The Body of an AmericanThe title of Dan O’Brien’s play references a photograph of
a dead American soldier being dragged through the streets of Mogadishu.
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A bespectacled man stands in the back corner of the dimly
lit stage, about five feet from the stripper pole. Nervously tapping the
microphone against the white cast holding his right arm in place,
It’s the last show at Darcelle XV Showplace on a muggy
Friday night. The audience is a mixed bag: a birthday party in the
center, friends of a drag queen near the wall, a posse of bros in the
Oswego Lake’s big secret: It’s public and you can paddle it. In fact, I did.
Carrying a big green kayak down the sidewalk in Lake Oswego gets attention.
“You know you can’t just go in there?”
“They’ll ding ya if they catch ya in there!”
To hear it described
Coping with Oregon sunshine through trial and error.
It’s possible to cycle across town on the coldest, wettest day Portland has to offer without even the slightest chill.
I suspect it is,
anyway. Call me naive, but with an unlimited budget
Whoever said doing the locomotion was easier than learning
your ABCs—I’m lookin’ at you, Little Eva—wasn’t talking about biking.
Pedaling healthily and efficiently requires at least A, B
It is better to light one blinker than to be run over by a Hummer.
It’s dark here. This far north, your commute is guaranteed
to happen in the dark from the fall to the spring equinox, and our
dismal weather makes for less-than-ideal visibility much of the rest
So much depends on avoiding as many stop signs as possible.
It may seem overwhelming at first, but the decision to
commute to work by bike isn’t one you’ll regret. Maybe you’ve thought
about it but haven’t figured out exactly how it’d work. Well,
A little regular care can save you an expensive trip to a mechanic.
If your bike is making ominous clicking, scraping or
creaking noises—or, worse, if you can feel the equivalent of those
sounds while pedaling—you need to take your bike into a shop
Your bike will take you anywhere. But what about your stuff?
When it comes to switching from cars or
public transit to bicycling, actual pedaling is only half the battle.
Unless you’re funemployed in July and your only cargo is the precious
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