Tag Archives: Nick O’Connor

Money for Nothing

Waiting at Pioneer Square in the morning for the MAX to the boonies, a guy is approaching each of us waiting there, holding up a book or booklet. A Bible? Asking for directions to a landmark in his travel guide? … Continue reading

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SCAM ARTIST RIPS OFF INNOCENT CITIZEN

Somebody tell me if you’ve been played like this. It happened to me on the MAX riding eastbound during the evening commute. Coming through downtown, the car was getting full. I was reading a book called “The Anatomy of Peace.” … Continue reading

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The Lightspeed Traveler

My wife, daughter and I were waiting at the 77 bus stop westbound, stop #7510 to be exact, near the Trader Joe’s a block from the Hollywood Transit Center. My daughter was wearing a sorceress costume and cape and reading … Continue reading

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The Coolest

Every Thursday evening, the Liberators’ comedy improv class ended at 9:30. Like the clockwork inside a $20 Rolex, I left the class and the Falcon Building. Feeling funny, I walked the half-block to the corner of Albina and Killingsworth to … Continue reading

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I Remember Shirley Temple

I was riding the 75 bus north towards home on 39th avenue in the dark, damp evening, somewhere between Powell and Division, reading a book on the topic of working memory. Working memory is the stuff you try to keep … Continue reading

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