Coming and Going Portland Oregon 9:23 pm

Coming and Going Portland Oregon 9:23 pm

Let me explain because I didn’t in the last email explain why I’m curating and you’re receiving “this email” which is (possibly) an every-other-week-and-never-more-than-once-a-week email with a handful of things I’ve run across that inspire and/or challenge me to hopefully continue to become better at being a human among other humans.


Text (as in “to text” on a mobile device)


  • The Death of Expertise by Tom Nichols. I don’t agree with everything in this article, but it reminded me that “having a strong opinion about something isn’t the same as knowing something” and how much I need to take time to listen and learn from experts.
  • Independence Day: This Happens All the Time. This poem started as a script for a video I wanted to make and post on July 4 about freedom and bicycling but then something happened. Then I recorded myself playing the Star Spangled Banner on a cigar box guitar I made. Gravity brings everything down.

Thanks for taking the time to see what caught my attention recently. If this isn’t your thing, you can unsubscribe at the bottom of this email without hurting my feelings or lessening the possibility of me inviting you to my birthday party.

So it goes,

Jeff O.

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