rivercrow on March 20th, 2012

I’m really hating this election year. Every election, the ads and politics get nastier and more depressing. I honestly think that’s a tactic — depress the population so much we don’t vote. Now that politicians are openly comparing women to livestock, I figure it’s just a matter of time before the 19th amendment gets repealed.

I don’t know if I should be happy I’m nearly past brood mare age, or if I should be worried that I’ll have my citizenship revoked because I didn’t breed.



rivercrow on October 22nd, 2009

Just a calendar of how many words you should have if you commit to 1667 words a day.

rivercrow on September 13th, 2009

Saturday we were amongst the first audience at the new Harvey B Gantt building, the new home for the Afro-American Cultural Center. It’s a beautiful building, incorporating an art gallery and community facilities. The building isn’t quite done yet — some interior work yet remains — but no matter.

We were there to attend a “Get to know Saffire The Uppity Blues Women” who are stopping as part of their final tour as a group. Mother Blues and Michael Porter lead the edutainment session where we collectively created and performed blues songs. Really enjoyable!

Afterwards, we went to Fuel for pizza, which is always great. When we left, we watched bemusedly as two fellows dressed as Ghostbusters trotted past, looking for something. Turns out there was a Great Urban Race occurring, sort of a fun-run/scavenger-hunt for charity.

rivercrow on September 11th, 2009

I’m surprised sometimes when people complain to me about how hard their lives are.

No, that’s not right — I’m not really surprised by complaints.

I think I mean to say I am surprised at how far I have come from being in the ranks of the complaining and the Miserable by Choice. Somewhere along the line, my conscious and cynically self-conscious attempts to change my own thinking succeeded. It’s certainly not 100%. I still have days filled with self-pity. But it’s no longer weeks and months of focused attention on the inequalities of the world as relates to me. Which is just as well — because I don’t have it so bad, and I know that.
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rivercrow on September 10th, 2009


So, what’s this WordPress site doing here? Oh yes — I abandoned it when I had things to do.

Well, I have a job now. Actually, just celebrated my one year anniversary at the place. I’m happy there.

And I thought it was time for a new look. I’ll replace the pictures with some of mine over time. If I keep the new look.