sounds of leaves scraping across cement
sounds of electrical power and steel on steel
neighbor's tv with old movie fighting the night terrors
"Is it always going to be this way?"
Just a memory. As a kid, there were times in my life where there wasn't enough money to pay the gas bill. The heat would be cut off in the dead of winter. One or two degrees below zero. Or more. Broke folks learned to find ways to stay warm.
It was miserable.
You quickly learned that old lady x down the street died because of freezing. Or across town. The numbers would rack up. Every year local papers reported the number of deaths.
Every year the Gas company would shrug shoulders and say it's not my problem.
It was a constant thing and never really a question about life over profits.
Finally there was a negotiation between the gas company and the city that the gas would not be turned off during a set period of time in the winter.
There was still a bum rush to do it before the cut-off date. Also the implementation of state and local programs to help folks pay for utilities.
In the 2021, do citizens have a say in how their power infrastructure is designed and constructed?
We are about to find out.
When I was a kid and could find enough soda bottles to buy a comic or two, I'd search for the good ones first, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man or Batman. If they were gone then I'd pick up a Superman. If he was gone and I'd really need a fix then I'd pick up Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane. (There were also the torn cover days. In that case, I'd stock up on the annuals.)
Her prime motivation in the early sixties was to marry Supes by any means necessary. Or marry some other man to "settle". Only to be metaphorically slapped in the face by a man, alien, or robot that lied to her.
Toward the late sixties she got a brain, backbone and became her own person. Actually dated other people. Decided to live on her own terms and those did not necessarily include Supes.
Still did dumb stuff but Lois began to evolve as a person, a capable reporter.
Here I am in 2020. Press has been and continues to be a target by the 45th administration and opportunistic crackpots.
Not saying there isn't an issue with corporate media romping around as journalism. Or pundits pretending to be journalists. Or some (way too many) actually trained journalists not doing their job.
We need reporters and journalists. We really do.
This is a DC graphic novel of a twelve part comic book series.
There are concerns. Still being written by male people. Truly find the cover on the fair right un-appealing.
But here we are, In an alternative universe, journalism is a super power.
It has been awhile. Lots of stuff happening and not happening.
So, cleaning out some stuff and found some old photos from one of many food festivals that I attended.
Ok, here is the deal. Ernmander has AudioMo which is 30 days of audio recording.
Usually in June. I think.
He also has Audio365 which is what folks can do when the want to post an audio to Twitter or whatever.
Ernmander decided that he wanted to have something that would allow folks to connect with each other in regards to Covid-19 so he put the word out about #AudioCov.
I saw the post and thought it was a good idea. So I made a trailer with Headliner. Headliner allows folks to easily add captions to an audiogram to make it easier to open the content to others.
I want to put this here so that I remember to make more than a trailer. I need to share as well.
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