Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Anyone who doesn't vote in every election and uses as an excuse that they don't believe either party can make a difference, or even that there isn't any difference between the parties, should be made to visit the graves of the millions who died as a direct result of the elections of Richard Nixon in 1968 and '72 and of George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004. Or made to walk every mile of road and the bridges that connect them that are in disrepair because a Republican Congress has thwarted much of a Democratic president's agenda in the last several years or supplement the incomes of working people who cannot earn enough to feed themselves without food stamps and even then often end up homeless with their entire families, et-endlessly-cetera...

Sunday, October 19, 2014


As always (or at least most often), the creative artists were there first, in this case the much missed New York band Homer Erotic:

Friday, October 17, 2014


So sad to hear of the wonderfully talented Misty Upham's passing. You can read about the circumstances and her family's reaction to the local police not taking the search for her seriously here.

But whatever the circumstances, Misty was a gifted actress as she proved in every role she played. I was especially rooting for her to win an Oscar for her leading role in FROZEN RIVER, which if you have never seen you have missed another classic.

She was only in her early thirties, with so much more to offer, if Hollywood could finally become able to cast Native Americans as something other than symbols of indigenous stoicism.

Condolences to her family and friends.