Each year, the Hollister Downtown Association or HDA as we call it here, hosts a Charming Chairs Event to benefit the association. Members of the community decorate a chair and then we auction them off at the Open Studio Preview Exhibit. I was looking for an “interesting” chair, and one with an easy surface to decorate. This one fit the bill!
Archives for February 2013
The contrast between homeless people living in makeshift plastic-covered huts in a church parking lot and a recent boom in building expensive apartments for students in Eugene, Oregon prompts the author to reflect on how growing inequity in income and access to the basic necessities of life has reached a morally unacceptable level in America.
The act of covering blank walls with murals to deter graffiti isn’t new, but it continues to be a positive move. One such move took place recently in Edmonton (AB, Canada) on the side of a parking garage.
Time flies! Has it really been three years? On February 1, 2010, we launched Life As A Human. Today, three years later, we celebrate our third birthday.
We are human beings and we are fallible. We exist not to achieve perfection but to learn, grow and evolve. When the point in time comes that we no longer make mistakes, we will no longer have a purpose for living. In the course of a lifetime the number of mistakes made by each of […]
I was 13 years old. As one of the pallbearers, I stood at the end of the line, watching the casket sliding from the hearse. Suddenly, I felt weak. Grief rushed through me in a way I hadn’t known before. I turned away, just at the time when I should have been reaching up. My uncle turned and screamed something nasty at me. What exactly, I don’t remember. Only that “do your job” was tagged to the end of it. I didn’t forgive him for years for that, even though it was mostly a reaction out of fear that the casket would fall.
For Sandra Phinney, a chance meeting in the Temple of Literature in Hanoi turned out to be the highlight of the day!