Story Time Sunday, 09/21/14 — at true story about kites (appropriate for all ages)

When I was 12, my dad took me to the fancy screening room at Seven Arts and the dads and kids watched the Walt Disney Mary Poppins movie. I was a bit too old to do this, and there I was in my plaid miniskirt and kneesocks and Carnaby Street hair trying to look cool … Continue reading Story Time Sunday, 09/21/14 — at true story about kites (appropriate for all ages)

Mid-December Meditation: Diffusing Dread through play — cosmopolitanism and the pastoral, part 1

Last night I briefly worried that a writer friend of mine – who was working holiday shifts at a Portland Macy’s – might have gotten caught in the Clackamas melee of December 11th, 2012.  Relief that she was ok was followed by grief – for the 3 people who died, including the shooter. The story … Continue reading Mid-December Meditation: Diffusing Dread through play — cosmopolitanism and the pastoral, part 1