Photo courtsey of Amanda Lucier for The New York Times.

Article by Emma Goldberg.

Excerpt: “Maxine Dexter, an intensive care physician, remembers exactly where she was sitting the Thursday morning her political ambitions were born. She was looking out her bedroom window toward northwest Portland — the snow-capped peak of Mount Adams winking at her from across the valley. She clutched a coffee her husband had brought upstairs in her favorite mug, the one that read: ‘Well yes, I’m overqualified.'”