Through Our Eyes

"Through Our Eyes" is a temporary art project that you can find in Downtown Olympia right now. It features the photographs of people who are living on the street. Several people without shelter were provided cameras, and their pictures and writing are displayed on silhouettes. You can find this installation on the corner of Capital and Legion Way. Go here to read about the genesis of this project.

Click picture for slideshow.

addition to Iran panel

recently added is Therese Saliba who will talk about the connection between the 'Iran Scare' and the current situation happening in the Gaza Strip and Lebanon. 

so come out and hear these great speakers and get involved in some good discussion.

More Olympia Photos - Cosmo's Drive Home

Here some photos from the day of the Port Protests in May.  I was driving around town, and took a few snaps (actually 57) on the drive downtown, and back home.  It was also when the Spanish Broom was blooming, (don't blame the Scottish for that.) Enjoy.


Weekly meeting of the CFP Support Group

The Olympia Chapter of the Caiman Foster Parent Support Group will meet at the Brotherhood Tavern this week. Topics on the agenda:

  • Nutria on a stick -- a great summertime treat.
  • How to build a caiman-proof cabinet lock.
  • Caimans and the terrible twos -- cleaning up after tantrums.
  • Weaning your baby caiman off pond scum.

See you all there!

EMERGENCY RALLY to Stop US Support of Violence in Lebanon, Palestine and Israel

Rally to End the Violence in Lebanon, Palestine and Israel

Percival Landing
Wednesday, July 19th

Stop the killing of civilians in Israel, Palestine and Lebanon.

Call on the US Government to support the international intervention and negotiations to end the intensifying war in the Middle East.

End US support of Israel's disproportionate response of attacking civilians and infrastructure in Palestine and Lebanon.

The Current Situation

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Murals in Olympia

Check out this two-part blog series on murals in Olympia from Down with Pants:

I love Downtown Olympia. It's a vibrant, happening kind of place full of cool shops, fun bars, tasty restaurants, interesting architecture and random art. It has had it's ups and downs but right now, Downtown Oly looks incredible. Almost all of the buildings are occupied, new businesses are moving in, old buildings are being renovated and the mural painters have taken over.

Part 1: Marvel Comics.

Part 2: Star Wars.

Affirming Diversity & Equality for All

For more than 19 years the Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) has produced one-hour TV programs on issues related to peace, social justice, economics, the environment, and nonviolence. The Olympia FOR’s program airs on Thurston Community Television (TCTV), channel 22 for cable TV subscribers within Thurston County. Each program airs EVERY Monday at 1:30 p.m. and EVERY Thursday at 9:00 p.m. for a full month. This creates many opportunities to watch each program.

You will want to watch the Olympia FOR’s TCTV program during July:

“Affirming Diversity & Equality for All

Seeking Pharmacist

I drove past Ralph's Thriftway this morning and saw a new message on their sign.  I don't remember the exact verbiage, but it was along the lines of "Accepting pharmacist applications. Top salary". 

I wonder if the pharmacist praised within these blogs has moved on... and if so, whether it was voluntary or not?  I'd hate for him to have been forced out because of his moral stand.
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