“Hands up!”, commanded Tyharra Cozier, a young African-American woman. “Don’t Shoot!” I and about a hundred other people - mostly white and middle-aged - shouted in response. We were all being held captive, under arrest - by Tyharra’s captivating and arresting performance. Because that’s what it was; Tyharra was an actor and all of us with our hands held high were her audience. She was performing a monologue called “How I Feel,” written by Dennis A. Allen II. It was the last act of the fittingly named play “Hands Up: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments," a collection of seven monologues which...

We had an awesome time on our Mount Hood trip, full of new experiences. Those from warmer climates had their first adventures in feet of snow, and even seasoned veterans of snowy winters got to try new things, from snowshoeing to cross country skiing to cosmic snow tubing. Here are some highlights from the trip! [caption id="attachment_7867" align="alignleft" width="296"] Cross country skiing! Ron leads the pack.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7864" align="alignright" width="389"] Emma, Ari and Lauren put in some time on the inside of the growing igloo, packing in the snow that others shoveled.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7866" align="alignleft" width="376"] The igloo is gaining height...

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