When Your City Surprises You

Ask most longtime Portland residents about the Willamette River and most will say it's a decent river with some picturesque bridges, but in their heads they will be picturing something akin to a toxic waste dump that is about ready to gurgle out the Swamp Creature. That's because if you've lived in Portland for any great … Continue reading When Your City Surprises You

Grammar: Your Biggest Writing Mistake

One of my favorite scenes (of which there are many) from the television show Sherlock with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman has Sherlock interrogating a prisoner in a very chilly room in Belarus. Already looking bored and annoyed, Sherlock's frustrations mount as the man he's questioning keeps making grammatical errors. Sherlock lets the first one … Continue reading Grammar: Your Biggest Writing Mistake