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Journal of My Trip to Portland Oregon

You could tell who the “visitors” were in Portland this past weekend.  We were the only ones using umbrellas…Portlanders simply go on with their lives as if water were not draining from the sky.
     It was a great trip.  I arrived Thursday and stayed at The Benson Hotel on Southwest Broadway.  Friday morning we drove to KATU-TV where I had a fun interview about “In My Never To Be Humble Opinion,” my one woman show that we did on Friday and Saturday night at the lovely Newmark Theater at the Portland Center for the Performing Arts.  
     After the television interview, I arrived at KEX AM 1190 for an unbelievably moving Native American ceremony performed by Marshall Tall Eagle and his wife and granddaughter.  They presented me with a “Mother’s Medal of Honor,” in recognition of my being “the proud mother of a deployed American paratrooper.”  Marshall Tall Eagle’s special status among the tribes gave him the power to assign an “Indian” name to a “civilian.”  He told me he’d prayed about it and was told what name to use for me:  “Walks with Warriors.”  No question that I loved getting that name! Continue reading