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Posts Tagged ‘sunscreen’

Be careful when it comes to alarmists

It’s summer! In Portland (and Oregon) we are in a heat wave. (It’s been much longer than the average heat waves. And we are at about 10 degrees warmer than normal. When you don’t have air conditioning that can be uncomfortable and downright miserable at times.) In the townhouse community Curt and I live in there […]


The risks of ultraviolet exposure

Since moving to Portland I have noticed a lot of dentists, Goodwill stores and pet hospitals. There are also a lot of tanning salons. According to Sperling’s Best Places, on average Portland has 144 days of sun a year. (The U.S. in general has 205 average sunny days.) Current Results estimates Portland to have 142 days […]


Review Wednesday: Neutrogena Face & Body Stick Sunscreen

I have written before about sunscreen and growing up under that hot Arizona sun a time or two or three before. I pretty much never wore sunscreen and made it my mission to have the best tan of the summer as a kid. I even slathered myself with Baby Oil in order to “cook” quicker. About […]


Protecting skin from sun, environment from chemicals

Growing up in Tucson, Ariz., my goal in life as a teenager was to have the best tan. When you are 12-15 years old there is not much else to do in the summer but go to the park pool and glisten in the sun and do some babysitting. I pretty much never wore sunscreen […]


Armed with sunscreen and hat

I took today off to attend a Giants baseball game with my friend Alicia and a couple of her friends. A baseball game in San Francisco can be a beautiful and fun experience or a dreadful one depending on the weather. There have been times when I am wearing a sweatshirt, jacket, gloves, hat, scarf […]