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But whatever I am has its source back there…

By Jeffrey Pillow on July 19, 2017 — 1 min read

“But whatever I am has its source back there . . . from which I left . . . and to which I never returned to live. I have always known, though, that part of me never left, could never leave, the place where I was born and, further, that what has been most significant in my life had all taken place.”

— Harry Crews
A Childhood: The Biography of a Place

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  • I like to say that my roots are in the desert but my branches are in the Pacific NW. I’ve been here, in Portland, for over 18 years. I moved here when I was 23. I’ve realistically been in Portland longer than I was ever in any one town all across the desert SW, yet somehow the desert remains my home.