300 Million Guns Haven’t Made Us Safe (and They Never Will)

Our national defense budget is between five and six times more than any other country on the planet. What we spend on our military eclipses that of other top six countries combined according to some reports. According to others, we outspend the other top ten nations.* And yet we have gaping vulnerabilities. We have enough [Read More…]

Five Questions with Sarah Thebarge, Author of “The Invisible Girls”

Sarah Thebarge is the author of The Invisible Girls, a new memoir from Jericho Books. I was fortunate to get a few minutes to ask her a few questions about her touching, funny, compelling new piece of work. Q:  Your book is about Somali Refugees and also about your survival of breast cancer.  How do you write [Read More…]

Sarah Thebarge, Super Bowl, Top Beers and Beyonce’s “Softcore Porn”

It’s a Homebrewed CultureCast post-Super Bowl spectacular! In the intro, Jordan (you know what? I’m typing this, so I should stop talking in the third person) discusses the top contenders for the Willamette Week’s Top 10 Oregon Beers, so that’s a definite listen for beer nerds. Later, Portland author/really smart person Sarah Thebarge stops in to [Read More…]