I could tell you the Earth is everyone’s Mother and I could tell you you should have bought a potted plant for your Mom instead of cut flowers because it’s “greener” but instead I just want to put up some videos for you this Mother’s Day.
This is a complicated an emotional holiday for many. I still have my Mom but my heart is heavy today because of the loss of a Mom in my life. Happy Mother’s Day to those who will celebrate today out of remembrance for their Moms, “single” Moms who raise their children with and without the help of partner or a village, to “single” Dads doing double duty, Moms to be, Grandmoms raising their grandchildren, Moms who can’t or won’t be Moms for whatever reason, and the creators who give birth to anything we can all enjoy. We see you and we honor you. Continue reading
Photo Credit: “[ existential ]” by Jesse Wright
Not having knowledge of self is like being homeless within your own body.”
I caught this tweet from a guy named @consciousskillz (Aqiyl Qasim) and I loved the idea of it.
Homelessness for many of would be the ultimate in separation from stuff, you know the material things we like to have around us that keep us on par with the Jones’. Continue reading
I confess, “if I’m being completely honest” as American Idol judge Simon Cowell used to say, I have watched every season of American Idol (AI) since it started.
I got hooked by the bad auditions in the beginning of the first season, not expecting to be engaged in the contestants plights and quests for stardom.
With millions of voters, even in the first season when no one really knew what the show was, AI consistently gets a voter turnout those in politics would be envious of. Continue reading
One day at work my female coworkers and I were asked to find images in a stack of magazines for a presentation. I came across a perfume ad that stopped me in my tracks. I saw it before but on this day I just had to discuss it with others.
It was a full page closeup of a very handsome blondish man with a 5 o’clock shadow and piercing blue eyes. His head was tilted to the side and he looked directly at the viewer as if to say, “You are the most interesting and beautiful, best smelling woman I’ve ever heard say anything, ever. I am listening. I hear you.” We named him Troy.
A male coworker overheard us discussing it and said, “That’s the look every man has to master. He’s really not paying attention but he knows he has to look like he is. Works like a charm.” Continue reading
Here’s my hypothesis: BP’s oil spill will lead to rising ADHD cases in children.
BP’s April 20th massive oil spill is an environmental disaster with effects reaching much farther out than just the Gulf region. With wildlife refuges and major bird migration stopovers in the way of the oil spill the destruction of their habitats will have ramifications for many of us.
Birds eat insects. Continue reading
Okay, it’s Mother’s Day again and somehow with all the stuff I’ve had to do in the past few weeks I still didn’t get my mom anything. The greenest thing I could think of getting my mom was food, specifically I mean giving her the day off and making some food for the family. I needed to make something different so I looked to my internet ecolovlies, as fellow blogger Queskeya calls us, for some ideas.
So I’m late and if you are too this post may help. As soon as I’m done with this I’m headed to the supermarket.
I understand Mother’s Day can be difficult for many and that’s why I went with recipes this year too. Everyone likes good food, even better if it’s good for you too right? These recipes are good anytime and for anyone you want to cook for so let’s dig in… Continue reading
M.I.A.’s new video directed by Romain Gavras is stirring up some controversy and not for nudity like Erykah Badu’s “Window Seat”. It was yanked from youtube in the US almost immediately.
The video is violent and graphic but M.I.A., whom I am a supporter of, often speaks of violence in her music and other assorted topics Americans with sensitive ears are shielded from. “Born Free” shows young, white male redheads being rounded up by authorities, a kid getting shot in the head, another beaten and yet another blown up. It’s NSFW but you can watch the video below. Continue reading
As the famous song goes “You’re nobody till somebody loves you”, but apparently you’re nobody till you have this video on your blog. That makes me a little late but I wanted to share some thoughts on it too.
After hours of listening to Ms. Badu’s new album by the time I got to see the video perhaps I was all Badu’ed out. By boy Gedi of potholesinmyblog.com wanted to get my thoughts on it and I said I wasn’t that impressed, but he was so I watched it again to see what I may have missed.
I’m pretty used to performance art and while it was a statement I wouldn’t have been brave enough to make in the buff I didn’t see it as such a big deal.
Upon second watch I noticed again I’ve seen Erykah Badu live (great performer live) and I thought she was more toned last year. For me although she looks great and is doing a great commercial for the vegan diet which I wrote about before, the fact that she wasn’t as toned made me feel like she wasn’t doing this as a vanity project. Continue reading