Where has this week gone?!
There was the extended weekend in the Bay Area… We visited Valeen, Woody’s stepmom, who we haven’t seen since forever. We caught the Murray’s as they skirted from Napa to San Jose. (We’ve opened the Ideology 2014 Cab, and it is gorgeous! Thank you.) We also connected with my cousin Mark; he picked a perfect spring hike along a canal which borders the bay.
Then we came to Portland
Where I participated in my very first protest march! March For Our Lives. Yes, here I am, a product of the 60’s, and until this weekend, had NEVER participated in a protest march. I rationalize that I’ve “sacrificed” my protest-self. . . fearful it could hurt my professional career. I don’t need to think about that now.
And it’s about time I participate in the big picture. The future.
The posters were clever, however there was none more poignant than a 5 year old with a sign pinned to his shirt: “Am I next?” Here are a few that I captured:
The morning march felt like a success. I’ve learned there’s nothing like a peaceful protest to fill you with positive energy. The vibes stay with you all day.
Now, if only we can keep this debate in the front lines for more than a day. We should not tolerate gun violence, and laws must change.
On a Lighter Note
I bought a new little point and shoot camera. It’s from the same family as my last one, a Panasonic Lumix. Has a nifty viewfinder/screen which pivots… got to practice just before sending the newsletter.
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