• Reaping and Sowing in Corporate Prisons

    Considering Gun Control #6: There was a recent article about a man who went undercover in a prison that had become privatized in Louisiana. It described the horrific mistreatment of the humans inside those walls and the self-regulating methods the prisoners and guards created to function—methods that would lead to more violence and corruption. It… Continue Reading

  • Two Texas Rangers from 1918.

    Considering Gun Control #5: Two Texas Rangers drinking. The Texas Ranger Division was created in the early 1800s by Stephen F. Austen, a wealthy man given the authority to bring settlers to Texas. The Texas Rangers Division was created to patrol the border. They still exist today as law enforcement.

  • Imagining Digital

    Large format prints by Stéphane Trois Carrés, at Studio Bordas in Paris. Carrés hand paints the images to look like digital prints, then scans them into digital files.

  • Phil Ochs Before His Voicebox was Crushed

    Considering Gun Control #3: Phil Ochs at the height of his career, was attacked and had his voice box crushed. Was it just an random encounter with thugs? He then sunk into depression and desperation. Here is his rendition of Joe Hill, before all that happened. Here is an interesting history of Phil Ochs’ demise by… Continue Reading

  • Considering Gun Control: #1

    If we are going to consider removing a constitutional right, our second amendment, then we should do so thoughtfully and with due consideration. In that light I present a comment written by someone from Belfast. It conveys insights that I had not seen presented before. It describes why violence tends to attract and then sustain… Continue Reading

  • One Possible Reason For a Trump Presidency

    In a recent interview with Edward Snowden (above), he lays out in plain language how little control we have over our privacy. He describes vast systems of surveillance which make use of our phones or other communication technologies. From his perspective it is all very simple and it has been going on for decades. But… Continue Reading

  • Light Bounces and Knowing the Unknown

    This is the podcast for the week of June 5, 2016, for the documentary film in progress, Indelible: The Love & Rage of Carl Harp. A discussion on nutrition in prison and poverty; how a sequence comes about in the film; what I have learned about endurance and resilience from Harp; and lastly an update… Continue Reading

  • Demand Equal Access to Good Food!

    Having the tools and know how to get energy and clarity from food is not easy. It is not easily available, especially when you have nothing. Everyone knows having good tools makes a difference. Tools are empowering. It is important that we demand that shelters and food banks provide 75% of the food they provide… Continue Reading

  • Intangible Voice

    A special small podcast for May 30, 2016, for the documentary in progress, Indelible.  A discussion on the importance of the audible voice and memory, including historical memory within the context of Carl L. Harp’s history, or the telling of his-story. http://media.blubrry.com/indelible/p/nfold.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/lost-voice.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

  • The Landscape and Slope of Voice in America

    The weekly podcast for Indelible, for the week of May 28, 2016. This week’s podcast discusses new details regarding the structure and creation of Youth Correctional Facilities in California which impacted wards, including Carl Harp and George Jackson. It also discusses a new initiative being considered to force medicate U.S. Vets with PTSD. http://media.blubrry.com/indelible/p/nfold.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/common-elements.mp3Podcast: Play… Continue Reading

  • New Pioneers: Detroit

    As I watched the segment on Detroit  (above), from a film on the experience of time, I couldn’t help but wonder about the scale of devastation that can be seen when cities in the U.S. implode from financial shifts. There is much land here; wide vistas of openness—canyons, prairies and deserts. The cities of the… Continue Reading

  • The Aesthetics of Violence | The Ministry of Information

    This is the weekly podcast for Indelible: The Love and Rage of Carl L. Harp,  a forthcoming documentary film. The objects and acts of violence (considered beautiful by those who have engaged) are part of our world. They live along side us, yet we tend to not see them unless we must. http://media.blubrry.com/indelible/p/nfold.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/aesthetics-war-1.mp3Podcast: Play in… Continue Reading

  • The Clear Dangers of Enclosure

    Think about what assisted living might mean to someone forced to enter it, especially if they need to pay for it with the federal program of Medicaid. They must give over all of their income, being allowed to only keep for themselves sixty dollars a month. For a Vet, someone who was trained, lived and… Continue Reading