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Friday, August 15, 2014

No Trek in the Park this year

No Trek in the Park this year in Portland. Last August a group of friends went out to St. Johns and watched Atomic Arts preform "The Trouble with Tribbles" originally written by writing legend David Gerrold. At the event, we gave out 3" Tribble Owners for Merkley button. Now a year later, I have a 2.25" version.

I have a few other Trek related pins. Always love putting Trek and politics in the same button.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Bull Moose Party Time

Bully I say! One final Robin Williams appearance as Teddy Roosevelt is set to be shown this winter. I can't wait. Night at the Museum 3 is set to hit theaters December 19th.

Here's a TR button I made.

based off a real TR button

Monday, August 11, 2014

Robin Williams & Stephen Fry

Never thought I would find a video of Williams and Fry sitting side by side, but sure enough the internets provide.


Where there’s laughter, there’s hope.




That's the old Comic Relief motto. Today we learned that Robin Williams has probably taken his own life. He was 63. Growing up in the age of Hook, Aladdin, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, Jack and many other of his films from the 1990s, Williams films were a staple of a night out at the movies or a weekend rental. Putting in his older films like Good Morning Vietnam in the VCR and watching with my father and uncle were always a treat. Nick @ Nite showed Mork & Mindy. So much laughter. So much hope created. Share the laughter, spread the hope friends. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Coming Back Online

Just got back from a week at Timothy Lake in the Mt. Hood national forest. No phone, no computer; just the lake and summer weather. Now begins the long ease back into the world or email, twitter, facebook and email.

The first part of the week was very hazy due to wildfires in southern and eastern Oregon. The winds picked up about mid week and the haze cleared leaving these great views. I'm sure I could go longer than a week on social media accounts, but what fun would that be?