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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

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.


Volunteering at the Registration Table for the NAMI Walks with Schizoaffective Disorder   ‘Mental Health is for Everyone.’ Please come and join in the 15th annual NAMIWalks Northwest event sponsored by Providence Health Services for Oregon and Southwest Washington to make a statement that mental health matters, recovery is possible, and no one should be ashamed … Continue reading

ABOUT Obamas Card

Letting go of grief and schizoaffective disorder as I receive a message from the President   Received a Thank you card from the Office of the President today. I am just delighted to hear from President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle. Their dedication and hard work will never be forgotten. Happy Holidays to both … Continue reading

My paintings displayed at Doernbecher’s

I am happy to announce that at one point of my life, I had the honor of donating my oil paintings to the Doernbecher Children Hospital in Portland, OR. Since I was an artist at the Oregon Society of Artists, a nonprofit art organization, which housed a large studio and gallery, I was asked if I wanted to donate a couple … Continue reading

Volunteer Outreach

I did some volunteer outreach and gave an In Our Own Voice presentation today to Elder Place, an audience of 200 at the Hollywood Theater in Portland, Oregon,  and had a great time. My painting of Spring.  

RHS Reunion Luncheon 2013

Putting on a class reunion has added dimension to my life.  A classmate, Diane Rulien and I headed the 45th RHS class reunion luncheon in Portland, Oregon, April 2013. But we couldn’t have done it without the mastermind of Alice Savage, the confidence booster and power house of our 67’ Roseburg High class reunions. Our … Continue reading