Salmon St. Fountain (And Amphitheater Fireworks) || One of the more iconic of Downtown Portland's many fountains is the Salmon St. Fountain at the end of, surprise!, SW Salmon St, anchoring the Waterfront Park. These pictures were taken after work a few days days ago when our highs were still in the 80's. With school … Continue reading Salmon St Fountain
Scientific Works in Progress Goes Boink? || Yes. Yes they do. In the last six weeks I have invested, all told, just under 5,000 words and over 20 hours in my current Work In Progress (#WIP). I am about a third of the way through and I realized last night that I need to just … Continue reading Works In Progress Go Boink?
The Sight of Time The Brass Automaton Saga Part IV This saga was started by Mark Gardner over at Article 94. He explains the origins of this Snow White / Terminator mashup as a preface to Part I, "The Brass Automaton." I contributed Part III last week, "The Price of Beauty," which picks up after … Continue reading The Sight of Time
My Proposal for Addressing Gun Violence || The 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution reads in full, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Most often when I hear the 2nd Amendment referred to it … Continue reading My Proposal for Addressing Gun Violence
The Price of Beauty The Brass Automaton Saga Part III This story started with Mark Gardner over at Article 94, and he explains its origins before diving into Part I, "The Brass Automaton." Part III below picks up after the events in Part II, "Floating Smile." || John laid in the hay feeling more exhausted … Continue reading The Price of Beauty
Satia Saying Goodbye to Our Happy, Little Puppy-Dog Satia Bug I call Satia (say-shuh) "little" even though she weighed over 60lbs. I also call her a "puppy" dog, even though she's over ten. But the biggest understatement of all is to call her simply, "happy." She had a Spirit that was damn near indomitable, and … Continue reading Satia
The Writer's Conversation A few years back I had the pleasure of meeting the ridiculously talented Tony Noland, when his work brought him Portland ways. I offered to show him around the city a bit, but we didn't make much past Powell's coffee shop, where we talked for quite awhile about writing. This was, perhaps, … Continue reading The Writer’s Conversation