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Sky-Pie person

When I was going to college for my AA- Visual Arts, I had the most amazing life drawing instructor. One thing that he said all those many years ago has come back to haunt me. 

The class was discussing *real* artists versus people who wanted to play the role of an artist.  Our professor offered up this nugget of wisdom: “You have 2 main types of artists. Group one is the Pie in the Sky folk- the kind who sit around discussing all the great artwork they will create someday.  

 Group two are those people sweating away in the studio. You don’t see them much because they’re far too busy generating a body of work.  

 I’ll give you one guess which group winds up having the better portfolio when the calls to artists go out.”

I always intended to be in group 2, but somehow I’m spending all this useless energy “Planning to write” instead of simply banging away at the keyboard. Gaah, my head can be my own worst enemy. Point in fact- I’m writing about not writing, instead of writing! How perverse am I.

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Defend the Constitution Rally

I've been thinking for a while, it was time to protest the frightening disdain the government has been showing to the US Constitution.  Then, within mere weeks of Obama taking the oath, in which he pledged to uphold the Constitution, we are seeing the present administration act in such a way that is tantamount to lighting the document on fire and scattering the ashes!

If ever there was a time to act, it is now. Otherwise, if things are allowed to continue, the singularly most important part of US citizenry may be irrevocably lost. The Constitution is more than a piece of paper- it is the contract between our government and each citizen. It is the backbone of our legal system. Moreover, it is the very definition of what it means to be an American.

 Apparently, I am not alone. 

On May 23, 2009, there is going to be the “Defend America” rally in Washington DC. For those interested in lending a hand to preserve and protect the Constitution, here’s your chance!

 Here is the link for more information:

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Article 2 of the Constitution, The Presidency

The following excerpt has been copied from the Cornell University Law School website,

Illustration: "We the People..." parchment 

Article II

Section 1. The executive power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his office during the term of four years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same term, be elected, as follows:

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Article 1 of the Constitution

The following excerpt has been copied from the Cornell University Law School website,

Over the next few months, I plan to post the Constitution of the United States in installments, because it seems to me that a frighteningly large portion of the USA citizenry has either forgotten, or perhaps never actually read the singularly most important legislative work (the one that defines the ideology, practices, allowances, structures and limitations of the American Government.) 

The Constitution of the United States of America

We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.


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Writer's Block: If Animals Could Talk

If you could ask your pet any question (and they could answer you), what would it be?
I would ask my siamese cat how on earth she manages to *always* projectile shed into my cup of morning coffee.  This happens just after I have poured the cup and turn my back for that split second to get the creamer out of the fridge.  By the time I turn back, the coffee has at least one or two cat hairs in it.  It's a bit of a mystery, especially in light of the fact that she can apparently aim the fur to land in my cup, even when she's not in the room!
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Taxachusetts VS Live Free or Die

Seems that MA Governor Deval Patrick feels entitled to chase MA residents all the way into NH to collect sales taxes!  If this passes, I wonder what the repercussions will be for all the NH residents who have been working in MA and paying MA income taxes.  Do you think they'll be able to qualify for a refund?  Seems only fair.