Illustration: Architect Jim Tibbs/Grants Pass, Ore.
*Family Phil provides some extremely cool Google Earth photos of our little neck of the woods here.
*Herb Huseland/Bay Views applauds Coeur d'Alene's openmindedness in electing a homeless man to the City Council here.
*Marianne Love/Slight Detour believes the real estate bubble will soon go the way of the dot-com dodo here.
*For the uninitiated -- and the local leadfoots who ignore winter ice on the road -- CDADave/Thin Air provides some good tips on winter driving here.
*Jed Conklin/SR provides another short essay and great fall photos for today's Finding The Frame feature for the SR's Video Journal here.
Also: Bill McCrory/Whitecaps links to the 2004 national hate crimes report here, Mari Meehan/Dogwalk Musings talks about that Veterans Day dust-up at HBO here, and Cis Gors/From A Simple Mind argues that your 40s are the best decade of life here.