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Adventures of the Red Arrow (Red Rodney)

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Portland Jazz feature in 1859 Magazine

PDX jazz, from Williams Ave roots to stages today, Baby James to Blue Cranes, in feature for 1859 magazine. Wish there’d been room for everybody. Thanks, musicians, for helping me tell the story. Portland’s New Jazz http://www.1859oregonmagazine.com/1859-Magazine/Spring-2011/Portland-039s-New-Jazz-Generation/

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Crows

Every morning, at the edge of dawn, squads of crows wheel down on Portland. They fan out over the neighborhoods, thousands of them, flapping and cawing, taking positions in trees, on power lines, and near our open windows. Crows enter our dreams.   It’s like that all summer; they start about 4:30 a.m., then come […]

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