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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

The American Status Quo, or What we all know

In America people are taught to be ashamed of being poor. Poverty is a moral failing. We are paraded with images of people who rose from nothing to achieve great things and asked why we haven’t done the same. The poor did not pull themselves out of poverty through their own labor. That means they … Continue reading

Lady Sky

She walks across the world In a dress of silver-blue Her train, you’ll find will drag behind One thousand miles, and two.

brushed by dreams

My mind brushed by dreams, Like willow branches floating, On the ponds surface.

Ascendant Life

I am a host To billions of tiny creatures Microorganisms living On and in my body features I am their home The landscape on which they persist My body is their mother Earth Do they even know I exist? Am I their God? Do they pray to me to live through antibiotic rounds I take … Continue reading

Tax Time

Reading my receipts reveals

A woman who works, who

Goes to gas stations and grocery stores getting

Tacos, tea, and tic tacs

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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

America 2018

The tanks will run down the 171, And folks on the roadside will cheer. They’ll come up from the base down near Killeen. Past others who look on with fear.   The men will cry “Make America Great!” As they toss neighbors to the ground. Police in riot gear will pace the streets To make … Continue reading