I loved running. Loved it! I was never very fast, never did better than eight-something miles, never ran a marathon. But I ran the Hood to Coast several times, a bundle of 3ks, the Bridge Crossing, and a slow but official half-marathon in Portland nine years ago (2:17). Ten kilometers was my favorite distance and [...]


"Sandra Cisneros, the Mexican American novelist whose books "The House on Mango Street" and "Woman Hollering Creek" are widely considered contemporary classics of American literature, has won the PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature. "Cisneros is the third author to win the annual award, after Syrian poet Adonis in 2017 and Irish novelist Edna O'Brien [...]