Rose City Comic Con: One Enthusiast’s Experience

From September 7th through the 9th, the Oregon Convention Center in Portland played host to the seventh annual Rose City Comic Con.  This is one young, aspiring journalist's account of those three days. Background: First of all, comic book conventions are bizarre when you think about it.  That's not to say that the content, invited … Continue reading Rose City Comic Con: One Enthusiast’s Experience

Book Review: Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridhadaras

Winners Take All (full title Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World) is a difficult book.  In many ways, it feels like a book that doesn't want to be read despite the necessity of doing so.  It's bitter, almost acerbic and its writer Anand Giridhadaras is unafraid of speaking his mind.  Winners Take … Continue reading Book Review: Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridhadaras

National Museum of Brazil Burns Down, Nearly 20 Million Artifacts Lost

On September 2nd, 2018 at about 7:30 PM local time, the National Museum of Brazil caught fire.  The fire spread with alacrity as the building was filled with wood and parchment.  Local firefighters were unable to effectively combat the blaze, as nearby fire hydrants were dry and the nearest source of water was a lake … Continue reading National Museum of Brazil Burns Down, Nearly 20 Million Artifacts Lost

Portland Art Museums holds Week-Long Exposition of Art by Staff and Volunteers

What are the benefits of working in your workplace?  Healthcare and dental should go without saying.  But what about extra perks?  Maybe you get the occasional tickets to a sporting event, or discounted prices on affiliated products.  But how many people can say that their employers have created an art show to show their works … Continue reading Portland Art Museums holds Week-Long Exposition of Art by Staff and Volunteers

Book Review: The 2020 Commission Report by Jeffery Lewis

Author's Note: One of the primary purposes of this website is to demonstrate my range as a writer.  So this time, I'm trying something brand new, and I'm publishing a literary review.  Enjoy! Jeffery Lewis' 2020 Commission Report ( full name: The 2020 Commission Report on the North Korean Nuclear Attacks Against the United States, shortened … Continue reading Book Review: The 2020 Commission Report by Jeffery Lewis

A Political Vampire: Explaining The Cal 3 Proposal

Author's Note: Wow, this one turned out to be some kind of undertaking. Introduction: On July 18th, the California Supreme Court announced that a measure voted upon during the primary would not be placed on the general ballot.   The Court wrote, "We conclude that the potential harm in permitting the measure to remain on the ballot … Continue reading A Political Vampire: Explaining The Cal 3 Proposal

The Big Float, The Big Pipe and the Human Access Project

On July 14th, the City of Portland celebrated the 8th annual Big Float.  About 4,000 people (this writer included) made the trip down to Tom McCall Bowl at Southwest Columbus and Naito Parkway to, in the words of the event's organizers, "give our river a hug."  Sponsored by a number of local and international companies, … Continue reading The Big Float, The Big Pipe and the Human Access Project