Buried in Corruption

Well, I know it’s been awhile since I last updated, but with good reason. I’m literally buried in corruption, or rather papers discussing corruption…

Up to my glasses in papers

For the last week, I’ve been in and out of the library making photocopies out of old Life magazines, finding newspaper articles in the microfilm department, downloading and printing Portland City Club reports (seriously a solid inch of paper so far), as well as hunting down out of print books. Then I have to read it all! *sigh* Anyhow, that’s pretty much all my life has been. But never the less, it’s been an interesting and eye-opening journey so far. I’ve been in contact with several other writers on the topic, including Phil Stanford, the author of Portland Confidential. And I’ve put in a request to talk to the Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Wallace Turner who wrote the expose that shocked the Rose City.

Additionally, I just got done with an essay on Lewis and Clark for my American West class, and next week brings midterms…This just ain’t cool, Daddy-O. Anyhow, on a lighter note, tomorrow I’m heading up to Portland, but not for research, but for the October Palmer-Wirfs antique show at the Expo Center! The last show in July offered up a lot of reasonably priced goodies. So I gotta get up bright and early tomorrow morning!

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