Living in the Apocalypse

Update - I'm not alone in seeing the haunting parallels between human behaviors in the midst of the global warming crisis and Nevil Shute's On the Beach. Here's another perspective from Lit Hub. Will reading dystopian fiction inspire different behaviors? *** Last August, I spent a Saturday evening watching the drag races at Portland International … Continue reading Living in the Apocalypse

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Oregonians vs. Californians

I’m a social-media coward, disinclined to comment on controversial subjects. That said, I’m commenting on a well-known but seldom discussed underside of Oregon civility, a banal intolerance that could be amusing if it weren’t real. Oregonians are said to openly dislike Californians. Their disdain is sometimes traced to former Governor, Tom McCall, who once said, … Continue reading Oregonians vs. Californians