Wordstock 2015

I’m still earning my Portland literary street cred, y’all. Case in point: somehow, even though I’ve been in Portland for a handful of years now, this year was my first Wordstock. For folks not in the know, Wordstock is Portland’s massive literary festival. Or, one of them, anyway: just last month, we had the Pacific Northwest … More Wordstock 2015

Ampersand West Coast Invasion!

So, this is happening: Portland, Oregon, at the Blue Monk, Sept. 18 at 8 pm. The very, very cool indie press Ampersand Books is hosting killer literature readings by Carrie Seitzinger, Hannah Pass, Gabriel Blackwell, Hobie Anthony, Jamalieh Haley, and — that’s right, folks — ME. That’s awesome. But wait, there’s more! The always excellent Dena Rash Guzman and Reuben Nisenfeld will be … More Ampersand West Coast Invasion!

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“Oh, how my momma needs a comma.*” Punctuation art at the Jeld-Wen Field stop on the Portland MAX line, Portland, OR, 28 May 2012. My wife and I went out to the Rose Gardens in Portland for Memorial Day. On our way home, we transferred from the bus to the MAX light rail, and I spotted these … More Photo blog 83

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I got caught taking this picture. My father was amused, and since I had the camera ready, I took that picture, too. I actually like it better: