We’re still keeping it quiet at WORK. Hibernating, if you will, though it doesn’t exactly snow in Portland. Coming soon are contests, WORKbooks, Mad Libs, cartoons, and possibly free fruit pie.

In the meantime …

Ryan Bradley writes about the unsettling quiet of coming back home.

At the tail-end of winter’s harshest season, WORK casts a poetic eye on the small towns of the North.

William Doreski writes eloquently of Madison, New Hampshire. Joseph Reich describes social work, Minnesota, and a family’s secret heart.

Another week finds us foundering in the New Year. After the gunpowder has settled and the hangovers have evaporated, we squint at the world. We adjust our expectations. In keeping with this theme, our 20th issue of WORK explores themes of disappointments, discoveries, and old delusion.

This issue features poetry by Peycho Kanev.

Also, the first essay in a series on the gritty side of the film industry.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! Take your seats and direct your sparkling eyes to the WORK Magazine two-ring phantasmagoria of wonder!

In this issue, Mark Jenkins juggles chainsaws.

Also, the economy’s still in the toilet. Why not run away to join the circus? All you need are physical prowess and a willingness to relocate to Tokyo. Or Berlin.