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Since Portland resembles a black and white photograph (see above photo, that I took one November morning 2016), October to May, it is easy to reminisce about the classical black/white photographers of the mid-century. Before the advent of digital photography, prior to 25 years ago, there was the physical or traditional process of photograph-making; that is, non-digital cameras, light meters, tripods, film, negatives, and photographic paper. Continue reading

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                she is red & orange, & in the foreground are street noises that move to the background, as she busies herself thru concrete obstacles .. or children who are illuminated, their splendid colored faces swimming against a celebratory tide of twilight pavements while multi-flash of artificial fires is overhead .. or blued skaters, lightly weighted with snow on clothes, skate & laugh across an iced lake .. or with a handful of stems & stalks, roots & seeds in pockets, a coffee-toned person comes & browses & goes again goes again goes again thru stalls of an open market .. Continue reading

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We get an early start – there is free admission before 10.00a, this time of year (April), at the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens in SE Portland near Reed College. The nearly 10 acre bucolic gardens/woodlands features a riot of Rhododendron and Azaleas (members of the same genus or the same class of flowering flora) as well as a variety of trees, plants, birds, and water fowl. Continue reading

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            she is in indigo clothes, has skin stained with the early hours of the day, has hair folded on her shoulders as a building opens to her & she hurries to walk to it .. or a very tall man of brown black skin brushed with grey, in a business suit, sees the environment parts as he walks, his hair long slightly .. or a simply tall woman wearing a purple suit made for her body & she with snowy skin, runs as the atmosphere gives, has eyes that pierce .. or she, who walks long stairs of public houses, has a dark face of dark orange .. Continue reading

tess – chapter 24

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            TESS IS OBLIGED, BECAUSE OF HER PHYSICAL BODY, TO HAVE A VERY BRIEF PERIOD OF rest at least once or twice a week and she must imbibe water a few times each day as well. These requirements are by request, and/or demand, from her physicalized body. In addition, her body requires her to have, at least, one recreational period a week or one period of non-work related activity. Tess would like to regard the required recreational period as an unnecessary one but she graciously honors her physicalized body’s request. Tess’ preference for this week, in regard to this once-a-week recreation period, is to spend an hour or so on NW 6th Street in downtown Portland, inside or around Union Station, a train station, and the Greyhound Bus terminal. Union Station in particular, on the west side of downtown, is a substantial historic building that has been beautifully restored on the inside. Between the train station and bus station, and the large/constant movement of lots of people, and the armies of cars/transport trucks in and around the area, Tess experiences, what she refers to as an ‘exquisite transitiveness’. She finds the area to be oddly reminiscent of the vibe of activity within the frequented coordinates of the dimensional reality in where she and the source family normally exists in.  Continue reading

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A solitary day, autumn, several blocks north of downtown, in Oregon’s capital, I am on my way to work, while driving southbound on liberty street southeast, which is a one way passage into downtown, and while navigating the grey cotton light; the houses and structures on both sides of the street are witnesses to the three lanes of heavy traffic that flow by .. Continue reading

tess – chapter 23

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            JANNET CONSCIOUSLY LOOKS AT THE TIME AND DATE ON HER CELLPHONE, SHE IS surprised that it works, and it is exactly 8.17 am, Monday, October 27th. She reflects on her experiences of the last 24 hours with amazement. Fortunately, in the present moment, she is comforted by her second indulgent order of huevos rotos and a delicious large cup of café con leche. She is crowded into a table with Mari Belen, Umberto, and Carlos Jon at a restaurant in the El Rastro neighborhood. Everyone has a hardy appetite. Carlos Jon is explaining details about the nature of cyber-criminal group’s activities. Continue reading