Officially an Oregon driver!

That’s right. This morning I officially gave up my California license to become a real Oregonian. Let’s overlook the fact that I should, technically speaking, have done this–well, a pretty darn long time ago. (It’s easy to just keep one’s out-of-state license when one doesn’t own a car and one’s …

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The politics of scarcity

In Portland, where there are many people traveling via many different modes of transportation, I rarely wave at people driving cars. Sometimes I’ll wave a “thank you” if someone does something nice, or sometimes if I’m feeling particularly exuberant I’ll wave at someone else who also looks happy. But mostly, …

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