Just a short note to say that they are wrong, what they say about San Francisco.
They say it is changed, lost, gone, straight, rich, impossible to live there. It may be more expensive, but I think it is still possible. Just depends how much you want it, how much you are willing to work for it.
People often come to Portland because it is easy. They can be a barista and have a band at night. And as much as hipsters of all ages say they want "diversity," if it really was the priority, they would not be there.
I am not saying that ease is wrong! But I am not wild about hearing the City wrote off like that.
"Impossible." Bullshit. The beauty here sears my eyeballs.
The old buildings are still here. The sleaze in the tenderloin is still here - almost heartening to see it. The racket outside. The weirdoes are still here. They didn't whitewash it all away. And nothing, nothing can erase the light unique to this town, which feels right now like a balm.
I had a great time in Ashland, hanging with the town's two greatest artists. The elections results seeped in as we drank at Martino's, with someone venturing to say that: "I think Hillary just might get the nomination" - and not like she was something to be burned at the stake. Maybe I can do a studio visit with Matthew Picton on the way back.