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ABOUT Brother Aids

As the thunder  storm paints soft smudges on my heart, I reminisce about my brother Doug who died of Aids   In the middle of September, my brother, Doug died in 1990 of AIDS at 32 years old. He and his partner, Doug A. took on the most difficult thing to do, the decision to … Continue reading

Rep Lewis passing

Tears fell heavy here on my home last night as we watched the news on tv   the powerful life story of  Congressman John Lewis, the Giant of the Civil Rights Activists. We witnessed the immense pain John went through when he led the march to Alabama and when he was jailed. John was a … Continue reading

ABOUT Self Help

Made a mental health self help target that people at home can do while the protest continues   I hope that the peaceful protest for George Floyd’s life and death and the death of our citizens of color help to eliminate the prejudice in the United States. I hope for better days. This morning I … Continue reading

ABOUT Memorial Weekend

In grieving for my family and friends Happy Memorial Day weekend   I feel so much sadness, love, and empathy for the people of Brazil and my family living there during this new crisis. They must face the the pain of losing multitudes of people at one time, the hardships of needless deaths, and the … Continue reading

Documentary AIDS

There is no cure for Aids and it took my brother too soon in September sixteen nineteen ninety within a year of mom’s Death anniversary   My brother, Doug, was a tender soul. He was nine years my younger. Before AIDS defeated his body, he took up knitting and knitted baby hats for premature babies.  … Continue reading

KEYNOTE Suicide

National Suicide Prevention Week   National Suicide Prevention Week is September 8th- September 14th. My sympathy and prayers go out to those that have completed their life through a suicide and for those who face and deal with the pain of suicide of their loved ones everyday. My Brazilian mother, Maria, Nov. 2, 1921- Feb. … Continue reading

Memorial Day

Memorial Day memories two brazilian sisters and a brazilian mother   My sister Diana who is a photographer, came up from Ashland, Oregon, to Portland to meet me for lunch at a local restaurant. She looks up to me as being her little sister, and I look up to her as being my redheaded Brazilian … Continue reading

New Zealand

Grieving   My love sympathy and sadness go out to the forty-nine people who perished at Christchurch in New Zealand and the twenty people who were seriously injured Friday. May the sorrow held by the victims, survivors and families affected by this insane act, be placed in the hopes of the country of New Zealand … Continue reading

ARTWORK Soul Boxing

Soul Boxing, a healing art   Having a ‘Soul Box Moment’ with friends and acquaintances, Tuesday night. We will reach our goal in February, I am confident.

KEYNOTE AIDS

I still grieve for my brother as if his death happened yesterday   Carrying on with my loving memory of my brother Doug, today, who died of AIDS on September 16, 1990, when he was thirty-two years old. And thinking of all the wonderful things he did for me, my family, and the world. The … Continue reading