Monday, January 2, 2017
there was a icy chill to the morning
hoarfrost on the mirror of my RAV
my first excursion out in days
everything was still because of the holiday and the dusting of snow
i drove purposely slow
i didn't know why
til she ambled out from behind a tree and across the road in front of me
resplendent from an easy winter
she kept walking and never dropped her gaze
we passed each other as if we were in a slow motion movie
her eyes looking straight into mine
I opened the window and called
hey sugar baby, you sure are a pretty little thing
I hope you're havin a good winter
I love you
and I smiled
and I swear to god she quite nearly walked right up to me
|not this time, the first time.|
Saturday, December 10, 2016
It was the grand opening of a new basement gastropub. After the election, a lot of us had been shellshocked, and it was the first time many were venturing out.
A middle-aged entrepreneur named David sat down next to me, after I scooted into an empty slot so he could sit with his friends. I offered him a taste of my French onion soup as he told me stories of all the renovations he was doing to his various properties. Eventually, he confessed that his girlfriend had broken up with him a month before because she had gone to a Tony Robbins weekend, and when she came back, she wouldn't return his phone calls.
I couldn't bear to tell him... that's exactly what had happened to me. And why I was alone there drinking hard cider and eating French onion soup,
But in case I needed confirmation...
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Today I finally had time to watch it, and I was really struck by what Leah had to say, especially the reality of who Makers are in today's world.
Today's Makers consist of:
- 80% are males
- 44 years average age
- 97% have a college degree
- 80% have some post-grad work as well
- median income is $106,000 a year: a higher annual salary than 80% of US households and 96% of individuals
But what most intrigued me was the way that Leah looked at "outsiders" - the "base" culture of can-do-it-ive-ness that has been cultivated by ALL people, including people of color and women - and realized that they too, are worthy of being recognized as Makers. She highlights the importance of people like Lady Ada Lovelace, who realized that knitting machines (looms) could be used for computation; and Grandmaster Flash, who realized that two turntables could be wired together and records could be played in new ways, thereby becoming the grandfather of rap as we know it today. She even highlighted some interesting New Mexico examples: the low-rider culture, which interestingly is being featured in an exhibit at the New Mexico History Museum RIGHT NOW, and of course, Acoma Pueblo pottery.
What will YOU do to make what you love to do more relevant for your community?
Sunday, October 9, 2016
What was even more amazing was that my parents and friends rallied to get me there. My folks gave me airline miles to fly and my friends raised some money with a gofundme campaign that allowed me to travel with zero worries.
I had three days in town: Sunday for fun, Monday for the festival, and Tuesday as a backup for the festival in case of rain, which we didn't need, so I got to see one of my besties. The "fun" day Sunday ended up being 10 hours touring and 14 miles walking. I saw almost everything, monument and memorial wise. That night, I went on a nighttime small group tour with Bipartisan Tour Company that was out of this world good! Here are a few highlights of my photography from my explorations in DC that day:
On Monday, I went to the African American Museum on the way to the White House for the #SXSL event.
@Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
+ #SXSL Interview with David Adjaye and James Turrell
|Real American Heroes!!!|
|Obama + DiCaprio + Dr. Katherine Hayhoe, photo by Julia Youngs|
|Luke and Chris from Nexus! Photo by random stranger. : )|
|Jason Moriber, Luke Ritchie and Chris O'Reilly of Nexus Productions UK|
|Amy the amazing lady astronaut!|
Yes, I was THAT CLOSE to @BarackObama at #SXSL! I've never been so starstruck. It was the thrill of a lifetime! pic.twitter.com/71L9MI6XxH— Carri Bugbee (@CarriBugbee) October 6, 2016
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