Got Low Wages? Just get a better job…

April 23, 2014

Being a theater worker for decades, I support fair wages for what we do.  But when I suggest Hollywood multi millionaires should brag less about how many millions they made over the weekend, and do more for theater workers, I get this response:

Don’t like unfair wages? WHY NOT GET SOME TRAINING FOR A BETTER JOB?

Now you are talking: Let’s say every minimum wage worker went back to school – how does that sound?

1. Many have to work, and can’t take time out for training
2. Even if they could, there are few jobs for people already trained..
3. Many factory jobs were sent overseas.
4. Customers like you, and companies like theaters, need the low wage jobs filled now.
5. Many corporations are making all time high profits.
Minimum wage should be a fair wage.

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*These are the 8 lowest paying jobs: Fast food, dishwashers, cashiers, hosts, amusement part workers, movie theater workers, farm workers, personal health care aides.

What if a Shakespearian Actor Got Bad Reviews?

April 21, 2014

“Out out
damn reviews!
I wash both my
hands of you!”

“Are You In This Group?”

April 20, 2014

Once when I was promoting one of my records, I did a postcard of 8 head shots of me from one of those “4 photos for a $1″ machines. Then I’d hand them out with the record. I handed my record and postcard to a manger at the old Peaches Record Store. She looked at it and then me and asked, “Are you in this group?”

Here’s another band of selves. (7)

self 1

Self 2

self 3

 

self 4

 

self 5

self 7

self 7

self 8

self 9

This is a Maybe Story (sci-fi)

April 18, 2014

THIS IS A MAYBE STORY
[Poem from Writings in Science anthology]

This is a maybe story
of ‘what if’ and ‘could be’

We voyage out
through inky space
and land on a gray
cratered stone world
with sand, boot high

While exploring this realm
we find locked in place
a technological marvel
an eye pieced telescope

Where does it point?
Why only there?
Why can’t it swivel?
Is it a clue?
What do we see
at the other end?

 

Not models but works of art – part 2

April 17, 2014

Most of us don’t look like models. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t works of art. Here is the 2nd of two sets on that theme.

Teen

 

Beauty Teen

Rural

 

profile at nuit

Daisies


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