Libraries Foster Connection and Community Resilience: Speaking to Support Portland’s Library Bond

Today the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to refer a library expansion bond measure to the November 2020 ballot. Along with thirteen other Portland residents, I had the pleasure of participating in a period of public comment before the referral was put to a vote. This is the three-minute statement I spent weeks … Continue reading Libraries Foster Connection and Community Resilience: Speaking to Support Portland’s Library Bond

Carey Taylor’s The Lure of Impermanence

I always admire poets who paint a vivid, compelling picture of a setting or situation that seems, on its surface, to be "about" one thing-- but through the smallest inflections and details, suggests something deeper.  Carey Taylor is one of these poets, and her new collection The Lure of Impermanence is full of poems like … Continue reading Carey Taylor’s The Lure of Impermanence