These past few weeks it has been difficult for me to break my news addiction. My brain pattern travels in a circle, searching for good news. It can't seem to quit. Mental health professionals remind us not to neglect self care. Stop the brain. Take a break. Relax. Breathe. And in doing so, my momentarily … Continue reading Breathing in special places: Mary S. Young
Header photo caption: Crowd of women register for jury duty after gaining the right to vote, Portland, Oregon, 1912. Members of crowd include Marie Equi and [presumed from context of photo in source!] Abigail Scott Duniway. 1912 Source OPB, Author: Gardiner P. Bissel, Oregon Journal Just two hours into my time awaiting possible jury duty this week, I … Continue reading Rights and responsibilities: Jury duty anyone?
I really don't care much about football. This is not a claim I make lightly in Duck and Seahawk country. Sure, I was excited when our local West Linn High team won state, as they did just last month, or when my brother's team won the state title four decades ago. But really, unless I … Continue reading Early Portland and the flying pigskin