I’ll walk where my own nature would be leading —
It vexes me to choose another guide —
― Emily Brontë
Welcome to Portable Bohemia, a website and blog devoted to celebration of the artistic spirit and pursuit of the intellectual adventure.
The blog features essays, reviews, rants, screeds, ruminations, and on the good days maybe a measure of insightful commentary about books, cinema, art and culture, sports, and sundry other themes and topics. Matters of politics and current affairs are taken up as conscience and honest indignation dictate.
Check out the Gallery page for photographs. For the most part I point the camera and hope something good will come of it. I like to think that sometimes it does.
Update April 3, 2020. The Events page typically lists art openings, poetry readings, and other events of interest that are not happening these days. The page will be updated with alternatives such as virtual museum tours, online concerts, and ways to engage in political activism as they come to my notice. Thank you for your patience.
Contact me if you have questions, comments, or information about upcoming events. I would love to hear from you.
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Websites of Interest now includes links to the following activist groups in Oregon: Health Care for All Oregon, Indivisible Oregon, One Small Thing PDX, #StandOnEveryCorner, and Swing Left. Check them out for all sorts of nifty ways to engage in political activism. You can even contribute from your own home, as I do for the most part. If I do not get involved, who will? It is what I can do.
You can find a sampling of my poems in the following publications:
Websites of Interest
Coffee Dens, etc.
Singer Hill Cafe (Oregon City)