Author Archives: Troy Brynelson

Almost-Live from Election Night

I kinda want to take a break from lessons learned, so here’s how I spent election night: I started laughing as soon as the legal pad was handed to me. In the editorial conference room, with the entire editorial staff … Continue reading

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Dismantling a Career

When news leaked of Jefferson Smith’s drunken fisticuffs two decades ago, I was at the spigot. Witnessing a young, ambitious political career go up in flames like a high-end car wreck wasn’t something I was used to witnessing first hand. … Continue reading

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I Should Be More Patient

Sometimes I get overwhelmed at work. Not overwhelmed with the lack of parking in Northwest Portland, or even the amount of papers on my desk. Overwhelmed by very intelligent men and women at my work who make everything look easy, … Continue reading

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A Documents State of Mind

“How did you get this number?” “Um, it’s public record.” “What? My cell phone number is public record?” –click– That was a conversation I had my second day at work. I understood how concerning this situation could be, rung up … Continue reading

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