Portlandia

My hometown only started becoming great after I left. For over a decade I have been away from Portland, and in that time North and Northeast Portland have seen incredible gentrification to the degree that I am now no longer ashamed to admit that I grew up there. North Portland has gotten rid of the […]

Stranger Requests Pt.2

Roughly 66% of this site’s readers contacted me in regards to what they had dubbed the “Sheila Paquette Arc“, wondering what had ever come from the mystery caller. The remaining 33% of this site’s readers – me – decided to write Ms. Paquette and figure out what was going on. Slipping off my silken gaming […]

Stranger Requests

A stranger approaches you and stares at you. They say nothing. You can only assume that they are not retarded. And so, you smile politely back, but it seems as though they want something. This kind of situation has never happened to me in real life, but happens with confusing frequency on social media sites. […]

Vacant Stare Ways

The large concrete structure that smells of dust and chemicals at Oregon State University is also known as The Physics Building. It’s a bland structure adorned with slabs of metal that had been painted blue to make the wall of single-pane windows less lonely. The entryway was a good place to hide from the rain […]