Re-purposing commercial or religious properties, or letting imagination take over older architecture with interesting results…

The article that inspired this contemplation can be found here and at the end of the post. I often look around when I'm out somewhere and there are pretty big chunks of real estate that I'll see "for sale" or about to be torn down. It kind of makes me mad, even if the buildings … Continue reading Re-purposing commercial or religious properties, or letting imagination take over older architecture with interesting results…

#076–Blitz Q: How much more trolling & fake news would it take for the social media violence going on in India to happen in the U.S. (or is it already starting)?

(image from phys.org) When the Trolls, Swatters and Instigators Crawl Out of Cyberspace...damn. I wondered how long it would take for this "Fake News" train, the swatting, bullying, virus-spreading the army of Trolls on the internet to lead to deaths. India's finding that out firsthand. There are plenty of examples where what trolls and instigators … Continue reading #076–Blitz Q: How much more trolling & fake news would it take for the social media violence going on in India to happen in the U.S. (or is it already starting)?

Moving the penny tickets from the pit to stage level: Drunk Shakespeare today?

(image from ticketfly.com) I was amazed and laughing my butt off when I read this NPR article. I'd never heard of this, but apparently this is something that's been going on in some form or another for many years. Shakespeare with a plastered actor or two, and an audience that can drink all night, too? … Continue reading Moving the penny tickets from the pit to stage level: Drunk Shakespeare today?

The Radical, Propaganda, Communist, Totally un-American… Declaration of Independence? Whaaa?!

You know how it is. You're looking for stories, then you click on one, then another from the article, then another...and before you know it you've found a total gem. I'm not terribly surprised at this one, after reading about McCarthy for several years and seeing what his power play as the junior senator from … Continue reading The Radical, Propaganda, Communist, Totally un-American… Declaration of Independence? Whaaa?!

I’m being called “ma’am” a lot lately, & I don’t know what I think about that…

I've been getting ma'am-ed. I gotta admit, as someone who taught (oh so briefly) in the classroom, it wasn't unreasonable to hear the word ma'am from students. Being I was much older than they were, it could be considered normal. And since I'm in the south (Houston metro area, Texas, to be more precise), that … Continue reading I’m being called “ma’am” a lot lately, & I don’t know what I think about that…