ABOUT the ADDENDUM
The Addendum is an occasional blog about cities, culture, books, writing, photography, and painting. Here is where I post my thoughts and reflections, updates about projects I am working on, and other original content.
The blog takes its name from small publications that were inserted into books with corrections, additions, and expansions, allowing a book to be updated without reprinting; The Addendum serves much the same function for this site.
Category Archives: Writing
Being a writer with a strong interest in the region’s history, I find myself running across certain names with great repetition. It is hard, for example, not to read about the Ladds in Portland, or John McLoughlin in the pre-territory … Continue reading
For some time now, I’ve had a web site of some form or other on the domain route99west.com. This blog, for example, has sat on route99west.com/addendum/ for something like 5 years, maybe 6. I chose the name for various reasons, … Continue reading
As a writer, This year has been a rather busy one for me, and now there’s yet another assignment to add to the mix. Effective with the August issue, I am now a columnist for Railfan & Railroad magazine. Titled … Continue reading
Fresh from the post and the printers: the “Portland Switching District Project: An Overview” in the National Railroad Historical Society Bulletin It’s been a busy spring, and there’s a few more publications to add to the list. First up: “The … Continue reading
I was updating my comprehensive publications list over at civics21.org and it really hit home to me, this year has been one of a lot of writing. There are, so far, 21 bylines from 2011 alone, and the year is … Continue reading
Baker, Oregon. PHOTO: Joel Jensen After months of work, a project I am quite proud of is about to become available. Nearly a year ago, I was approached by fellow photographer Joel Jensen. Joel has been photographing scenes of the … Continue reading
Old United Railways mainline in Guild’s Lake. Portland, OR, April, 2010. Kodak TMY. Earlier in the year I noted some photos and text published on the Railfan & Railroad web-extra section, “Extra Board.” At the time, these small stories were … Continue reading
Is the knowledge of fringe, obscure historical remnants like these traces of the former industrial past of the Central Eastside — and the stories behind them — part of the uniqueness of Portland cultural DNA? What makes up the cultural … Continue reading
In Between. Portland, OR, March 2010. Kodak TMY. This month I have two articles in the Online Extras section at the website of TRAINS Magazine. Both of these stories were written for a content extra that promotes the activities of … Continue reading
Old United Railways mainline in Guild’s Lake. Portland, OR, April, 2010. Kodak TMY. Back from the Center for Railroad Photography and Art‘s 2010 “Conversations About Photography” conference in Chicagoland, I’ve got a few brief things to catch up on. First, … Continue reading