Friday Flashes

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Instead of the usual social media moniker of flashing back, this is a rounding-up of where my mind has been: After hinting at my work life in the last post, if you are a freelancer this post will read painfully true. The Pay is Not Commiserate With the Work (my own summation of the title) When I had a food-dessert biz, I knew the baseline rate to charge was 3 times the ingredients cost. There are so many variables to consider, only one is time. I have not put any money in savings this entire past year and this fact weighs on me heavily. I’m not getting younger and the world is becoming more divisive and competitive. I am definitely … Read More

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Washington, DC

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It was cold and cloudy mostly. I am not much into taking pictures or congregating with tourist anywhere, anytime. But here are a few. I’ve done various parts of the Smithsonian so I opted to just visit where I could find a parking place. Thus, the African Art museum. The theme was woman and the gift shop happened to find me with my favorite purchases. The majority of the items within The National Archives are stored underground in fireproof vaults. The most important American documents are on display: Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights. No pictures allowed. The biggest part of the tour is a very interactive timeline of history covering the basics: immigration, racism, woman’s rights The Library of … Read More

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Leaves of Grass

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Leaves of grass: Individual pieces yet also a part of the bigger picture. Individual politics, yet a part of the same consequence. Individual perspectives, yet sharing the same space and time. I’ve been reflecting on how the quantity of writing I do is not fairly balanced with how much I share, as far as the music goes. I have come to terms with the financial impracticalities of producing all the songs. So, over the last month I’ve been separating the prose into two categories: poems or music. Expressing the poetry is a free outlet, whether in front of a crowd or on my music site. I have added a link on my music site to Poems and will be posting … Read More

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Context is Key

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I once went on a date with a golf pro, turned private golf lesson giver. He ate a cheeseburger and french fries with a knife and fork. We never went out again despite his enthusiasm. Plus, I’ve never been into ‘pretty boys’. The first time I went to Italy, I saw people eat pizza with a knife and fork; they also put corn on pizza! What.in.the.hell… We are currently living in a time of people wearing gym clothes to travel or grocery shop. We are also living on a planet of over 7 billion people -so it’s sure as hell difficult to classify anyone to anything anymore. No one is one dimensional. And whatever is being projected is never and … Read More

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Mediocrity is Easy

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It’s too easy. I fear America has already become the ‘somethin for nothin’ society; this current evolution is ironically a killer, and killing. I saw an instagram pic today of the new automated ordering machines inside of a McDonald’s. The minimum wage employees fighting for a living wage will see themselves in the opposite place: no wage. Start finding another skill. Side note: Krazyremi is the producer of two of my songs on my Body Politic EP on itunes McDonald’s solution to a “living wage” #funny #berniesanders A photo posted by Remingtonmusic.com (@krazyremi) on Feb 15, 2016 at 11:43am PST   It is harder to evolve, to be so self-aware, to give a damn. Start somewhere. A fave blogger of … Read More

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