Last month I had the opportunity to interview a guy I have known for ages named Carlton Hargro. He has lived many lives since we first met from doing security in a homeless shelter to Editor of Creative Loafing in Charlotte, NC; but we sat down to talk about all things creative, his love for the city of Atlanta and his African-American Superhero Anthology project. Read the article here
Sometimes I need to vent to large audiences who in my delusional state I feel need to hear what I have to say. Did that make sense? With that being said, I recently posted the following rant on Facebook. I put these things on there because I know that I have friends in the world of Facebook who are right wingers, left wingers, and in-betweeners like myself. Knowing that I hope to speak to them not in a political voice but in a common sense one. Please read my words and allow the remarks and comments to build in your head. I would love to hear if you agree with me. . .
So you cut food stamps; but you don’t also try to lower food costs. You don’t want to raise minimum wage; but you want to deny that folks are working 40 hour weeks and still qualify for welfare. You want people to be educated; but you don’t work to lower education costs. You don’t want to pay for healthcare; but you create an environment and grow food that makes people sick. Is this the world’s worst joke or are you simply the world’s biggest asshole?
|Lesson I learned recently: You can never have too much bacon jam for noshing!|
As a child, the end of the traditional school year meant the beginning of my read-a-thon. “Read This Summer” was the rule that was given to us on the last day of school and I always dove into the task head first. I was a regular at the library, checking out the maximum number of books each visit and lusting over the Childcraft volumes which were in the reference section and sadly could not be borrowed. I spent my summer learning and it made the humid heat a little less painful.