Monthly Archives: October 2018

Just another day in Portlandia

On a recent bike ride to the university, one of my commuter streets was blocked to traffic. Cyclists were steered to the sidewalk while a road crew–looking like worker-bees in their yellow, orange and black vests–loped alongside trucks and trailers. … Continue reading

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When One is Enough

  The Story of the Lone Fig Our potted fig tree—the third since moving to a new house—is an adolescent Lattrula fig (Ficus carica). All summer we watered the fig, and I cooed at its growing leaves, which became the … Continue reading

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Coyote Strikes

  Chipping Away at Traditions we once Trusted October is the season for Native American storytelling in Portland, where you are guaranteed to hear a tale about the trickster, Coyote. Each story has a lesson or a moral, and in … Continue reading

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