illuminate history

Curiosity: forget “Cherchez la femme” (Look for the woman.) “Cherchez l’histoire.” (Look for the story.)

Perspectives on Doors

We’ve watched the “Occupy ICE” encampment growing in our South Waterfront neighborhood for more that a week and planned to attend the demonstration announced for today. Mid-to late morning, we … Continue reading

June 24, 2018 · 1 Comment

Charting a New Course I

You may remember this photo from two years ago: ship’s sponsor Bonnie Amos smashing the champagne bottle across the bow of the (prospective) USS Portland LPD27 in Pascagoula, MI. That … Continue reading

May 23, 2018 · 1 Comment

Back to Beacon Rock

We talked last winter of spending the entire month of July in a leisurely meander up the Columbia River to Lewiston, ID. In the event–as they say–what with family visits … Continue reading

July 21, 2016 · 4 Comments

supernumerary—with a twist

It’s been nearly six years since I had the pleasure of being a supernumerary in a Portland Opera production. Carmen was a remote possibility a couple of years ago—if we’d been home during … Continue reading

March 24, 2016 · Leave a comment