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“A Taste of Jazz” More GarageBand...
Song I made on Garage Band with some nice pictures. The song reminds me of the country roads in the South.
The ability to be surrounded but feel completely isolated Moving at a pace that causes people to break around you Like a rock in the river You’re subtly moving But not enough to keep up Yet your desire to keep up has not been lost Although it is trod upon by the reality You are not the you you used to be Being an alien in your own body Where do you stand, or can you stand You can Kneel And...
We'll Never Be by Aria: My foray into songwriting....
Waking up all alone gives me Perspective that I never knew I was so deep in love So deep in love with you Throwing clothes in my suitcase Deciding if these pictures I should take Though I know what I’ve got to do I can’t shake this persistent ache But eventually The storm clears When I lay alone With my tears (And now I know) We’ll never be What we could be Want to shoot for the stars But...
Reflections of a Very Young Girl
The sunset is always more soothing for those who look forward to the night But I didn’t I knew what night would bring And I shivered Shivered in a balmy 75 degree night Knowing It was the knowing that made it worse Knowing that it was time to work To “put up or shut up” as he said My pimp He was real smart Or so he told himself Smart enough to “make this money” I always thought he...
Vlogging: Entry 1
Blinded by Power and Privilege
What we take for granted, other people don’t even have access to.
Paul Ryan: I didn’t lose because of the issues, I... →
invisiblelad: Code so subtle I almost missed it… Ah, it was the “minorities” that are taking over. It’s not my ideas or my persuasiveness or anything having to do with me.
Minority Report - Television
Why is it that there can only be one minority on every show? In order for a show to be acceptable you can only have one Black, or one Latino/a, or one Indian. What’s the deal? Two must be a deal breaker.
The American education system is poisonous to “minorities” and indigenous people. It leaves them out of history and makes them believe that white people are smarter, better and more apt to be successful. Of course, this isn’t given to people straight out, it’s in the lack of information about other people’s history, the vantage point in which America is always the...
Noam Chompsky and Media (This is so hype) →
Is education any different now than it was pre-World War II? Before World War II education was mostly for upper-class white men. It was for the privileged. Our colleges and universities were not ethnically or economically very diverse. If we step back even father, we can look at the educational roots of our country. Our American forefathers were able to go to institutions of higher learning...
For Women: Is Sex just Sex?
I know that in the 21st century women are happy to say that they are mostly no different than men. Feminists might say there is no difference and thus our rights should be no different. I agree with that when it comes to creating bills and laws. For instance, I think that a woman and a man should be paid equal wages for equal work. I believe that women should be able to govern their own bodies...
Obama is no Magical Negro.
Obama is not a magical negro. His job is not to solve all the problems America faces. His job is to find innovative people that can help him think through and act on policies that will make America better. He cannot and will not be able to solve every problem that he has faced in 4 years. He won’t be able to do it in 8. Who has? Name one president that has been able to meet every...
The Blank Page
I think I spend more time daydreaming about writing than actually writing. I think its because staring at a blank page can be daunting. It’s so white and judgmental. Its purpose lacking without being filled by random thoughts, memories, or philosophy. Its blank pages mock me. “Do you really know what you’re talking about?” It asks in a superior voice as if it were...
Racism is, at its root, a lie. The habit of lying does not end with the racism...– Ta-Nehisi Coates (via slacktivist)
GOP Plays the Race Card
Race is such a lightening rod in America. Probably because our entire capitalistic system was born out of the unpaid labor of enslaved Africans. Thus, as we enter and linger in a time of economic recession we need a scapegoat. No, we’re not going to blame the policies of the last two or more presidencies, the greed of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac or any of the uber-rich who create too few...
The Writing Profession
Writing is difficult as a profession. As hard as trying to pin down the creative spirit. It’s like demanding your muse perform on queue but it doesn’t. It’s fickle. Showing up when it gets ready. The star of the show, a diva. Cancelling shows, throwing tantrums and finding the most inconvenient times to show up. Then, I try to box it in, demanding it perform from this...
Make me believe When everything is falling down around me Make me see That you’re the one that will help me pick up the pieces And even if you don’t Even if you only watch from a far Cheer for me I need that Someone who will cheer for me when I forget to When I forget how to smile Be the pillar The strength that reminds me it will be alright Point me to God Remind me of His grace, His mercy His...
Picture My Life: He calls me “rough around the... →
paperlesswords: He calls me “rough around the edges” Claims it’s a compliment But says he prefers his women soft I’ve got too much mileage on me But he’d rather have a girl who’s yet to hit the road I’ve pounded too much pavement Healed too many of my own scars And he wants someone who would depend on him
Reflections of a Very Young Girl
Reflections of a Very Young Girl The sunset is always more soothing for those who look forward to the night But I didn’t I knew what night would bring And I shivered Shivered in a balmy 75 degree night Knowing It was the knowing that made it worse Knowing that it was time to work To “put up or shut up” as he said My pimp He was real smart Or so he told himself Smart enough to “make this money” I...
Politicalprof: Coding Race →
politicalprof: Let me offer some thoughts about an important issue in American political life that is informed by the Ron Paul flap, but that many Paulites might not be thinking about as they defend him: the concept of code. (Note that this discussion is about Ron Paul, not libertarianism as such.) Code means…
alexandraerinr: Free market solutions →
alexandraerin: Any time someone says that a problem would be solved if we would just step back and let the market work, you should answer them with a bulldozer. So many people have been foreclosed on that banks in the U.S. have taken to razing vacant propeties by the thousands rather than keeping them on the…
Ron Paul Signs Personhood USA Pledge, Proving Once... →
theworldisconfused: True libertarians believe in leaving people be. The main tenet of libertarianism is personal liberty, which includes right to privacy. Libertarians fight fiercely for keeping the government out of the personal lives of the American citizenry. Ron Paul has claimed time and time again that he is a libertarian, but with a stroke of his pen last Thursday, Paul proved once and for...
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Lessons from the President
I recently listened to the President address Congress about their failure to extend the Payroll Tax Cuts and then his follow up as he answered reporters questions. May I just say that Obama is awesome. He’s able to threaten people in a way where they don’t know their cut until they’re already bleeding. During his press conference, Obama spoke about GOP leaders saying that they...
Lessons from the GOP
Why is context so important? I was listening to the radio and it seems the GOP has not yet cornered the market on being complete renuses (not a word but it sounds disgusting, right?). However, you have to applaud their efforts. So, it is being widely reported that Newt Gingrich believes that poor kids have no role models with jobs in their community. Now after saying this, he’s been...
Lessons from a Mom
Communication is the key: we hear it all the time and fail to implement just as much. This Thanksgiving break was an opportunity for me to see this in action. I spent the holiday in San Antonio with my family. We all gather and go to my aunt’s house where she prepares a feast. This is always a good time because we’re going to not only eat well, but cheer our family football team (guess), and...
Lessons from a Cigarette
We’re not always where we’re supposed to be. It would be nice if we were but that’s a fantasy and life I’ve found is not. A little background…. I hadn’t smoked a cigarette for four years until recently. I got really sick and decided that I wanted a cigarette to get me through. What was I thinking? That wasn’t one of my best ideas. See, I’m a...
Lessons from a Cover Letter
I hate asking for things. I do. I hate to feel like I need someone to do something for me. But I’m not some independent being that lives on an island and can take care of all of my own needs. I’m a product of modern society. I deal with people all the time and my need of them. I ask people to feed me at McDonald’s. I ask people to entertain me at the movies (Puss in...
Lessons from a Crane
The aforementioned happy couple and their story became the precursor for this next lesson provided by a crane. We - me, my friend, the folks on the stairs, the dogs, or even the people walking by - were insignificant in this lesson. The crane was the lesson which I might have missed had the wedding party not moved on. But once they had, I sat letting the breeze wash over me and happened to...
Lessons from a Couple
Today I went to the Moon Walk in New Orleans right near the JAX brewery. I always want to go when I’m in the French Quarter area. I don’t know what it is about water but it always has a calming effect on me. So my friend and I went and allowed the water to minister to us. There were some steps that drew us closer. Normally, they would be covered by water but the Mississippi has been...
It doesn’t matter how deep it gets, God will give you wings.– Aria