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GPV's Journal
GPV's Journal
October 29, 2023

In the wake of the Lewiston shooting, I'm sitting here renewing my ALICE certification. If you haven't

run across it before, it's proactive Violent Critical Incident training. In theory, I should be better equipped to lead students to safety, but I keep thinking about the people in Lewiston and how some of them tried and failed to subdue to shooter.

I will be writing to my legislators about enacting tougher gun laws. That will make me feel safer than throwing textbooks when faced with an AR-15.

September 19, 2023

More pics from hubby and me

September 10, 2023

Birthday art haul, and a new journal pic

A 4 foot long pencil wrap and more Albrecht Durer watercolor pencils to go in it, a silver black velvet 1/4" dagger brush, 20/0 spotter and liner brushes, binder clips, a white posca paint pen, a black 003 Le Pen, some mini canvas panels, and some oil paints.

September 4, 2023

Hubby and I went sketching

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