The point of this blog is to watch, and analyze the death of the progressive model using the lens of classical liberalism.
Maddog is Mark Sherman, who lives in Portland, Oregon, USA with his family. He is a husband of 28 years, and father of two, Maddogsdatir is a mid teen, and Maddogsson is a bit older.
Maddog's family is now hosting our 9th foreign exchange student, Maddogsdatir5.faux (counting daughter, and our three previous "faux" daughters she is 5.faux) is Korean, other foreign exchange students included four Chinese young men, one Japanese young man, one Thai young woman, and two Spanish young women (sisters, although in separate years).
Maddogswif is accomplished beyond words, a Doctor of Pharmacy who has extensive experience in clinical and hospital pharmacy, pharmacy insurance, medical insurance, she was Chief Pharmacy Officer for a large multi state blues insurer, and built a multimillion dollar business, which used both metadata analysis, and actual lives experiential data to create a database of best evidence regarding myriad classes of pharmaceuticals. She is now a consultant for pharmacy, and medical insurance industry issues, consulting for insurers, and employer groups, and assisting with negotiations, and contracts among other things.
Maddogswif also runs marathons at the drop of a hat, when she is not pacing for one. Beyond running, she swims, waterskis, snow skis, bikes, triathlons, hikes, and will do nearly anything daring, and adventurous.
Maddog is trained as a pipe fitter, welder, a paper maker, wilderness medical technician, equipment operator, historian, and attorney with specialty in administrative, appellate, construction, medical, and workers' compensation.
Maddog's endeavors have been varied, and include church janitor, hospital orderly and aide, grocery box/stock clerk, paper mill hand, fork lift driver, crane operator/driver, industrial demolition/construction crew chief, attorney, foreign policy analysis, ski patroller, as well as chief cook, chauffeur, and bottle washer for a family whose size seems to ebb and flow as regularly as the ocean tides.
Maddog has spent hundreds of days each skiing, kayaking, hunting, fishing, backpacking, hiking, shooting, and exploring, including wilderness kayak expeditions of up to 90 days. Completing the elusive 90 day inside passage expedition still eludes his grasps, and an attempt a few years ago occurred early in the season, and was met with more than a month of temps in the low 30's, high winds, and rough seas, before the trip was abandoned due to injury. Maddog's advice is to disembark on the inside passage trip northbound in mid-May or later, mid-April is too early, although he never had difficulty finding a campsite.
Maddog has traveled extensively throughout America, Canada, and Europe, and has also lived and traveled extensively in Mexico.
Maddog and family presently live just below the walls of Mordor, er, Portlandia, Oregon, a mere 90 miles from rain forest and the ocean to the West, and a mere 90 miles from desert to the East (25 miles from the Columbia River Gorge). The Puget Sound is an hour and a half to the North, and the closest Wilderness Area is less than a hour away, even on the weekend. This is a state so diverse that it boggles the mind, and with differences like the City of Portlandia with 2.3 million people living in a metropolitan area, covering 6,684 square miles, squaring off against the Southeast corner where three counties (Lake, Harney, Malheur) comprise 28,514 square miles of land, which are populated by 46,935 people, with only a handful of gas stations. Advice: if you visit, always fill up when you find a gas station.
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