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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True Trans, Who Trans, What Trans


Transexuality has been in the news more and more over the past few years. Gaining more standing in society and more protection from persecution. We’ve come a long way as a society in being more accepting and of transsexuality. It’s no longer the oft-forgotten final part of the

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My Life in Four-Hour Increments


For the past few years, my work life has mostly been split into four-hour blocks. Four hours at a desk putting together program logs. Four hours on the radio. Four hours at the edit bay. Four hours on the radio. Four hours recording and editing voiceovers. Four hours on the

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Shifting Tastes


I’ve had the good fortune over the past 17 years to see a lot of great bands in concert. From small club shows to massive festivals, up-and-coming bands to established behemoths of music. It all started my very first “real” concert - Pearl Jam at the Target Center in

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