Episode 61: Jumping Rope, Ridiculous Rose

PortlandLiving Shel Silverstein photo seriesJump ropeThe Fitnessgram Pacer TestOutdated customsElbows off the tableComputer problems“Mabel, Mabel” Transcript Intro music British Voice: Shel We Read a Poem. Russ: Hello all and welcome to Shel We Read a Poem. I’m Russ. Lauren: I’m Lauren. Russ: Well, karaoke was fun. Lauren: It was really fun, wasn’t it? We did Baby… Continue Reading Episode 61: Jumping Rope, Ridiculous Rose

Episode 53: Eighteen Flavors, Who

Shingles Update!The AppendixIce CreamEmpathyDoing the Right ThingWarAvatarWarBeing a HeroWar Transcript Intro music British Voice: Shel We Read a Poem? Russ: Hello all and welcome to Shel We Read a Poem. I’m Russ. Lauren: I’m Lauren. Russ: Lauren, your face looks so much better. Lauren: That’s kind of a weird thing to say, Russ. Russ: But in… Continue Reading Episode 53: Eighteen Flavors, Who

Episode 46: Santa and the Reindeer, Benjamin Bunnn

Holiday TravelsCOVIDIn-lawsGiftsConventionsCosplaySurveillanceOne Particular CessnaAutogyros Transcript Intro music British Voice: Shel We Read a Poem? Russ: Happy 2022 and welcome to Shel We Read a Poem? I’m Russ. Lauren: And I’m Lauren. Russ: Well, Lauren, you had many travels to do. Lauren: Yeah, I sure did. I went from Portland to Maryland, to Florida and the… Continue Reading Episode 46: Santa and the Reindeer, Benjamin Bunnn

How I’m Surviving the Fires: A Product Guide

I have asthma, so the smoke billowing from the nearby Eagle Creek Fire (and others!) is very serious for me. I’m not leaving the house unless I really need to. Except that time yesterday when a neighbor said they had 6 pounds of free plums and I was on them like a colony of sugar… Continue Reading How I’m Surviving the Fires: A Product Guide

Brides of March and Kristen Schaal

Saturday was Brides of March. EVERY attendee dresses in a wedding dress and we marry public art. I won a dance contest by flailing around and howling like a monster. The prize was an airplane bottle Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire. On our way to Momo’s, April saw a familiar woman. “Is that…?” she asked me.… Continue Reading Brides of March and Kristen Schaal

PPA President excusing Domestic Violence

This post is a backdated reconstruction from the original post on a Portland blog Describe the Ruckus from November 2013. What follows is an email exchange between myself and then Portland Police Association president Daryl Turner. Turner claims a WW journalist had fabricated a quote callously dismissing a claim of domestic violence perpetrated by a… Continue Reading PPA President excusing Domestic Violence