Essays

Election Day: Voting Matters

Several days before the election, I saw a photo pop up in my Facebook news stream. It was a photo of a woman burning her ballot at Occupy Portland’s #N3 Resist Austerity protest. Ballot-burning at Occupy Portland's Resist Austerity protest on [...]

Confessions of an Information Junkie

Looking over the shoulders of my fellow student journalists to see our scores in an Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association competition. Hi. My name is Adam J. Manley, and I’m addicted to information. This isn’t a result of spending too much time [...]

Back to where the sidewalk ends

Today, I was in heaven. I stepped off the bus on Commerce Street at Noon sharp. My hands shook with anticipation as I walked toward that familiar corner, the one I knew so well from many blissful Fridays throughout 2008. I rushed across the street, drawing [...]

Frost Park: a community built in chalk dust

Whenever I mention Frost Park, most people outside of the Tacoma blogosphere just stare blankly at me like I’m speaking Tralfamadorian. Most people in the Tacoma area have seen it. Many have stood inside it or walked through it without ever knowing. I [...]