March 7, 2017 Eric Blauer

Big Men on Little Bikes

I can’t believe I’ve never read this having lived  in Spokane since 1998. Obviously some things have changed as his addendum reflects but if you live in Spokane or want to get a humorous and tragic glimpse, this piece captures a lot of it. 

Statistical Abstract for My Home of Spokane, Washington
by Jess Walter, published April 2011

http://writ101van.weebly.com/uploads/2/2/7/3/22735066/walter_spokane_abstract.pdf

Part Two: ADDENDUM TO STATISTICAL ABSTRACT FOR MY HOMETOWN, SPOKANE WASHINGTON: make sure to read it too because there’s great observations like these:

u. Every eight minutes, another woman here becomes a certified midwife/yoga/rockclimbing instructor.

v. Because of this one-third of all babies in Spokane are now born while the mother is hanging from a cliff in the downward facing dog position while being billeted by her birth partner, who catches the falling infant and immediately puts it on a wait-list for Montessori. This is simply the harsh reality of life in the Northwest in the year 2014.

http://nwbooklovers.org/2014/01/31/addendum-to-statistical-abstract-for-my-hometown-spokane-washington/

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Eric Blauer I am barbarian, sage, saint, bard, husband and father. Bow my knee to only One, serve all, ruled by none.

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