US Capitol Riot 2021

All those people weren’t doing anything good, productive, peaceful, or patriotic. It’s our country’s capitol – would this have been allowed in the US at any other time without some kind of anti-threat response? What about other countries or even many of the gun-toting Americans at home – wouldn’t they have seen this behaviour as an attack and shot everyone down?

It’s ridiculous to downplay it all by comparing it to riots and destruction in the past. Everyone must take personal, individual responsibility for their own actions, and stop the “bUt I’m nOt aS bAd As ThEm!” contest.
Are we all toddlers? Must we rage in tantrum, demanding attention through attack, aggression, and destruction because some feeble intellectual, professor, or president gave us permission?

I’m so glad people will go back to being good and peaceful now that there’s new figures in charge. Not to mention, the Covidz is gonna go away!

But seriously, one of the beauties of the US is that we have freedom that allows choice. Protest, sit down, vote, storm, rage about the past, move forward, ignore, do nothing… like everything in life, we don’t usually dictate the consequences that follow our choices.

In all your getting, America, get wisdom.

White Afro – First Painting of 2021

White Afro – First Painting of 2021

Black Man with White Beard and Large White Afro that whimsically whisps upward like a flame

I saw someone reacting to a video, “What are White People Superior At?”, and I saw this guy with an interesting look and silhouette. I liked his big white afro, beard, and some glasses. So I painted him from memory. Don’t know who he is, and I haven’t watched the video besides the quick clip within that video.

Queens Gambit Doodle

Queens Gambit Doodle

a little Beth doodle while watching the Queen’s Gambit on Netflix. really cool show.
Levee Monologue from Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom by August Wilson – Efrain Gomez

Levee Monologue from Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom by August Wilson – Efrain Gomez

This is one of monologues by the character, Levee, from August Wilson’s play, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Beautiful, powerful writing by August Wilson — and now it’s in movie form with the late Chadwick Boseman playing this character, Levee!

I learned and performed this monologue back in a college acting class, and it’s always stuck with me. This is a performance for fun in honour of the Netflix film release.