Spreading his love for Oregon, Timber Jim Serrill, retired lineman, cancer survivor and original mascot for the Portland Timbers, spent a day stumping at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem for Senate Bill 1008, Clean Engines, Clean Air.
Guest Blog by Jim Serrill
Working as a lumberjack for nearly 40 years, I used tools with diesel engines for a good part of my career. Diesel engines are great at getting hard work done. I’ve spent my career working with chainsaws, woodchippers and other logging equipment. I remember cutting down trees, and you couldn’t help but breathe in chainsaw exhaust. By the end of the day I would feel like I had a cold, and my sinuses were swollen and inflamed. But I always considered that to be part of the job.
One year, I went in for my annual physical and received word that my PSA levels were elevated. I was sent to an urologist to follow-up. It was ...