David Bowie

David Bowie


David Bowie died yesterday. But you probably already know that. I wish I had more to offer on the subject. Anything I could say will be said far better by many others. I am only a casual Bowie fan. An appreciator, not a collector. It really does feel like the

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New Year, New Resolutions

New Year, New Resolutions


I'm in a dive bar in Gold Beach, on the southern Oregon coast, watching the Fiesta Bowl. The glittered remnants of revelrie strewn over the well-worn patterned carpet. The smell of stale beer and bleach hangs in the air. A couple of grizzled locals are sipping their domestics down the

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Portland as a 30-something

Portland as a 30-something


"Holy shit! Portland is changing SOOOOO much!" The zeitgeist of the moment right now is outrage at the change happening in this fair city. New, sometimes garishly out of place buildings are cropping up all over the city. Cherished institutions are being shuttered and pushed out. Neighborhoods like Division and

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