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My City of Ruins

My City of Ruins

A line from “Operating Instructions” by Anne Lamott:

On bad days, I think straight white men are so poorly wired, so emotionally unenlightened and unconscious that you must approach each one as if he were some weird cross between a white supremacist and an incredibly depressing T.S. Eliot poem.

Haunted America

Haunted America

Haunted America is the name of a ghost story book with wonderful cover art by Edward Gorey. The book came out in 1990. Gorey died in 2000. A draft of the cover artwork sold at auction in 2014 for $8,125, according to this site. That seems like a bargain to me.

Blind Item: Which large, Portland-based athletic apparel company creates vile, militaristic t-shirt designs which equate support of their brand with patriotism?

Okay, it’s not a blind item. It’s Under Armour! Barf, Barf, Barf. Maybe their graphic designers are fans of the book Jennifer Government.

How did we get here

and

Where are we going?

Something that makes me feel better when I watch it is the music video for “Holding On” by The War On Drugs. It’s the music video that America needs… but it’s not the one that America deserves.

 

 

 

 

Today

… I woke up to an email in my inbox from Lyft saying they were donating one million to the ACLU over the next 4 years. That email filled me with pride! I also donated to the ACLU. A little bit less than one million.

Then I deleted my Uber account, which felt awesome.

Good job to Starbucks for pledging to hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years. How do you like THEM holiday cup designs, Republicans?

Honestly, when STARBUCKS is standing up to the GOP… you know the winds are shifting.

 

 

I’ll do my fryin’ in the rain

I’ll do my fryin’ in the rain

Grilling up some burgers in the Portland rain… and creating our own tiny rainclouds while we’re at it.

Dharmacy

Dharmacy

The flip-floppin letters above the soda fountain at the Collector’s Mall shop in Milwaukie are pretty great!