Filed under: Art, Back In The Days, Ramblings, Uncategorized | Tags: 1980's, 2012, 2013, Alone, Alone 1, Alone One, Alone1, AloneOne, Boston, Drawings, Elementary School, Free Drawing Paper, Graph Paper, Not Guilty, NYC, Penmanship, Punishments, The ways I punish myself, The Ways I Torture Myself, Writings
So a while back someone gave me a blank book filled with graph paper. Seemed like some interesting paper to draw on. Hopefully it would get me over the “hang up” I have with that paper.. it is what my 4th grade teacher, Ms. Casey, made us use for our “Punishments”.
Do something wrong, and have to write your punishment.. on graph paper. One letter, per square… over and over… until the page was done.
Mess up once?… Start over.
Hand cramping?.. Massage it for 30 seconds, then keep going.
Not learn the lesson?.. Do 5 sheets.
Still not learn?.. The whole class had to do em.
And after they were all done and got a quick check for accuracy?… Ripped in pieces and thrown away.
I usually got good grades in elementary school, except for… conduct, effort and… penmanship. So I OFTEN had this one…
This was another common one…
“I Will Not Talk”
Decades later I realized that some of these punishments had really stuck. And not always in a good way. So maybe the same techniques could be used to “unpunish” myself or or for things that I would consider more positive uses.
Oh, and how can I forget? For next level shit we would have to write ONE WORD PER SQUARE…
I spent a lot of time almost filling that book. But eventually decided to stop punishing myself…
Filed under: Art, Ramblings | Tags: 2013, Alone, Alone 1, Alone One, Alone1, AloneOne, Android, Art, Cell Phone, Emoji, Emojis, iPhone, Writings
Sometimes the creative urge can strike when least prepared. Like when on the subway.. but don’t even have a pen. So gotta use what’s available. Here’s some text message art/writings/stories I’ve been putting together on those rides…
Filed under: Politics, Ramblings | Tags: 2013, Brooklyn, courtesy card, Family Ties, Get Out Of Jail Free, It's Not WHAT you Know It's WHO You Know, New York, New York City, NY, NYC, NYPD, Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, PBA, Politics
“It’s Not WHAT you Know…”
Filed under: Art, Inspiration, Ramblings | Tags: Alone, Alone One, Alone1, Art, Inspiration, Letter To Ex
Filed under: Politics, Ramblings | Tags: Fuck You, New York, New York City, NYPD, Politics, Stop and Frisk
Old news if you live in New York City’s hoods…
“I wanted to help people. But civililian Population are being hunted. Instead of being protected by us, they are being hunted, and we are being hated” – honest NYPD cop (11:29)…
Out of 684,330 stops in 2011, roughly 1% are caught carrying weapons.
Filed under: Art, Photography, Politics, Ramblings | Tags: -Fuck, Alone, Alone One, Alone1, AloneOne, Art, Free Drawing Paper
…more free drawing paper.
Filed under: Politics, Ramblings, YouTube | Tags: FIGHT BACK, police brutality
Pretty cool that we now have all these fancy video camera/cell phones to capture a fraction of the oppression served to us from our authorities. But what I like to see more than the video “evidence” is people just FIGHTING BACK…