?

Log in

recent.entries friends calendar user.info ...little pool... older older
until further notice
...little pool of Non Sequiturs...
darkmoon

For Delirium was once Delight. And although that was long ago now, even today her eyes are badly matched; one eye is a vivid emerald green, spattered with silver flecks that move; her other eye is vein blue. Who knows what Delirium sees, through her mismatched eyes?

This is a crosspost from my WP Art blog, Daily Wombat. For some reason, I often have trouble getting it to allow comments on the LiveJournal post; if that happens, you can comment on the original post. You should be able to log in with your LJ credentials using OpenID to comment.

If this post contains video, you will not be able to view it on LiveJournal using Firefox, since LiveJournal blocks non-whitelisted flash video links. You can view the video on the original post, or you can use a browser that supports HTML5, such as Safari or Chrome. (This notice is appended to every post, and does not necessarily imply that this post has video.)

Tags: , , , ,

spare change?
darkmoon

Desire and Despair are twins; two sides of the same coin.  I thought it would be most fitting to draw them together.

This is a crosspost from my WP Art blog, Daily Wombat. For some reason, I often have trouble getting it to allow comments on the LiveJournal post; if that happens, you can comment on the original post. You should be able to log in with your LJ credentials using OpenID to comment.

If this post contains video, you will not be able to view it on LiveJournal using Firefox, since LiveJournal blocks non-whitelisted flash video links. You can view the video on the original post, or you can use a browser that supports HTML5, such as Safari or Chrome. (This notice is appended to every post, and does not necessarily imply that this post has video.)

Tags: , , , ,

spare change?
darkmoon

The prodigal kitty.  Off chasing mice.

This is a crosspost from my WP Art blog, Daily Wombat. For some reason, I often have trouble getting it to allow comments on the LiveJournal post; if that happens, you can comment on the original post. You should be able to log in with your LJ credentials using OpenID to comment.

If this post contains video, you will not be able to view it on LiveJournal using Firefox, since LiveJournal blocks non-whitelisted flash video links. You can view the video on the original post, or you can use a browser that supports HTML5, such as Safari or Chrome. (This notice is appended to every post, and does not necessarily imply that this post has video.)

Tags: , , , ,

spare change?
darkmoon

Dream kitty is emo kitty.

 

This is a crosspost from my WP Art blog, Daily Wombat. For some reason, I often have trouble getting it to allow comments on the LiveJournal post; if that happens, you can comment on the original post. You should be able to log in with your LJ credentials using OpenID to comment.

If this post contains video, you will not be able to view it on LiveJournal using Firefox, since LiveJournal blocks non-whitelisted flash video links. You can view the video on the original post, or you can use a browser that supports HTML5, such as Safari or Chrome. (This notice is appended to every post, and does not necessarily imply that this post has video.)

Tags: , , , ,

spare change?
darkmoon

This is a crosspost from my WP Art blog, Daily Wombat. For some reason, I often have trouble getting it to allow comments on the LiveJournal post; if that happens, you can comment on the original post. You should be able to log in with your LJ credentials using OpenID to comment.

If this post contains video, you will not be able to view it on LiveJournal using Firefox, since LiveJournal blocks non-whitelisted flash video links. You can view the video on the original post, or you can use a browser that supports HTML5, such as Safari or Chrome. (This notice is appended to every post, and does not necessarily imply that this post has video.)

Tags: , , , ,

spare change?
darkmoon

Yes. I will do all seven of them.  You’ll see.

When I’m done I will likely post the full set to Facebook and/or Flickr.

This is a crosspost from my WP Art blog, Daily Wombat. For some reason, I often have trouble getting it to allow comments on the LiveJournal post; if that happens, you can comment on the original post. You should be able to log in with your LJ credentials using OpenID to comment.

If this post contains video, you will not be able to view it on LiveJournal using Firefox, since LiveJournal blocks non-whitelisted flash video links. You can view the video on the original post, or you can use a browser that supports HTML5, such as Safari or Chrome. (This notice is appended to every post, and does not necessarily imply that this post has video.)

Tags: , , , ,

spare change?
darkmoon
Tetrapod Privilege

Tetrapod Privilege

T-Rex: “My hands are so small! All of the dinosaurs laugh at me!”
Snake: “Cry me a river.”

This is a crosspost from my WP Art blog, Daily Wombat. For some reason, I often have trouble getting it to allow comments on the LiveJournal post; if that happens, you can comment on the original post. You should be able to log in with your LJ credentials using OpenID to comment.

If this post contains video, you will not be able to view it on LiveJournal using Firefox, since LiveJournal blocks non-whitelisted flash video links. You can view the video on the original post, or you can use a browser that supports HTML5, such as Safari or Chrome. (This notice is appended to every post, and does not necessarily imply that this post has video.)

Tags: , , , ,

spare change?
darkmoon
So it has recently come to my attention via shared post on Facebook that my local school district's school board has made some questionable decisions about how to spend a proposed budget increase that apparently does not involve hiring back any of the 400-odd teachers they'd laid off this year. So I did what any internet-savvy and curious person would do; I searched the internet to find confirmation of this somewhere that counts as a "news source" and not someone's personal blog.

I got one news hit related to this, from a local weekly free periodical. Trying to find information about what had actually happened at the board meeting in question even on the school district's web site seems nearly impossible without actually sitting down and watching the recorded session. The minutes are in PDF form, making them difficult to sift through. None of the local television networks or the local daily paper seem to take an interest in what's happening at these meetings in general; searching the respective websites for the school district's name brought up very little outside of a closure due to finding asbestos in one of the schools earlier this year.

I admit that most of the time, I don't really think about it either. I'm not a parent. I don't plan on becoming a parent. I will never be sending my children to these schools. I have several friends and relatives who are teachers (and one who works at a school in an administrative position), but only one of them (that I'm aware of) even works in this district. I know very few people who are even sending their children to these schools, and they aren't the schools I went to myself when I was a child. So why do I even care?

Well, I care because, in general, I care about the education of children. I care that they are getting the resources they need to reach their potential. I care that they are kept off the streets and given access to adults in their lives who are not their parents. Quite frankly, the current state of public education is really hurting, but it's still a better alternative to no public education system.

This got me thinking about a larger issue: In general, I am very poorly informed about what is going on at the local level, and this is arguably the level at which I am most directly impacted. At election time, I am always faced with a list of names for local elected offices (the school board among them), none of whom I'd ever heard of, and can find very little about when I look around online. I can find plenty of news about our mayor, but that's partly because he used to be in the NBA, and partly because there has been a history of accusations of inappropriate behavior towards teen girls (which I am fairly certain are not related to the current issues with the school district).

Who are these people? How can I find out more about them? What are they doing with my city that doesn't show up on my news feeds?

What can I do to stay better informed at a local level?

Tags: , , ,

2 pennies · spare change?
darkmoon


I went walking in the park today after work and took a bunch of pictures of the flowers. I really like how this one in particular came out, and had a hard time deciding which to post to the art blog.

Tags: , , ,
frame of mind: artistic artistic
listening to: Marilyn Manson - The Nobodies | Powered by Last.fm

2 pennies · spare change?
darkmoon
This may well be the best picture of Kira I've taken to date:

Tags: , ,
frame of mind: artistic artistic
listening to: Cyndi Lauper - True Colors | Powered by Last.fm

3 pennies · spare change?