Word of the week – disability

It is Wednesday and that means it is time for a word of the week. Today’s word is disability.
Disability is defined as: “a physical or mental condition that limits a person’s movements, senses, or activities. I have a disability – I am blind.

If you have a word or concept that you are unsure of for word wednesday, you can tweet that word or concept to me with the hashtag #wordwednesday. I will see them all and pick one a week to feature.

Plans for today

Morning! It is April 25, 2017 and when I write this it is need-more-coffee-and-sleep am. A look at my plans. 1. I have an exam in Indigenous Philosophy today. I really enjoy this class.
2. I have an Omicron Delta Kapa meeting today. It is almost the end of the year and we must plan things. 3. I have homework to do.

rewriting my story: third person

He tried drinking the sugary sickly sweet shit what they pass off for coffee in this state. He hated it!
He was thinking about the bitter coffee he had growing up on the rez. This stuff was horid. He looked over and saw his partner officer Miller with five large cups side-by-side on her desk. Are those all for her? Good lord! “Miller! how much did that cost you per cup?, he asked.
He was amazed by the answer!
$6.50 per cup!
That is a total of $32.50 per day.
From that mental math he evaluated that she spent a total of $162.50 per week which gives her a grand total of $8450 per year.
From that day on he resolved to never drink at that insane spot called Starbucks ever again.
All they do is take and take and take and never give back. You become an attic to the corporation and they give no help. He voud to never become a sheep of the empire of starbucks.

writing prompt – one page when a character broke off

Dear anti:
I am doing well in California. I do miss the rez and our wide open planes, the rain dances, the corn growing from hardy stocks, the snow, oh man the snow. I cannot stand so much sunshine. I hope all my family are doing well: the sisters, brothers, the oxen, the muskrats, the birds, the corn, and you anti.
I must vent about these west coast nuts. They drink coffee like it is water. If only they knew about the real coffee we had on the rez. The worst attacker of my brother the coffee bean is my fellow officer, officer Miller.
Officer Miller has no respect for the idea of taking what she needs and no more no less. I see her taking 5 cups a day.
I feel that I must stop drinking Coffee because we are taking more than we need.
I am aware that it is sacred in our culture, however, you have never tasted this Starbucks thing. This corporate empire has taken our brother and has devalued his importance. He is glob with sugar, carmal, whipped cream, and other unholy creatations of modern american life.
So, with a heavy hart I must stop consuming this starbucks stuff and since this is the only coffee around it seems I must stop drinking coffee until this blite is removed from our land. This western thought of consuming coffee like it is water is alien to me. I have told officer Miller my thoughts but she brushed them off. Hope you are all well,
Officer Stone.

These are the most important trending topics today

These are the things that are trending today.
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1. AP: PESTICIDE MAKERS PETITION GOVERNMENT

Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap scientific findings that a family of widely used pesticides is harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species.

2. TRUMP’S ART OF THE (NEW) DEAL

From NAFTA to the Iran nuclear agreement to the Paris climate accord, the “America First” president now appears to be warming to the view that when it comes to global agreements, a deal’s a deal.

3. HOW PENCE FEELS ABOUT INDONESIA

The U.S. vice president praises the Southeast Asian nation’s democracy and moderate form of Islam.

4. WHY CHINA IS FRUSTRATED BY NORTH KOREA

China is the reclusive nation’s most important trading partner and ally, but Pyongyang is ignoring its calls for a suspension of its nuclear and missile programs and its requests for talks.

5. HERNANDEZ’S DEATH IN PRISON DOESN’T CLOSE THE BOOK

The former NFL star’s apparent suicide leaves a trail of questions, such as the timing of his death, additional details on how it happened and the status of his estate.

6. WHY A YOUNG SYRIAN JOINED ISLAMIC STATE GROUP

Mohammed says he joined extremist fighters to defend his city, Deir el-Zour, against Assad’s military, before eventually defecting, highlighting the complexity of motives and alliances in the Syria war.

7. THE LEGACY OF BILL O’REILLY

Despite his firing by Fox News Channel, observers say his imprint on cable news outlets and his influence on barbed political discourse remain intact.

8. ARKANSAS EXECUTION PLAN AGAIN THROWN INTO DOUBT

While the latest court rulings could be overturned, the state now faces an uphill battle to execute any inmates before the end of April, when one of its lethal injection drugs expires.

9. WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT 4:20 PM

The marijuana culture’s high holiday, 4/20, gets underway when college students gather on campus quads and pot shops in legal weed states offer discounts.

10. PRINCE’S 1980S BAND HITS ROAD FOR MEMORIAL TOUR

For members of The Revolution, reuniting for a spring U.S. tour is how they are coping with the “Purple Rain” pop superstar’s unexpected death a year ago.

RIP. Barkley L. Hendricks.

Barkley L. Hendricks has died.
Mr. Hendricks was a painter who painted people of color.
“In addition to his artistic practice, Barkley was an esteemed professor dedicated to his students at Connecticut College during his decades-long tenure from 1972 to 2010. Barkley shared a passion for Jamaica, and every winter, he and Susan traveled there, and he found a well of inspiration for his paintings and photography in the island’s diverse landscape and people. Barkley’s groundbreaking oeuvre represents everyday people, shining a light on subjects who weren’t typically depicted in life-sized oil paintings. His work paved the way for a new generation of figurative painters, and his absence in the art world will surely be felt. Susan is his wife.
Apparently Mr. Hendricks’s paintings cought the people in such vividness that they seemed lifelike. This is how the Huffington Post described his work:
“Inspired by jazz culture and bold fashion, he rendered images that captured complex interiority and performed pizzazz with equal enthusiasm.

As Huey Copeland wrote in Artforum in 2009, Hendricks ” not only valorized blackness but gave rise to emphatic displays of a new, self-conscious ‘to-be-looked-at-ness.’ Although throughout his life Hendricks continuously denied that his paintings were political, his work paid tribute to the excellence and beauty of young black men at a time when such subjects were rarely immortalized in paint.

His paintings simultaneously celebrated the splendor and flair of everyday people, while acknowledging how black bodies are consumed by white audiences through the structure of the art establishment. ” Hendricks explored the intersection of the black experience and painting history,” Christopher Knight wrote in 2009″ (2017.)