A blog about the stories that nourish and sustain us, and the small miracles of everyday life. Brian Doyle is the editor of Portland magazine and the author of numerous books, most recently the novel The Plover.
A celebration of a rare and extraordinary thing
by Brian Doyle | Friday, May 27, 2016
Who has a ponytail at 70?
by Brian Doyle | Friday, May 20, 2016
The way she flowed into that bus
by Brian Doyle | Friday, May 13, 2016
In praise of the One O’Clock Fox
by Brian Doyle | Friday, May 06, 2016
(There will be no extra credit)
by Brian Doyle | Friday, April 29, 2016
Sweep before you leap
by Brian Doyle | Friday, April 22, 2016
A note on Aussie football with the season Down Under now underway
by Brian Doyle | Friday, April 15, 2016
A love song
by Brian Doyle | Friday, April 08, 2016
A season-ending note on roundball
by Brian Doyle | Friday, April 01, 2016
Remembrance of a Saturday morning
by Brian Doyle | Friday, March 25, 2016
THIS WEEK’S ARCHIVE PICK
by Stephanie Bastek
News reports this past week revealed that hundreds of military personnel in Myanmar used fake Facebook pages and false news to stoke fear of the country’s Muslim minority, the Rohingya. But as journalist Francis Wade told our podcast, Smarty Pants, this kind of propagandizing is nothing new. Politicians and generals have been planting the seeds of genocide for decades, likening the Rohingya to “fleas” and “dogs,” offering sympathetic commentary about Hitler’s extermination of the Jews, and funding programs for prisoners and the homeless to populate pop-up Buddhist “villages” in Rakhine State, where the Rohingya people have lived. You can listen to our interview with Wade, who traces the tangled web of interests behind the systemic violence against the Rohingya, here.