Pay off the United States national debt? And get back a clean, safe, and secure environment? I’t s not pie in the sky or double talk. If all of Washington’s elected officials were limited to two terms they would not be pressured to overspend on pork in order to please their constituents to insure their reflections ad infinitum. We will continue to “owe our souls to the company store” which is now called China. Our children will also owe a big payoff to Japan!
Where are rational thinkers? Two are found having presented sound and reasonable proposals in their book,”Balance, “The Economics of Great Powers from Ancient Rome to Modern America”. ( Simon and Schuster) This book proposes a nonpartisan balanced budget AMENDMENT
ExtReme polarization in both houses reveals they Are stuck in a quagmire of ignorance concerning the importance of trade for growth and in their lack of courage to support a change in the eligible age to receive social security. Since the first social security check was issued over sixty years ago longevity in life expectancy has risen twenty years. A majority of retirees applying for their social security checks are taking jobs after they retire. Changing the age eligibility for social security just one year or two years would be a great leap forward to helping to maintain a balanced budget and begin to pay off our debts.
Fear to move forward on critical comes from fears of losing elections.
TERM LIMITS again would eliminate these fears since there would be an understanding of the limits one could serve . Gone would be the accumulations of favors and obligations to please those who have given support. How refreshing it would be to have Washington bureaucrats back or reject what they truly is best for our country. Would anyone, indeed even choose to run for office with such ideals and integrity? Maybe not . Sad
West Virginia’s ongoing unsafe water problem resulted from negligence of oversight by government and private industry. These unforgivable behaviors are described in my fictional novel, “A Fatal Gift”.(Amazon). Ground water problems are occurring in many parts of the United States, and indeed all over our planet.
The dumping of radio active wastes; toxins from rusty leaking underground storage tanks; coal plant ash ponds seeping arsenic into water sources, and poisonous chemicals used in fracking for gas have all endangered access to clean water!
In my novel the heroine who has been attending meetings ate the South Carolina State house on the subject of contaminations and has compiled decades of reports and articles on evidence of lazy oversight, addresses a state senator, “……You know that evidence of false reports on radiation on radiation levels in water as well as false citing of the effectiveness of companies hired to clean radioactive laundry from hospitals have alarmed the public……agencies make many reports about employees’s exposure to nuclear materials as well as companies who have violations……and insists that the law bars them from releasing detailed reports of inspections. They have further stated that certain documents would give away company trade secrets, which could weaken a competing company”. WIth her concern that her children and grandchildren in her states and other states and countries may no longer live with clean air, land, or water she continues,
” I have long been disturbed by the South Carolina Environmental Agency’s weak commitment to keep the public protected from air and water pollution. I was unable to learn from the media or through private inquiries by others just what lawmakers knew about tritium contamination in groundwater near reactors on the South Carolina-Georgia border. Also, Suspicions about low level nuclear landfills and the monies dedicated by the state to private companies seemed an urgent call to go beyond ordinary investigations”
MORE BLOGS to come : revealing, in my fictional novel, based on actual dangers of poisons and pollutions from warfares from 1950′s through 1980′s. No country today has “border curtains” to protect their citizens from harmful poisons. Our governments, both state and federal Must place the alleviation of these dangers high on priority lists for action. It has been a long time since the movie ” A Class Action ” attention to these dangers of no or little oversight to protect citizens of our country and our planet!!!!!
As a woman in my late 70s, I have found satisfaction in resolving the 12 canvasses. In the “She-Alis” series as they became visual correlates to inner feelings and sensations which I have experienced in a long life of lovemaking. Freud reminded us long before the Kinsey and Masters and Johnson reports on human sexuality. That as long as there is life there is sex. Only serious illness, depression or fear can kill what is from birth to death a primary human drive. This drive like great art helps us to expand our awareness of the beauty and elasticity of what is is to be human and to truly truly live.
Abstract Thinker-Author-ArtistPosted in Blog October 17, 2013
The Artwork series – “She-Alis: Dorothy’s Six Stages of Female Sexuality” — launched today in the most unconventional of platforms: YouTube (link here)! Via a special youtube video uploaded on the Catch A Rising Star YouTube Channel.
Conceived by Catch a Rising Star CEO Suzy Yengo, created by Sundance Award Winning Director and Cameraman Anthony Cupo, and starring Abstract Thinker, Author and Artist Dorothy Dierks-Hourihan along with a surprise appearance by actor Jim Dougherty, the series explores the six stages of female sexuality on canvas, and the youtube video presents the series in a clever fashion: out of an antique bubble bath complete with Dorothy as narrator.
As a woman in her late 70s, Dorothy has found satisfaction in resolving the 12 canvasses
in the “She-Alis” series as they became visual correlates to inner feelings and sensations
which she has experienced in a long life of lovemaking. According to Dorothy, ” Freud reminded us long before the Kinsey and Masters and Johnson reports on human sexuality that as long as there is life there is sex. Only serious illness, depression or fear can kill what is from birth to death a primary human drive. This drive like great art helps us to expand our awareness of the beauty and elasticity of what is is to be human and to truly truly live.”
Born in Columbus, Georgia and migrated to New York where she received her MA and Ed.D from Columbia University, Dorothy is well-repected artist who served as the Dean of the School of Arts and Science after many years as Professor of Fine Arts at New Jersey City University. Dorothy has gone on to present many acclaimed series of artwork, and also authored two novellas, “1919: A Kansas Tale” and “A Fatal Gift”. After moving to New Jersey, Dorothy found the true love of her life and married a soon to be former Roman Catholic Priest. She is now living the good life in Florida living as the ultimate Golden Girl and exploring new territory on every level.
Director Anthony Cupo, best known for his 2012 Sundance Festival award winning film “Concussion”, directed and shot the youtube video as an act of love and admiration for Dorothy and her vision. Shot on location at The Gables, an exceptional bed and breakfast with the premiere restaurant on Long Beach Island, New Jersey, the classic authentic red bubble bath pedestal tub was a must for the video. Total shooting time in bubble bath: eight hours.
Producer Suzy Rose Yengo, CEO of Catch a Rising Star, has counseled Dorothy and pointed her toward the marriage of two great passions — art on canvas and sex! When the two met, they instantly connected as kindred spirits and have since collaborated on the promotion of Dorothy’s written and visual work. Suzy immediately saw in Dorothy a superstar, a modern day spokesperson for the thriving generation of active adults who lead active lives on every level.
Dorothy’s life story and many works can be seen on her website www.dorothydierks.com or her facebook: Dorothy Dierks Hourihan. For personal appearances and information, contact Suzy Yengo at 201-433-6705 at email@example.com.
To correct the mistakes of past elected officials in our Country, we should petition to limit the terms of our State and Federal Government because newly elected officials have slept through spreading dangerous contaminations to both air and water. This willful inaction is due to politicians’ fears of not being re-elected if they lead legislation for new sources of energy.Posted in Blog April 16, 2011
To kick off this blog, my major statement:
To spend a life passionately loving the visual world is to never be bored. To spend half a century interpreting visualperceptions is to experience continuous exhilaration, a natural high which comes by transforming inner visions and outermaterials, The challenge in the arts is not to record but to interpret and transform through intuition, the magic which jumps on the horizon and lights the way. Communicating through the arts is perhaps as strong a human need as drinking,eating and loving. After all, connecting with others by giving form to feelings may be the distinctive value of Fine Arts.