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ABOUT At NAMI Walks

Met my friend Oregon Senator Lew Frederick and Advocate for Wellness television interviewer Ann Kasper at the Nami Walks Sunday in Portland   We met on my walk for mental health and to stomp out stigma, 5/19/19. Here is our photo.

ABOUT NAMI Walks

Yesterday I volunteered at the Nami Clackamas table and walked for mental health at the Nami Walks   The event took place Sunday May 19th at the Vera Katz Esplanade in Portland, Oregon. It was fun seeing good friends, old and new, and for such a great cause. I admire my Executive Director Michele Veenker’s … Continue reading

ABOUT My Psychiatrist

Celebrating Dr. Smiths birthday   On my last visit with Dr. Ward T. Smith, my psychiatrist of 26 years, I celebrated his birthday with him. I will miss him. He helped me to work with my schizoaffective disorder diligently and faithfully and he is one of the reasons why I am stable today.

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 Her Art

At the  Her Art Reception Tuesday night February nineteen  for the Cerimon House Exhibit   Paintings of Mardi Gras Dancer, Navajo Woman, and ‘Girl With a Pear Earring (Inspired by Vermeer), by Sherry M Joiner

ABOUT Seventy

Turning seventy is a treasure to behold   This month I celebrated two 70th birthday parties- one in Ashland with my sister, her husband, and family, and- one in Portland at the Portland Seafood Company with my Brazilian family and other family members and friends.  In Ashland at the Cabaret Theater, I saw “Beehive,” (six … Continue reading

ARTWORK Events

Dancing with bells on my toes   I am so excited to invite you to two art events that I am in. January 31, 2019 I exhibit my oil paintings at the Oak Grove, Oak Lodge Water Services until April 30th, Monday-Fri. 8-5 pm. And 2/3/19 – 2/13/19 I will display my soul boxes with … Continue reading

Knee Surgery

Recuperating from partial knee replacement surgery with Bipolar Schizoaffective Disorder   Celebrated my 29th wedding anniversary and 41 years of togetherness with my husband, Joe at the Cheesecake Factory in Portland tonight. It is my first social outing since two weeks ago just before I had knee replacement surgery.  I am using a cane to … Continue reading

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