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Oh Oregon, My Oregon
February 13, 2009

To the state I am at most home, and whose name I now link inexorably to my own, Happy Sesquicentennial. It seems that the entire time I was in Idaho, I was constantly annoyed with the state and the town I was living in, always disappointed in the leadership and the lack of progress, and unhappy in general with my location. Now nothing could be further from the truth. I love Oregon. I love Portland. I'm oh so happy to be here, and really can't imagine myself anywhere else. So, thank you Oregon, for being awesome, for progressing mostly past the point of kicking minorities into Washington and California, for being on the Pacific and filled with forests, for being lush and lovely and open and free, and for most of all, not being Idaho. I hope to be here to celebrate your bicentennial.