A Story Told, October 1 2020

On the next Story Told, Michael conjectures why Americans feel the vote has lost its non-symbolic power, and has become watered down in “For Life and Liberty.” Also, in a self explanatory piece, “How Libraries Can Save the 2020 Election,” By Eric Klinenberg. Lastly, on the supposed balance of powers, “Keep Your Head.”    

A Story Told, September 24 2020

On the next Story Told, Michael transforms into Corona-Smith, and goes to Washington D.C., Also, by Linda Hirshman, “Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a vision for America. Her colleagues thwarted it.” Finally, “Flames That Won’t Die Out So Easily.” by Nicolas Christof.    

A Story Told, September 17 2020

On the next Story Told, Michael casts away the smoke and mirrors of climate change denial, and draws attention to the very man made wildfires ravaging the West Coast. Plus, the late Dr. Charles Wilder in “My Heroes Have Never Been Cowboys.”    

A Story Told, September 10 2020

On the next Story Told, America’s notion of immunity on the world stage popped with the September 11th terrorist attacks. Michael took in the views from many Astorians when it happened, and they are recounted in “9/11 + 19.” Additionally, poetry by a 15 year old Jessie Duncan, and 12 year old Margaret Bowler.

A Story Told, August 27 2020

In lieu of the 50th anniversary of the People’s Army Jamboree, plus a recent article from the Oregonian, Michael gives his recount of the activist-hippy-legionnaire-government clash. And, in a similar vein, “Oregon World War 1 Vet Lead Twenty Thousand Strong Bonus Army in 1932” by Douglas Perry.      

A Story Told, August 20 2020

On the next Story Told, a look at the suffragettes who won women the right to vote 100 years ago in a New York Times editorial “The 19th Amendment, an Important Milestone in an Unfinished Journey.” And in a dedication to Rick Sanders, Michael details the tragic end of a silver laden Olympic Oregonian.

A Story Told, August 13 2020

On the next Story Told, in lieu of the two approaching Victory Over Japan days, Michael reads a piece titled “At War in Astoria,” dedicated to Joyce Vandervort; and from out of left field comes “Devil’s Brood,” in defiance of uppity right handed elitists.    

A Story Told, August 6 2020

In honour and horror of Hiroshima Day, August 6th, Michael reads “Paper Cranes,” by a former Astorian, and “I Would be a Witness to Hiroshima,” by Sadako Kurihara. In addition, David Horrowitz discusses modern issues surrounding Portland in “City of Roses Coloured Glasses.”