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Friday, March 21, 2008
I have a sudden hankering to climb onto the roof of City Hall
I had no idea it this was so easy.
Back in sixth grade a group of students at my west Portland middle school walked out of class to protest the first Gulf War. Instead of storming City Hall, the protesters only made it a few blocks and mostly hung around a grocery store parking lot posing for local news crews. They made it onto the cover of the Oregonian the next day. Instead of joining them I stayed in math class and continued doodling Garfield in my notebook, if memory serves.
Obviously, yesterday's protest was a lot more interesting than the one my fellow classmates engaged in way back when. I guess they just make kids tougher these days. Or maybe it's all the Ritalin.