming on Spotify and Apple Music. says Kartsounes. “And when we got that He’ll also be performing at the John G. fire, and all that smoke… it just felt real- Shedd Institute for the Arts in Eugene ly melancholy outside. We couldn’t go on Dec. 17 (provided such things are outside, there was nowhere to go. I just allowed...).




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MUSIC Cascade Highlanders Pipe Band PracticeExperienced pipers and drummers are welcome to attend, along with those interested.Call beforehand to confirm practice! Limit 10 people Mondays, 6-8pm. Mission Church - Redmond, 3732 SW 21st Pl, Redmond. Contact: 541-6333225. pipersej@yahoo.com.

Webcast: Wolverine(s) of Oregon

With special guests Scott Shively and Kayla Deher, field biologists for the Wallowa Wolverine Project, we hope you can join us to learn more about this incredible species and how you can advocate for its recovery. Nov. 18, 6pm. Free.

ONLINE ONLY: Brent Alan on Acoustic Guitar Enjoy acoustic originals and

A Year in Oregon’s High Desert

covers with local singer/songwriter Brent Alan from the comfort of your home. Nov. 20, 4-5pm. Contact: 541-312-1029. laurelw@deschuteslibrary.org. Free.

Feeling stressed? A dose of natural beauty could help. This show features 24 stunning images from public lands in Eastern Oregon, including both grand landscapes and close-ups of the plants and wildlife that give Oregon’s sagebrush steppe its pulse. Nov. 16-Jan. 8, 5:30pm. Free.

The Ultimate Oldies Show A locally-produced, syndicated, weekly, thematic two-hour radio show highlighting the music, artists, producers, musicians and cultural touchstones of the late 1940s through the late 1960s. Fridays, 6-8pm. KPOV, 501 NW Bond St., Bend. Contact: mikeficher@gmail.com. Free.

FILM EVENTS Classic Horror Thursday at the Tin Pan Theater! An outdoor screening of a classic horror film! First come, first served - masks are required! Thursdays, 7pm. Tin Pan Theater, 869 NW Tin Pan Alley, Bend. $7.

Know Fermentation: Norworegon (No War Again) Documentary This documen-

tary is about preserving an ancient brewing technique in Norway. A short documentary/video essay by Paul Arney, owner and operator of The Ale Apothecary. Nov. 18, 6-7pm. Contact: 541312-1063. paigef@deschuteslibrary.org. Free.

ARTS & CRAFTS Call to Artists Looking for fine art and crafts, 3D art, 2D oil watercolor, encaustic and woodwork. Through Dec. 9. Artists’ Gallery Sunriver, 57100 Beaver Dr. Suite 19, Sunriver. Contact: 541-593-4382. info@artistsgallerysunriver.com.

Call to Artists The award winning Red Chair

Gallery is looking for an artist who makes wearable art or accessories in fiber or leather. Through Jan. 31. Red Chair Gallery, 103 NW Oregon Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-410-6813.

WORDS Memoir Writing (3 sessions on Zoom)

Stay home this week and learn how to make your own hot sauce with a fermented kick! Join online on Sun., Nov. 22 from 3-4pm.


A Christmas Carol Countless adaptions

have been made of this timeless story and we are proud to present this family-friendly holiday favorite with a new twist. Sundays, 2-4pm and Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30-9:30pm. Through Dec. 19. Cascades Theatrical Company, 148 NW Greenwood Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-389-0803. ctcinfo@cascadestheatrical.org. Adult- $27 Senior/Student- $23.

DIY-Lathe Turning Basics Full description

at DIYcave.com Mon, Nov. 23, 6:30-9pm, Tue, Dec. 8, 6:30-9pm and Wed, Dec. 16, 6:30-9pm. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-388-2283. info@diycave.com. $79.

DIY-Welding Holiday Art Full description

at DIYcave.com Tue, Nov. 24, 5:30-8pm and Tue, Dec. 15, 5:30-8pm. DIY Cave, 444 SE Ninth St. Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-388-2283. info@ diycave.com. $60.

PRESENTATIONS & EXHIBITS Know Fermentation - The Biochemistry of a Dark and Stormy (and other ferments) Learn the science behind fermented

foods through the Dark and Stormy cocktail with Jeanne Garbarino, PhD of RockEDU Science Outreach. Nov. 24, 2-3pm. Contact: 541-312-1029. laurelw@deschuteslibrary.org. Free.

Know Fermentation: Explore how the

process of biological and food fermentation -many of its principles, practices, and ingredients -- can be used as a lens through which to look at and engage in personal transformation work. Registration required. Nov. 19, 6-7pm. Contact: 541-312-1063. paigef@deschuteslibrary.org. free.

Storm of Stars: The Life Story of the Milky Way Join Dr. Shane Larson,

research professor of physics at Northwestern

Find everything you need to decorate for Christmas Unique Ornaments & Decorations Evergreen Wreaths & Custom Holiday Centerpieces

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Write and share a short memoir! This class guides you in transforming a vivid personal memory into a coherent, meaningful story to share with others. Begins Nov. 5. esantasiero@ gmail.com Thursdays, 10:30am-Noon Through Nov. 19. Contact: 541-408-4509. esantasiero@ gmail.com. $96.

Mystery Book Club We will discuss The

Silence of the White City by Eva Garcia Saenz. Please visit www.roundaboutbookshop.com for Zoom link. Nov. 18, 6-7pm. Contact: 541-3066564. sara@roundaboutbookshop.com. Free.

November Writing Workshop with Chris Boucher: The A-Ha Moment! We

might call this a creative epiphany, the instant that inspiration strikes, or that moment when your mind shouts — you guessed it — “a ha!” This workshop will shine a light on the A-Ha Moment — on the nature of inspiration and the forces that inform it. Nov. 21, 1-4pm. $10-$25.

ETC. Mommy and Me: Breastfeeding Support Group in Bend Calling all new moms

and babies! Come visit “Mommy and Me” for social hour and breastfeeding support. We have two locations: Redmond - Tuesdays, 12-2pm at the Center for Women’s Health and Bend -

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University to discover how our perceptions of the Milky Way continue to shape and change our understanding of the Cosmos on much larger scales. Nov. 23, 7:30-8:30pm. Contact: 541-5934394. info@snco.org. $5.





Thursdays, 1-3pm at Central Oregon Locavore. See Facebook for details! Free.

to work this week at First Presbyterian Church. Please contact Tara at tara@bethleheminn.org

Preventative Walk-In Pet Wellness Clinic Offering vaccinations, deworming and

Volunteer with Salvation Army We have

microchips at our walk-in wellness clinic. Saturdays, 9am-2pm. Bend Spay & Neuter Project, 910 SE Wilson, Suite A1, Bend. $10-$30.

Shop Small 2020 in Downtown Bend! Due to the current global pandemic, this year we’ll be giving participants three full weeks to fill their passports. PLUS - This year you can participate in the Shop Small Passport Event online! Nov. 7-28.

Women’s Share Healing Circle We all

experience challenges on our journey of life. Together We uplift and encourage as we connect and share. Sat, Nov. 21, 9am. Online, Bend. Free.

VOLUNTEER Call for Volunteers - Play with Parrots!

Friendly people needed to help socialize birds to ready for adoption, make toys, clean cages and make some new feathered friends! Located past Cascade Lakes Distillery, call for hours and location. Contact: 916-956-2153.

Volunteer Opportunity Are you a Jack/

Jill of all trades? There’s everything from small engine, fencing, troubleshooting in a barn/rescue facility that require TLC repairs. Please call and leave a message. Mustangs to the Rescue, 21670 McGilvray Road, Bend. Contact: 541-330-8943. volunteer@MustangstotheRescue.org.

Call for VolunteersThis is an interim solu-

tion to help our neighbors until the official Shepherd's House Bend Winter Shelter can open. Overnight volunteers are needed (10pm to 6am)

an emergency food pantry, we visit residents of assisted living centers and we make up gifts for veterans and the homeless. Ongoing. Contact: 541-389-8888.

GROUPS & MEETUPS Cars & Coffee Cars and Coffee is a family environment and it is for all to share. Stop in, chat, snap pictures, bring your ride or daily driver and enjoy the experience. Nov. 22, 8-11am. Spoken Moto, 310 SW Industrial Way, Bend. Free.

ConnectW: HAPPY, HEALTHY AND SANE THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS Do you struggle to find a comfortable balance between indulgence and self care during the holiday season? Nov. 18, 7-8pm. Free.

Cribbage Cribbage group meets each Monday

at Abby’s in Bend. Start promptly at 6PM. Mondays, 6-9pm. Through March 29. Abby’s Legendary Pizza, 1115 Northeast Third St., Bend. Contact: 541-530-1112.

Guided River Walk Along the Deschutes River Learn more about our

Deschutes River wildlife ecology in this one hour walk guided by Think Wild and Beaver Works experts. Learn about the wildlife along this riverscape and the benefits of beavers in our landscape. Sun, Sept. 20, 8-9am, Sun, Oct. 18, 8-9am and Sun, Nov. 22, 8-9am. Old Mill District, 450 SW Powerhouse Dr. Suite 422, Bend. Contact: 541-362-1024. info@beaverworks.org. Free.

November 2020 Central Oregon PubTalk Join us (in-person or virtually) for the

Mondays-Tuesdays-Thursdays, 1:30-5:30pm. Through Dec. 18. Sons of Norway Hall, 549 NW Harmon Blvd., Bend. Contact: 541-3824682. info@campfireco.org. $120 per 7 week session.

November WEB Connect Make and Take We are a networking community with Con-

Camp Fire Nature Days An all-day enrichment program with nature-based themes to support family and youth during current distance learning. Wednesdays, 9am-3:30pm. Through Dec. 16. Sons of Norway Hall, 549 NW Harmon Blvd., Bend. Contact: 541-382-4682. info@campfireco.org. $55 per day.

last PubTalk of 2020! Nov. 19, 4:30pm. McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St., Bend. $26-$36.

nect meetings on the second Wednesday of every month. Nov. 18, 6pm. 63320 Stonewood Dr, 63320 Stonewood Drive, Bend. $15.

ONLINE ONLY: Community Conversation - From Stressed Out to Resilience Building From wild fires to

COVID-19, to election results and the struggle for racial equality, let’s connect with one another to discuss what is causing stress and how we can care for ourselves and one another. Nov. 22, 4-6pm. Contact: 541-312-1032. lizg@deschuteslibrary.org. Free.

FAMILY & KIDS Americana Fiddle Club Learn to play the fiddle! For high school students of all ability levels. Mondays-Wednesdays, 5pm. Through Dec. 16. Sisters Art Works, 204 West Adams, Sisters. $95. Around the Camp Fire Join Camp Fire for a free, interactive discussion, emphasizing easy, actionable, low-stress ways to support your kids through a COVID-19 holiday season. Nov. 19, Noon-1pm. Contact: 541-382-4682. info@ campfireco.org. Free. Camp Fire Afterschool A flexible and fun option for families looking to balance afterschool care with enrichment opportunities and social-emotional skill development.

Equipo de Robótica Bilingüe ¡Únete al Equipo de Robótica LEGO y aprende a construir y programar con robots LEGO! *Bilingüe English/ Spanish programa Mondays-Wednesdays, 5-7pm. Through Feb. 10. BendTECH, 1001 SW Emkay Dr, Bend. Contact: 541-382-4682. info@ campfireco.org. $80/month. Fall Saturday Market Fall Saturday market,

featuring crafts, food and brews! Saturdays, 11am-3pm. Through Nov. 28. General Duffy’s Waterhole, 404 SW Forest Avenue, Redmond.

LEGO Robotics Join Camp Fire’s First LEGO League Robotics club for 4th-5th graders. This club is all about problem solving, getting creative, exploring new ideas, and having fun! Mondays-Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30pm. Through Feb. 10. BendTECH, 1001 SW Emkay Dr, Bend. Contact: 541-382-4682. info@campfireco.org. $80/month.

Online Art Activities for Kids Join Camp Fire for virtual art activities every Tuesday at 4pm. Designed for K-5th graders but open to all! No registration required. Tuesdays, 4-4:30pm. Contact: 541-382-4682. info@campfireco.org. Free.

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Dear Readers, We hold that acting purposefully on this earth means doing purposeful work. Persons experiencing homelessness sleep outside in the dead of winter. With your help, and at the behest of the Homeless Leadership Coalition, we set that right. We opened and operate a winter warming shelter in Bend to accommodate 48 adults experiencing homelessness, along with their pets.

Who We Help Although many of our services target the economically disadvantaged, we provide services to a wide range of individuals. Our services help sustain families, food, homes and jobs in Central Oregon. All of Central Oregon benefits from the economic boost and community building support provided by NeighborImpact.

People living right here among us go hungry. With your help, we set that right. Every month, we distribute food for more than 31,000 individuals; a third those served at USDA pantries are children. Hard-working people stricken by an unforeseen event – an illness, a car repair, a divorce - face eviction because, suddenly, they can’t stretch their income to cover rent. With your help, we set that right. We provide one-time rental assistance that helps people get or stay in housing. The fact that nearly half of those served are children under 18 says a lot about the consequences of helping - or not helping – these households. Seniors can lose their homes because they can’t afford repairs or because their spouse passed away, leaving them with one Social Security check. With your help, we set that right. We make low interest loans for new rooves, septic systems or critical structural repairs; weatherize their homes for energy efficiency; or even guide them through foreclosure prevention. The work we do at NeighborImpact is right in every way. We embrace it, because, as I said, acting purposefully means doing purposeful work. With your help, we will follow that path. Your support makes you a part of our success as an effective organization, part of every good thing we do, and part of every client’s life-changing transition from poverty to stability. Your partnership in our mission makes us what we are: uniquely capable, experienced and knowledgeable to meet, head on, the challenges that concern us all. Today, I ask that you make as thoughtful a donation as you can to support Neighborimpact. Join us! Together, we are a wonder.

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Above: Successful Head Start student Hansel on graduation day; Weatherization recipient, Joyce, in front of her newly repaired home

What We Do Since 1985, NeighborImpact has been a leader in developing solutions and bringing resources to Crook, efferson, and Deschutes County and The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. We offer a range of services meeting basic human needs, while also giving people tools to build hopeful futures. Emergency food and shelter, rental and energy assistance, financial coaching, home weatherization, first time homebuyer coaching, down payment and mortgage assistance, and child care provider resources are just some of the services people can obtain at NeighborImpact.

Experiencing Homelessness: Michael's Story Meet Michael Armstrong and his beloved pup, Rodney. A few years ago, Michael lived the life he had dreamed of, planned for, and worked to achieve. He and his wife owned their home in Portland that they had paid off after 40 years of work. They had an RV in the garage, alongside a vintage hot-rod Michael was restoring. Then, as it happens with millions of families, Michael’s wife contracted breast cancer. Michael had to choose between paying for homeowners insurance and buying medicine. He chose medicine. Very suddenly, in the course of three horrible weeks. Michael’s world fell apart. His son was killed in action in Afghanistan; cancer took his wife; and their uninsured home and garage burned to the ground due to faulty installation of a water heater by a company that went out of business. He lost everything he owned and loved. Homeless, and with Portland housing costs out of sight, Michael found his way to Bend five years ago. His Social Security income does not cover the cost of living in Central Oregon, either. He has lived in a shelter and a homeless Winter Warming Shelter guest campsite, where other campers have stolen his tent and supplies three times. Michael and his pup, Rodney He was struck by a hit-and-run driver, suffered a stroke and lost sight in one eye. He has come through it all not only with love for others but also with enough faith in the future to adopt his adorable puppy, Rodney, who brings love and joy to his life. While awaiting a permanent home, and because he is at high-risk of contracting COVID-19, Michael and Rodney stay in our Isolation Shelter. You may see them around Bend. Michael wears a pink hat to remember his wife and honor her fight against cancer. After reading this, you can see him as someone who lived a good, honest life - and still does. He represents those persons who have become homeless not because of anything they brought on themselves but through loss, pure and simple. “We’re not all drug addicts and drunks. A few bad people ruin it for everyone,” said Michael. Michael has two fears: becoming blind and dying on the street. He has two wishes: to have a roof over his and Rodney’s heads and to be treated like a human being. If you or someone you know has a place to rent to persons like Michael, call NeighborImpact’s Housing Stabilization program at 541-548-2380, ext. 210.

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Linda Crouse and Chris Cassard, retirees, help feed thousands of people a year by donating to NeighborImpact's food bank.

Joan Smith Anable, Public Services Specialist, Deschutes Public Library, found a way to foster fairness and opportunity for the less fortunate through NeighborImpact.

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Jack Schniepp, owner of Cascade Financial Strategies, looks to NeighborImpact as a way to address the community's most pressing needs.

Get Help Founded in 1985, NeighborImpact is a private, not-for-profit organization serving all of Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties and The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. We envision a Central Oregon where residents, regardless of their income status, have hope, optimism and access to community resources that see them through times of need. Food Bank Head Start & Early Head Start Child Care Resources Housing Stabilization Energy Assistance & Education HomeSource Lending Weatherization Community Development Representative Payee


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Online STEM Activities for Kids Join

Camp Fire for virtual STEM activities every Thursday at 4pm. Designed for K-5th graders but open to all! No registration required. Thursdays, 4-4:30pm. Contact: 541-382-4682. info@campfireco.org. Free.

thousands of lights dance to the beat. Shows will be 15 to 20 minutes long and will rotate through a selection of songs with a mix of kids and adult favorites. Nov. 25-Jan. 3, 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30pm. Sunriver Resort, 17600 Center Dr., Sunriver. Free.

Ashtanga Full Primary Online Sunday Morning led Primary class. We will have many chances to modify the postures and adjust to meet the needs of all that attend. Sundays, 7-9am. Through Dec. 18. Contact: cclauren. cruz@gmail.com. 20.00.

Tween & Teen Yoga Training for Adults We will explore techniques of meditation, yoga and creative expression to promote mindfulness and self-acceptance. Sat, Nov. 21, 1:30-5pm. Namaspa Yoga Studio, 1135 NW Galveston Ave., Bend. Contact: 541-550-8550. info@namaspa. com. $400-$450.

Capoeira: Martial Art with Music

This ongoing beginner session welcomes new students on the first Wednesday of each month. Wednesdays, 6pm. Contact: 541-678-3460. ucabend@gmail.com. $30 intro month includes Fitness 1440 3 day trial..

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FOOD & DRINK Bleu Bite Catering Thanksgiving Menu

Let us do the cooking for you! Pick up a full Thanksgiving spread for up to six people. Nov. 21-25. Bleu Bite Catering, 63060 Nels Anderson Rd, Bend. $55-$150.

Thanksgiving Menu Kit Luckey's Woods-

man Off-Grid Provisions and Silvermoon Brewing are offering a to-go Thanksgiving meal. Accepting orders through Sun., Nov. 21 5pm. 2 person kits $50 and 4 person kitsfor $100. Contact steve@silvermoonbrewing.com or call 541-3404380.

Know Fermentation - Make Your Own Hot Sauce Love Tabasco or Sriracha?

Learn to make your own fermented hot sauce at home. Nov. 22, 3-4pm. Contact: 541-312-1032. lizg@deschuteslibrary.org. Free.

Native Fry Bread Cooking Demonstration Join a Native fry bread cooking demonstra-

tion with Joie Simtustus-Chavez, an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Simtustus-Chavez learned how to make this customary food from her grandmother and mother, with the recipe handed down in the oral tradition. Nov. 18, 6-7:30pm. Free.

Prime Rib Night Come experience our legendary prime rib all the locals have been bragging about. Saturdays-Sundays, 4:30pm. Tumalo Feed Co. Steak House, 64619 W. Highway 20, Bend. Contact: 541-382-2202. tfcsmanagement@gmail.com. $32.95-$37.50. Sunriver Resort Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go This holiday season, leave the cooking to us! We are offering our delicious, Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go. Heating instructions provided. Nov. 18-26. Sunriver Resort, 17600 Center Dr., Sunriver. $49/person.

Thanksgiv-in Dinner at Brasada Ranch Chef Doug and his Culinary Team will be offering family-style Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve Dinners with everything you need

Guided Evening Classes Take some time Keep up with your practice or start something new this week with online classes from Free Spirit Mon., Tue., Thu., and Sat., 9:15am.

for up to four guests to enjoy in the comfort of your cabin. Holiday Dining Reserved for Guests and Members. Through Nov. 19. Brasada Ranch, 16986 SW Brasada Ranch Rd, Powell Butte. $164.

BEER & DRINK Brew Day! This Wednesday we'll be brewing

Kia Kaha Hazy Pale and Bushy Park IPA - two beers you'll be seeing in six-packs early next year, but we can't let you in the building because of the state's "two-week freeze." Nov. 18, Noon5pm. Crux Fermentation Project, 50 SW Division St., Bend.

On Tap To Go Our tap house will be open

1-7pm daily for TO-GO beer ONLY. Growlers, pints & cans TO-GO! Food trucks will also be operating under limited hours for takeout! Wednesday November 18 - December 2. On Tap, 1424 NE Cushing Drive, Bend. No cover.

Bevel To Go Bevel Craft Brewing will be of-

fering To-Go, Pick-up and FREE Delivery options starting on November 18th with our taproom hours being limited to 3-7pm. Bevel Craft Brewing, 911 SE Armour Rd. Suite B, Bend. Contact: holla@bevelbeer.com. Free.

CORK Thursday Run Join us for a run from 3-5 miles. Stay afterward for a drink and food. All ability levels welcome along with friendly on leash dogs. Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Zpizza Tap Room, 1082 SW Yates Drive, Bend. Free. I Like Pie Thanksgiving Run/Walk The tradition continues virtually this Thanksgiving with the iconic “I Like Pie” Run/Walk with all proceeds benefiting Girls on the Run and NeighborImpact. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative group pictures, best costume, most creative pie and more! Nov. 23-29. $25$30. InMotion Weekly Workout InMotion Training Studio in Bend is offering free weekly workouts via their Facebook page, Facebook. com/inmotionbend. Ongoing. Free. Livestream Yoga Flow Uplift your mood,

gain positive perspective while also gaining flexibility and strength. Pre-registration required. Mon., Tue., Thu., Sat., 9:15-10:15am. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. info@freespiritbend.com. $12.

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Fitness is offering free daily workouts via livestream! The best part? No equipment needed. Visit the Planet Fitness Facebook page for more details. Ongoing, 4-5pm. Free.

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will run, maintaining social distance, along the Deschutes River and then receive discounted drinks from the cidery after the run! Mondays, 5pm. AVID Cider Co., 900 SE Wilson St., Bend. Contact: bendarearunningfraternity@gmail.com. Free.

Bend Pilates Bend Pilates is now offering a full schedule of classes through Zoom! For more information visit http://bendpilates.net/classes/. Ongoing.

levels welcome. Find the Redmond Oregon Running Klub on Facebook for weekly run details. Thursdays, 6:15pm. City of Redmond, Redmond, Or., Redmond. Contact: rundanorun1985@gmail.com.

Livestream Yoga + Fit Outdoor Yoga + Fit in the Old Mill starts with bodyweight fitness exercises and ends with yoga flow movements. Pre-registration required. Fridays, 9:1510:15am. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play,

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after a long day to reconnect with the breath and get settled for some yogic sleep. This class is great for all levels and experiences. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 6-7:15pm. Through Dec. 1. Contact: 662-302-1877. cclauren.cruz@gmail. com. $20.

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day The program will include

a film, speakers, small group sharing and support. Register with the link to receive zoom invitation. Nov. 21, 2-3:30pm. Contact: 541322-5734 Cassidy Brewin, Deschutes County. cassidy.brewin@deschutes.org. Free.

Intuitive Life Coaching Discover exactly

what is blocking you from feeling peace, happiness, and satisfaction in your life and relationships. Wed, Nov. 18, 3pm, Wed, Nov. 25, 3pm. RSVP for address, Bend. Free.

Livestream Advancing your Yoga Practice Join studio owner Rachel Augus-

tine as you deepen your understanding of asana with an emphasis on safe alignment and more. Sundays, 9-10:15am. Through Dec. 13. Free Spirit Yoga + Fitness + Play, 320 SW Powerhouse Drive, Suite 150, Bend. Contact: 541-241-3919. info@freespiritbend.com. $55 pre-registration $16 drop-in.

Livestreamed Meditation Class Take a break from the current climate and get your zen on in this free meditation class. Join class via https://zoom.us/j/596079985. Thursdays, 6-7pm. Free. Reiki for Abundance Reiki for Abundance you receive a Reiki Attunement that increases your Energetic Vibration & allows you to manifest Abundance! Nov. 21, 9:30am. Kimimi Healing Arts, 2039 NE Cradle Mountain Way, Bend. $185. Livestream Yoga for Cultivating Inner Stillness This hour long practice builds strength, balance and flexibility while inviting in tools that aid in managing life’s stresses. Wednesdays, 7-8pm. Through Dec. 30. The Blissful Heart ~ Online. $7-$10.

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A Takeout and Delivery Pivot, Part Deux

Central Oregon restaurants react to the governor’s two-week freeze that will shut down dining rooms in the state


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ars and restaurants in Oregon have been through this before: For the second time this year, starting Nov. 18, dining rooms and bars around the state will close to the public as part of Gov. Kate Brown’s effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Cases have spiked considerably throughout November, with record-setting daily case counts happening numerous times in Deschutes County throughout the month. Bars and restaurants can stay open for takeout and delivery only—though inevitably, the two-week “freeze” announced Nov. 13 will strain budgets and put some workers back on the unemployment line. “I have no idea what’s going to come or who’s going to order,” said Lee Gregory of Aloha Café in northeast Bend. “Everything was different the first lockdown, so I have no idea what’s going to happen this time.” During the first series of shutdowns, workers who were out of work were eligible not only for state unemployment benefits, but also a $600 federal supplement, which has since expired. “It’s going to be super hard for the businesses to keep it going through the holidays,” said Marcelo Garcia of Bangers and Brews on Bend’s west side. “We just do what we have to do.” According to the Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association, which represents the roughly 10,000 food service locations and 2,000 lodging locations in the state, the hospitality industry in Oregon has weathered losses on average of at least 30% this year, compared to 5% losses for other industries. ORLA sent a letter to the Oregon Legislative Joint Emergency Board this week, asking the Board to create a $75 million Hospitality Relief Fund to help “operators and their employees survive another shutdown,” ORLA wrote. ORLA also wants to see the eventual passage of Legislative Concept 833, which would allow bars and restaurants to sell “to-go cocktails.” “Hospitality businesses need immediate help. We cannot wait for February and hope a relief package will materialize and be approved at the federal level,” said Jason Brandt, ORLA’s President & CEO in a Nov. 17 press release. “This is an emergency and we need the Joint Emergency Board to take action now to save our industry and the tens of

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Takeout Guide: Under Construction!

With bars and restaurants moving to takeout and delivery only, the Source’s Takeout Guide is here to help them spread the word By Nicole Vulcan

Downtown Bend is already well-equipped for takeout and delivery, with dedicated pick-up points already in place.

thousands of Oregonians who rely on it to put food on the table, pay their rent or mortgage and provide for their families’ needs.” Late on Nov. 17, Brown's office announced a commitment to issue $55 million in assistance for businesses impacted by COVID-19 restrictions. Each county in Oregon will receive $500,000 in base funds, plus a per-capita allocation of the remainder of the funds, a press release from the office stated. Businesses interested in applying should contact their county for more info, the Governor's office advised. Among local businesses, the overarching theme appears to be to encourage locals to order takeout and delivery. “Obviously, it’s uncharted territory and it’s unfortunate that we have to close—but I think that with the pandemic it's necessary for everyone’s safety,” said Sabrina Simpson of Bend

Brewing Company. “It’s the only way were really going to get through this, and were just hoping that people will order locally and support the small businesses so that we can make it through this unprecedented strange time we’re in.” With so many businesses having already made the hard pivot to takeout and delivery in the spring, some say they’re more ready for this change this time around. “This business isn’t really affected that much because we're already set up for takeout—so were actually able to stay afloat with just takeout,” said Mike Borrego of Bend Pizza Kitchen. “I know a lot of businesses around town who rely on that dine-in service are going to hurt, so we’re just hoping for them to make it through. We’re fine—we’d just like other people to be cooperative with the rules and wear masks and keep employees safe.”

We’re here again, people—seeing our beloved bars and restaurants closed due to the governor’s updated restrictions around COVID-19. Back in March, we got in touch with bars and restaurants in Central Oregon to find out what they were doing to offer takeout and delivery. We added a “2020 Takeout” section to each business’ info on our site, showing what their hours are and where you can get delivery options (ie, Doordash, UberEats, etc.). Now, with new restrictions going into place, we’re at it again—and this time, businesses can edit their own info and get the accurate word out even faster! Head over to our home page, bendsource.com, and look for the Takeout Guide logo at the top of the page. Open that page, and if you’re a business owner, follow the instructions there to edit your business listing. If you’re simply a person who loves good local food, you can start perusing Takeout Guide listings right away! Our team is working hard to contact each and every bar, restaurant and food service establishment in Central Oregon right now.


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think maybe I’m selfish when it comes to what I choose to write about every week. I know more people would read my stuff if I wrote about whatever the most popular thing in the moment is, but, like Spider-Man said, with moderate power comes a modicum of responsibility. I have a wonderful audience, and instead of filling up our little echo chamber with obviousness, I’m going to focus on an overlooked gem we collectively ignored. There are 5,000 reviews on the inter webs for “The Queen’s Gambit” or the latest season of “The Crown,” so instead of covering welltrod and popular ground, I’m gonna talk about “Wayne.” The first thing to get out of the way is the disclaimer: Do not watch “Wayne” if you need closure. The black comedy played on YouTube Premium last year for 10 episodes before getting unceremoniously canceled and instantly forgotten. “Wayne” ends on a brutal and uncompromising cliffhanger with little to no chance of resolution. Like, forever. Amazon Prime just started showing those 10 episodes and promoting them pretty heavily, leading to speculation that they might bring the show back or, at least, give it an ending. Don’t toy with my emotions, Bezos. “Wayne” is the American “Letterkenny.” It’s “Bonnie and Clyde” without the sociopathy, by way of “Moonrise Kingdom,” with much less quirk. The show follows a 16-year-old boy named Wayne who sets off from Brockton, Massachusetts, with his 15-year-old girlfriend Del to reclaim his father’s


Wayne’s definitely gonna hit someone with that drawer.

1979 Pontiac Trans-Am from the mother who abandoned him as a child, now living in Ocala, Florida, with her new, drug-fueled family. They’re hunted by Del’s psychopathic father and brothers, their depressed high school principal and a bizarrely formal policeman. The show walks a very thin line between comedy and drama without much stumbling. The writing team (including the guys who wrote “Deadpool”) fill the show with so much joy, pain, laughter, love, heart and violence that it feels like each episode is packed with an entire life and a solid message. Wayne hates bullies and, regardless of the odds, will always stand up for the

underdog. By the end of every episode he’s usually covered in his own blood with a few new loose teeth, but the young man has a code and he refuses to bend it. Del (played by future movie star Ciara Bravo) just lost her mom to a heroin overdose and is about to break, so meeting Wayne gives her hope while hunting the Trans-Am gives her purpose. Watching her slowly start to heal is a joy, and her relationship with Wayne genuinely feels like the most grounded and natural teen romance in years. “Wayne” is a member of the new cult canon. Period. So, yes, I’m being selfish and saying that you should watch

“Wayne” on Prime, not just because I think you’ll like it, but on the off-chance that if enough people watch it then Jeff Bezos will pay for an ending. I need to know that Del and Wayne have a happy ending. The show just stopping makes it too much like life. So, help me out and watch “Wayne.” You probably won’t hate me after.

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With a few extra layers of clothing and some good route selection, you’ll be sneaking in quite a few extra miles this winter. Courtesy Linda English


arker. Colder. Sometimes it’s hard to find that motivation to bike outside in the winter. But with a few extra layers of clothing and some good route selection, you’ll be sneaking in quite a few extra miles. Bend, Redmond and Prineville frequently have winters without much snow in town; the key here is learning to check the elevation to avoid snowy routes. There are two tricks with elevation: the first is to pay attention to where the snow line is around town or when you drive up to the mountain, and then compare elevations to your routes on RidewithGPS using the elevation profile. (Bend is at 3,600 feet, Redmond 3,077, Sunriver 4,167 and Sisters 3,182).   The second trick is to use the snow overlay feature in Gaia (an online and app mapping tool) to see the snow depth in the areas you want to ride. (It’s been really amazing.) This mapping tool sources snow depth levels from NOAA National Weather Service. As for areas to ride, here are a few ideas to help ease you out the door. Happy trails!   Smith Rock area: This is known for being warmer, drier and free of snow. We recommend either the Skull Hollow or the Haystack gravel routes. They will

loop you on a mix of gravel and paved surfaces with stunning views of Mt. Jefferson and Smith Rock. Horse to Horse route in Bend: We created this gravel route specifically for winter riding. It’s 38 miles and 1,800 of climbing, all on terrain that typically doesn’t hold snow. You’ll enjoy the open sunny views that take you from Horse Butte to Horse Ridge and back on a mix of gravel, paved road and single track.

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Maupin area: Maupin is a tiny town just over an hour and a half drive from Bend. With an elevation of only 1,345, we’ve found winter days that were just balmy. White River Loop, Macks Canyon, Dufur and Friend, Tygh My Shoes, and Summit Ridge are all gravel routes that stay low and offer up just amazing rides. It’s hard to choose which route tops out as our favorite, but Macks

Canyon is just stunning as you cut through a deep canyon that hugs the Deschutes River.   Madras area: Donnybrook and Y Madras stay below 4,000 feet, which translates to rideable in the winter (most of the time). These are big, wide farm roads, so with a little luck and good sunshine, they will stay rideable most of the winter. 

Courtesy Linda English

Other Bend routes: The most popular Bend gravel routes for winter include Twin Bridges Gravel and Alpaca, which take you on tours of Tumalo. In Plain View is a quick trip between Bend and Sisters, with impressive views of the Sisters Mountains. Westside Tour and Eastside Tour keeps you close to Bend with lots of options to bail out in bad weather. And on Townie, heck, you never leave Bend; you meander on all sorts of bike paths inside Bend.  You’ll find more routes like these on Dirty Freehub. With over 7,000 miles of curated routes, all of the routes are free to download and use. Go to dirtyfreehub.com. —Linda English is the co-founder of Dirty Freehub, an online catalogue to great gravel bike routes.


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My boyfriend and I have been together for two years, and my lease is up in a few months. I was thinking about asking him if he wants to live together. When is the right time to move in with someone, and how do you know whether that’s even a good idea? —Housing Crisis There are people you can share a home with who do not do a slew of annoying things, and they’re those who are continuing their tenure on our planet in an urn. As a failed romantic (aka human-nature realist), I think there’s a right time to move in with another person, such as my boyfriend of 18 years, and it’s never. That said, in my financial dream world, I’d be into our buying houses next door to each other. Of course, this sort of thing is less practical for a couple with kids because a substantial part of parenting involves finding your children so annoying in the moment that you take steps to civilize them. And let’s be honest, all children are irritating (loud, sticky, and often unbelievably tedious), save for those frozen in mute adorableness in photographs, my favorite kind. There’s often financial pressure to live together, especially in urban elitevilles where a grim little closet pretending to be an apartment rents for the price of a gleaming penthouse in any city in the Midwest. Unfortunately, though sharing an apartment saves big on rent, it can cost a couple their relationship if they end up going at each other like rats in an undersized cage. As for what makes a relationship work, cohabitational or otherwise, there’s this notion that couples who have happy, lasting partnerships love each other more than those who break up. Sorry, romantics! Sure, when a relationship is brand-new, affection and lust make for a big heart-shaped airbag against annoyance and resentment. However, in “The Power of Bad,” science journalist John Tierney and social psychologist Roy Baumeister explain that, over time, the sweet, tender things each partner says and does matter far less than how a couple deals with “the negative stuff -- their doubts, their frustrations, their problems.” Their book centers on what researchers call the “negativity bias”: how we pay far more attention to negative information, emotions, and experiences than positive and give the negative stuff far more weight. The negativity bias is

especially toxic in heterosexual relationships, due to some general sex differences in personality and emotional orientation, summed up by researchers as “female demand/male withdrawal.” “Female demand” is driven by how women tend to be higher in the personality trait of “neuroticism,” which involves a tendency to react with negative emotions. People high in neuroticism see the world through mud-covered glasses: They’re anxious, moody, easily irritated, and perceive intentional slights in incidents others shrug off as the small frustrations of life. Basically, high neuroticism is the personality trait of picky complainers: “You loaded the dishwasher all wrong!” “You’re feedAmy Alkon ing the baby all wrong!” And then the inevitable, “You’re climbing out the window and running down the street screaming all wrong!” Regarding “male withdrawal” (lest you dudes start feeling all smugly superior), men tend to respond to relationship conflicts by going emotionally comatose, experiencing an emotional systems overload that clinical psychologist Robert Levenson and other researchers call “flooding.” In short, men are more likely to get overwhelmed by emotion and simply shut down. Not surprisingly, same-sex couples are less predisposed to plunge into a negativity spiral. Tierney and Baumeister explain, “If it’s two men, they’re less likely to initiate a complaint; if it’s two women, they’re less likely to withdraw after being criticized.” That said, simply being human -- in a job, a friendship, or a relationship -makes us prone to go negative. That’s important to understand in light of research by psychologist John Gottman surveying couples who’d just gotten married and looking at which couples were divorced six years later. What mattered were not the positive, loving sentiments couples expressed but how they responded to conflict. Citing this research, Tierney and Baumeister explain: “Being able to hold your tongue rather than say something nasty or spiteful will do much more for your relationship than a good word or deed.” (Love is not blind, but love can choose to throw on a blindfold.) When I got together with my boyfriend, I made a pact with myself to never speak to him like I’ve forgotten I love him. This has helped me avoid going ugly over the years, but I have to give living apart a good bit of the credit. Psychologist Erich Fromm wrote, “Mature love says: ‘I need you because I love you.’” Cohabiting love says: “I need you to take out the trash because I’ll get 20-to-life for electrocuting you in the bathtub.”

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statesman Winston Churchill said that he was always ready to learn—even though there were times when he didn’t enjoy being taught. That might be a useful motto for you to adopt in the coming months. By my estimates, 2021 could turn out to bring a rather spectacular learning spurt— and a key boost to your life-long education. If you choose to take advantage of the cosmic potentials, you could make dramatic enhancements to your knowledge and skill set. As Churchill’ s message suggests, not all of your new repertoire will come easily and pleasantly. But I bet that at least 80 percent of it will. Start planning!

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Most of us aren’t brilliant virtuosos like, say, Leonardo da Vinci or Nobel Prize-winning scientist Marie Curie. On the other hand, every one of us has a singular amalgam of potentials that is unique in the history of the world—an exceptional fl air or an idiosyncratic mastery or a distinctive blend of talents. In my astrological opinion, you Aquarians will have unprecedented opportunities to develop and ripen this golden and glorious aspect of yourself in 2021. And now is a good time to begin making plans. I encourage you to launch your year-long Festival of Becoming by writing down a description of your special genius.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): In 1969, humans fl ew a spaceship to the moon and landed on it for the first time. In 1970, the state of Alabama finally made it legal for interracial couples to get married. That’s a dramatic example of how we humans may be mature and strong in some ways even as we remain backward and undeveloped in other ways. According to my astrological analysis, the coming months will be a highly favorable time for the immature and unseasoned parts of you to ripen. I encourage you to get started! ARIES (March 21-April 19): Back in 1974, poet Allen Ginsberg and his “spirit wife,” Aries poet Anne Waldman, were roommates at the newly established Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. The school’s founder asked these two luminaries to create a poetics program, and thus was born the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. Waldman described its ruling principle to be the “outrider” tradition, with a mandate to explore all that was iconoclastic, freethinking, and irreverent. The goal of teachers and students alike was to avoid safe and predictable work so as to commune with wild spiritual powers, “keep the energies

you take are more likely to be successful if you initiate them between now and the solstice than if you’d begin them at other times. The same is true for any contracts you sign or agreements you make: They have a better chance to thrive than they would at other times. Other activities with more kismet than usual during the coming weeks: efforts to cultivate synergy and symbiosis; attempts to turn power struggles into more cooperative ventures; a push to foster greater equality in hierarchal situations; and ethical moves to get access to and benefi t from other people’s resources.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Never follow an expert off a precipice. Nor a teacher. Nor an attractive invitation. Nor a symbol of truth nor a vibrant ideal nor a tempting gift. In fact, never follow anything off a precipice, no matter how authoritative or sexy or appealing it might be. On the other hand, if any of those influences are headed in the direction of a beautiful bridge that can enable you to get to the other side of a precipice, you should definitely consider following them. Be on the alert for such lucky opportunities in the coming weeks.

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CANCER (June 21-July 22): Malidoma Patrice Somé was born into the Dagara tribe of Burkina Faso. After being initiated into the Dagara’s spiritual mysteries, he emigrated to America, where he has taught a unique blend of modern and traditional ideas. One of his key themes is the hardship that Westerners’ souls endure because of the destructive impact of the machine world upon the spiritual world. He says there is “an indigenous person within each of us” that longs to cultivate the awareness and understanding enjoyed by indigenous people: a reverence for nature, a vital relationship with ancestors, and a receptivity to learn from the intelligence of animals. How’s your inner indigenous person doing? The coming weeks will be an excellent time to enhance your ability to commune with and nurture that vital source. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Psychologists have identified a quality they call NFD: “need for drama.” Those who possess it may be inclined to seek or even instigate turmoil out of a quest for excitement. After all, bringing a dose of chaos into one’s life can cure feelings of boredom or powerlessness. “I’m important enough to rouse a Big Mess!” may be the subconscious battle cry. I’ll urge you Leos to studiously and diligently avoid fostering NFD in the coming weeks. In my astrological opinion, you will have a blessed series of interesting experiences if and only if you shed any attraction you might have to histrionic craziness. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “Give up the no-


CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): In accordance with upcoming astrological indicators, I’ve got some good advice for you courtesy of your fellow Capricorn David Bowie. You’ll be well-served to keep it in mind between now and January 1, 2021. “Go a little bit out of your depth,” counseled Bowie. “And when you don’t feel that your feet are quite touching the bottom, you’re just about in the right place to do something exciting.” For extra inspiration, I’ll add another prompt from the creator of Ziggy Stardust: “Once you lose that sense of wonder at being alive, you’re pretty much on the way out.” In that spirit, my dear Capricorn, please take measures to expand your sense of wonder during the next six weeks. Make sure you’re on your way in.

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tion that you must be sure of what you are doing,” wrote philosopher Baruch Spinoza. “Instead, surrender to what is real within you, for that alone is sure.” Spinoza’s thoughts will be a great meditation for you in the coming weeks. If you go chasing phantom hopes, longing for absolute certainty and iron confidence, you’ll waste your energy. But if you identify what is most genuine and true and essential about you, and you rely on it to guide you, you can’t possibly fail.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “A little bad taste is like a nice splash of paprika,” said Libran fashion writer Diana Vreeland. “We all need a splash of bad taste,” she continued. “It’s hearty, it’s healthy, it’s physical. I think we could use more of it. Having no taste is what I’m against.” I understand that her perspective might be hard to sell to you refined Librans. But I think it’s good advice right now. Whatever’s lacking in your world, whatever might be off-kilter, can be cured by a dash of good, funky earthiness. Dare to be a bit messy and unruly.

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dancing,” and court eternal surprise. I think that would be a healthy approach for you to fl irt with during the next few weeks.


SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): To convey the spirit of the coming weeks, I’m offering you wisdom from two women who were wise about the art of slow and steady progress. First, here’s author Iris Murdoch: “One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats, and if some of these can be inexpensive and quickly procured so much the better.” Your second piece of insight about the wonders of prudent, piecemeal triumph comes from activist and author Helen Keller: “I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.”


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riving through Central Oregon in winter, past agricultural fields or open sagebrush flats dotted with juniper, one is bound to notice hawks or eagles perched on powerline poles, fence posts, irrigation wheel lines— or perhaps soaring overhead. Birds of prey concentrate in the region due to an abundance of prey, including waterfowl, songbirds, rodents, carrion and small mammals. The entire state is prime real estate for wintering raptors, as documented by a citizen-science project developed by Jeff Fleischer. From 1970 through 1984, Fleischer worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as an assistant refuge manager in Klamath Falls, conducting numerous wildlife surveys. After leaving U.S.F.S. and moving to the Willamette Valley, he continued looking at wintering raptors. “After moving on from the Service, I spent many years enjoying the hobby of birding, keeping records of what I saw,” said Fleischer. He noticed hundreds of birds of prey during his winter excursions around Linn County and decided to take a more structured approach. “I decided to develop four survey routes around the county, and the first season of survey work started in the winter of 2001-2002.” Posting those results on Oregon Birders Online, Fleischer began receiving responses and interest from other birders. After the second winter, Fleischer began developing routes for birders in the surrounding counties, but interest quickly spread to the east side of the Cascades. “While preparing for that third winter of survey work, Chuck Gates, president of the East Cascades Bird Conservancy, later to be known as the East Cascades Audubon Society, contacted me expressing interest in my project and asked me to set up similar routes in eastern Oregon,” said Fleischer. He began adding routes, and with support from ECBC, kicked off the official Winter Raptor Survey with 79 routes statewide in November 2004. Now, after 16 years, there are 430 routes spread throughout the Pacific Northwest. “Other than eBird (an online birding app), the Winter Raptor Survey project is one of the largest Citizen Science projects in the Pacific Northwest,” said Tom Lawler, ECAS president. “Each month, from November through March, hundreds of volunteers survey thousands of square miles of Oregon, Washington, Utah, Idaho, and Northern California in search of raptors.”

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A bald eagle scouts out its next meal.

The project also receives volunteer GIS support from a Bend community member, in coordination with ECAS and the National Audubon Society. To date, 31 species of birds of prey, including hawks, eagles, falcons and owls, have been documented. The “Big Five,” as Fleischer likes to call them, are the most abundant overall species and include the red-tailed hawk, roughlegged hawk, bald eagle, northern harrier and American kestrel. “When I was 6 or 7 years old, I’d lay on my back and watch hawks soar and wish I could fly,” said Cindy Zalunardo, Winter Raptor Survey volunteer. “Raptors are majestic, their migration is awesome, and my chest just expands when I look at them in wide open country.” Though viewing raptors is best in open country such as Christmas Valley, Culver, Powell Butte, Terrebonne, and elsewhere, birds of prey may turn up anywhere. There are several options to learn about these cool birds. The High Desert Museum’s Birds of Prey Center has several non-releasable raptors on exhibit. Individuals may explore Fleischer’s PowerPoint presentation, found on the ECAS website, which focuses on the project and species ID. Or, join Lawler for a Saturday bird walk starting at the Sunriver Nature Center. “We’ve got diverse habitats here in Sunriver and those habitats attract a lot of birds including great horned owls and rough-legged hawks,” said Kelli Neumann, Sunriver Nature Center’s animal program manager. “Roughies” migrate from their tundra breeding grounds and bask in the wintry conditions across Oregon. Come spring, when the raptors return to their breeding areas, it’s one of Nature’s signals that winter is over— and that Jeff Fleischer gets a well-deserved day off.

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The highlighted letters read left to right and top to bottom will complete the quote:

“Donald Trump — one-term president and tenant from hell — is still going through all the stages of grief: denial, _______, undermining democracy, and back to denial,” —Trevor Noah


ACROSS 1. Skirt below the knees 5. “Preach, brother!” 9. Wax collectors 14. Adjusted the levels, as with music 15. Model Delevingne 16. “Nice place you got here, it’d be a pity if anything happened to it” speakers 17. “Party’s just started” 18. Without much content 19. Tripped 20. Singer-songwriter Randy in squalid digs? 23. Compass dir. 24. Poetic rage 25. Hundreds and hundreds of wks. 26. Tramp stamp, e.g. 28. Watch part 30. Somewhat controversial 32. Sarah McLachlan single with the lyrics “I do believe I’ve failed you” 33. French religious title: Abbr. 35. Cowboy Prescott 36. Exam for sophs. and jrs. 37. “There’s one way into the sewer! And another!”? 42. “Home Sweet Home” hair metal band, for short 43. His #8 is retired by the Bosox 44. Lolcat greeting 45. Memo-routing abbr. 46. Hearty bowlful 48. Old-school dual-purpose drive 52. “Aye” 53. Cost of business 54. “That feels good” 56. Volte-face in a Volt 57. Flustered states caused by an intestinal ailment? 61. Annapolis newbie 62. ___ the kicker (calls a time out just before a 3-point attempt) 63. Dirty tank collection 64. Prove to be false 65. Yale Bowl boosters 66. Joy of MSNBC 67. Dumps at church 68. Empire State school syst. 69. Seaside aerie builder

DOWN 1. Intertwines together 2. Measure of sharpness 3. He’s got a lot to offer 4. Country poem 5. She’s just pretending 6. “Das klagende Lied” composer Gustav 7. Northwest Pennsylvania county 8. Nursery installation 9. Diving ducks 10. Friendly 11. “Hate to break it to you” 12. Like House races 13. Down in the dumps 21. Aware of 22. R&B singer Badu 27. Bag maker Spade 29. Scared-looking 31. In ___ (bumfuzzled) 32. Sap-sucking insect 34. ___ Palace (Macron’s home) 37. Exam you might practice for before starting a practice 38. Congress-defining section 39. Where Thumbelina sleeps 40. Places to grab a bite 41. Tag’s opposite 47. Enter up to your shins 49. Pacer? 50. One who never got busy 51. Infamous Marquis 53. Leaves the scene 55. ___ fit 58. Closing paragraphs? 59. Voting rights org. 60. Animal with long ears 61. Sammy that gives some classmates anaphylactic shock

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