Fake Service Dogs and Raising Money for a Good Cause


Dear Readers:

Happy Monday and welcome to the official beginning of the Holiday Season!  Today I have two golocalpdx columns to share with you.

The first is my advice column, in which I write about a subject that irks me on a regular basis: fake service dogs.  Please click and read My Biggest Pet Peeve.

My second column covered a fundraiser held for St. Andrew Legal Clinic (SALC) called the Taste for Justice.  A lot of money was raised that night for a good cause and I was moved to write the piece after having a major disagreement with another golocalpdx contributor concerning his coverage of a DICK (Divorce Industrial Complex Kingpin) birthday party which read like blatant free advertising.

After our heated conversation he re-wrote the piece to tone down the appearance of impropriety, but the damage was done and even with some of the more glaring product-placement sentences removed it still read like promotion, and thus should have had an “Advertising” banner at the top.

I won’t link to the piece because there are photos of the party attendees that will cause your eyes to bleed more profusely than an Ebola patient in his last death throes.  Trust me, you can thank me for this later.  If you are truly a glutton for punishment, google “Laurel Hook 40th birthday Stahancyk prom.”

I used the word “glutton” quite purposefully.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you.


As always, I ask that you share the links with your friends and if you can find time to comment on the GoLocalPDX site from a laptop or desktop, please do so.  Draft your comment separately and then copy and paste it onto the comment section beneath the article because the commenting system is wonky and will often delete your work before you can post it.

I have no idea why we still cannot see or post comments from a mobile platform (since that is the method by which most people enjoy the internet) but I continue to advocate for a change.  Until then, please help by leaving your thoughts on my work. We need to create a robust commenting community at golocalpdx and the current system is making that almost impossible.

In fact, you could help by adding something about that to your comment, such as the following:

“I hate having to comment through Facebook.  Also, it sure would be great if I could see and add comments from my smart phone or tablet and not have to use my laptop or desktop. What’s up with that?  Everyone uses the mobile platform these days – get it together!

“And why does my comment disappear while I am drafting it? Those two problems are very frustrating – get them fixed!”

I know I plea with all of you to help me on a regular basis and I don’t think I’m asking too much, so please try to find a few minutes today to do as I ask.  Great things are happening right now and you will be rewarded for your assistance in ways you cannot begin to imagine (but all of which are legal).

Happy Thanksgiving week, my lovelies!



Speaking of dogs, I keep catching our little bastard Archie misbehaving.  Is there a rehab facility for dogs in Oregon?  If you know of one, please email me at askdescamp@gmail.com.