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Pride

June 30, 2009 By: admin Category: Faith, General, Happiness, Health

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Walking up 5th Avenue during the Gay Pride parade this past Sunday was an unexpected joy. It was also unexpectedly emotional. I realized just how proud I am to be not in the closet. I never have been, but it was still significant to me to be out there on the street, among “my people” and feel so cleanly that I belonged to something.

To borrow a few words from Larry Kramer’s wonderful play, The Normal Heart, “I belong to a culture that includes Proust, Henry James, Tchaikovsky, Cole Porter, Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Alexander the Great, Michaelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Christopher Marlowe, Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, Tennessee Williams, Byron, E.M. Forster, Lorca, Auden, Francis Bacon, James Baldwin, Harry Stack Sullivan, John Maynard Keynes, Dag Hammarskjold… these are not invisible men. … If this were taught in schools … maybe you wouldn’t be so frightened of who you are.”

“I Don’t Make Old People Noises”

June 21, 2009 By: admin Category: Faith, Love, Mom, Politics, TED, Video

Priceless, priceless, priceless… My great pride is that Ms. Allende’s accent sounds like my mother’s, and that both of their kind of passion runs through my veins. How lucky I am. The takeaway? That feminism is alive and well. Call it what you like, but it is alive. We are alive. Enjoy. :)

When Will The Morning Come…?

June 14, 2009 By: admin Category: General

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This is for Sarah. :)

One Day In Carlisle

June 13, 2009 By: admin Category: Family, Going Home, Living, Lumix Pix, Michael

Saturdays are the new Sundays. Although tomorrow, Sunday, as it will be raining hard all day, will be the old Monday. Monday, after tomorrow, will be itself, Tuesday will be about half of a Wednesday, Wednesday will be a Friday this week, Thursday will be Thursday cuz Thursdays ROCK!, and then Friday will again be Friday.

It’s a mad, mad, mad world, y’all. Try to keep up… 😉

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Awesome brother fixes my broken driver’s door.

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Theeeeeeeee……LATCH!

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Brother’s fix. Used to be a plastic clip there. It broke. This is a zip tie. :)

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Lifestyles of the rich and… rich.

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Braided plants.

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Rock of hostas.

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The Lilypad.

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Lettuce in the round.

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Horse fence.

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Who you callin’ a pansy????

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This is just pretty… :)

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Rock of hostas, reverse view.

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 End at the beginning.

 

The Dirty Truth About Coal — TEASER TRAILER

June 11, 2009 By: admin Category: Coal, Video, Web 2.0

Hey everyone, so for those of you who I didn’t email or Twitter about this, here is the teaser trailer of my upcoming film “The Dirty Truth About Coal.” The film will look at the effects on public health of the particulate from coal-fired power plants, and for the curious: yes, I will be pursuing interviews with pro-coal folks. :)

Enjoy!

The Dirty Truth About Coal, TEASER TRAILER from Alexia Prichard on Vimeo.

The Boxer

June 09, 2009 By: admin Category: Abandonment Journal

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These lyrics resonate with me today… A very, very tough day all around…

“I’ve squandered my resistance for a pocketful of mumbles, such are promises
All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear
And disregards the rest…

In the clearing stands a boxer, and a fighter by his trade
And he carries the reminders of every glove that laid him down or cut him
til he cried out in his anger and his shame
‘I am leaving, I am leaving,’ but the fighter still remains…”

I feel beaten to death. I know this is part of the process, but it doesn’t make it any easier. Also, why the fuck won’t it all just fucking END already??? I’ve done all the work, I’m reading all the books…In my heart I know there’s something I have to let go of–this what all the literature calls  a Leap of Faith. But what I want to have faith in is exactly the thing I need to release. Creates a bitch of a conundrum…

There’s something terribly sad about boxing–that to succeed you have to be punished. That’s no way to live your life.

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A Movie…

June 07, 2009 By: admin Category: General, Happiness, My Tweets, Video, Web 2.0

So, I’ve been pretty busy just keeping it together day-to-day. I did go to a wonderful filmmaking conference (#mmn09, “Making Media Now”) recently and had a terrific time. I actually Twittered the conference and was chosen by 2 people as their #FollowFriday as a result. The conference talked a lot about social media, and using the web and the 2.0 spaces to get the word out about your films, to do activism, etc. It’s all a very fine line because just as easily as you can get to people, you can alienate them. Anyway, more on that later…

Today, as I was combing through some of the folks who are following me on Twitter I found a few things that really made me understand why I love the web and it’s social aspects so much. One of my Twitter followers posted a link to a short film. I just finished watching it. It’s so beautiful and simple and well done that I thought I’d share it with you. Enjoy, and thanks to zeefred for posting. :)

Paris, Je T’Aime