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Beneath the Gates

I decided to dig out the mixed media art mindset I used to have. At times when there were no words, I would make art speak for me. Been a loooooong time as words tend to come easy for me. Yet the hours spent in searching, cutting, gluing and mixing textures and pictures to articulate reality is actually rather relaxing. I recommend everyone explores ways to express their original feelings derived from their own opinions in ways that release you from reality. Only if for a little while. I call this piece, Living Beneath the Gates. For me it displays how I feel we, the majority and working class fuel the financial engines of the elitists - at a high,…
Heather
March 24, 2021
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Ain’t My First Rodeo

As my generation hits the half way point of life here on earth averages, and start to see a higer percentage of risks adding in to the inevitable, I take comfort in knowing at my age I can use the phrase, This ain't my first rodeo More and more into relevant conversations about experience. I suppose it's the little things that make up for the bigger things. Like rodeos. Go find some rodeos and some firsts and enjoy some little things for yourself. Thanks for reading, Heather
Heather
March 14, 2021
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Keep on Keeping on

Things the mean girl in my head says to me: Why do I spend all this free time on building web posts and podcasts? I'm already sitting for my job as it is and now I sit in the same position even longer to do it. I bet people think you're crazy for doing it too and are tired of you talking about it. Me, in response to my own worst critic to nicely shut up: Why do I write and say things in a permanent record format? ie podcasts and public website entries of thoughts, ideas and beliefs? Because when is the last time they can say they sat alone with their own beliefs and original thoughts out loud,…
Heather
March 14, 2021
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The Silence I Fear Most.

The silence keeps growing. More and more silence.  We talk to less people.  We share less and less original thoughts.  We fear what may happen to our job, friends, family, marriage, children ... if we say what we think. And feel.  We walk on egg shells without crushing any more. Tread silently. Not realizing what all this silence means.  What staying silent will mean. They have taken our voice.  We have let them in a chance of finding a better version of ourselves. We are now Ariel in a new dry world.  How will we find the happy ending? How will we once sing freely again? One thing I can’t be silent about. Sadly. As a woman entrepreneur, I don’t qualify…
Heather
March 7, 2021
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Here’s Your Shirt and Here’s Our Reality.

I can’t help but see these photos of the flocks of people- victims to criminals to traffickers and everyone in between from countries unknown - thousands upon thousands at a time. No waiting in line. No registration. No documents. To make this even more hysterical as we defund police and military, while increasing perks to living off the American grid for free, they get a free Biden t-shirt on their way across. Pass on thru. Here’s your free t-shirt. Enjoy the ride. bahahahahhahahahhahahahahah. This is real life. This. Is. Real. Life. I think about the logistics, implementation and system necessary to get some poor dedicated interns to have the balls to go outside our border to ask in fifty languages…
Heather
March 6, 2021
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I double-dog dare you to disagree

I started thinking about all the ways the media is trying to make each other hate each other while losing sight of the values that bind us together. It's down right head scratching maddening. And then I realized I bet everyone - no matter what 'sides' you decided to sign up for - I think you'd agree and question how we got here. It wasn't like this and we all know it. We all just want freedom and the American dream we painted on our definition canvas of #Winning. Same Skies to thee so Shine So there's the first thing we can agree on. If we can agree with that one thing... What else can we agree on? What else…
Heather
February 26, 2021
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Pitbull and me.

Thank you, Pitbull. I can't believe it took nearly five months to stumble upon this truth he spoke openly last fall. His wisdom on the double standards and how many CEO's 'buy low and sell high' validates my thought of why more influencers like Pitbull need to speak out, regardless of the short-term ramifications NOW. Perhaps he believes it's time to buy low and bet on more than 75 million of of who will support him for standing tall. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5KIAftglPM We know at least 75 million adults were counted who voted for the Americans First movement versus selling us out overseas. The 75 million of us who are hopeful that together, we can finally get all of us in the…
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February 16, 2021
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Here’s the download…

Have you noticed the commercials on your streaming channels say Ad on them with a box to point that out? That’s new for a TV ad. Because it’s streaming. The cables and antennas are gone. It’s modems and routers plugged into the internet. Faster than ever and so everyone can have a device streaming as individuals, not families and gather that data. So is it now internet and therefore I assume no longer regulated by FCC? or are they? In my analytics conversations with media sales, we were very locked down even though we technically were collecting the data, the FCC prohibited sharing or analyzing it.   Is that why main stream media is so blatantly obvious on its political stance…
Heather
February 12, 2021
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90 Day American

You know, I'm sitting here on the eve of an awesome Mexico excursion with our best friends and should be writing other stuff than flexing the muscle to tell a story for personal, non-profitable reasons. I've got three musts and three wish I coulds but I can't even fathom how I would structure that into my disciplines long enough to accomplish them. Someday though. If I'd just write for the other two reasons other than my own. Oh well. I'm not tired. The mix of emotions of leaving right now distract me from the focus on the other 2/3rds. Hoping the next 5 days of UV and no plans is just what we all need about right now. So when…
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January 16, 2021
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Where will we go?

I had a memorable conversation with a remarkable young woman a couple of weeks ago. Her name is Anna, I'd guess her to be in her later 20's and although her appearance remained unaltered by American celebrity influences of fashion, hair and makeup - she is stunningly beautiful. I've known her for some time through work and she carries herself properly, confidently and exudes a kind, gentle aura. I picture her as a brunette Briar Rose who hasn't realized she's actually Sleeping Beauty. I wasn't sure how we were on the subject, but she mentioned she was born in Ukraine. "Oh, wow, you're Ukrainian... you must tell me more. How did you leave?" She made eye contact with me to…
Heather
January 9, 2021