Happy birthday, Owyhee Wild and Scenic River, aka “Oregon’s Grand Canyon!”
Originally named for a trio of Hawaiian trappers exploring the area (“Owyhee” is an older spelling of “Hawaii”), the river was designated “Wild and Scenic” this week back in ‘84. The Owyhee flows through a remote, arid and almost unpopulated area. Much of the river cuts through majestic canyons home to mountain lion, bobcat, mule deer, bighorn sheep and a variety of raptors.
Plan a visit: on.doi.gov/X48Jw5
Usually, Mt. Hood, in Oregon, is hit by hard, cold rains at the same time the leaves change to their fall colors. This year we had a week or so of dry, clear weather at the start of October. My wife and I took a 2 night backpacking trip from Timberline Lodge to Paradise Park on SSW side of Hood. We crossed the deep, steep Zigzag Canyon along the way. It was beautiful.
The pic of a mountain in the distance is of Mt. Jefferson, about 60 air miles south of Hood.
Have never seen a Rover or Cruiser with a scratch. I have seen them in the suburbs or in front of high end restaurants.
BREAKING: Malala Yousafzai Wins Nobel Peace Prize
Malala, now 17, was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman two years ago in her home country of Pakistan after coming to prominence for her campaigning for education for girls.
She won for what the Nobel committee called her “heroic struggle” for girls’ right to an education.
She is the youngest ever winner of the prize. (x)
Annie Julia Wyman grew up in one of the most educated communities in Texas. Last week, her home town’s public school district suspended seven books:
"The Highland Park Independent School District, and all the other American institutions that still censor books, grapple with a set…
Texas. Of course. Where else?
I didn’t see this here, so I don’t know if you all watched this before but I’ll post it just in case. Sasheer Zamata recently did a video for some website where was giving out some advice to young girls on sex, race, dealing with sexual harassment (mainly dealing with catcalling) and relationships. It’s really good, you all should check it out.
Smart Girl Alert!
Today is the anniversary of the 1964 Nurse Training Act — There was a severe shortage of nurses in the early 1960s, and the Act created new training and financial aid opportunities for nursing students.
To commemorate the anniversary, the LBJ Presidential Library is offering free admission all month for nurses and nursing students.
She only wants him moved off campus. I’d have him moved to a pen full of ovesexed, sociopathic, homosexual, male body builders.
Columbia student will carry her mattress until her rapist exits school
September 2, 2014
While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.
“I was raped in my own bed,” Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. “I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.”
Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found “not responsible” in all three cases. She also filed a police report, but Sulkowicz was treated abysmally – by the cops, and by a Columbia disciplinary panel so uneducated about the scourge of campus violence that one panelist asked how it was possible to be anally raped without lubrication.
So Sulkowicz joined a federal complaint in April over Columbia’s mishandling of sexual misconduct cases, and she will will hoist that mattress on her shoulders as part savvy activism, part performance art. “The administration can end the piece, by expelling him,” she says, “or he can, by leaving campus.”
As painful as I know the constant reminder of attending school with her rapist must be, I’m glad she won’t be the only one forced to remember. I hope the rapist drops out immediately…or better yet, I hope he faces the justice he deserves.
Smart Girls, do you Know Your IX?
"Dad was, is and always will be one of the kindest, most generous, gentlest souls I’ve ever known, and while there are few things I know for certain right now, one of them is that not just my world, but the entire world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence. We’ll just have to work twice as hard to fill it back up again." - Zelda Williams