Small publishers, beware the Facebook ad glitch, censorship

Yesterday I wrote a column expressing my thoughts on the Republican National Convention holding some events here in Jacksonville, Florida. I wrote that column after reading stories in media promoting Democrat Party leaders’ opinions on the matter. Those party leaders don’t want the opposition party to be able to host convention events here. Continue reading “Small publishers, beware the Facebook ad glitch, censorship”

Threats, extortion, reputation damage levied at Indie Art South—here’s the scoop

This morning I was clearing customary SPAM and came across a first. An individual, possibly from a foreign country and most likely using an assumed name, is threatening to “go through a series of steps of totally damaging” my reputation. ‘Dorothea Wight’ claims to have gotten my “database credentials” with intent to “extract your entire database and move the information to an offshore server.”

How do I stop it? All I have to do is send them $2,000 US dollars in Bitcoin. Continue reading “Threats, extortion, reputation damage levied at Indie Art South—here’s the scoop”

A Poem for these times: The Golden Riddle

Back yard bench and Caladiums
Photo: Indie Art South

The Golden Riddle

At night through my open window, I can hear
the couple across the street as they argue.
Blind anger mixed with fear makes a brawl
no one will win. They don’t paint their house
or mow their grass. Their porch is filled with trash.

Angry words often steal into my yard
where our children play.
We all hope they’ll sell their house one day.
Yet one question burns relentlessly.

How am I supposed to love them
like I love me?

(Kay B. Day/A Poetry Break/Ocean Publishing)

Daysies news: Live show date, changes for ‘Live from Ja’Ville’, and a new chain

We’ve been under lockdown in our Crazy Daysies circle since early March, but as Florida reemerges from the cocoon, things are looking up. News is up on their first show after shutdowns, a change in schedule for their live Facebook show, and a new chain (of sorts). Continue reading “Daysies news: Live show date, changes for ‘Live from Ja’Ville’, and a new chain”

Range of humor, some very disturbing, in responses to Coronavirus

Various memes and videos poking humor and satire at the Coronavirus or COVID-19 impact are not surprising. Americans often find comfort in humor. Several videos caught my eye, and reasons vary. One in particular is more disturbing after the fact. Another has a personal connection to me. Continue reading “Range of humor, some very disturbing, in responses to Coronavirus”