Just my opinion

When I saw and heard about what happened in Charlottesville, I asked myself, is this how Americans suppose to act.  Have we become wild animals, no longer have the capacity to have a peaceful dialog, a civil debate.

I wish people would take the time and think about what going on.  Take the time to step back and see the whole picture. Not just race, slavery, but history. These confederate statues that people are demanding to be remove because they view them as icons of racism, slavery, a sign of hate.

Here my home town there a confederate monument statues in a downtown park that people are now protesting to be removed.  This monument has been there as long as I can remember.  Like many other monuments in other cities and towns, people of all color pass by, sitting at the park, waiting at the bus stop, but no one ever said a word.  The monument even has engrave in it “Our confederate dead”.  Why now to remove them?

Removing this statues, is it going to improve your life?  Is it going to end racism or solve the problem in our society that deal with race. Will relations with police officer and the black community be better? These statues are a reminder of our history as a nation. It might not have been the best time in our nation history, but we can’t forget it, nor can it be change.  We can’t go about erasing our nation’s history that we don’t agree with or a group of people are unhappy with. If you erase our history, we our bound to repeat it again.

Our country was founded during a time period of slavery and racism.  In today context, slavery, racism and hate are wrong. They shouldn’t be allowed exist in today world, but it wrong to use that context and judge those that lived in a different time period. A period where life was different. If these statue are removed what next? Declaration of independence? Our national anthem, written by a slavery owner, but also a lawyer who help slaves.  Where will it end?

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Book #6 The German Girl

The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa.  Not sure where to begin with this book except that it an awesome book. A young girl Hannah Rosenthal introduces us to the world that she is living in.  A world that hate her for who she is, for who her family is.  The only person who accept her is a boy name, Leo Martin.  With thing getting worst her family make the decision to leave to leave Germany on a transatlantic liner name SS St. Louis along with Leo Martin’s family. Their destination Cuba where the Rosenthal family and Martin family have obtain Visas to enter the country.

Decades later in New York city a young girl, Anna Rosen get a strange package from an unknown relative in Cuba.  Her great-aunt Hannah. Anna and her mother travel to Cuba to learn more about their family past and their trip from Germany to Cuba.

World Watercolor Month 2017

World Watercolor Month has come to an end.  This year I completed 19 painting out of 31 which is less then what I did last year.  It always fun and a challenge to participate in World Watercolor month. The challenge to paint something each day and to use that creativity side of our brain that most of us don’t use.  The fun part is just having fun doing it.  No need to stress whether your watercolor painting sucks.  Just enjoy what you are doing and maybe laugh that your art work looks like a 6 years old art work or that you may have some hidden talent.

My Calendar

Do you use a calendar?

Keep track of birthdays, special days, doctor appointments.

Do you count the days when you’re going on vacation?

I wish I could do that.

My calendar is blank. Just fill with the month,year, the days.

I stare at it wondering when I’ll get that phone call.

When that day come?  Will it come on Friday the 13?

Maybe two weeks after Friday the 13.

The phone call for a job interview.

The phone call to notify and offer you that job position.

I stare at my calendar wondering when that day will come.

 

 

Book #5:Death among Rubies

My last last book I read was by R.J. Koreto, Death on the Sapphire. He has a second call Death among Rubies.  Lady Frances Ffolkes travels with her dear friends Gwendolyn and Thomasina to Kesrel’s eyrie.   The estates belongs to Gwen family.  Before traveling to the estates, Lady Frances learns her friends have been threaten and seeks to find the individual(s) responsible.  As she and her friends make their way to the estates, Gwen’s father, a powerful diplomat is murder with his most valuable ruby dagger.  Knowing that her brother wouldn’t approve of her getting involved in solving this case, Lady Frances along with her maid June Mallow get to work to finding the murder.  Interviewing guest and the servants working at the estate, but also learning about the family relationship between Gwen and her Aunt whose task is to run the affair of the estate.

The Russian Did it

Russia, Russia, Russia! We have all heard it on tv, radio, read it online, newspapers. The media and the democrats obsession to tie President Trump with collusion with Russia. Even now there is still no evidence that Trump had any collusion with Russia. Still the media and democrats will not drop the matter and hoping evidence will appear out of thin air. I will not bore you with details cause am sure this make news across globe to where there freedom of the press.
Why the obsession with Russia? Why are Americans so desperate in making Russia the “Bad Guy”, the enemy, and why now? Yes! these are the two toughest kids on the block and have been close to all out war with each other. Maybe our obsession with Russia lays within our culture and society. We are influenced that Russia is the bad guy, the number one enemy that the United states needs to defeat. This influence doesn’t come from education, nor is taught in home, but by the entertainment industry. Hollywood notion to depict Russia as the ultimate enemy for the United states and to the rest of the free world. Movies that are created to entertain us with action and scenarios of war, are only to stereotype the Russia government and people. The world fear the Russians and it only the United States who can defeat them. The movie clips below are a few examples of movies where it the United States vs Russians.

My 3rd Journal Full

I’ve recently filled up my 3rd journal. Its filled with written journal entries along with watercolor portrait paintings and other things. For this journal I used the portrait travel journal that I brought at Hobby Lobby. Its a perfect size journal that you can take with you every where you go.  Compared to my second journal a strathmore mixed media which is about the same size, this portrait travel journal was much easier to keep open as I work in it. I was hoping to to use my dip ink fountain pen, but it bleed through the paper. Using regular pen was okay. The paper did hold up when I use watercolor.  Sometimes after watercolor dried the colors would sometime stain the paper next to it.  The same thing would happen when I drew something using the Faber castell artist pen.