Cascade Head Marine Reserve

The Cascade Head Marine Reserve near Lincoln City

A new photo contest from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Marine Reserves Program is aiming to showcase how Oregonians see and experience the Oregon Coast.

Themed “Your Favorite Oregon Coast Experience,” the contest invites Oregonians to submit photos of everything from beachcombing, fishing and diving to tidepooling, an aerial flyover or simply enjoying a coastal sunset.

Oregonians can submit a single photo. Several winners will be picked by Marine Reserves staff and featured in the June eNewsletter. ODFW reserves the right to use submitted photos in web-based and online publications, social media outlets and printed materials.

The contest will run through Thursday, June 18. To submit an entry, email with “Photo Contest Entry” in the subject line and a message including your name and brief photo description.

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We need connection with one and other. Prisoners are isolated and the studies show massive depression.

People who are addicted to substances, actually benefit from meeting with bothers and sisters.

Connections with other people is critical.

This lock-down is impeding these connections.

Here’s a decent talk from Glen Greenwald – redefining our lives, this lock-down. Sure, more time home (for many), and other points is trapped in a house with the wrong kind of people and wrong kind of depleted connections.

Are we going to reshape society after the pandemic is staved? How can you force hundreds of millions of people stuck at home without jobs? And how do we have a society where people are not starving to death?

Socialism is really being reimagined – free testing, medical care for all, community action, more-more-more for communities and less-less-less for the billionaire class.

You know, Patrick, I can hammer on and on about the viable components of the human interaction is vital. Is this virtual camp (not a pleasant term, sort of George Orwell’s nightmare) continuing into July? Into August? And I am not talking about herd immunity and such? This is time for youth to be released from this Zoom Gulag and virtual cage. The reader knows it, and so do the organizers of events like this. This is not even half-glass-empty. Terrible outcomes of tele-education. Terrible for tele-medicine. Don't believe the propaganda about Zoom Doom Rooms being great.

This is a misinformed society, and it becomes more misinformed each nanosecond, each blip and sound bite and algorithm-ed moment on the small screen and the medium-sized screen.

Listen up to these people discussion depression and the lock-down.

“In the third episode of The Intercept's weekly show, host Glenn Greenwald discusses the important mental-health consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, and what quarantining and maintaining social isolation means to our emotional well being. Glenn interviews Andrew Solomon, Professor of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University Medical Center and author of the worldwide 2002 best-seller A Noonday Demon: an Atlas of Depression, and Johann Hari, author of the 2015 book on the causes of addiction, “Chasing the Scream,” author of the 2018 “Lost Connections” about depression, and the speaker of one of the most viral TED Talks ever delivered, about myths surrounding addiction.”

And listen/watch the TED Talk on depression:

“What really causes addiction -- to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to wonder why we treat addicts the way we do -- and if there might be a better way. As he shares in this deeply personal talk, his questions took him around the world, and unearthed some surprising and hopeful ways of thinking about an age-old problem.”

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