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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


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Inundated becomes valorization

For those too far removed

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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:


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?







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


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.


mind is matter,

not over,

not below,

but the dimensionality

of a times squared


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, 




On Being Called to Respond

In the summer of 1972 I would get to experience Washington, D.C. as a young intern for Congressman David Pryor of Arkansas. That summer was special, not so much to have even worked in Watergate, that night, but to experience a city by the designs of Pierre Charles L’Enfant would set in motion the verb of a plan for the City on a Hill. To understand this “backstory” as a function of nature’s design requires a tuning of the soul of not only America, but the world if We, as a people wish to realize the prosperity aligned with Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. In the Arts, regardless of what is being politically espoused, creativity joy seems to be experienced while all to quickly becoming an artifact to that moment unique!

Democracy: An Experiment in the Liberation of Freedom

Matter does seem to be complete in opposition to Churchill’s belief.

The Triumph of Man over Matter does not seem to be quite complete yet. 

Bill Adler “The Churchill Wit”

Democracy as an expression of the choice and will of people is evolving through a set of laws, derived in the United States of checks and balances.  Often practices inherent to the formation of wealth may violate the spirit of the law.  

Invisible is not an opposite of outvisible, but rather is a temporary island by which thinking is tensioned across the unconscious and consciousness held in the right and lefit hemspheres of the human body that breathes in and out the scalibilty of relationships within and beyond self.  And Matter is a function of mass, not so much of gravity unless one wishes to explore “Feynman’s Lectures on Gravitation”. To be more precise and focused, one could also go into the writings of Edward Tufte’s “Beautiful Evidence” and other topics presented from his conferences. But what this page, which I may attempt to revise, is an attempt to address the issues of trying “to just be”, to hear and see a different visual bubbling from within.  If you will, where even mind, is accepted and held within and beyond the double-consciousness.

At the beginning of the of an on-line Chicago Institute of Art class on Human Rights and Social Change, I would share two books with my class. The two books were “The Cry of the Invisible” edited by Michael Lusko.  The book was obtained in 1992 while attending a meeting of a National Meeting of Rights & Protection Advocates in Philadelphia.   The second book, by Paul Von Blum, was The Art of Social Conscience which was acquired enroute back to Little Rock from the University of Waterloo in ’83 when I had to take a leave of absence to recover from attempting to understand disorder in the context of the writings of Ilya Prigogine.  In Detroit, I would have to switch trains and time was spent visiting the Detroit Institute of Arts.

“Humanity is not something with which man is born,” declares Peter Seltz in his forward to this book.  “It has to learned and fought for, and often the artist becomes the individual in whom the struggle to maintain or acheive true humanity manifests itself, the  man in revolt agains accepted values, the guardian of non-comformity”.

What is not understood or woven into the concsiousness of the rights discourse, is an awareness that categorically starts out which engages self in the others by categorical forms of existence framed in terms of race, sex, creed, gender, creed and disablity.

The last category of disability can find representation in all the previous categories.  But if the disability is a developmental disability, social acceptance can be higher than the last.  The last category bestowed by the evolution of mental health care is contextualized by the more nuanced social experience that often says indirectly not by race, not by sex, not by creed, not by gender but rather by the qualities of aymmetrical form in motion.  When one is chained to” hospital bed” or murdered, then who will speak truth in power?

The image is of two mental patients chained to the bunk bed in the State Hospital. "the assemblage ...is a person, strapped to a bed, is isolated with  only the brutal image of himself for companionship.

I once served an an orderly in the Arkansas State Hospital prior to becoming “invisibile” as a patient citizen. And now, We, as a class read Ellison’s classic, “Invisible Man” the story from my perspective becomes a parody of my life’s journey to date. For to have grown up in Little Rock, attend Central High, and later Hendrix College, a Methodist affiliated college with a parent serving on the Board of the Institution brought into my life a certain love for the role of the non-profit aspect of higher learning. And there were also times, when my Father would attempt to raise funds for Philander Smith College, the sister school for Blacks.

So, years later, to attempt to realize a career in Louisville where Presbyterian and Baptist Seminaries thrive, Universities and Colleges expand, there seems to be within my thinking a sense of de ja vu as I discover the personalities defined by race and the fragile nature of higher institutions of learning. The gifts of Simmons College and St. Stephans remains no less important today, than the perpetuall challenges that any institution of higher learning must face in its trials and tribulations.

But now, in an e-based platforms, how does one make sense out of digital matter and keep the message alive, in the love of higher, if not lower truths?

To attempt to think mind over matter by design, fails the challenge of just being with, in and of matter, which we are.  Light is a an expression of photons being released as a function of the duality and white is not a color.  So the questions and discourse become a bit more complex in trying to find a languge that understand the nature of the whole, the moment and within a time construct internal, but also outside of the gaze. In essence, to the challenge is to see fresh, experience the whole, the LIFE by which a certain structural and spiritual awareness are realized as much as in the NOW.

With this said, Now is the time to start a New Year, 2019 afresh!

Investigations into Labor, Power, of Saudi Arabia

See the book by Charles Morgan, former CEO of Axciom, Matter of Life and Data which relays the personal story of how Morgan developed Axciom but also assisted the House or Saudi Arabia with the development of their banking system.   Wouldn’t have been the first time Conway’s economy advanced from revenues made from trade with the Middle East.  For in 1970’s school buses manufactured by the Ward Bus Company would be shipped to assist with the Muslim’s journey to Mecca.  Now, in building their empires where 1% of the people shape and enslave others, perhaps there is a need to investigate behind the veil and understand at whose expense, beside the demise of the Washington Post Journalist, what making “American Great Again” through the content of man or woman’s character is really all about!