Sunday, August 05, 2007


Today Portland remembered Hiroshima & Nagasaki, and again committed to sweeping our planet clean of these subhuman weapons.

Tara and I stayed through mom's rousing speech, then hopped a fareless square Max to Pioneer Place, where we enjoyed Red Bull's Illume, a whole city block of illuminated action photos, with voting kiosks in the tent. Plus we encountered Ben Lansky likewise roaming downtown, way fun!

After drinks at Starbucks, we returned by Max to enjoy the final dance number, performed by children and their handlers.

The emcee for the evening was none other than our Spanish speaking Indonesian Muslim friend, Ronault L.S. Catalan, a guest at Wanderers that time.

The audience was skewed towards older folks, some with living memories of these events, and some, like me, born shortly thereafter, at the height of Cold War hysteria.