Facebook and Mark Zuckerburg

Its my belief that the social fabric of this country is being destroyed by social media. Everyone is afraid to make friends with others, invite them into each others homes. The distrust between people is palpable. Theres no respect or caring unless its about some cause or its for some corporation. We post our pictures and all we get is an electronic “like” and rarely or never a comment and never-“Lets meet for coffee or go out this Friday.”
Whats wrong with us? Mark Zuckerburg owns our rights to meet each other face to face and shake hands? The only conversation allowed is a 160 character tweet? If a picture is worth 1,000 words then Instagram should be a goddam ocean of dialog and it doesnt come close. What is wrong with us???

Woke in a lot of pain

But feeling strangely hopeful. Not sure why. Working on the second painting of the war series for the museum and wouldn’t you just know-I’m running out of paints.

The ship painting has been delivered. The second painting- “Helo Drop” is in progress on the easel.



Ive begun the process of gender confirmation surgery. Albeit 40+ years overdue. I dont know if Ill make it through to surgery but I intend at least to enjoy the journey and the hope. All these years of being “not quite” right and feeling like a freak and a social misfit and outcast.

I just never never felt right in that other world of men. I didnt belong and I had no real friends beyond the male habit of being buddies just because you happen to work in the same place they do. How one dimensional.

I wanted to feel whole and real. This is my chance.

Right now I feel more whole and complete and spiritually and mentally and emotionally right than at anytime in my whole life.

Damned well stated-

EUGENE, Ore. — A federal judge on Monday struck down Oregon’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage, saying it is unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Michael McShane said the ban unconstitutionally discriminates against same-sex couples and ordered the state not to enforce it. State officials earlier refused to defend the constitutional ban in court.

McShane joined judges in seven other states who have struck down gay marriage bans, though appeals are underway.

“I know that many suggest we are going down a slippery slope that will have no moral boundaries,” wrote McShane, in his ruling. “To those who truly harbor such fears, I can only say this: Let us look less to the sky to see what might fall; rather, let us look to each other … and rise.”