Hey check out my shirt that I designed. This is for all the fellow paratroopers out there.

 

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Tshirts

Hey all, So real fast, I have gotten into designing t shirts.  My first batch will be dedicated to fellow paratroopers. I have a couple of them in mind. I just got Serif graphic design software and Gimp2 photo software. I am am just trying to learn them.  This week I will role them out to be purchased on TeeSpring.com  There will actually be a line of t shirts geared toward paratrooper and the military.  I know the first one I am rolling out will be a big seller because I tested it out with the guys I served with in the 82nd Airborne Division.  I do paratrooper apparel.

Hey kids out there. What’s is up.

Hey morning and welcome back ya’ll.  it is good to be back to blogging and my pathetic life, which I am sure you’ll all agree is not worth writing about. But none the less here I go with it.

I filled in for Mike B’s show Body Rock on WMNF.  It comes on Thursday morning midnight to 3am.  I was really honored that he asked me to fill in. I personally think his show is one of the best shows on MNF.  So I had one day to prep, the day of.  So the first hours was a total train wreck in my opinion. I sounded like an idiot, even more so than normal, It had been 6 months since I last  did a show, and right off the bat, like first song, it crashed.  I had the song in cue which when you play it only goes to the headphones and not out broadcasting.  Then I had 5 different cd’s start to skip. Anyways, by the second hour and third hour was much better, and I think I kept true to the format of the show; which I felt important do.

In other news, I have a ton of work to do. I have to finish revising the bylaws to revise for the Tampa Veteran Mental Health Advocacy Council. I have to build the VMHAC membership. I got so many books to read. Research for the film,  it is a film about sex trafficking and combat veterans issues, then write it. Then comes raising the capital to shoot and market it.  Write a business plan for the production company, then raise capital to start that.

I have fallen behind to say the least. And for those know me know I have to soon clear my name publicly. So that should be fun.  I also am looking into becoming a veterans mentor for veterans court. I’ll get into that later when I know more, but you get the idea. A veteran commits a crime and the court sets up a program that the vet has to do. Once he or she completes the program his record becomes clean. Mentors help the veteran through the process and guilds him or her. I want to be a mentor. I think I would be of use in that role.

Oh and finally, I have to start painting. I have 38 canvases that need to be painted.

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Framing the mind.

“You know what a frame of mind is, right? There are useful frames and not so useful ones. Positive ones and negative ones. Supportive ones and non-supportive frames of mind. Which is yours? Welcome to Part 16 of The Secret To Success And Happiness Few Know And Won’t Tell You. The series continues and this post […]

via Expert Reveals: For Success You Need To Choose Useful Frames Of Mind! — Rex Sikes’ Daily Inspiration and Gratitude

Surf Combat Lyrics by Naked Raygun.

Staring at the lifeguards
Hear mommy scream
I ain’t got no morals
It’s a bloody way out dream
The noon-day sun makes you want to kill

Mining all beaches
Flying hands and feet
Poison in your Thermos
Is no fun but discreet
Muscle Beach is now Pork Chop Hill

Barbecuring babies
Shish-kabob bikinis
Napalm makes you vomit
As it sizzles off your weenie
Surf combat

 

I now hate my life.

I just got done watching a lecture by Maria Popova who is the creator and curator on Brain Pickings, which I believe is one of the best website on the internet.  If you are a creative you need to be reading her website.  No ifs, and or buts about it.  Anyways, I just got done watching this amazing lecture she gave on life and creativity and it occurred to me that I hate my life.  I am a not doing it right. I am really an unhappy person. I see that there is so much I need to cut out of it and so much to replace it with.

For one thing, I need to get out of my house and start living. I’ll talm about that more later. Another is show up and work. Stop letting bullshit and people get in my way.  I let too much and too many people distract me.  I have no structure.  I stay in my house all the time and rarely go out.  I really need to start showing up and put structure my life.  I need start investing in the friends I have and make new ones, and applying the things that my therapist has suggested.

You know my favorite quote is by the  American painter Chuck Close who said “Inspiration is for amateurs, the rest of us show up and get to work.  I have this quote on my business card, yet, I don’t do that.  For Christ  sake, I have 5 unfinished paintings one of which I got money for months ago. I have a film that has been in “Development” for over a year, and a series that needs to be researched and written.

I really can’t keep this up. It all needs to change, change now.

 

 

 

So I am sitting here in front of you. 28 Sept 2015

So I need to start writing. Why? Because at my core I am a writer. I know I do not put any effort into it, but none the less, I am a writer. Then after that follows being a filmmaker, painter, all around artist.  I look inside mind and there are so many things to write about. That is why I have 3 blogs. So I am making the commitment to write and to write a lot, as well as read a lot. We should all be avid readers. Don’t you agree.

So what here is what is up with me. I am doing research for my film on sex trafficking and combat veteran issues.  Why so much research? Because, I want to be an expert on these subjects so that I may speak with authority.  I also want to start advocating on these 2 subjects.  I am going to be contacting Tampa Police Department to see what they are doing in regards of fighting sex trafficking in Tampa. Which by the way, is a major hub for child sex trafficking. I am just finishing up Holly Austin Smith’s book Walking Prey. I strongly recommend you read it. Especially if you deal with children.

 

And now something funny from the Boondocks.

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