I just got done watching Ms. Oprah's speech on CNN. There are times when it just seems like the world is dark. Like nothing good will happen. But then you're reminded that the human condition is about striving to be more than what we are. One day we'll be all be better. It'll take a lot of work... a lot of shedding our egos... and removing what makes us comfortable but we'll be better. Sometimes history is made by the winners. Other times, history is made by the best in humanity.
Ello.co, when it first came out, offered an alternative to Facebook. I signed up as soon as I heard about it then I forgot about it. I've reinvested my time in the social network and Oh MY God! The ART! It's turned into a brilliant art network! It's inspiring to see so much artwork from around the world. I'm there, on Ello, for the pictures. It's a welcome balance to the negative news I read.
This is one of my favorite arrangements of the Lion King's Circle of Life- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI1cEWEtJw4 The Lion King is one of the few Disney movies I enjoy. It's just a beautiful movie. I hope one day that the play will come to Portland so I can watch it.
I'm giving The ComiX Scene one last shot. I've tried numerous attempts at creating an indie comic site and they've all failed. But I'm trying one more time. I got my old Arts Instruction Schools books sitting in storage. The AIS is no longer open so I think I'll try to convert some of them to comic lessons. I'm not exactly sure how I am going to do that.
When I was a teenager, there was a kid in the neighborhood who still believed in Santa. I couldn't believe that someone over the age of 8 still believed. We had a debate on if Santa was real or not. My point was if Santa was real, why do poor kids not get presents. His response was "well, they must all be bad kids." I feel like I'm having the same kind of debate with Trump supporters. Steph and I saw an interesting comedy special by Jeff Ross called "Jeff Ross roasts the border wall." The comedian, Jeff Ross, interviews people from Brownsville, Texas, a city right on the border of the U.S. and Mexico. It provided some good insight about the immigration issue. I think America is big enough to house immigrants. I don't believe in the argument that "we need to take care of our own." If America did take care of our own, why do we have a homeless problem? Why do children starve in America? Why do our vets not get the care they need? We don't care for our own. It's a dumb counter argument.