I’ve been forcing myself to feel what it’s like to be in a disaster situation such as Haiti is experiencing. I want to try to understand how I—and my fellow Portlanders—might react to and be prepared for “the big one” and the damage it would likely cause. It’s an unsettling feeling, to say the least. […]

Signs of Spring

By Gardennia nutti For many people, signs of spring are wonderful bulbs that pop up to greet us with their sunny faces, the fragrance and flowers of witch hazel, or a mist of beautiful yellow forsythia. For me, the spring litmus test is a bit different: A new bottle of Advil (or other anti-inflammatory over […]

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