Son Rodger with Grandson Caleb
(Caleb not into selfies)
During the Obama administration we were often urged to engage in some form of volunteerism. Our son, Rodger, has found himself in a form I don't think even he could have imagined.
He donates blood occasionally. Recently he heard from Red Cross asking him to consider making a platelet donation since he has a high platelet count. He also has A- blood type which only about 6% of the population has. He learned it's difficult to get platelet donations because it takes two hours to give one. Nevertheless, he did his civic duty and appeared for such a donation this week. The blood suckers were very pleased because they were able to help two patients with his donation. He learned that before the day was over two cancer patients had received his platelets.
He belongs to a gym in a building owned by Oregon's medical school. There he learned they needed healthy people to use in some of their research studies.
Yesterday he took the arial tram up the hill to the medical school/hospital (OHSU) to fill out the paperwork and undergo the testing required to be a healthy volunteer.
I believe I've found my presidential candidate for 2020. No, at this time she isn't a candidate but she may be by then.
She is a new senator from California. I've been watching her because I've read some very good things about her.
Then I listened to a podcast interview that sealed the deal for me. I want this woman for president.
I'm aware you don't like podcasts but I'm going to urge you to download her interview from David Axelrod's podcast.
Being a native Texan I find this ruling particularly exciting
I found this coloring book yesterday in the gift shop at the Oregon Zoo. I like this book because it names all the animals and plants. I can then research them, read about them and color them in appropriate colors.