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May 19, 2009
Editor’s Note
MY CHILDHOOD DOCTOR’S name was Stockton, and I remember him most for his smell. He smelled clean and capable (comforting, even), and I liked the guy even as he immunized me. That’s right—he...
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May 19, 2009
Editor’s Note
THE OTHER DAY I met a woman who told me she had an ankle tattoo of a Chinese symbol for wisdom. In Portland, tattoo confessions aren’t exactly shocking, but this woman was, shall we say, of a...
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May 19, 2009
Editor’s Note
IT IS A TESTAMENT to this city’s status that when I started telling people I was relocating to Portland not one of them said, “You’re moving to Maine?” All due respect to the land of lobsters, but...
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May 19, 2009
ONE OF THE BENEFITS of being editor-in-chief is that every now and then I get to sneak my children onto the cover of the magazine. That little guy with his arm hanging out of the bus window on...
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May 19, 2009
LATE ON A BLUSTERY NIGHT in November, on a catwalk inside an aging monolithic foundry in Northwest Portland, I found myself staring into the mouth of an electric arc furnace that buzzed and roiled...
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May 19, 2009
AMONG MY CIRCLE of friends are several native Portlanders who have traveled to places like Costa Rica or Tuscany, but who have never managed to visit that most exotic of Oregon destinations,...
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May 19, 2009
I’M NOT QUITE SURE when it happened. Maybe it was while I was standing atop a dune in the Mars-like Saudi Arabian desert, wearing a ghutra (the customary Saudi headdress) on loan from Soliman al...
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May 19, 2009
MY NEIGHBOR SPENT the early part of this summer hauling rocks, wheelbarrowful by wheelbarrowful, from his driveway to the back of his house. We’d see Peter out there night after night, a suburban...
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May 19, 2009
I’D LIKE TO GO AHEAD and put one fact about myself out on the table, so we all can deal with the truth head-on: Neither I nor anyone in my family comes from Oregon. My people hail from the...
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May 19, 2009
Publisher’s Note
IT’S A HISTORIC YEAR. Have you heard? Yes, I guess you have. From the Olympics to politics, the David and Goliath stories of improbable success in the face of overwhelming odds have become almost...
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