I have been here on Orcas since college and hope to stay for many more years. Having taken the maxim "Think globally, Act Locally" to heart our family has been gardening and raising a few animals for food and after ten years of weekend effort, built our own passive solar home. The work involved in all this has been quite humbling and has been the smallest of political acts. After the recent changes in national political leadership, I reached out to other women in the hopes that we could move forward together as a group. It turned out that there were many women who were feeling the same way. We now have a local organization that supports action and communication with like-minded progressive women. Thank you fellow OWC members for letting your light shine!