Sunday, February 17, 2013

Short bio - Cesar Chavez

Emmett Till - the horrific incident that helped ignite the civil rights movement.

Black History Month - equality - American Social and Cultural History

I have been so busy.  Soo busy with my documentary about Near Death Experiences. Trying to raise awareness of this issue.  If you are interested in checking it out go to http://cavernfilms.wix.com/survivingdeathdoc

I'm always and acutely aware of racism, equal rights and prejudice. My son showed me the below video yesterday. He is in a generation which is  RIGHT ON facing the next equal rights issue that we are all aware of and that is equality with sexual preference.

This song is by a popular group that puts together the civil rights fight with the fight for equal rights for all. Listen to the words, this song is just wonderful. There are many parts of the lyrics I love but right now it is "No freedom until we are equal, you're dam right I support it".



I'm nearing the end of my degree. Can you believe that I'm almost there? My life (other than my health issues) is really coming out the way I planned in 2006, be careful what you look forward to because it really happens. When we lived in Portland before we moved to Mexico we flat out planned these events:

  • Sell house
  • Move to mexico
  • Vacation 
  • Buy a house 
  • Fix it up
  • Spend all the money
  • Sell the house 
  • Come back repurchase what we needed. 
At that point we would be poor enough to qualify for student loans and grants and I could go to college.  We would be poor for a few years while I was going to college,  then we would purchase a house and get back to where we were before hand.  And then we will have a lot of money. We seriously have been planning to have a lot of money, so since we planned all this brokenness I'm very ready to be blessed with financial abundance. Because everything has went exactly how we planned it. I believe in the law of attraction I just know it will come.

About my history class... I'm in this class about the 60's and a first I was VERY frustrated because the class is taught by Steve Applebaum a Caucasian man who says the 60's was all about the music. And for me that didn't make any sense because to me the 60's were about equal rights and community. Though I was born in 71 I've always been interested in the 60's.  We didn't even start to learn about equal rights issues for 3 weeks.  But I'm happy now.  Our book is "The Portable Sixties Reader"  it's quite good and full of information.  We are in week 7 tomorrow and we have covered a lot of information. One thing that does frustrate me is that in the 60's the west coast farm workers primarily Latinos were fighting for equal rights and now its 40 years later and it is still going on.

We saw a great documentary about it, evidently made by Steve's friend I cannot seem to find a link when I find it I'll post it. It is quite good and covers a lot about the history of Chicanos and how they got to the point where they are now. According to the documentary Mexicans are related to the Native Americans then they were mixed with Spanish blood and are the new race of Mestizo.  I learned about this of course in grade school but it is nice to have a refresher.

Friday, February 1, 2013

The Musical Chums - this song Laurelhurst inspires me

The longer this song goes on it just keeps getting better and better.



This song inspires me. It's by a friend Brian Moodhe. I haven't seen him for a very long time. We were classmates. I think I saw him in a class in October 2012. We didn't greet each other and I was curious to see how he was, but there were so many people in that class that I wanted to catch up with I just missed him and then I think he dropped the class.

I knew that he used to be in a Metal Band - and he even gave me a cd but I'm not into Metal Anymore. I was into metal in about 1986 when I was a troubled teen. But not anymore.

Going to the Art Institute is really a trip because we are all going a hundred miles an hour trying to make our dreams come true and we look at each other like we are just classmates. But the truth is every one of us are Artists. We did not want to go to a normal college where you get a business degree, and we decided that an Art Degree might be the closest thing to what we want to do with our time/life.

The Art Institute costs probably 4-6 times as much as other colleges do. It is supposedly around the same price as an Ivy League College except it is easy to get into. However, I've noticed the only people that get past the first year have to be driven and artistic in some way. And the only people that make it to the end have to push themselves and push themselves. That might be true of any degree but I just know as a mother, artist, and college student, with health issues I often push myself to exhaustion.

I'm supposed to graduate in the next couple of terms and this video with Brian, who we had a disagreement the last time I talked to him but he reminded me with this video just how talented everyone is. It is amazing. I love this song and I think it has the potential to be big. If you love it find Brian Moodhe on facebook and tell him.