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August 21, 2017  Total Eclipse, McMinnville, OR

Images below show the partial eclipse images cast on our driveway as the sunlight passed through the leaves of trees.  The second to last photo shows the sun post-totality, the last photo shows the sun image pre-totality.  

Dear Mr. President

Mr. President how do you feel about the women’s march in
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Washington D.C. On your front door

And many, many more

2.6 million people took part in 673 marches in all 50 states and 32 countries, from Belarus to New Zealand.

Dear Mr. President,

Welcome to the revolution, you are not welcome here.

anonymous asked:

Hi Mom and Dad! So I'm at a family reunion and basically everyone is white het and homophobic as fuck. I recently cut my hair and it's been a problem, I keep getting called a lesbian and it's McMinnville my dysphoria horrible. I just don't know what to do, - Ari

1. I’m sorry you have to deal with them misgendering you, that sounds really bad

2. Recognize they’re ignorant fucks and that their misdirected lesbophobia towards you, a boy, does not make you less of a boy,

3. Can you tune them out at all? Maybe headphones or television, a room to hide yourself in, anything? Sometimes people are not worth your time and this definitely is one of those times.

anonymous asked:

Hey man I'm new to McMinnville. Looking for a plug. Can you help me out? issacstern97 @ g mail

The real question is why would you remain anonymous but give me your Gmail? You scream cop to me bro, and I’m probably not going to send you an e-mail just because of the weirdness on how you went about it. Why wouldn’t you just send me a private message? Why isn’t that you remain anonymous on here? Your email address says your actual name in it so I don’t see why you would need to hide who you are Tumblr. Sounds to me like you’re about to join the sober community in McMinnville. Good luck finding that bag homie.

4

Well, started from the bottom and we are now on the rise. It’s not so easy trying to keep a relationship going while trying to distribute crystal meth to the junkies of McMinnville. My life is now consumed by the desire to hustle and make a good impression on everyone that purchases dope. My girl is stressing out and wants to spend some alone with yours truly, but being as desperate as I am to make this a success, my time is focused on pushing dope. Not at all the choice I should be making, but the one that is necessary at this time. I’m sorry that you are sad Mae Flower, but even as you sleep I am thinking of you. Not much longer until we are moving forward and making that better tomorrow a reality. Home is where the heart is, and my heart is with you. Love you Lil G.

I’m very excited to be headed to Portland, Los Angeles and New Orleans next week! I’ll finally be making a decision as to which college I’m attending.. ~xoxo

1950 - May 8 - This is one of the most famous UFO pictures ever taken. Photographed by Paul Trent, and first witnessed by his wife.

They were published in a local newspaper in McMinnville, Oregon, shortly thereafter. Soon, the Trent photos were published in Life magazine edition of June 26, 1950. The rest is history. These photos have been deemed authentic for over 50 years. One of the best early photographs of a UFO.

DCI 2016 Schedule of Events

-DCI Tour Premiere. Thursday June 23. Indianapolis, IN

-MidCal Champions Showcase. Friday June 24. Fresno, CA

-DCI West. Saturday June 25. Stanford, CA

-Innovations in Brass-Massillon. Saturday June 25. Massillon, OH

-The Whitewater Classic. Saturday June 25. Whitewater, WI

-Moonlight Classic. Sunday June 26. Sacramento, CA

-Pageant of Drums. Sunday June 26. Michigan City, IN

-Summer Music Games in Cincinnati. Monday June 27. Hamilton, OH

- Emerald City Music Games. Tuesday June 28. Dublin, OH

- Innovations in Brass - Pittsburgh. Tuesday June 28. Pittsburgh, PA

- DCI on the SoCal Coast. Wednesday June 29. Oxnard, CA

- Drums on the Ohio. Wednesday June 29. Evansville, IN

- Beat of the Rogue. Thursday June 30. Medford, OR

- Drum Corps: An American Tradition. Thursday June 30. Allentown, PA

- Seattle Summer Music Games. Friday July 1. Renton, WA

- Corps at the Crest San Diego. Friday July 1. Oceanside, CA

- DCI Central Indiana. Friday July 1. Muncie, IN

- Drum Corps: An American Tradition. Friday July 1. Clifton, NJ

- Cavalcade of Brass. Saturday July 2. Lisle, IL

- Corps at the Crest Los Angeles. Saturday July 2. Pasadena, CA

- Drums of Fire. Saturday July 2. McMinnville, OR

- East Coast Classic. Saturday July 2. Foxboro, MA

- Rotary Music Festival. Sunday July 3. Cedarburg, WI

- The Beanpot Invitational. Sunday July 3. Lynn, MA

- Western Corps Connection. Sunday July 3. Riverside, CA

- Drums Across the Desert. Tuesday July 5. Mesa, AZ

- Drums Along the Columbia. Tuesday July 5. Tri Cities, WA

- River City Rhapsody - La Crosse. Tuesday July 5. La Crosse, WI

- Summer Music Preview. Tuesday July 5. Cranston, RI

- Drums Along the Rockies - Boise Edition. Wednesday July 6. Boise, ID

- The Thunder of Drums. Wednesday July 6. Mankato, MN

- Corps Encore. Thursday July 7. Ogden, UT

- DCI Central Oklahoma. Thursday July 7. Central OK

- CrownBEAT. Friday July 8. Central South Carolina

- Drums Along the Rockies - Casper Edition. Friday July 8. Casper, WY

- Loudest Show on Earth. Friday July 8. Pleasant Hill, CA

- DCI Capital Classic Corps Show. Saturday July 9. Sacramento, CA

- DCI Central Florida. Saturday July 9. TBA, FL

- Drums Along the Rockies. Saturday July 9. Denver, CO

- Show of Shows. Saturday July 9. Rockford, IL

- Drums on Parade. Sunday July 10. Madison, WI

- DCI South Florida. Monday July 11. TBA, FL

- DCI St. Louis. Monday July 11. Lebanon, IL

- Drums Across Nebraska. Monday July 11. Omaha, NE

- Brass Impact. Tuesday July 12. Overland Parks, KS

- DCI North Florida. Tuesday July 12. TBA, FL

- DCI Sioux City. Wednesday July 13. Sioux City, IA

- Show of Shows - Metamora. Wednesday July 13. Metamora, IL

- Music On The March. Thursday July 14. Dubuque, IA

- River City Rhapsody - Wausau. Thursday July 14. Wausau, WI

- DCI North Alabama. Friday July 15. Huntsville, AL

- Resound. Friday July 15. Bakersfield, CA

- River City Rhapsody - Rochester. Friday July 15. Rochester, MN

- DCI Kentucky. Saturday July 16. TBA, KY

- DCI Minnesota. Saturday July 16. TBA, MN

- Gold Showcase at the Ranch. Saturday July 16. San Marcos, CA

- Celebration in Brass. Sunday July 17. Waukee, IA

- So Cal Classic Open Classic Championship. Sunday July 17. Bellflower, CA

- Tour of Champions - North Illinois. Sunday July 17. DeKalb, IL

- Drums Across Kansas. Monday July 18. Wichita, KS

- Tour of Champions - Central Missouri. Monday July 18. Warrensburg, MO

- Music on the Move. Tuesday July 19. Bentonville, AR

- Drums of Summer. Wednesday July 20. Broken Arrow, OK

- DCI Central Texas. Thursday July 21. Belton, TX

- DCI Denton. Thursday July 21. Denton, TX

- Tour of Champions - Texas. Friday July 22. Houston, TX

- DCI Southwestern Championship. Saturday July 23. San Antonio, TX

- Fiesta De Musica. Saturday July 23. Manchester, NH

- DCI Boston. Sunday July 24. Boston Area, MA

- DCI Dallas. Monday July 25. Dallas, TX

- Drums Across Cajun Field. Monday July 25. Lafayette, LA

- DCI in the Heartland. Tuesday July 26. Mustang, OK

- Mississippi Sound Spectacular. Tuesday July 26. Gulfport, MS

- DCI Arkansas. Wednesday July 27. Little Rock, AR

- DCI Southern Mississippi. Wednesday July 27. Hattiesburg, MS

- Drum Corps Mid-America. Wednesday July 27. St. Louis, MO

- DCI Birmingham. Thursday July 28. Birmingham, AL

- Alabama Sounds of Summer. Friday July 29. Opelika, AL

- Music on the Mountain. Friday July 29. Sheffield, PA

- The Masters of the Summer Music Games. Friday July 29. Nashville, TN

- Tournament Of Drums. Friday July 29. Cedar Rapids, IA

- DCI Atlanta Southeastern Championship. Saturday July 30. Atlanta, GA

- Legends Drum Corps Invitational. Saturday July 30. Troy, MI

- Legends Drum Corps Open. Sunday July 31. Kalamazoo, MI

- NightBEAT Tour of Champions. Sunday July 31. Winston Salem, NC

- Show of Shows Waukesha. Sunday July 31. Waukesha, WI

- Drums Across the Tri-State. Monday August 1. Charleston, WV

- WDBJ-7 Summer Music Games of Southwest Virginia. Monday August 1. Salem, VA

- DCI Ft. Wayne. Tuesday August 2. Ft. Wayne, IN

- DCI Western Illinois. Tuesday August 2. Macomb, IL

- Drum Corps: An American Tradition. Tuesday August 2. Annapolis, MD

- Soaring Sounds 37. Tuesday August 2. Centerville, OH

- DCI Pittsburgh. Wednesday August 3. Pittsburgh, PA

- Petunia City Brass. Wednesday August 3. Dixon, IL

- CYO Nationals Tribute. Thursday August 4. Quincy, MA

- Tour of Champions, PPL Park. Thursday August 4. Chester, PA

- A Blast in the Burg. Friday August 5. Johnsonburg, PA

- DCI Eastern Classic. Friday August 5. Allentown, PA

- North Iowa Festival of Brass. Friday August 5. Forest City, IA

- DCI Eastern Classic. Saturday August 6. Allentown, PA

- Shadow Showcase. Saturday August 6. Oregon, WI

- Shoremen Brass Classic. Saturday August 6. Avon Lake, OH

- Drums Along the Mohawk. Sunday August 7. Rome, NY

- Tour of Champions - Buffalo. Sunday August 7. Buffalo, NY

- DCI Open Class World Championships Prelims. Monday August 8. Michigan City, IN

- DCI Tour of Champions. Monday August 8. Massillon, OH

- Lake Erie Fanfare. Monday August 8. Erie, PA

- DCI Open Class World Championships Finals. Tuesday August 9. Michigan City, IN

- DCI Performers Showcase. Wednesday August 10. Indianapolis, IN

- DCI World Championship Prelims. Thursday August 11. Indianapolis, IN

- DCI World Championship Semifinals. Friday August 12. Indianapolis, IN

- DCI World Championships Finals. Saturday August 13. Indianapolis, IN

Ok folks, UPDATES!

I know I’ve been relatively quiet for MONTHS, but hopefully that changes now.

So, as most know I moved to Portland Oregon a little over a year ago from Asheville North Carolina.  Since then I have traveled to Thailand for surgery, been featured on a news blurb thing through barcroft media, and…. that’s about it.  I picked up a full-time job as a meat wrapper at Fred meyer immediately after returning from Thailand.  I did my best to stick it out, but to be perfectly honest my PTSD and depression got the best of me.  I ended up quitting during the Christmas rush because I couldn’t handle the number of people treating me badly every day.  I know that sounds silly, but I’ve also never worked in retail before, and working in the meat department of the busiest Kroger store in the country during the Independence day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas rush was not good for my mental health.

Since then I have managed to get enrolled in vocational rehabilitation through the VA and now that the snow is finally cleared I’m starting classes for an AAS degree in website development and design (because my Art degree hasn’t exactly been getting me work in my field).  I’m not entirely confident that this will do the trick either, but it will give me some breathing room to get my feet back under me and figure out my next steps as the VA will be paying my bills until the program completes.

In October, myself and my roommates/friends were forced to move from the house we were renting, so now instead of a basement in Sullivan’s Gulch, I’m in a subsidized apartment in Old Town.  It’s beautiful, but there are literally hundreds of homeless folks in my neighborhood and crime is high.  My car was stolen twice in a three day stretch from a lot that I had to pay 150 dollars a month for a spot in.  Of course my car died for good last week and had to be scrapped, so now I’m dependent on figuring out public transportation to get to classes on three different PCC campuses in the greater Portland area.  I still have my motorcycle, but it’s parked half an hour away in McMinnville because I don’t have anywhere safe to park it here, and it’s already had a gas cap stolen and a fender vandalized.

In spite of all this, I haven’t been completely useless.  I’ve been trying to do some organizing with local folks to resist the coming Trump presidency and the republican regime backing it.  Both @vortexsophia and I have been trying to teach self-defense classes to varying demographics (her to queer people and femmes, me to homeless women and sex workers) with varying levels of success.  We’re short on equipment and facilities, but we’re trying.  We’ve also been supplying folks that need it with pepper spray (we actually need to start reblogging the funding page again now that I think of it).

So.  TLDR:  It’s been an emotional, stressful, and hectic year.  I’ve had some amazing experiences and some miserable ones.  I just want to keep my followers updated (and perhaps offer some excuse for my long absences).  Soon I’m planning to set up a patreon and will get back into making original artwork.  I don’t currently have access to a forge, so I’m going to have to re-focus on two-dimensional art like drawings, paintings, watercolor, prints, etc. and maybe get into digital art.  I also will be getting back into working on my book.  I hope you’re all staying safe and warm and fed.  Keep your chins up and your eyes open in the difficult days ahead.  I’m rooting for you all and I’m going to try to be there for whoever I can, however I can.