As Black Lives Matter protesters try to navigate peacefully in the streets of Portland, the rules for doing so are constantly shifting based on the whims of the system they seek to reform.
The “Stockdale Paradox” is a method of facing the reality of the situation, with optimism and without baleful resignation.
John Michael continues his series Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise, reflecting on life and people encountered, writes about “jujitsu” with family and friends and mask mandates.
Linda Rand with her next Pandemic Diaries installment “Waxing Gibbous,” about being in tune with nature during these pandemic times.
The Portland Police are guilty of numerous crimes and they act as if the law does not apply to them, they need to be held to account. F.I. Goldhaber examines their actions.
Waking up, fretting over the pandemic, and listening to the news is a daily routine. As is wading through the political dreck and hackneyed takes that follow soon thereafter.
Terry Waite and John McCarthy were hostages subject to confinement and dehumanizing barbarity. While our situation is nowhere near that, their coping strategies can make it a little easier.
There’s the picture painted by right-wing media about protests in Portland, Oregon, and then there’s what is actually going on. Veteran Sean Davis experiences it firsthand.
Introducing a new column, Pandemic Diaries, by Linda Rand. In this first installment, “Letter to a Stranger,” Rand poetically captures our new lives during these times.