Portland Confidential: Coming Out as Genderfluid

I decided, just that once, to act like a man — which is to say, just be me.

Aromatherapy of Evil

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Everybody Hates a Tourist

I don't know how it was for all of y'all, but this is how it was for me. THAT Summer. Portland, Oregon. First year of the Pandemic. You know there’s something wrong with your living situation when you’ve had a Go Bag packed since May. And not in case of forest fires....

A Space for Healing

“Sometimes a smile can really change someone’s day, especially for someone who is used to being ignored or having people cross the street to avoid them.” – Liz Starke, Rosehaven.org.

Rose Haven is a Portland day shelter for women, children, and marginalized genders.

Love Is a Boat

This is the speech I gave seven years ago at my sister's wedding in November 2013. I still believe every word in it to be true.   This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International...

Art That Sticks with You

Artist and mom Maria McConnell makes gorgeous decals inspired by the Pacific Northwest.

Will Small Business Go the Way of the Pay Phone?

I would like to invite you to participate in a focus group about technology, community, and the future of independent business. Drinks and snacks provided.

First Aid for Attempted Suicide

Suicide risk is higher than ever in the era of COVID-19. However, only about 1 in 25 suicide attempts is fatal. Thanks to Sarah Gehrke, MSN, RN for sharing lifesaving advice that can make the difference for attempted suicide or drug overdoses. TRIGGER WARNING: Suicide, Self-Harm