Monthly Archives: January 2016

Thoughts on a winter day in Portland

Snow in Portland, a strange and wondrous thing. I have been two years in a city now after 25 in the deep, lightless country, and I have gotten used to it. There is much to be said for urban life, but much is lost, as well. This odd and infrequent snow and the subsequent ice have been both a reminder and a revelation. Silence takes many shapes. In the deep Minnesota north it was a noisy silence, alive with the […]