Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Change of guard, says I.
At my original position, I was a Clinton fan… but, but
The potential possibilities that a black president will bring to the nation is too great to pass up.
The world wouldn’t know how to react! I think shocked. And then hope.
Me too, me too...
(p.s. I like his video—has a 60s quality to it).
Monday, July 23, 2007
In writing letters--
my words fly from heart to fingers- and lack of barriers make everything raw and overstated- love becomes obsession, annoyance becomes hate, and an indication of disappointment- becomes a personal attack.
Don't take it as such.
My letters are not to substitute human to human interaction.
Also, also, have you noticed how often an argument turns to a Case of Nothing Short of Misunderstanding when done face to face? Political leaders, take note! Decisions of war must be done face to face at the international space station. En route, our tiny Earth and thoughts of God would surely make an impression?
Earth, as taken from the International Space Station : Via NASA
Re: the movie- Powers of Ten-- I first saw this film in my high school physics class. We learned about the Eames brothers (famous furniture designers)... how creativity, science, and art pulled together in the form of stackable chairs.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Very Bizarre Website Here.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
My fear is that separating environmentalism by social class will widen the gap between the haves and have-nots, and trivializes the movement down to the ability to obtain products.
The health industry has already experienced the exploitive nature that is involved in marketing strategies taken on by food giants. According to one interoffice memo, consumers who eat Frito-lays, Doritos, soft drinks, and other well known junk food companies are your middle to low income minority groups. Yet, companies continued to portray White, upper middle Americans in their ads, an ad executive observed astutely.
Ad agencies then worked to change the faces of many snack companies to better reflect their consumers, showing Hispanic and African Americans in more of their commercials and print ads. This brilliant marketing insight to take the flip side of the health conscious consumer has reaped record sales for junk food companies. It has also, however, contributed to the level of obesity and obesity related problems of the middle and lower class. (This statement deserves a paper…which I wrote—except it was in Spanish.)
Environmentalism will likely suffer the same fate if consumers base their environmental track on how often they shop at Whole Foods, or whether or not they have a “I’m Not a Plastic Bag” tote. Companies have already exploited the label of “environmentalist,” with an influx of “organic” labels on skin products and laundry detergent—when in reality there is no government oversight over the use of the word “organic” for these products (only exists for food).
(I went on a bird walk at the South Coast Botanical Gardens & it just made me think about the future of environmentalism with record sales of environmental shirts but low volunteer turn-out).
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Monday, July 09, 2007
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Friday, July 06, 2007
In this key film from the Czech New Wave, two uninhibited young women (both named Marie) turn against the numbing state of society in a madcap flurry of pranks and material destruction. Beneath the outrageous surface of this avant-garde comedy is a defiant feminist statement and an acknowledgement of the desperation that goes hand-in-hand with rebellion – a state of mind represented by one girl’s attempted suicide. The film so unsettled Czech government officials (and a great many other men) that its release was held up for a year. “... the most adventurous and anarchic Czech movie of the 1960s” (The Faber Companion to Foreign Films).
Thursday, July 05, 2007
More of Akiane's absolutely amazing paintings can be found online. She's only 12... but has been painting like the above since age 7! (I can't even draw a circle).
The prodigy writer- Adora- has a great imagination. (I saw a Diane Sawyer documentary on the little giant).