May 2020

May 2020

These days I feel a bit like the man in the story who falls out of an airplane. Fortunately, he had a parachute. Unfortunately, it failed to open. Fortunately, there was a pile of hay to land on. Unfortunately, there was a huge rock in the pile of hay. Fortunately, he...
March 2020

March 2020

An old English proverb about the weather tells us “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.” From my viewpoint as a landlord, it looks like March will be arriving like a lion with respect to the political and legal storms here in Oregon, and especially in...
February 2020

February 2020

The last weekend of January I attended a leadership training course put on by the American Chemical Society, of which I am a long-time member. All the trainees were volunteers who serve the society in various capacities. One of the sessions I attended was “Engaging...
January 2020

January 2020

  Welcome 2020! I will say that 2019 is a year I’m happy to see in my rear-view mirror. As I begin my second year as president of Rental Housing Alliance Oregon, I am optimistic about several things: First, RHA is growing with increased membership, additional...
December 2019

December 2019

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving break last week! I also hope you were able to take advantage of the great weather we had in November to carry out year-end maintenance projects in preparation for the coming cold weather. It isn’t yet too late to schedule gutter...