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Stuck in the middle

Seven ideas to help you get out of the rut that you get stuck in when in the middle of an art project. It started with desire, I listened to a song and fell in love with it, and then I heard an idea and I knew that this song could go well with it. … Continue reading

Ready Player One review – A bitter aftertaste

Before going to the movie, I was not that interested in it. After all, I lived through the eighties, and I wasn’t that nostalgic for the time. I thought much of the music then was lame, and the insistence on money and appearing successful was not something that I found very appealing. I supposed that … Continue reading

Lessons from Black Panther: What can a nation of farmers have to offer the rest of the world?

I watched black panther and my generally favorable view of the movie was marred by the closing words. And so I wanted to go back to the core question and ask, what can we learn from a nation of farmers? Continue reading

Green Nail Polish – a drabble

Today I went to Arlingcon. It was fun. One of the tracks was a writing prompts session (writer’s write in) done by the DFW writer’s workshop. We were given five to ten minutes to come up with a story. This is a story that I wrote. Prompt will be explained at the end. She was … Continue reading

Identity Politics should die

I am a female, black, heterosexual, Texan, X-er. I bet that right now, you are judging me by my demographics? You may think that you know what my life has been like because I am female, or because I am black, but doing so means that you are judging me, and I’ve been judged this … Continue reading

Writing – Demographics with a human face

So I read this article from 2013 What’s Killing Poor White Women? For most Americans, life expectancy continues to riseā€”but not for uneducated white women. They have lost five years, and no one knows why. By Monica Potts http://prospect.org/article/whats-killing-poor-white-women and I really liked the way that it was written. The author took a demographic trend … Continue reading

Dreams Denied. BBC Sherlock and the lost Gay representation

I am a longtime fan of the BBC show Sherlock, and I’d like to tell you a story of a dream denied, an opportunity lost, and a generation abandoned. I know this sounds overly dramatic, but for many people, this is the way that it was. So please bear with me patiently, because as any … Continue reading

The Death of the American Free Press

My father was a voracious consumer of news. When I was a child, I woke to news on the radio every morning. We also watched news on the television every evening before I went to bed. I remember watching the Iran hostage crisis, countless in-depth war zone reports, and Watergate. I hated Watergate. It was … Continue reading

The Blue Skull – Answer to a challenge

There was a challenge on tumblr to make a poem about this print. This is my entry. The Blue Skull In the mud of a hollow well, my bones rotting lie in the darkness of the day Black bugs crawl through the digits of my toes digging holes in the place where flesh once lay … Continue reading

I watched a movie – Certified Copy by Abbas Kiarostami

I watched an art movie with Juliette Binoche in it. How can I sum up my feelings? I’m going to let my characters speak for me. Here is the cast of Lunatics in the short – Movie Night! MOVIE NIGHT (A lunatics short) Hiromi: So this is your favorite film? Certified Copy by Abbas Kiarostami … Continue reading