Together with my friend Whitey, sports columnist for the Oregonian, I participated in a Writer Exchange Program in which I took him to his first opera, Portland Opera's idyllic and inspiring production of FIDELIO, and he took me to my first basketball game, played by the Portland Trailblazers.
I'm not going to report much now, as I can't scoop myself. I'll post the link next week when our side-by-side accounts appear in the Oregonian.
In the meantime, here are the writers hard at work:
And moments after a truly stunning turnaround when Brandon Roy won the game by scoring a three-point shot from thirty feet away with just 8/10 of a second left to go in overtime.
And, yes, I'm proud to say I now know exactly what that means.
PS Note the orb over my left shoulder. Is it possible it's the Ghost of the Masonic Temple?