April 2018

Eugene Half: Passing Grade with Needs Improvement add-on

After a nice two weeks of training in the lovely State of Idaho, I was ready to face the always challenging prospect of “racing” the Eugene Half Marathon. What  follows is my evaluation of that race…I rolled in to Portland early Friday morning after a late flight from Boise Thursday night netted me about 4 1/2 hours of sleep. Undaunted, I decided to have a little fun prior to race… Read More »Eugene Half: Passing Grade with Needs Improvement add-on

On the Road Again

Even the river has traffic signs Seven short days until the Eugene Half Marathon. Excited? Well, no, not really and with pretty good reason…..there’s no time to be excited.For just over a week now, I have been on the Tour de Teaching Idaho. It’s a twelve day journey in one of my favorite states doing what I love a bunch, teaching me some real estate agents. I figured the Tour,… Read More »On the Road Again

Houses: Product or Commodity?

For decades the real estate industry has treated houses as if they were products. They are given a price by the Seller, placed into the market, and the marketing begins. That marketing becomes the catalyst for drawing potential buyers to the property. The idea is that the better the marketing, the faster and at a higher price, the house will sell. Unfortunately, this technique doesn’t work the same way with… Read More »Houses: Product or Commodity?

Mostly Boring, But One Cool Thing…

There are a couple of things I’ve rarely enjoyed: Uphill and into the wind. Today there was too much of both. My 16 mile run was on the usual rolling terrain but had the added attraction of wind. Not just a little wind. 20-25 MPH of headwind for the first 9 miles. By the time I had the tailwind, I felt as though I had been beaten into submission. BUT, it’s… Read More »Mostly Boring, But One Cool Thing…