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When the platform must take a backseat

Astute readers (or anyone proficient in the use of a calendar) will note that this is the first blog post I’ve written in a long time. Specifically, I haven’t posted since August 31. In blogging, that’s equivalent to half an eternity, especially if one is trying to build what we writers call “a platform.” If … Continue reading

Spending my Saturday morning with Portland writers!

There’s a group called PDX Writers – which is pronounced “Portland Writers; “PDX” is the code for our airport, and Portlanders use this as shorthand for the city itself. Anyway, they host writing workshops on a regular basis. One of their staples is the monthly Saturday Open Workshop, generally held on the fourth Saturday of … Continue reading

Making friends in the fast lane

I deeply adore my adopted city of Portland, Oregon. However, there are definite disadvantages to living here – or anywhere on the West Coast, really – compared to living in the midwest, where I originally came from. Housing prices, for one thing, are considerably more outrageous. I was listening to a local program on Oregon … Continue reading

Portland, Land of the Free… books

When I moved 2,200 miles from Indiana to Portland, Oregon three years ago, I didn’t have the means to bring a lot of stuff with me. This meant leaving a fairly large collection of books behind. It’s only recently that I’ve had a chance to start slowly accumulating books again, and in a place like … Continue reading