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 David Handlin
The first of November doesn’t only herald a season of fall leaves, football, and Thanksgiving feasting. It’s also the start of National Novel Writing Month, when writers across the country take to their desks—or coffeeshop tables, couches, and bars—to try to pen a 50,000-word novel by the end of the month. Not feeling the writerly inspiration yet? Take a peek at David Handlin’s roundup of the 100 best American novels. It just might inspire you to write the 101st.