Black History. I like It. Too Bad If You Don’t.   Leave a comment

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Posted October 30, 2014 by Matthew in Uncategorized

Random Thought, 30 October 2014   Leave a comment

…to the person on Twitter who thought it was cute to tell me to stop posting musical tweets….who the hell died and made you Twitter God?

Posted October 30, 2014 by Matthew in Uncategorized

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For All My Artists…and You are ALL Artists…   Leave a comment

Well said, Barbara! Well said! 🙂

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It’s happened to every one of us — we present something we’ve created to someone whose opinion matters to us and hear “that’s not very good” or “oh.  That’s nice” in the condescending voice we all know and hate to so much.

I’ve found another Ted Talk by David Kelley about the process of being creative, even after we’ve been told we’re not.
Please keep it in mind the next time you’re told something that tries to shut your creativity down.  Because we are all creative, in our own ways.  Every single one of us.

Including you.

Namaste,

Barbara

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Posted October 29, 2014 by Matthew in Uncategorized

Tampa Tribune Fires Homophobic Columnist   Leave a comment

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: we, as Americans, have the right to speak our minds – and I’ll defend that right, no matter the cost…what we, as Americans, do not have is the right to escape the consequences of said free speech. Just ask now-former Tampa Tribune columnist Douglas MacKinnon:

Douglas MacKinnon, one of the most conservative and controversial columnists to grace the pages of a Tampa Bay daily newspaper in many a year, has been fired from theTampa Tribune, sources tell CL.

The Trib isn’t saying anything officially. Metro Editor Dennis Joyce told CL that “It’s a personnel matter,” and refused to confirm or deny MacKinnon’s firing. But his name and work have been scrubbed off the paper’s website (On Tuesday his work was back on the site).

In all probability it’s because of the embarrassment to the paper.

That’s because of a book he’s just published in which he calls on the Southern U.S. states to secede from the rest of the country, because of the South’s more conservative stance on same-sex marriage and other rights pertaining to the LGBT community. Entitled The Secessionist States of America: The Blueprint for Creating a Traditional Values Country…Now, the book envisions a new Southern region called Reagan,after our 40th president, and would consist of Florida, South Carolina and Georgia. Not Texas, however, because, well, frankly, there are too many Mexicans there.

After his appearance on a conservative radio program  in which he discussed the book, the website Right Wing Watch picked up on his remarks, which then drew the attention of Huffington Post, Salon and Talking Points Memo.(CL Tampa)

Maybe its’ just me, but I’m betting his next stop will probably be over at Fox News to play the victim card…

H/T to Crooks & Liars

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At the end of the day … “The Mirror of the Soul”!!   1 comment

It Is What It Is

~~October 26, 2014~~ 

“The eyes are the mirror of the soul and reflect everything that seems to be hidden; and like a mirror, they also reflect the person looking into them.”

~~Paulo Coelho, Manuscript Found in Accra~~

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The attire of the body and the laughter of the teeth and the gait of the man show what he is.

“Just as one discerns and knows a person by his appearance and way of being, one also knows the secret of a person’s soul by his face. The face of the hypocrite pretends to have humility, equity, and justice; however, if the prudent and wise man examines him long and attentively, he will detect the hypocrisy.

“The face, therefore, is the image of the heart, and the eyes are the mirror of the soul and its affections. One finds this principally in tumultuous and vile men who conceal their badness for a…

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Posted October 27, 2014 by Matthew in Uncategorized

Electoral Alchemy…   1 comment

Over at Booman Tribune – one of the top progressive news sites, I might add – there’s an interesting article written by the Booman himself over the alchemy of trying to make electoral predictions…and FWIW, he’s dead-to-rights on just how hard it can be to predict what’s going to happen in elections.

That said, I’m also a believer in the age-old truism that anything can and truly happen in an election season…

Posted October 27, 2014 by Matthew in Uncategorized

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Well…   Leave a comment

…any questions?

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