A City’s Lifeblood

OREGON HUMANITIES As efforts to clean up Portland Harbor begin, the communities most affected by pollution see a chance to reconnect to the Willamette River. When Wilma Alcock was young, she fished the Willamette River nearly every weekend. Her favorite spot was Mock’s Bottom—a crescent of land that lies at the base of the steep … More A City’s Lifeblood

A Lucky Lie

A long time ago, I had an encounter I will never forget with a taxi driver in Cairo. My short essay about the experience was published recently in an issue of Oregon Humanities called Quandary.