A story about the Phil Knight 80 invitational, a once in a lifetime gathering of college basketball teams wearing shoes with swooshes on them.
An honest to god reported story about watching basketball with a bunch of NBA scouts in suburban Portland.
A reported piece from a Pokemon Tournament in Portland.
A jaundiced retrospective about LaMarcus Aldridge's career in Portland, which lacked both poetry and tragedy but still was infused with meaning anyway.
Brief thinker on Kobe maniacs not being able to process LeBron James signing to their favorite basketball team.
A piece from a protest regarding the Portland Trail Blazers' relationship with Leupold and Stevens, a local optics manufacturer that sold scopes to the IDF and the Ferguson Police force.
A brief thinker on the NBA's relationship to players' health, written out of a bizarre detail in a Jack MacMullin piece about NBA players dealing with mental health issues.
An article about "The Joy of Christmas," a luxurious Christmas album shepherded by legendary conductor Leonard Bernstein.
A brief memoir about spending ten days in silent, meditative contemplation, and how crazy it makes you.
I bought these sweatpants for the express purpose of making this at a Goodwill in Seattle. I really liked them, but then I lost them at a hotel in Los Angeles.
An observation of Steve Blake and his relationship to "Old Portland" nostalgia.
I recapped the Super Bowl using charming pen drawings and less charming words.
A thinker about Damian Lillard on the occasion of him lighting up Steph Curry in a random midseason contest.
A breakdown of the Tournament of Mountains, a once-every-10,000-years fighting tournament between the Earth's greatest landmasses.