A mélange of design, photography, music and life from Madison, Wisconsin

SAME POWERS!

Posted: December 14th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Art, Madison, Politics, Wisconsin | Comments Off on SAME POWERS!


CommArts676

Posted: August 15th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Art, DZign, Found, Politics | Comments Off on CommArts676


Real hero

Posted: March 20th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Politics, Site of the Week, Sites, Tech | Comments Off on Real hero

While war criminals and private war contractors continue to earn paychecks, get medals and murder innocents, PFC. Bradley Manning remains in what Amnesty International and the United Nations have called “cruel and inhumane” treatment in Quantico Marine Corp brig.

Today is International Bradley Manning Support Day. Take action!

Bradley Manning faces his 666th day of incarceration tomorrow. How much longer will this evil continue?

Free Bradley Manning


Excellent prescription medication nevertheless bothersome to have to take a great deal

Posted: December 19th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Art, Photography, Politics | Comments Off on Excellent prescription medication nevertheless bothersome to have to take a great deal

From The Guardian:

2011 the year’s news – in pictures – in Lego!

flickr group


Can the Man

Posted: November 19th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Madison, Politics, Wisconsin | Comments Off on Can the Man


I had no idea how to approach this beorfe-now I’m locked and loaded

Posted: September 23rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Politics | Comments Off on I had no idea how to approach this beorfe-now I’m locked and loaded


In ca$h we trust

Posted: August 17th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Politics | Comments Off on In ca$h we trust


I&I

Posted: July 1st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Politics | Comments Off on I&I

That which we call “I” is just impermanent. Don’t take it personally.


Bluesman in the life of the mind

Posted: October 1st, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Music, Politics | Comments Off on Bluesman in the life of the mind

WTF?! Cornell West and Prince? Nice!

Dear Mr. Man

Music by Singersroom.com | More on Cornell West

We tired of y’all, We tired of y’all spyin’ on fellow citizensWe tired of y’all lyin’ to justify war. We tired of y’all torturing innocent people.

Cornell on Democracy Now! yesterday (thanks Phoebe!)

A blues person is always one who keeps his funky and resists all forms of sterilization, sanitation and deodorizing of funky reality. And by sanitation, I don’t mean I’m against keeping things clean, but I don’t like those discourses that are so clean that they don’t allow the funk, like the squeegee men in New York, like the marginalized, like our gay brothers and lesbian sisters who are often dishonored and dehumanized even by some on the left, or forgetting of indigenous people.

A nice (2007) interview in The Voice

“It’s a matter of trying to present to young people a danceable education,” he says. “Or what I call a ‘singing paideia.’ [Paideia means “a deep education” in Greek.] You have to get people’s attention and focus on serious issues. Then you try to cultivate their self and put a premium on critical reflection, and then you try and engage in the maturation of the soul, which has to do with courage, compassion, and just love, basically.”

The man is awesome!


VegOut Day!

Posted: October 1st, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Politics, Sites | Comments Off on VegOut Day!

I’m no PETArd, but wanted to share… go ahead! VegOut!

World Vegetarian Day
WVD

Really like this pieceAggressive Posturing Does Not Produce Vegetarians by Mike Jaynes

No one wants to be seen as the “freak” who won’t eat turkey on Thanksgiving or hamburgers at a cookout and therefore requires some special substitute cooked on a portion of the grill the meat did not sizzle upon. This embarrassment and fear is most likely normal and should not be attacked. Also — and this is another oft unrealized fact in the AR(Animal Rights) world — a person’s view toward animals is not the only facet of his/her humanity. There are plenty of meat eaters who are much more kind and good and helpful to the world than many vegetarian ARAs(Animal Rights Advocate) and we should not reduce the whole of humanity’s existence, self identification, and essence down to eating habits.

Pineapple. On the grill. Try it – its AMAZING!