Twenty-five years of zine and alt-comix culture

A look into my zine collection, long considered to be "lost". More proof that I'm getting older: Another milestone to celebrate that can be measured in a fraction of a century! This anniversary may not seem to be such a big deal to some, but for me it was a game changer. If not for... Continue Reading →

Twenty Years in Portland

SolTerra Building, SE Division St, 1 March 2021. Agfa Isolette/Kodak Ektar 100 April 4, 2001, I'm dropped off in Portland via Amtrak's Empire Builder. After almost a quarter-century in Connecticut and an unsuccessful year in the Bay Area, I was ready to give Portland a go. I didn't know that much about The Rose City,... Continue Reading →

A May 2020 Update

Hello, folks. How's everyone doing out there? In Portland, we are in Day Whatever of Quarantine/Stay-at-Home/Shelter-in-Place/whatever you want to call what our current reality. There doesn't look to be a clear end on the horizon, though there is hope that restrictions get loosened a bit soonish. The word on the street is "sometime in July".... Continue Reading →

An August Update

Hello friends. It's been awhile since I've had one of these "life status" blog posts. Now is a good time as ever, as it's been a year since I began my move away from working at the hostel (switching to part-time in August 2018, then quitting in November) to working for myself. It's been a... Continue Reading →

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