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Showing posts from July 17, 2008

7th and Davis

I was happy to drop by the new Augen Gallery space on Tuesday, to see my old friend Pamela Morris who works there. Pamela and I spent the same year abroad in Poitiers, France back in 1987. She judged the Monothon pdx fund-raiser last month that I participated in, and it was the first time I'd seen her in years.

Pamela showed me around the sleek, beautiful gallery with its colorful mix of paintings, screen prints and sculpture. I'm looking forward to going back Saturday, August 2nd from 3-5:30 pm to see the opening "Bande a part: New York Underground 60's 70's 80's". You can also catch a second opening Thursday, August 7th from 5:30-8:30pm. The Augen Gallery's new digs at 716 NW Davis is in the same building as the Museum for Contemporary Craft, so get your urban metro fix on all at the same time!

Reality Check

Jesse Jackson is capable. He has shown that he has the determination, perseverance and political etiquette required to help change the world. He has been working for civil rights all over the world for decades. He has helped negotiate the release of prisoners in Syria, Cuba and Belgrade. He has worked with the Clinton and Reagan administration and famously, run for president himself.

I really want to love Jesse Jackson, but then he says something so filled with racial hatred that I freeze. I can't believe my ears. Did he ACTUALLY say he wants to cut Barack Obama's NUTS OFF?!!! That is insane. It is violent and potentially criminal. It is such a hate-filled comment I can't believe anyone would say it, let a lone a civil rights leader about the first black presidential nominee in American history!!!

This makes me question everything that comes out of Jesse Jackson's mouth. I've read of other incidents where he has been known to use ugly words about jews, and o…