The folks at Upper Playground suggested that I visit the Together Gallery on Alberta Street in NE Portland. Unfortunately, it was closed by the time we got there. I did enjoy the window, though! These skateboards -- like all of Alberta Street -- took me on a journey back to the 60's.
Educator, writer and curator. Poetry Teacher of the Year, 1988, awarded by Poets House and NYC Board of Education. I co-authored three books back in the 90's -- two of which were cited as best Books for the Teen Age by the New York Public Library. (The Place I Call Home: Voices and Faces of Homeless Teens and Jerusalem Mosaic: Young Voices from the Holy City.) Both books have also been cited by the Library of Congress for their "strong and honest voice of the young adult." I also authored A to Z : The Book of Rap & Hip Hop Slang -- with entries that have since been cited by dozens of dictionaries.