Sunday, February 28, 2016


 A random parishioner in a church meeting that I unexpectedly sat in on.

Bits of the architecture in the bus tunnel, under Westgate Mall. 

Monday, February 15, 2016

Centennial Mills

Found a place to sit in the Fields where I could watch the demolition of Centennial Mills.  The long armed claw was back in operation, with a couple of spotters high up in a bucket.  But I couldn't match up the workings of the claw with the crashes and bangs that I was hearing.  Until I noticed a second claw, working on the back side of the building.

Worked until a southbound Amtrak went by.  Followed almost immediately by a northbound one.  Startled, I checked the time and found that it was nearly 3pm.  I hurried back to the streetcar stop, but missed the streetcar.  Walked home instead.

Saturday, February 13, 2016


Pre-concert lecture for Russian liturgical music for Passion Week by Rimsky-Korsakov and Maximilian Steinberg

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Industrial Refuge

An unexpectedly warm and sunny day in February.

An abandoned gas station next to (but cut off from) Hwy 30
While I was sketching a man drove up and asked if I knew who owned it.  He must have seen it (and me) from the highway and then worked his way to us from the next exit.  I wonder what he saw in the place.

Mt Hood and the Fremont Bridge from the patio of Schoolhouse Electric Supply

Wednesday, February 3, 2016