But It Is a Vision of a City that Might be Coming to Many Other Urban Centers if Rising Inequality and Injustice, Police Tactics, and Far-Right Provocateurs Are Not Addressed

This past year has been a rough one. For both people and cities. Entire downtowns and businesses have vacated otherwise populated urban centers. It’s quiet in downtown Portland, Oregon right now, but not in the way that’s comforting, like the silence and solitude of nature. Urban centers and businesses need people in order to thrive. And the people are not there. …


Something you never want to hear, especially not from your wife, especially not at a wedding:

“There’s so much blood.”

There are certain phrases you never want to hear. So much blood is one of them. Unless you work at a blood bank, no good has ever come from the words so much or too much, in reference to blood.

“There’s so much blood.”

My wife said this while she sat inside a bathroom at a church. I was outside, talking to her through the cheap wooden door. As she said this my skeleton went slack and the very blood…


Even as Joe Biden clinched the presidential nomination this past Saturday, the fact that this race was “close” at all (or perhaps “delayed” is a better term?) is a major harbinger of continuing division in our country and for what’s to come in the next four years. The United States is two very different United States. As the 2020 elections draws to a close one thing is for sure, people have not abandoned their support for Donald Trump. If anything, they have doubled down. It was mostly white people, including white women and white evangelicals, yet more Hispanics also voted…


In which I attempt to answer the questions: Who are the Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer and What is Happening in Portland Tomorrow?

And,

What Does It Mean For Our Country When We Speak the Same Language But Can No Longer Understand Each Other?

And,

Have We Forgotten How To Belong to Each Other?

Tomorrow there is another chance for extreme violence in Portland, Oregon. As the Proud Boys (a “Western Chauvinist” and far right neo-fascist group) plan to stage a demonstration in Delta Park on Saturday September 26th.[i] The location itself is an affront to anyone who supports the…


“IMDB Users Review Bread, The Ancient Grain Product and Universal Beloved Food”

Best Bread to Date!

*7/10

Whataboutbobwholivesdownstairs | July 9, 2017

Not a lot of plot twists here, but decent story/idea. Loved the sexy, slow reveal of the crunchy crust mixed with the soft middle.

Fantastic adaptation!

*8/10

Filmaphile69 | December 2, 2017

Great! Loved it. This Bread started strong and kept going right till the end. Literally on the edge of my seat as crumb upon crumb tumbled through the tangles of my beard and littered my kitchen floor. Highly recommend! Can’t wait for more!

Serioulsy?!?!?!

*3/10

Harrypotterottertrotter…


This will be short, but necessary. A few weeks ago I wrote an article titled: “Why I’m Leaving the Evangelical Church.” I do not disagree with anything I wrote in there. BUT, I do think it’s hard to write about a whole group of people and not devolve into “labelling” or be accused of it. I am still wrestling wth many of these issues, no answers or claim to self-righteousness here — if I ever do that, well, I hope I never do. While I believe there are a variety of issues that need to be called out, and fiercely…


Poster by Scott Erickson

In November of 2016, Donald Trump was elected the next President of the United States. This did not surprise me. Having lived for most of my life in the American West — Colorado, Oregon, Utah — and growing up in a predominantly conservative Christian family, I was used to the type of folks who resided in smaller rural areas of the country. I was familiar with the “real” America that existed outside the urban islands inhabited by the coastal “elites.” I lived in the supposedly liberal city of Portland, Oregon for a couple years, but I now live in Salt…

Levi Rogers

Writer. Former Coffee Roaster. Current Househusband. Debut novel, Utah! A Novel, out now: https://levirogersisafraud.com/books/

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