Every once in a while you make a mental connection between two different bits of information that creates one point-of-view. In this case the place is Portland, Oregon. First, I read this story on Time Magazine’s website stating that Portland, Oregon is number one of the “Top 10 Most Promiscuous U.S. Cities.” That was hard for me to believe or comprehend, but then what do I know about cheating? Second, I read on MSN that Portland, Oregon is the number one “unhappiest city” in American due to a high rate of depression and suicide.
Richard Carson is a nationally published writer for Architecture, Urban Land, Business America, Planning and Public Management magazines, Archis and Planum (Europe), as well as other local and regional newspapers including the Oregonian. His essays can be read at www.carsonessays.com. His website is at www.richcarson.org. He is currently a doctorate student at Washington State University.