Songbook is a literary mixtape. Eight readers on the music that terrified and inspired them. Kevin Meyer, Trevor Dodge, Margaret Malone, Holly Goodman, Gigi Little, Domi J Shoemaker, Bradley K Rosen, and emceed by Adam Strong. A short musical interlude will precede each reader. I can't wait for this event. I say this a lot … Continue reading Songbook: Reading Event
This Friday 7/17: Veteran and Veteran Family Activities Fundraiser, featuring Bingo and BluegrassThe Post is pleased to announce our first fundraiser for a brand-new effort to sponsor activities for veterans and their families! First Vice President of the Women’s Auxiliary, Kelly Davis, has formed a committee within the auxiliary with the arresting title of “Post 134 … Continue reading This Friday 7/17: Veteran and Veteran Family Activities Fundraiser, featuring Bingo and Bluegrass
We are super excited for our July Legion Readers Series featuring some of the best writers in Portland and for the University of Hell Press. Come on out and hear these readers. What a great way to spend Wednesday night. Caitlin Bagwell, Barbara Belland, Amy Temple Harper, Edee Lemonier, Bakeem Lloyd, and Jared John Smith … Continue reading Tonight: Legion Readers & University of Hell
War and games are no strangers. From Roman legionaries tossing knucklebones, to a card game on a box of field rations, something about a battlefield beckons us to test our luck and skill. It’s no wonder Game Nights are such a big hit here at Post 134. This Friday, two of our own will be … Continue reading Like boardgames and pirates? Meet YARGO at the Post 7pm Friday June 26th for a Demo and Fundraiser!
Thank you so much to the Oregon Humanities! You've touched so many lives with this group. Last night was an amazing experience and it maybe one of the only times this has every happened. Our guest speakers were Tiffany, Ghaith, and Layth Sahib. Ghaith and his brother Layth stayed late to speak to Iraq combat … Continue reading How War Affects Us Group – Last Meeting of Summer
Yesterday was Memorial Day and Brady gave me almost 12 gigs of photos I never saw, some I don't remember taking. I went through too many this morning while having other things to do, but I had to put some up. If for no other reason than posterity.
My first work study job while the VA was putting me in school was taking the flowers and gifts off the graves of the dead veterans at Willamette National Cemetery. I did this for a while until they assigned me the section where the men of my company were buried. Knowing the faces that belonged to those … Continue reading Memorial Day 2015
Another great night at Post 134. We told stories punctuated with amazing music from Michael Dean Damron and Mishka Shubaly! We had our hearts crushed in the best way by Mike D. and Mishka, as well as readers Sean Davis, Kirsten Larson, Kevin Meyer, and Edie Rylander! Here are a few photos from the night:
Thanks to the Returning Veterans Project and Bridge City Paddlers we have successfully built a veterans dragon boat team. We will race this summer on the Willamette. We are currently fundraising for the entrance fee, but it will happen. This is an example of the types of activities this generation of veterans need. If you … Continue reading Post 134 Dragon Boat Team!
Last night at Post 134 we had an amazing night full of great words. Cat in a Dumpster writing group hosted the reading with great stories about our mothers. We had heartfelt words about what it means to be a mother, heartbreaking narratives, and even a horror story. Here are some photos: