Facebook update

Facebook announced today that they have listened to the feedback, made some additional changes to the data use policy, posted some edits, and have opened up voting.  Here is what they have to say about voting. We encourage you to participate in the vote…

Climate change and Sandy

Flew to the east coast for my sister’s wedding!  And we were really lucky Hurricane Sandy did not affect our plans.  Boston was mostly unscathed.  But I was up all night last night, watching the path of the storm as it went up the…

End of summer tips

It’s September and schools just started today.  Which means, the students of PDX Summer School are heading back to their classrooms.  It will be a little while before we crunch the numbers and see how the program did. As we await the data, I…

Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s hard to believe the holidays are upon us. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving! Tweet

Girls, Inc.

As a member of Oregon Women Lawyers (“OWLS”), I attended an event co-sponsored by OWLS, Portland Female Executives and the Oregon Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel.  The guest speaker was Elizabeth Nye, Executive Director, Girls Inc. of NW Oregon. It was a…

what I’m reading

Updates on the Occupy movement and the legal implications (too many articles to link) An interesting video on PACs from the Colbert Report About Climate Change and changes to foliage – which is a frightening for a New England girl An article on the…

Montana

During law school, I needed a paper topic for my Indian Law class. The paper needed to have real world application and we needed to talk to a person from a Tribe. I had no idea what topic to choose, but knew I wanted…

International Day of Prayer for the Earth’s Water

This day of prayer is led by the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers as a blessing for our Earth’s water, which faces many challenges from overuse to privatization to pollution. They issued a fantastic declaration, which I have copied below. We, the International Council of Thirteen…