Thursday, March 9, 2017

#SOL17 Day 9 - My Morning Movie

6:15 a.m., crossing the Morrison Bridge, radio tuned to KMHD, Portland's jazz station. Brubeck's Blue Rondo a la Turk segues into Wayne Shorter's Footsteps. Headlights cut through the fog and the rain. Downtown building loom, and with the music in the background it's easy to imagine that I am in an early 50's film noir.  Bundles of newspapers hitting the streets, men in fedoras and trenchcoats, women in long coats and heels, and me, cruising Chandler's mean streets, searching for clues to illuminate the dark heart of human behavior.....

Until I arrive at school and last minute prep before the third graders arrive. Spell broken. Until tomorrow morning, at least


  1. Yes, let's hope those third graders weren't imitating Chandler's mean streets! This was great! Good perspective on foggy, rainy day.

  2. Enjoyed the details of the movie scene! Quite the drive to school!