Monday, October 18, 2010

Let's get started...let me introduce myself.

     Within the past couple of years, I have discovered another aspect of my creative side.  I have always loved photography and writing, but I have found my creativity has grown to include Interior Design and furniture design and building.  HGTV (Home & Garden Television) has been one of my favorite networks on TV and has inspired this evolving part of my creative identity.  Now, I am constantly thinking of new projects around the house.  I am an avid collector of what I like to call Americana, things that are reminiscent of this great country of ours.  Some of the items in my collection include items that bring back fond memories from my childhood and items of historical significance.  I had to design and build the shelving unit to fit in with my current furniture in my den to hold some of my smaller pieces so that I can enjoy them everyday.  What is the fun of having collectibles and not being able to enjoy them if they are stuffed away in boxes?

     There are times when my mind is constantly spinning.  I would like to give some of the credit for this to my Manic side of my Bi-Polar Disorder. The good Lord knows that I do love my Manic moments.  This is when I am usually developing and tweaking ideas for my projects and for things that can make living easier and more enjoyable.  

     I have moments when I am very passionate about the world around me and I want to share my views and ideas with the world.  I guess you could say that I have "gotten on my soapbox" more than a few times.  It is not hard to see that the world and economy is in a sad state right now.  However, without everyone getting involved  and speaking up, nothing will ever change.  It is not only the right, but also the responsibility of every person to get involved and try to help change things for the better.  In the USA, we have a website called "" that helps the citizens of this country keep track of and get in touch with our representatives in all branches and levels of the government.  "I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master.", Thomas Jefferson.   President Jefferson also feared that Americans would become disassociated and uninvolved with their government, that he said, "If once the people become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors, shall all become wolves.  It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions."  Now is time for the citizens of the world to rise up and take a stand, to speak up for what is right.  A disillusioned and compliant citizenry is more dangerous than any bomb or weapon that science could ever create.  With that thought, I will say good night and that I hope that you will join me again in the near future.


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