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Flickr Wednesday: Sonia Adam Murray

Art by Rob Goldstein

Sonia Adam Murray writes:

I am an abstract artist and much of my photography is abstract. I also enjoy playing with real photography. I love to photograph shadows, light, people, water, sunsets, flowers and life around me. Art should address life today and I am very involved in creating art that looks for ways to make a better world, I feel that we artists have a duty to address our current world situation and identify behaviors that we see as wrong or that needs to be changed. It is also important to address the beautiful and good things in life. I may see things differently to others and that is what makes art so interesting. I am open to critique and any helpful advice.


An Eerie Halloween Night


Stop the Bleeding Start the Healing


Come Together USA


Come On USA Let’s Use Our Hearts & Minds

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After the Lovin’- Five things a Narcissist will do after a Breakup

Art by Rob Goldstein

Portrait of My MotherPortrait of My Mother

There is self-esteem and grandiose narcissism.

There is the sense that you can carry out your goals and grandiose narcissism.

My Mother was brutally narcissistic.

In her mind, I was an object, a toy used to control and dominate my father; a thing she used to secure and please new boyfriends.

A thing.

My Mother’s control over my intellectual and emotional life was so complete that when she cried, I cried.

I cried even when I didn’t know why she was crying.

Today’s therapy session focused on the fact that I still “discover” that someone I care about and admire is a pathological narcissist.

I repeatedly “discover”  that the breach of boundaries, the use of my resources without consideration, the inflated claims of competence and the derision for anyone who dares to contradict outright lies are signs that I’m in another cycle of repetition.

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Triple Shot Thursday*From Reguest Line*

Enjoy and have a great weekend. M

Looking For The Light Blog

Today’s awesome tunes requested by good friend Charly Priest. He may have a rough exterior at times, he’s made of sugar. Leave request in my comments box for next weeks entertainment.  Get ready for a musical treat. 🙂 M

3 tunes that I like in different times during the day

1 – in the morning


3- late

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Great-Great Grandfather Knows Best: Don’t Be a Sucker

Art by Rob Goldstein

This short is an example of why we call the generation that came
of age in the 1930’s and 1940’s the Greatest Generation.

They were horrified by fascism so they used education to prevent
it from happening in the United States.

Were they a perfect generation without prejudices?


But they never questioned the need for a fully funded system of
public education

Did they make a perfect democracy?


But they understood why we pay taxes and used those taxes to
create the largest Middle Class in human history.

They strove to be the best people they could be and the standard
for the best was the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

They were as vulnerable to corruption as all people are but
because they set high standards for themselves and their
Government the United States became one of the most
respected Nations in the World.


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Great-Great Grandfather Knows Best: Who Are the People of America?

Art by Rob Goldstein

A film made in 1953 that explains how the United States came
to be a culturally diverse nation going back to the founding.

The film is not without problems: there is no mention of the
horrors of slavery or the slaughter of indigenous people.

The film was made for children in elementary school who
watched it in an auditorium and returned to their classes
for discussion.

These discussions often included the American Civil War and
America’s struggle to expand the scope and inclusiveness of
civil rights.

This is another film designed to prevent the rise of fascism, which
relies heavily on successfully demonizing immigrants and people
of color.

Published 1953 Usage Public Domain
Found at the Internet Archives

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Great-Great Grandfather Knows Best: It’s Your America, 1945

Art by Rob Goldstein

It’s Your America (Part 2)  1945
U.S. War Office

An American soldier puzzles over what it means to be an American as he observes the enemy and interacts with the other men in of his platoon.

“When we were kids we never thought much about freedom or liberty, maybe that’s because we had so much of it.”

Released in 1945 but made while U.S. Forces were still in combat,An American soldier, realizes the greatness of his country and determines to assume the share of responsibilities of good citizenship upon his return to civilian life.

The U.S. War Department

“The structure of world peace cannot be the work of one man, or one party,
or one nation…it must be a peace which rests on the cooperative effort of
the whole world.”

Franklin Delano Roosevelt  March 1, 1945

Norman Rockwells Four Freedoms, Freedom of Worship Each according to the dictates of his own Conscience.


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