Category: Local Grrl

Week in Pictures

Something my husband and I always have enjoyed is wandering through community gardens. The gate was open when we were out in Southeast today for an appointment so we did a quick wander around the Sewallcrest Community Garden which is of course practically silent now that we are deep into autumn, but being a sucker for transforming garden sheds and…

Ready. So ready.

So this happened today: The above picture is our house. My absolute favorite shade of blue, a unique that I have only seen in a few houses. This morning my husband told me to look out the window across the street where the new neighbors had moved in about a month ago. This is what I saw: Yeah they’re painting…

Millions Strong Marching for Women

“Over the next months and years we will be called upon to intensify our demands for social justice to become more militant in our defense of vulnerable populations. Those who still defend the supremacy of white male hetero-patriarchy had better watch out. The next 1,459 days of the Trump administration will be 1,459 days of resistance: Resistance on the ground,…

Snowpocalypse 2017!

A foot of snow in one night in Portland. Haven’t had it this deep since the winter of 2008! Gotta love it! And as timing would have it, it’s Dan’s weekend so we got to walk to the park with Ruby (who was a great sport even though it came up to her belly), watch the dogs and kids run…

Snow Day!

Y’all who live in the Pacific Northwest or other places where snow is not a way of life during winter can appreciate our excitement when it is in the forecast. Fortunately, it came on my husband’s day off, starting out being forecasted as an ice storm and ending up with about an inch or two on the ground – the…

Love to Lydia

Last night my husband and I were watching us special on public television about some historical  events  in Portland, and I suddenly had the urge to look up the name of someone who had a great impact on me when I was a young woman. I hadn’t run into her for a few years and hadn’t taken the time to…

Three Hours of Awesome: Madonna 2015

Yes it was the best concert of my 41 years. Worth every penny no question. I snapped a few photos, shown below. I sang, I danced, I cried, I cheered. I bought the hoodie (super soft) and the BITCH tank top and the program. I didn’t need a t-shirt with tour dates to prove to others I was there. I…

Vacation Day: Eagle Creek

With all that we’ve been doing lately and the stress of the family-creatin’ adventure we’ve been on, we decided this past week to get a Zipcar for NON-medical needs and head up the Gorge on the beautiful fall day that was upon us. Eagle Creek is an area I used to hike through a lot as a kid so taking…

Civil Disobedience in Action – #ShellNo in Portland

“Protest beyond the law is not a departure from democracy; it is absolutely essential to it.” ~ Howard Zinn It’s 101 degrees out as I write and our awesome Greenpeace activists are still hanging from the St. John’s Bridge in North Portland along with the Kayaktivists in the water, and have thus far kept the icebreaker from leaving Portland to…