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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Squeegie People: A People's Christmas Story Solution

Idea/Mission :  Once again - like twenty years ago - provide street people with a newspaper/chapbook publication, cheaply published on newsprint, (donated by a caring business, or businesses interested in empowerment, active political change, and a changed perception of the dispossessed and downtrodden, without empowering drug dealers who abuse art and creativity), to which the "underrepresented and seemingly voiceless" - or anyone wanting to help lift the affected and those who care about them, with something to say about "Problem" and "Solution - can contribute poetry, stories, writing, sketches.....thoughts of freedom and betterment.

Cost: like dollar, or a toonie. One step beyond a Christmas card, because even the stamp is just beyond the budget, these days.....

Result: A job - with real meaning, impetus for creativity - and definitely something to say. Or you can donate what you want, to read what you want, when you want....without being plugged in to anything except caring at Christmas, and everyday. It is NOT begging, and has dignity. It is classic art possibility. It is striving against powerlessness. It is stimulus for the minds and hands uncrushed, like the spirit.

I throw this hope to the winds, and wish for it to blow into hands more powerful, and empowering, than mine.......perhaps a little closer to the action. 

I wish it to be in place of a ticket for loitering, or insulting those scurrying to and from somewhere else to somewhere else, mindful of presence, and feeling powerless, themselves, to do anything about it - except maybe on their break, when they can read a little hope in a darkened and turbulent world.

Oh, where is the Spirit of Conrad Black when we need him? Ah....vilified, non-exuberant...ticketed.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Bix Beiderbecke - gentle memories ...