Just about anywhere will be an amazing choice. I get up in southern Oregon, in Klamath Falls. It’s a great place to raise kids and is a farming/ranching community. It’s pretty conservative but growing.
The coast is gorgeous and can’t be beat but it’s expensive and touristy.
Eugene is fun and big but with the small town feel. It’s a huge college town though.
Eastern/south eastern Oregon is a high dessert with tiny farming communities strewn through out, but again the sights are something to behold.
I chose Portland because it’s big and has amazing culture and tons of activities.
Basically anywhere you choose in Oregon is a good choice (though I’m sure some might disagree with me).
If you begin to doubt, look upon the mountain. For there is your sign. "Y". As in Y are we still here? Y do young people still flock here with no idea in their heads except suitable mate? Y do we still fear the church?
The highway that runs thru Provo goes in many directions. And it stays open late.
I'm going to remember this.
I live in Portland. I like it here but it definitely isn't for everyone.
I'll start with the bad:
Housing is very expensive and finding a place to rent is very difficult. There just isn't enough supply to meet the demand.
Traffic is getting noticeably worse by the year. If you're having to hop on the freeway during normal commute times it can be awful. And sadly it's only going to get worse.
The weather is unique. From November through April it's a lot of clouds and rain. People can either handle this or they hate it. When I was in Utah I actually really liked the clear cold days. On the plus side we have what I think are the best summers in the entire country. No humidity, hurricanes, tornadoes, or extreme heat. We only have about 3 days at 100 degrees per year.
The culture of open mindedness and more progressive ideals is awesome.
I think the food choices and entertainment choices are very good. Professional sports teams, decent downtown hangout spots and events.
Public transportation is good if you live near the max stops.
No awful bugs, snakes, or spiders.
Right now the job market is very strong here. This is probably pretty similar to any place at the moment.
If you truly can go anywhere you should be able to determine fairly easily if Portland is right for you or not simply because it's pretty unique.
Very informative. Thank you!
Congrats.. I still toss and was most of the time but that capsule machine comes in handy. Found the quickest way for me was just measure out 12 grams and dump most of it in the machine.. just have to tamp it slow or it volcanoes everywhere.. that and use an old credit card to spread it.. the included card had the tendency to fling stuff everywhere..
What do you use the specimen collection cups for?
I'm going to use them to store different strands (separated by vendor) either in powder or in capsules. They were super cheap so it seemed like a good start.
I've seen a number of people posting now and then asking about changes to The Essays and other sites. Those are archived in various places around the net, but it would be interesting to maybe scrape the pages periodically and have a git repository somewhere that could actually show diffs if changes are made. Someone proposed doing something similar to show Book of Mormon changes over time, which I thought was an interesting idea - though not something I personally have time to work on.
This would be especially interesting now that the scriptures are online. It's much easier to make unseen changes. Maybe we could scrape multiple pages on the church website weekly.
Yes. I can add you as an approved submitter on /r/TapirSignal/
You can follow this link to sign up to be a volunteer.
When someone is in need we put up a tapirsignal and you will receive a PM with a link to the post and person that needs help. The main goal is to pool our resources so when a situation arises we can message everyone quickly and use our collective brainpower and resources to help the person/people in need.
We have also recently teamed up with the /r/exjw sub to help the Jdubs that are in need. (don't worry I asked if it was okay to call them jdubs and they said it was okay) Their signal will be called the Sparlock signal because of this video put out by the watchtower.
Sweet. Thanks for the add.
This sounds like a really cool idea. I think that readers who are looking for all the differences would need a pleasant graphical interface for easily seeing all the changes. I don't know if GitHub's UI would be good enough. I just envision myself clicking a million times to see just a few discrepancies.
Baths are okay because they get you clean.
Hot tubs on the other hand you're in a swimsuit, which could lead to crazy things like swimming, boating, and maybe even a latte! It's a slippery slope! Before you know it breaking the sabbath day could lead to spiritual darkness.
In all reality it's just law of Moses stuff. Mormons trying their best to figure out what God expects. My family would swim in our pool on Sunday because we didn't see how that was so different from playing a board game as a family. My husband's family, on the other hand, would never have done that.
Seems like your family had a good grip on family time and Sundays.