Death By Lies

I’m making an attempt to absorb and process what is happening in the big picture of my country and politics every day but at the same time practice self-care. My biggest form of self-care, outside of regular exercise and spending time with the people I love, is making art. Words, pictures, colors…all engage my mind and take me away from the harsh realities, or help me to just get things off my chest. It’s been incredibly sad to watch fear engulf people. Reactions become poorly thought out when motivated by fear. I believe when you are afraid, you are easily manipulated. […]

Women’s March on Portland 2017

January 21, 2017. Why did I march? I am an activist and a feminist at heart. I am so very grateful for my upbringing, as it made me who I am today. I was provided a public education, instilled with a love of reading and lifetime learning, and I am thankful to have a family that shares and mutually supports this love of knowledge and education. I have learned that if we wish to keep our rights in good shape with our government, we have to exercise them. The First Amendment is one of the most important rights any society […]

Mt Hood Timberline Trail 2016

August 10, 2016 Tomorrow I will embark on a journey I have been planning and envisioning in my mind, heart, and soul for weeks. Months. Years, really. I will, with a small group of close friends, embark upon my first multi-day through hike on the Mt. Hood Timberline Trail, starting from Timberline Lodge, and moving counter-clockwise around the circumference of what I consider “my mountain.” I have grown up in the trees, rivers and lakes of that mountain, as her wilderness opened its arms to me at a very young age thanks to both of my outdoors-loving parents. The times […]