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Monday, 14 November 2016

Donald Trump -- Reinstate Habeas Corpus

Mr. Trump,
You've been busy backstepping on your election platform these last few days, but may I suggest 2 concrete things you could do to help yourself? Reinstigate the legal principle of habeas corpus, written into the Magna Carta a thousand years ago -- America was a better country with it ... the other is to get your children, the one's who still talk to you at least, out of the political arena. This in not a reality TV show ...
To quote Wikipedia ...
The political myth of Magna Carta and its protection of ancient personal liberties persisted after the Glorious Revolution of 1688 until well into the 19th century. It influenced the early American colonists in the Thirteen Colonies and the formation of the American Constitution in 1787, which became the supreme law of the land in the new republic of the United States.[c]
Sincerely,
Al Cool

Claude Monet -- Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Mr. Monet, and thank you for a lifetime of pleasure.
They ridiculed Monet in one century and now that same painting sells out of Christie's for 30-50 million Euros ... but he did it all for love.


In 1974 I was a young kid walking through the Louvre with my buddy (in my first novel I named him “Zit,” which he still hates!). Anyway, I was searching for anything I liked, besides the cherry wood carvings on the walls and ceilings. Then I saw my first Rembrandt. The masterpiece startled me – I was truly in awe and it took me some time to disengage. I’ve spent some time learning about Rembrandt ever since … after Zit pulled me away, we turned another corner ( being much less than inspired by the Venus and Mona Lisa), and walked into a less-popular salon, the Monet salon, where I fell head over heals with the art – happened to be the Poplar Series. I will never forget that moment … it was crystal clear and regenerative … I’ve had Monet prints in my house ever since … I bought an amazing self-portrait of Rembrandt, on a canvas, and packed it through Spain and Morocco and home again and kept it and a Moroccan handmade, wool carpet for decades …



And thank you, Nancy Patrice Davenport, for allowing me to wake up to these fantastic memories … it’s still a beautiful world.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

The right opportunity now -- don't miss this progressives

I'm glad to be alive today ...

Never have the choices been more clearly defined on how we want to live, how we want to be perceived, who we all are. 

This might be a great moment in history ... 

There's just no place to duck and run now, the dark side is in all our houses and the ugly is unavoidable. 

It's not enough now to pay your taxes, put your children through school, live well, kindly, and hope for the best; that has been usurped and it's time to show some backbone. Does your politician even know you exist? 

No, then you don't have to fistfight or march or shoot -- but you might have to voice an opinion and be counted. 

Uncomfortable, this DEMOCRACY bit, isn't it. Too bad., we can't expect others to carry the load anymore ... all that's changed already ...

BTW, they didn't bring this to you, you did it to yourself. Time to get on it, people ...