Bastiat Jax tackles civil discourse on social media as debates heat up ahead of election

Civil discourse is up front and center as debates on social media, and censorship of same, heat up ahead of the US presidential election in November. It’s common for people to praise or criticize candidates, but for many of us, discourse would be beneficial if it delved into matters like philosophy and policy. As someone whose career focuses on the arts, particularly filmmaking, Jared Rush who founded Third Man Entertainment was a perfect choice for speaker at the virtual meeting the Bastiat chapter in Jacksonville held on August 12.

What many of us are now seeing on sites like Facebook doesn’t just have to do with what you post—now criticism is directed at what you don’t post. How do we make sense of all this? Continue reading “Bastiat Jax tackles civil discourse on social media as debates heat up ahead of election”

Live from Ja’Ville set to restart on Thursday

I admit I’ve missed the Crazy Daysies’ Facebook Live From Ja’Ville for the last two weeks. This summer has been a pretty zany experience, with our family pivoting frequently to deal with life issues. Add to that the Daysies’ return to the real world stage for various shows, and things have been a bit topsy turvy. Continue reading “Live from Ja’Ville set to restart on Thursday”

At Hemming Park, JFK plaque sparked awareness of how times change

I’d never noticed it somehow—the plaque dedicated to the late John F. Kennedy at Hemming Park in Jacksonville, FL. Wandering around, taking in sights and sounds around me, I stopped to snap a photo and contemplate what the plaque meant. I had no idea JFK had delivered a speech at Hemming Park on October 18, 1960. Continue reading “At Hemming Park, JFK plaque sparked awareness of how times change”

Busted by the Fibbies: Jake Paul—new to me but not to 20.2 million subscribers

YouTube is a blessing and a curse. My husband likes to wander around the videos and more than once, I’ve walked into the sunroom to see some crazy stuff on the big screen. I don’t pay much attention to ‘YouTubers’ unless they’re musicians, poets, or indie filmmakers. That’s the reason I said to myself, Who?,  when I read headlines about Jake Paul’s Calabasas (CA) house getting raided by the feds.

What did Paul do to deserve a search by the FBI? Continue reading “Busted by the Fibbies: Jake Paul—new to me but not to 20.2 million subscribers”

Eight simmering Indie tunes perfect for summer doings

Whether I’m doing my daily walking laps or just sitting on the deck, music makes everything better. I have some favorite tunes perfect for poolside listening or for any other outdoor activity. Naturally I chose one of my daughters’ songs, but it is a perfect summer tune. Every song on this list is indie made and better than 99 percent of the canned tunes you hear on the radio. Continue reading “Eight simmering Indie tunes perfect for summer doings”