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. My motto: Ego telum. I live in Portland, Oregon, USA with my family. I am a husband and father of two, one son, one daughter.
I live outside of Portland, 90 miles from the rainforest and the ocean to the West, and 90 miles from the 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 an hour away.
My endeavors have been varied including church janitor, hospital orderly, grocery stock clerk, paper mill hand, forklift driver, crane operator, dump truck driver, industrial demolition/construction crew chief, pipe fitter, welder, historian, foreign policy analysis, attorney (with experience in litigation, administrative, appellate, construction, medical, and workers' compensation), ski patroller, wilderness medical technician, well as chief cook, chauffeur, and bottle washer for a family.
My talents include skiing, kayaking, hunting, fishing, backpacking, hiking, shooting, and exploring, including wilderness kayak expeditions of up to 90 days. My last long solo wilderness kayak expedition, the Inside Passage I had to abandon, age and injuries are catching up with me! I suggest planning your inside passage trip northbound for mid-May or later, mid-April is too early.
I have traveled extensively throughout America, Canada, and Europe, and have also lived and traveled in Mexico.
Wife is a Doctor of Pharmacy. She is now a consultant for pharmacy, and medical insurance industry issues, consulting for insurers, and employer groups.
Wife is an active athlete who loves running, swimming, waterskiing, wakeboarding, snow skiing, biking, and hiking. She is daring and adventurous.
Over the years we have hosted nine foreign exchange student, including one Korean, four young Chinese men, one young Japanese man, one young Thai woman, and two young Spanish women (sisters, although in separate years).
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