Category Archives: THOUGHTS

. . . HEY, I’m thinking HERE.

Los Angeles Diaspora

They didn’t kill enough of them,” ran through our skin and down our spines as I pushed one of the last bar stools back in place for the evening while the bartender and I locked eyes in fear of the thought of what kind of human mentality the statement was summoned from as the speaker sat at the bar and fixated on the television that was set to CNN. Continue reading

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Food for Thought: Culinary Crossovers

In my culinary crossovers, I have found that while ethnic foods have been popular for years, an emerging consumer
interest in the true historical flavors of traditional ethnic foods is fueling this cultural crossover, such as the simple act
of adding Thai chilies to cold oil in a wok and then removing them before introducing meat and produce to enhance the dish. Continue reading

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Bill Viola: Self-Perfection

As artists we circle the drain of this place we collectively go to tap into for the chaotic and visual impetuses of our collective visual voice.
It is not surprising that along the way the signs up ahead read like Caution: deep spiritual valleys ahead, cause and effect for next (n) miles,
and no rest stops ahead. Continue reading

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Rights, Rages and Drunks

Allow me to break this down into smaller pieces for those of us whose Hippocampus, synapses, and other major components
of the human limbic system are tightly wound to their Gluteus maximus. We live and make decisions constantly. Some people
drive drunk and kill. We live and make decisions, period. Continue reading

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Luis Ramirez: Un Amigo Mio

Adding insult to injury the jury also found the two teens ‘not guilty’ of third-degree murder in the death of Ramirez,
who died of blunt force injuries? The two were also were acquitted of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment
and ethnic intimidation essentially stripping Mr. Ramirez of any sense of human or civil justice, dignity or validity. Continue reading

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Thoughtful Meanderings

Since the earliest recorded times humanity has never had too much problem in defining a reason to go to war. The simplest things like shiny objects and resources have always been a running favorite.

With the signing it is important that Hamas abide to a full cease-fire with Israel, and it will be incumbent upon Israel to recognize and honor the Palestinian sovereignty and its borders.

Prescott Bush’ (GWBs grandfather) business dealings persevered through until the company’s assets were seized in 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act.

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Puget Sound pollution

Puget Sound, I believe is one of the world’s most greatest wonders with its awe inspiring natural beauty and temperate rainforest ecosystem, although the sound is also a magnet for all kinds of human activity including those that kill ecosystems. Continue reading

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Media: In the public Interest

The current move to purchase as many programming facilities and production houses, and to deny Americans a more pluralistic truthful and enriching broadcasting by denying funding for public broadcasting is absolute madness and goes against every wish of our forefathers purpose of writing the Bill of Rights. Continue reading

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Water

I drink you Caesar. I wash in your galactic atoms Cleopatra. I sweat for your words Aristotle. I feel Abraham’s prophecies in my bloodstream as I quench my thirst on Giotto’s water pail for his colors. Continue reading

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Awesome Wisconsinites, ainna?

As the fallout of Governor Walker’s union-busting bill that will roughly add 18,000 people to Wisconsin’s unemployment lines as he
may have just ‘woken a sleeping giant’ in the 99% across the nation. As you raised your collective voices not only did each of you
forfeit your days of comfort as you battled not only the Wisconsin weather you battled the fascist and his tyrannical persecution and intimidation. Continue reading

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