Sometimes you're driving along and a piece of street art just grabs you by the lapels. That happened the other day when I was heading to my exercise class and saw that someone had scribbled "Clapton is God" on a wall. Now, I'm old enough to remember when Clapton was actually called God because of his virtuosic guitar work, and it made me wonder who had just discovered him and decided to anoint him anew.
Then I was meandering down SE 12th Avenue just north of Burnside and saw this piece of commentary and it made me laugh out loud. When we were looking for our first house in Sellwood, our friends who lived on the west side of the river would say, "The crime rate goes up the further east you go." Pretty funny how things have changed!