Where Is the Understanding of Our Fellow Man/Woman?

So the thing that is frustrating me the most these days is the knee-jerk responses, and even those not as much in the knee-jerk category, to people

Colin Kaepernick

who believe that they are doing the right thing. What they are doing may or may not be the right thing for you and I, . . . → Read More: Where Is the Understanding of Our Fellow Man/Woman?

Can You Be Auto-Corrected By A Smart Composer?

So I read an article this week about how Google is working to get closer and closer to anticipating what we will be thinking of next – kind of like auto-correct for everything. Am I the only one who’s creeped out by this?

Trapped inside a Google mind

I like my free will.

Let’s . . . → Read More: Can You Be Auto-Corrected By A Smart Composer?

White Privilege Lives Right Here. Can You Hear It?

So, an interesting thing happened on Facebook a few days ago.

Old Boston T Station at Downtown Crossing

No, I don’t mean any of the usual dreck that goes on on there.

I posted a photo of a very old T stop entrance (Boston shortened name for the MBTA subway) that I happened upon . . . → Read More: White Privilege Lives Right Here. Can You Hear It?

Are You Sorry, Or What? 😥

So….the words “I’m Sorry”.

I’m Sorry, I Love You

Are these words as problematic in the world for you as they are for me?

Not the words themselves, although their absence from daily life, in a meaningful way, is also a large problem.

I mean the hollowness of the words when you do hear . . . → Read More: Are You Sorry, Or What? 😥

You Do Know What Extreme Wealth Means, Don’t You? 📍

So maybe it’s because I’m from the Midwest originally but I find the East Coast, beautiful, diverse, metropolitan and cold (and I don’t mean the temperature).

Quaint Vermont Town

I’ve lost count of how many people told me “I have enough friends” back in the day. I couldn’t imagine what that meant. I was . . . → Read More: You Do Know What Extreme Wealth Means, Don’t You? 📍

The Times They Are A-Changin…Again. Can You See It?

Hello y’all!

I hate to be a commoner but I am going to allude to the RW (royal wedding) today.

Yes, I’m a bit sick of it too, however, it was a momentous occasion for so many social issues and I feel that those are very important to my upcoming work.

Absolutely no relevance . . . → Read More: The Times They Are A-Changin…Again. Can You See It?

Have You Been to a Death Cafe? ☠️

Death Cafe

So, last night I went with a friend to something called a Death Cafe. It was her birthday and she requested I go with her for her birthday (does she know me or what and how cool is that?).

It sounded interesting and I was intrigued. I suppose coming from the artist’s . . . → Read More: Have You Been to a Death Cafe? ☠️

Should We Separate Great Art from Transgressors in the #MeToo & Other Movements?

Well, this is a toughie.

I imagine it will also be a controversial subject for some.

Pablo Picasso

Upfront, I will say that I think that these two things need to be separated. Example – should we never watch the film, The Usual Suspects again just because Kevin Spacey is in it and he . . . → Read More: Should We Separate Great Art from Transgressors in the #MeToo & Other Movements?

Are You Familiar with Monkey Mind? 🐵

“The definition of success is the ability to go from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”

Now this is a very interesting quote. I don’t think that the person who said it (not sure who that is by the way) means total failure,

Me inside the Cosmic Closet at the Studio 57 show . . . → Read More: Are You Familiar with Monkey Mind? 🐵

Were You Bullied As A Kid…Or Now?

Were you bullied as a kid?

I kind of see people as either the bullies or the bullied but that’s a bit too simplified, isn’t it? If we’re all truly honest with ourselves, we can probably conjure up images of times when we’ve been bullied and times when we’ve been even slightly, yet purposefully, intimidating . . . → Read More: Were You Bullied As A Kid…Or Now?