People make plans and the gods laugh...
A year ago I told my boss I'd retire after the summer programs were done. I offered to volunteer enough hours to keep my beloved arts camps and apprenticeship programs alive.
I knew the Rockford Arts Council couldn't afford me anymore. Donations and corporate contributions were down in a local economy that has never recovered from any recession. And we weren't getting our operating grant from the state any time soon. Illinois is in a…Continue
Sean Spicer - you gotta love him!
Defending an acting president takes more than balls, it takes unflappable bowels & liquor - lots of it!…Continue
Open Call from the King of the hill, top of the heap:
USA Presidency ? Really ? The legitimacy ought to be scrutinized.
As a working-class, southern Italian faggot I have never felt in more danger.
I hear calls from the mindless mainstream media for the country to heal and unify. I won't heal. I won't unify with those who voted for the monster the mindless mainstream media helped create. This country can never be "healed" as long as racism, sexism, homophobia/transphobia, ageism, ableism, classism, etc. continue to make some…Continue
by Tommi Avicolli Mecca
Yesterday, my friend Alison and I arrived at the Main Library here in San Francisco only to find that access was all but blocked by police cars and caution tape. A drama was unfolding. A guy had an assault gun and was threatening to shoot others and/or kill himself.
It was another day in an America that has become synonymous with violence: police shootings of unarmed black men, endless wars in other countries,…Continue
I know, I know - this is slightly premature; but so predictable & my Crystal Ball is never wrong - besides the lies & flip flops are blurring into 1 Big Loser...…Continue
Really great first night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland - but four score & seven years…Continue
When I was 8 years old, I got my head stuck between 2 bars of a railing at the beach! (well, that explains a lot)…Continue
My daughter in Atlanta surprised me again with a matinee treat to see "Beautiful" - The Carole King Musical - playing at the famous Fox…Continue
The President made me cry today, tears of joy that is!
For those of you who sometimes do not know what to make of Art James poetic free association comments, I offer this from my recent post…Continue
(Photography by A. Nony-Mouse with it's teeny weeny camera!)