“You should go for it!” Claudia said after we had shimmied our hearts out. I was sweaty and utterly exhausted, and had no patience for whatever she was babbling about. She gestured excitedly to the poster hanging on the studio wall. The large, colorful advertisement shouted at me: One day, six workshops! Sepiatonic presents Samba, […]Read More Bridging the Gap
Last week a special Trail Blazer alumnus passed away. I didn’t follow Jerome Kersey in his heyday, however, his presence in the Portland community was very well known by fans and non-fans alike. He became a Trail Blazer ambassador after retiring from the NBA in 2001, and went above and beyond his duties. He made […]Read More Tangled, But Not Tied Up
I am just glowing in Portland pride right now. This city is so awesome, and weird, and diverse, and beautiful! So I’ve decided to make a list of the Portland experiences that absolutely must be crossed off my list in short order. And yes, I will be writing a post about each one when the […]Read More The P-List
I wrote a short piece on being single this week. It started out as an “assignment” that had come out of a first date from Match.com last week. The purpose was to write about a funny/embarrassing date I had experienced. That would have been an easy one. I’ve had lots of interesting dates that have […]Read More Looking for love under a full moon
Recently, I listened to an interview about The Weight of the Nation, a documentary about the rising occurrence of childhood obesity, on NPR’s Fresh Air podcast. It was a fascinating discussion that highlighted the relationship between poverty and obesity. Though it can be somewhat difficult to get healthy foods on a budget, it is possible. […]Read More Stop Singing Me the Blues–Do Something!
The new wave of Match.com is in-person events, an idea that should have been introduced ages ago. I know, I know, it’s ONLINE dating, but the thing is, online dating can be incredibly awkward! Don’t get me wrong—I believe in the power of online dating. Case in point: I found my last boyfriend on Match. […]Read More A Brave New Girl
Welcome to summer…? Now, if this were Ohio (where I’m from), I’d be sweltering and grumbling about the sweaty, makeup-melting heat by now. After all, summer starts in the second week of May over there. This being the more temperate Pacific Northwest, however, we are fully ensconced in what we Oregonians call Junuary. Yes, you […]Read More Welcome to Summer!