In national and state parks, in garbage bins of all colors and sizes, in barrooms and demi-whore houses, at car washes and seafood restaurants, Louis Bourgeois collected cans.

“Alright maggots! Strap on your helmets and grab your cameras … we’re takin’ the bridge.”

This week, go over the top with Matt Love’s memoir submission, “Taking the bridge.”

“The nudity will be shot very tastefully.” Yeah, where have we heard that before…? Find out in Denise Emanuel Clemens’s memoir piece, “The Dead and the Naked.”


Join WORK editors Julie & Tony and photographer Salvez Dodd at Blackbird Wine Shop for the first ever WORK photo shoot Thursday, July 21st from 6:30 – 7:30pm.

Grease, buttheads, and the Vietnam War intrude on Steve Theme’s why-bother-planning adventure, “Junkyard Royalty” — honorable mention in the Employee of the Month memoir category.

Lend a hand!  Thursday, July 21st, 6:30-7:30 pm, WORK is looking for hands of all types, sizes, shapes, and professions for a new project. Our new site—to be unveiled soon—will feature a banner with several hands in various work-related poses. If you are in the Portland, OR area, we’ll see you there! Actually, we’ll see you here => Blackbird Wine Shop on NE 43rd and Fremont.

What could be better than sitting on the front stoop, the July sun on your face, and enjoying Becca Deysach’s memoir, “Doing Bliss,” on your old- or new-school reading device?