Brand New Day

This morning we awoke to fog so dense we couldn’t even see across the street. As it dissipated, we saw the most beautiful sunrise over Hilltop.

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The 1%: Inside My Mind

Happy Hilltop Halloweenie Family

We spotted this family on our way to today's Occupy Tacoma event at People's Park.

Rotator Magazine Launch Party Tonight

Tonight at 7 pm, Fulcrum Gallery is hosting a launch party for the new Rotator Magazine, a collaborative project between local writers, artists, photographers, and graphic designers. Rotator, a quarterly magazine, will have a limited run of 500 editions each printing. Fulcrum Gallery is one of its sale locations.

Fulcrum Gallery is located along Hilltop's Martin Luther King Jr. corridor.

We are excited to see Rotator Magazine, as its list of collaborators is a highly talented and innovative crew. Art Chantry, the artist behind Fulcrum’s current exhibit, “Parkland is Burning!” is one of its collaborators.

Next week on Thursday, October 20, at 6 pm, Chantry will give an artist talk about his work at Fulcrum.

Fulcrum Gallery is located on Hilltop at 1308 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Visit its website for more information.

We hope to see you tonight! For more information about Rotator Magazine, check out Kate Albert Ward’s article at Post Defiance, a really cool new local blog. You can also go to Rotator’s website, which should have a digital version of the magazine up and running soon.

We spotted one of our ducks!

A member of our duck army is on display at Fulcrum Gallery. Thanks, Oliver!

“I Love Hilltop” Duck Army

This afternoon we unleashed our “I Love Hilltop” duck army on the neighborhood. We left the ducks, 24 of them, on porches, in parks, and at businesses. Why? We like doing silly little things and sharing our love of the hill. If you happen to find a duck, we would love to see a picture!

A quacky group: The Hilltop duck army awaits deployment shortly before noon.

Thank you neighbor Lisa, the Monkeyshines crew, and Beautiful Angle, for giving us some guerilla-sharing inspiration.

We came. We marched.

Yesterday afternoon we joined other citizens to march in the first-ever Occupy Tacoma event. We began the march at Fireman’s Park and walked all the way down Pacific Avenue to Tollefson Plaza. There we had a small rally and photo op. Marchers then continued on down Pacific, stopped to chant in front of the federal courthouse at the old Union Station, and moved on to the University of Washington Tacoma Campus. The march ended with another rally at Tollefson Plaza and the event ended around 6pm.

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Occupy Tacoma was an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street, an event that has lasted for weeks. Citizens nationwide are now joining in the movement as the 99% of our society who is being abused by the 1%, the corporations, broken promises, war, and skyrocketing healthcare, among other things.

The march was peaceful and fun. We found support from motorists honking as they drove by and spectators looking on from windows high above. Occupy Tacoma organizers are planning more events, including a longer occupation.

Neither of us are particularly the protest type, but found this one important. It was an all-inclusive event and we fit right in. Try to catch the next one. Stand up. We are the 99%.

For more information, check out the Occupy Tacoma website.