These photos were taken at the National Veterans Art Museum (NVAM) Veteran Art Summit, held in Chicago May 3 - 5, 2019. As part of the inaugural NVAM Triennial, the Art Summit brought some 50 veteran artists from around the country together to share art, ideas, participate in hands-on workshops, and celebrate the growing community. This text was Edited by Kevin Basl.
Keep the Candles Lit
DEATH INVESTIGATIONS, 1970-NOW
albatross.fyi - public memories, confessions, and admonitions
Christian Williams, a media and lifestyles coach, goes by CWill Inspire online. He creates inspirational long form videos and discussions on various digital platforms about branding and building self-confidence. With this exclusive lesson on self-transformation, Christian discusses one of the life shaping traumas he shared with neighbors in Mattapan.
The Boston Police reported 56 homicides committed in 2018. Perform a simple math calculation and that's almost 1 billion dollars ($966,000,000) drained from our local community's economy. Could you imagine living in a community suffering almost a billion dollars in losses?
Each post on this site is an evolving creative work of collective memory and citizen journalism. These posts start small, linking to what’s been established already through the public record. This is not official. This is not professional. It’s not authorized or encouraged. It just exists due to the odd compulsions of its contributors.
Like anyone who speaks for a long period of time, you should be skeptical of my stories. I’m not trying to deceive you, but my perspective can get wack.
Every once in awhile I get to be a token of white privilege, absorbing a retort: “We just got out of a movie, and you coming out here like, yeah, mind your business you Mensa ass racist.” I’m just a doorman. You’re blocking the doorway, and this is my business.
If we’re going to debate war like we can actually define and establish a functional peace, we need good terms.
Old men (one saying goes) are repositories of bad ideas. I feel myself entering a new stage in life, and I feel old. I’m not. I still have a good 60 years of kicking to do, if I’m as lucky as Granddad.
Having bought the domain Snowflake.Media to sell my art and thinking, I must grapple with this revelation: Snowflake used to be a term for whites who opposed the abolition of slavery circa 1860.
I’m not a computer program, but I like using computers to create stories and poetry. Snowflake Media is my content creation service.
I’ve always been a delicate white boy who can’t take the heat. Now I’ve melted enough to be used to it. I’ve learned to let it happen, to steam up and form again in another place at another time.
agape.guru/ninja - seeks creative programs to divert violence and house sojourners, refugees…
Warrior Writers’ Workshop Prompt
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The Night Rambles On
Murderpan.media - people are people and the sky is blue
JOURNALS OF FACT, FICTION AND FANTASY
Snowflake.media - racism is a state of mind
Consider the man who finds his way into warm hospital beds and/or jail cells every winter by being a danger to himself and others. His psychiatrist calls his incoherent outbursts, misdemeanors and refusal to take his insulin an elaborate con.
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Moving Texts, images and Audio
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