- Sep 17, 2020
Phoenix, Oregon, Photo: Kevin Jantzer, AP The past week or so has been filled with apocalyptic images of wildfires tearing through...
- Jul 27, 2020
Portland, Summer 2020
My escape to Portland (escape primarily from the Virginia heat) took place pretty much as normal this year. A flight, albeit from a very...
- Dec 3, 2017
Praise Poem to My E-Bike in Limericks
("Ode on a Grecian Urn" was way too complicated to parody. "There Once was a (gendered term) from Nantucket"—much easier, if a rather...
- Jul 29, 2017
Living Well while Living Small
This summer, like the previous five, I’ve spent several weeks in Portland, Oregon living in an ADU. The humidity is low, the sun is out...
- Jul 26, 2017
Gentrification: The Search for the Trojan Horse
In a lot of cities in the United States, gentrification is a watchword and a worry. Escalating housing prices, demolition of older...
- Jun 7, 2017
Urbanization and "the Other"
This past week in Portland, Oregon a White Supremacist murdered two men on the city’s light rail train. The men were trying to stop him...