An Interview with Harold Norse, Part Two: The Pain of Becoming Literate-Rob Goldstein 2017

I moved in with Norse in 1984 and spent my days writing and studying
film and literature.

Norse was drafting his memoirs.

We lived in a creative stew under the strain of the most devastating years
of the AIDS epidemic.

We both had good reason to think our lives would soon be over.

The pressure I placed on myself brought on the symptoms of florid DID.

My alternates were coming out and writing and Harold was responding
to them as ‘characters’

Norse gives me a rundown of what he liked or hated about a collection of poems I left for him one week in February 1985. He calls me ‘Bobby’ in the note and uses. ‘Bobby’s’ accent in the opening. Seems I also wrote a poem called ‘Jew-Boy’ that Norse thought was sick. I have no memory of ‘Jew-Boy’. One definitely had to be strong to ask Norse to critique one’s writing. What I loved about Norse was that I always knew I was getting the truth. He signs the note, ‘Your loving dementor’

Source: An Interview with Harold Norse, Part Two: The Pain of Becoming Literate

Artista que criou icônico pôster de esperança por Obama lança novas imagens: protestando contra Trump | VIVIMETALIUN

Há oito anos, o artista Shepard Fairey criou uma icônica imagem do então novo presidente dos Estados Unidos, Barack Obama. O pôster em azul e vermelho junto à palavra Hope (‘esperança’, em inglês) acabou se tornando o símbolo do governo do democrata, primeiro afro-americano a assumir o cargo.Agora, com a mudança da liderança na presidência dos Estados Unidos, o artista criou novas imagens. No entanto, ao invés de homenagear Donald Trump como fez com Obama, Fairey criou cartazes que mostram mulheres de diferentes etnicidades. Uma moça latina aparece junto à frase, “Lutamos pela dignidade“, a muçulmana acompanha a frase “O povo é maior que o medo” e a negra: “Protegemos uns aos outros”.As criações de Fairey fazem parte do movimento “We the People” (Nós, o povo”), iniciativa da ONG Amplifier Foundation e devem ser utilizadas em manifestações contra “ódio, medo e racismo”.Os cartazes representam as minorias existentes nos EUA que devem protestar contra a posse do republicano que acontece nesta sexta-feira (20). No sábado (21), dia seguinte à posse, está prevista a Marcha das Mulheres que vem sendo organizada desde a eleição de Trump e acontecerá em Washington e em várias outras cidades americanas.As imagens de Fairey e dos artistas Ernesto Yerena e Jessica Sabogal estão disponíveis para download gratuito no site da ONG.

Source: Artista que criou icônico pôster de esperança por Obama lança novas imagens: protestando contra Trump | VIVIMETALIUN

Eight years ago, artist Shepard Fairey created an iconic image of then-new US President Barack Obama. The blue and red poster next to the word Hope (hope) became the symbol of the democrat’s first African-American government to take office.

Now, with the change of leadership in the United States presidency, the artist has created new images. However, instead of homage to Donald Trump as he did to Obama, Fairey created posters that show women of different ethnicities. A Latina girl appears next to the phrase, “We fight for dignity”, the Muslim accompanies the phrase “The people are greater than the fear” and the black one: “We protect each other”.

Fairey’s creations are part of the “We the People” movement, an initiative of the NGO Amplifier Foundation and should be used in demonstrations against “hatred, fear and racism.”

The posters represent the minorities in the United States who are expected to protest against the Republican’s inauguration this Friday (20). On Saturday (21), the day after the inauguration, is scheduled the Women’s March that has been organized since the election of Trump and will happen in Washington and several other American cities.

The images of Fairey and the artists Ernesto Yerena and Jessica Sabogal are available for free download on the NGO website.


Todas as fotos © Shepard Fairey

One Eternal Day – Art by Rob Goldstein





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Graphic and Poem (c) Rob Goldstein 2017

Source: One Eternal Day – Art by Rob Goldstein

Questioning the Current Autism Spectrum Model – Guest Blog | Anonymously Autistic

(The feature image is MY Aspie quiz result not ‘s)

This is not the first time I’m featuring autisticaplanet’s work her on my blog. If you missed her last guest post My Meltdown (a Poem) please check it out. My dear friends has some amaz…

Source: Questioning the Current Autism Spectrum Model – Guest Blog | Anonymously Autistic



Some Nights. – ‘V’ as in Vixen

posted-on MARCH 4, 2017 by JAZZYNMV
Some nights I’m not strong.I fall apart along the road. Yellow lines help guide me,twisting streets, and tree lines hide me, starry climbs to remind me.Tonight I’m not fine. source; Some Nights

20th February- how many wheel chairs will fit in 300mm of space? 2017


Caught the 0654 bus into Darlinghurst to attend the clinic at St. Vincents hospital and on route had my foot run over by jessica’s wheelchair care of the very non-intelligent university students who left no room for me to exit the space. And who seemed, when requested to debus so that the 1/4 tonne chair might exit the bus, to have the concept that said wheel chair was going to fold its self up and tiptoe past their outstretched feet.

In the process my foot was run over right to the ankle leaving me crippled and them – our future leaders still without any comprehension as to the logistics that 1/4 tonne, 600 mm. wheelchair will not fit into 300 mm width of space.


I am in abject despair, + one broken toe, that people are just so stupid,” Excuse me, can you please make way for a wheel chair that needs to exit the bus” – this after the wheelchair bell has been pressed – it has a different tone. No one moves, except to stand on their tiptoes, ‘no folk unless you all want broken feet you will need to exit the bus and then enter it again – don’t worry the driver won’t leave you behind.’.

Next time run over their feet? We may need to, to help them understand what a 1/4 tonne of steal feels like.

Yes, I am a Minister of religion but I do not see that i should allow my wife to be humiliated and to fight for her rights to use the wheelchair seats and ramps on public transport because people are so ignorant, can not think..

This area where we live has many people with Spinal Cord Injuries and wheelchairs are not alien space ships occasionally visiting the local bus routes. It might be you or them one day so use the brain God gave you before you lose it. 300/600 only leaves 1/2 the amount of room required because the other 300mm are occupied by tippy toes.