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Julie Fast’s Speech at the Double Tree

I am so grateful for Julie Fast, Best Selling Mental Health Author’s presentation about Bipolar Disorder at the Double Tree, Portland, Oregon, on March 28th, 2014. I learned so much. Talented speakers like her on this subject are few and far between.

Halloween Week

  During Halloween week I went to my sister’s in Ashland. I danced to the video Gangnam Style by Psy with my little great niece and nephew and my sister’s family. The weather was gorgeous for a Halloween Parade which took place annually in the streets of downtown Ashland. Mitzi Loftus, an author of Made in Japan and … Continue reading

My Portrait of Tia Didi

I’m going to Seaside, Oregon today to celebrate my aunt’s 90th birthday. The ceremony will be a display of traditional Brazilian culture. I expect my cousin David will be cooking pork for this gala event. He rides with the Harley Motor Riders, sponsored by Harley Davidson in the state of Washington. The ceremony will be … Continue reading

The Personal Touch

It’s all so nice to get letters and cards in the mail.  I love the personal touch. Received photos of my adopted grand girls today. They are adorable. Thanks Todd and Heather.


It was overcast for the NAMI Walk, a walk for the mind, today. The clouds concentrated on holding the Spring showers tight in the sky. There were loaves of bread being passed out with bottled water at the Eastbank Esplanade in Portland and what seemed like pop western or reggae music being played on a … Continue reading