MIssed Connections…

When I was in my early twenties, living on my own in Portland and making my way about town, either on my bike or the bus, I would read the “missed connections/I SAW U” section of my local weeklies (Willamette Week, or Willy Week, or just Willy and The Mercury  or Merc). I didn’t have a computer, so I didn’t know about Craigslist or other online sites. I used computers at the time to do occasional research and emailing, but mainly to type up papers for my Portland Community College classes and generally in the college’s communal computer lab.

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This is where I am from…

Each year Portland, Oregon celebrates Pedalpalooza to celebrate cyclists, their right to share the road and for that road to be safe and simply for people’s love of bikes in Portland. Or in their own words, the event “highlights the vulnerability of cyclists everywhere and decries society’s dependence on pollution-based transport.” Continue reading