An attraction of the 1913 Strawberry Carnival was a tethered balloon that gave rides to thrilled visitors. The balloon rose from the corner of Cass and Stephens streets on 1,000 feet of cable to give a rare aerial view of Roseburg. A Roseburg Review reporter who made the trip wrote rapturously, “What a rare schooling, what a priceless privilege, how broadening, how helpful!” The same balloon carried three intrepid local men on a free flight lasting more than a day. They drifted over Glide and the Bohemia area, finally landing in Hoaglin (Idleyld Park).
Warsaw-based artist NeSpoon uses hand-cut stencils, ceramics, paint, and crocheted webbing to create ornate, lace-patterned street art on a wide variety of urban surfaces such as abandoned buildings, parking meters, utility boxes, potholes and other unadorned spaces.
The artist refers to her art as “public jewelry,” explaining: “Jewelry makes people look pretty, my public jewelry has the same goal, make public places look better. I would like people who discover, here and there, my small applications, to smile and just simply feel better.”
Tonight was my 5th time in a pool in 2 weeks. Now remembering how to move about without dying. Am up to 650 yds with 12 breaths in between 100 yd sets. Not struggling as much with breathing in freestyle, thanks to my increased endurance. Coordination is improving, too. Thankfully I quit smoking over 12 years ago, so my lungs feel capable. My heart needs conditioning. It’s coming along, though.
Now shopping for a new suit since my ancient one has died of extended chlorine exposure. It’s a combo reward/ motivator.
Reporting live from Portland, in the year 2014. It has been 14 years (minus a 3 year stint split between Cleveland and Olympia) since I moved here. Aside from X-Ray, I have been to or participated in every graphic contained in that crazy article. Yes Sassy’s is full of girls, girls, girls. Once, while there and waiting for my cab to show, I had whiskey shots, shots, shots with them. The waterfront has improved greatly. The secretive ways of Ladds Addition and it’s many rose gardens has been revealed to the masses.
We still wear Converse. Partly because we are nostalgia fiends. Partly because they’re cheap and versatile, but also because they’re a Nike subsidiary and Pdx is their international headquarters. By now, most of us have been hooked up with a visit to the employee store and have subsequently stocked up for life.