2017 Winter Reflections

This has been the worst winter in Portland. Even people who have lived here for over 8 years will say this is the worst winter. I’ve been here for 11 years and I say this is the worst winter. Sure, the snow was really pretty and we don’t get it often. But shit, it was…

A Letter to Trump

Dear Donald Trump, I didn’t vote for you. Many others did and on Tuesday you were elected to be the next President of the United States. Congratulations. The next four years are going to be tough for you. Probably harder than you thought it would be, and it should be. I hope it ends up…

Fall in Portland

I’m writing this on Halloween morning. It’s cold and wet outside. Daylight Savings Time is next weekend, which means that winter is fast approaching. Winter sucks. I know there are people out there that live for winter, I don’t know any of them, but I’ve heard about them so I guess they exist. Sure, I…

Be a Voice, Be Diplomatic

It’s a typical morning on my way to work, except it’s now cloudy and cold when I walk to the bus stop. It’s November. It’s supposed to be cold. I check my phone every few seconds to watch the updated transit tracker tell me how far the bus is. It’s still two minutes away, just…