Words cannot express how proud I am to be a resident of Beaverton, Oregon.
As the disgusting news of events in Charlottesville, VA, streamed in last Saturday, my spirits dropped lower and lower. I kept asking myself: What’s happened to the America I grew up in, the America I was proud of?
Fortunately, my wife, Marilynn, and I had plans to attend the Beaverton Friday Night Market that same evening. This is an event designed to celebrate the growing diversity and many cultures of the populace of this growing region.
The minute we arrived my spirits began to rebound. The video below is a string of pictures and little video clips grabbed during our time at the event. They’re a small piece of what was going on there. My favorites are images of all the kids interacting joyfully.
This is the way to deal with diversity.
Source: Climate March
Another weekend, another protest. This one was to protest Trump’s denial of climate change and destruction of government efforts to slow the damage.
This one took place east of the Willamette. But it had the requisite touches of “keep Portland weird.”
Sometimes when I start out to do a video it becomes quite a project. Besides shooting it, I get involved in trying out new effects. Sometimes that leads me to a circuitous route of learning new software and problem-solving.