Happiness verses the shadows

They want you to be happy, to dance and sing. They want you to be fun. They don’t want you, they want entertainment. But when the veil falls and they spy what’s beneith the mask, they turn on you. No one wants imperfection; and you my dear, are imperfect. You feel too much, you love…

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And 2021 came in with an Insurrection!

On January 6, 2021, egged on by the President of the United States of America, an insurrection took place at the US Capitol Building during the ratification of the 2020 Presidential election in favor of Joe Biden. Trump’s supporters, let in by some members of the Capitol Police, invaded the Capitol. They stormed the steps,…

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The dumpster fire that is 2020.

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything. This year has been a total dumpster fire. Non-stop hits that keep coming before you’re able to heal from the last. It keeps you anxious and unable to breathe. It’s left me feeling lost, alone, desolate.  The year started out with my boyfriend sending me packing for…

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The birth of the Estacada Stand Up Movement

On June 26, 2020, the Standup Movement hosted a protest march in the rural town of Estacada, OR. Estacada is about 30 miles southeast of Portland, Oregon. The population on the city limit signs claims roughly 3,300 people live in town. As with many rural communities, Estacada is represented by both gun-loving “patriots” and those…

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Trust

Trust is the firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something, according to the dictionary. As a society, we trust that the basic functions of our government will work in the best interest of all.  Justice, safety, service, education, health care; yet most of these are not provided by the…

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Free the Press!

“You must persuade your colleagues, commanders and chiefs, and the mayors and governors who direct them, to halt the deliberate and devastating targeting of journalists in the field. We are at a crossroads for our nation,” (Underwood, 2020). A plea from the National Press Club signed by 18 organizations was released on Monday requesting the…

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Hello world!

Violence Begets Violence My friend uttered those words to me today.  Violence begets violence.  Of course, she was talking about the protests that have sprung up all over the country in the wake of the death of George Floyd.  In case you’ve been living under a rock, he was killed by former Minneapolis Police Officer,…

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