On the Road to Heaven and Earth

The only thing more diverse than Oregon’s geography are the issues that can come up. Last week’s trip around the state started with Senator Wyden delivering the commencement address at Linfield College and ended with he and Senator Maria Cantwell hosting a forum in Portland that included more than 40 of the movers and shakers in the Pacific Northwest application development community.

In between were stops in Central Point and Eagle Point on Memorial Day to pay tribute to veterans, in Medford and Madras to raise concerns about the Forest Service needing more air tankers to fight forest fires, in Eugene to talk to U of O students about student loan debt and in Portland to join Housecall Providers to highlight the Independence at Home program that could save billions in Medicare costs.

Along the way were visits with digital innovators in Ashland, with the retiring manager of the U of O bookstore, and the National Guard Reintegration Summit in Bend. And if you’re traveling I-5 in Southern Oregon and looking for a bite to eat, don’t pass up a visit to The Heaven on Earth Restaurant in Quines Creek (Exit 86), home of the largest cinnamon rolls we’ve ever seen.