Grateful for LOVE (love > hate)

Day 155 of #LiveWell2017 Last week a known White Supremacist on a MAX train in Portland, OR began yelling remarks of hate toward various ethnicities and religions, including at two young women sitting on the train. When several men tried to intervene, to de-escalate the situation, he turned on them and stabbed them in their necks. … Continue reading Grateful for LOVE (love > hate)

Let’s kick off another month of gratitude!

Day 152 of #LiveWell2017 I know I've said thanks to bicycles before, but today is the Kickoff Ride for Pedalpalooza, Portland's annual month-long celebration of bicycles and biking! After a long, cold winter, Pedalpalooza gives every bicyclist in the metro area a chance to come together as a biking community and kick off summer fun. We … Continue reading Let’s kick off another month of gratitude!

Eat, drink, give

Day 137 of #LiveWell2017 Have a pint, change the world! Last night I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Oregon Public House in support of The Children's Book Bank. It was my first visit to the Oregon Public House (OPH), and now that I understand their story and have seen how they work, I … Continue reading Eat, drink, give

Thank you…with a purpose

Day 127 of #LiveWell2017 This sign is posted at the check-out counter at the Next Adventure outdoor store in Portland, OR. I love it. I saw it and knew I had to post it here. This is such a simple gesture on the part of this business, but an important one. Sometimes we forget to say … Continue reading Thank you…with a purpose

Cityscape and the river: a moment

Day 86 of #LiveWell2017 Last evening around sunset, after an all-day rain, the clouds began to break apart. Blue sky peaked through and the sunlight outlined the shapes and grays of the clouds. We walked down to the river to watch the sun set over the west hills. The light poured eastward and reflected back … Continue reading Cityscape and the river: a moment

What does art do for you?

Day 78 of #LiveWell2017 Art, like music, is another way to express ourselves. I've always enjoyed art. My grandmother was a crafty person. These days she'd be called "a maker" or "a creative." Mostly, she just loved to use the humble materials that she had to create interesting things. I remember many afternoons in her … Continue reading What does art do for you?

Be grateful for the roof over your head

Day 74 of #LiveWell2017 Portland, OR just recorded its coldest winter in a generation, and one of the wettest in decades. We've seen a lot of snow, ice, rain and chillin' temperatures (for these parts). Each day when I looked out my window, I was very grateful to have a solid roof over my head and … Continue reading Be grateful for the roof over your head