North Lime Coffee & Donuts:The Thinkers

Where the Informed Meet to BE Moved by Life’s Crossroads!

In response to the Art Assignment last Spring of choosing two or three images of an art work with three sequential poems on how your body is represented led me to visit the site of the oldest municiple university in America.  Founded on April 3, 1798 as the Louisville Seminary which gave rise to the University of Louisville, the Jefferson Seminary became the Univeristy of Louisville through authorizing legislation.  The Adminstration reflects the Jeffersonian Design of Monticello while inside the buidling, the Foucault Pendulum quietly swings to mark the earth’s rotation.  While out front, at the foot of the entrance steps, sitting on the foundation rests, Rodin’s Thinker.

To have reached up to just touch the cold bronze on this rainy day, along with the rich memories of visiting the campus, to protest at the campus regarding the construction contracts that excluded potential access to the bidding process by race, sex, creed, gender and disabiilty will have G_d as well as any informed thinker for generations to come to be asking the question, about the ease of access to space that was committed to the promotion of the “Public Happiness by Bestowing a Liberal Education on Those Whom Nature Has Endowed with Genius and Adventure”.

So, if one wonders about thinking, to the extent that a better perspective emerges about the creative mind, is that “work”?  Currently, within the Federal Level of Administration, there is a robust push to force labor from those who are unemployed who use Medicaid.  To understand the experimentation being performed, see: Forced Work and click on the request for expedited consideration.

Since the drafting of this post back in the Spring, there seems to be reporting in the Arktimes of the failure of the Medicaid program to force work as an incentive to obtain health care see:  Damaging Health Care

Algorithms as Weapons of Destruction

Today I would visit the insightful reporting of The Arkansas Times and would wail at the case making its way through the courts.  For the challenge made by those with disabilties through Legal Aid have been hit again.  If one has ever been through a courst of any kind, if the facts are not in the case at the beginning, then the progressive arguments, ruling, challenges, keep honing down the reason for the case advacing.  Too often cash becomes the language of settlement than what is the reason for life, as context to the ethics inherent to sound decision making.

There seems to be another game going on the Orders of Law in Arkansas.  And to fathom how and then why, there seems to be an absence of stalwart leadership, one only has to reflect a little bit to comprehend where a more profound ruling can occur.  If the courts are operating lock step, then what chances does difference have?  For even realizing a life?  See: Supreme Court Overturns

Whereas: A Response to Layli Long Soldier

In reading the poetry of Layli Long Soldier, the Spirit responds with recognition of her work and the work that is in front of us, as Artists.

First, see Whereas: The Right to Peacefully Assemble

Then, see: A Call to Activate: For Justice

Whereas:

Labels become outdated

Inundated becomes valorization

For those too far removed

From the importance

Of Thee;

Situation Moving

Therefore:

To LIFE.

Then Understand the Pre-

Fix

Towards Whereas:

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Followed by

Another Resolution?

Just

A One time

Moment

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But was this important

To the Important

for the lives lost

from broken treaties

from broken promises

for the future

when the

Sovereign

struggle

for the time

vested

to get

government

speak,

SPEAK!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flag, Flagged and No Response?

In briefly visiting the news today along with some stops to the gathering of Conservatives, I am reminded of the past where “The Flag” took on meaning.  As children, we would receive a flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol and other artifacts though I’ve wondered at times what does this symbol really mean.

In response to the patriots some reference to the code that describes display is in order.  See:

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/USCODE-2011-title4/html/USCODE-2011-title4-chap1.htm

See # 7, for if one reviews the policies that guide the thinking of “The People” and “not our own people” as Trump often signinfies in contrast to the whole of the body of all citizens, then one might begin to ask questions.  For who do you think empowers the Office?

And of course, the law empowers the leader to even establish a different protocol, but understand what is codified into policies, grew out of a debate from both the House and Senate.  And there have been questions where the Judicial has passed judgements.

In viewing this image:

was the President shackling the symbol that if one reads the code, there is a discussion about symbolic of the freedoms and liberties afforded to us, as citizens.  Yes, the event was a Conservitive Political Action Confernce (CPAC) meeting to build momentum.

However, manipulating the artifacts is one clue to a type of power which the U.S. Constitution guards against.  On the other hand, there are certain freedoms guaranteed to the pariticpants, though at what point does “Liberty and Justice for all” shake loose frozen mindsets?  Should holding on to the office be confused with buying the office?

 

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ON/OFF Creating A Movement

To Charge the Movement as an Art form requires only You to participate!

Avocado Press To Ride Buses  So simple the switch is at your fingertips to be used and then used.  When to realize a call to arms in trying to realize a social shift in civil rights as an outward response to the plight afforded a community of people who have literally been pushed aside!  And what do institutional organizations have to do with the world of High Finance and Politics?

While being involved in a Writing Art Class and seeing how the creative response begins to manifest expression takes some effort, even when that effort as an artist may be a writing in solitude. Even a journey can be that, though this last week I was reminded by my physican that “Art is in and of itself a healing profession”.  

In being apart of on-line learning through the School of Art in Chicago while residing in Louisville, Ky is a creative act to move the thinking, about life into a space where I can ask questions without being punished.  If one thinks of the possibilities that the sciences can be integrated with the arts, then a realization can be realized that LIFE is the art.  Artists create and engage the moment to share how expressions are important, even when one is up against a management style that diminishes the idea of difference.

Find below a poem written in response to Time, an essential dimension that I’ve wondered about all of my life.

 

NOW, Time

Dimensions,

First, second, third in the fourth

by whose voice speaks from yesterday

but from the face of time.

 

The clock that marked

The space:

The place of the Mayflower

Little Rock and all points,

East, West, North and South.

 

But who would ever want

To take apart time?

 

To wrestle for a blessing,

Time spent by a young man

Only wanting a blessing

From the Divine.

 

Time marched on, and yet

In the dimensionality by which

Ships Sailed,

Navigation flawed,

It’s seams.

 

Regardless of

the inevitability of death,

time lapses,

without running around.

 

Create time,

The Father would admonish

The child, when a world

Beckons with vessels, illuminative

Imagination gone infinitesimal

Without knowledge

of transmission,

the lore

nor understanding.

Which

mind is matter,

not over,

not below,

but the dimensionality

of a times squared

without

the Gawd!

 

The beat unfolds,

The blind know

The race is off

Already, so soon,

Before the jazz

calls Billie, Louis

to take a ride

with Cab!

 

So much to do when one thinks one can make a difference in this life!

Until the next blog, 

Bill