Friday, May 29, 2020

You Can't Look Away After the Death of George Floyd

The nation is glued to the site of crystal clear injustice. Overnight, fires and protest continued in demand of justice!

So much disruption. Revolt. No charges though. Folks are angry over no charges being filed against the officer in the video with his neck of George Floyd... until he died on the street. So much clarity each time this happens. It has to stop. #JusticeforGeorgeFloyd. He was from Houston, there for work. Times are tough for every black man in America.
A few days ago, we were covering folks stressed out from the pandemic and because they had to stay home. To wear or not to wear a mask was the issue.
A concern about how schools will open was the central issue. Now - What coronavirus?
Trump wrote an executive order against social media in a dispute with Twitter that fact-checked 2 tweets.
Still no charges against Derek Chauvin at midnight on day three of protests after the death of George Floyd. 

Friday, May 8, 2020

610 "Topflop" Construction

Here are some random Friday night full moon thoughts. 

Being stuck at home so long, I think we've heard it all so what's another wierd write up? Right? Who cares?

Parents who've had to teach at home, my heart goes out to you. Women facing abuse every day, I pray for you. The desperate who turn to a life of crime to make ends meet. I'm aware and understand completely. With the internet up and over the top, we are completely fragmented. So, hence. Be it work. 

Yet we're all aware of the same things. Politics and a pandemic made everyone FINALLY pay attention. Both are poisonous. The Election.

Streaming. News. Life Hacks. Everyone's now LIVE. Clamoring to go viral. You know what that means now and for the future? Chasing cool is a competition where everyone wants to be an Olympian.

We're all in this together. COVID-19. pandemic. Life is suddenly tagging and branding. Cooling and catfishing. Tik-Tok till you're ill. Scrolling past me is the new backstab. Irrelevance is an insult. Such a strange way to evolve as a culture. And the pace is unreal. 

Also, freeways are getting stranger in design. I felt like I was driving through a hula hoop. There's a new low overhang northbound on the Southwest Freeway into a West Loop South northbound underpass. - I was a traffic reporter for a minute too. That underpass is a toeflop.

And who the F is "TOEFLOP?" A tagger w a bad name. That one is on the railroad across I-10 inbound from the 610 West Loop and is annoying the F out of me.


Friday, December 6, 2019

Houston Community College Presents "The Awakening" - Social Awareness Through Reconstruction

Houston Community College (HCC) is where I began my pursuit of higher education  back in the 1990's. It was the era of the Supermodel, high fashion, and drama. It was also at Houston Community College where I got my first email address. It was a Hotmail account. I still have it.

I also modeled in shows for the fashion department at HCC and we had so much fun! The theme for this type of this particular show was about using recyclable materials to create dramatic looks, not exactly emphasizing the concern for the earth and its sustainability. Back in the 1990's, pre-social media, environmental concerns weren't as severe, nor at the forefront of our mind, with proof of imagery, like today.

Jump ahead to 2019 and here we are. Social media has brought about an inundation of awareness, encouraging action among young people worldwide to save our planet.

Categories of tonight's event (above, below).

Now, the materials used to create fashion are the same, recyclable, paper, plastic and more. However, the theme of this particular show at HCC has evolved to "The Awakening," an important message of urgency, sounding an alarm to save our planet; a critical concern plaguing youth throughout the world.

Student designs were numbered and judged based on the following categories: 

For a list of the winners from tonight's judging, visit HCC's page for updates.

Here is a look at a video I made right after the show tonight.

Enjoy and thanks for watching!