Ode to Dark Places

Somewhere along the line of America’s social development, darkness became synonymous with danger. I don’t mean skin color, though one could certainly draw similar and similarly unfair comparisons. I mean places that are unlit. Places where you can’t see. Places sans streetlight. I think about this often when I bike …

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Oh, October:)

Swirly leaves and crisp mornings and dramatic clouds, evenings that call for tea, apples on the counter — as always, fall conspires to steal my heart. And gosh, what a crazy beautiful fall this year. It’s impossible not to take the long way everywhere. Work at the zoo via Riverview …

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Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People

Since June 2011, I (and probably 600,000 other Portland residents:) have been watching the construction of an awesome new bridge that will carry light rail, streetcar, cyclists, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles (but no private vehicles) across the Willamette River. (November 2013, before it was connected in the middle) Since April …

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