The AmarilloAlternativeNews Official Christmas Wish is for people to talk to each other in person this holiday. This blog endorses the idea of talking to people in person. What a great occasion to do so! It’s the holidays. Christmas, if it still has value in this over industrialized, teched-out society, should be a time to talk to people in person. Now more than ever, seeing other people during the holidays is crucial. This holiday, give someone the gift of seeing you in person. Really. It’s getting to be more and more of a rare and wonderful thing. You my dear are a rare holiday delicacy now. Seeing you is like a Harry and David gift box these days. For people to just SEE AND TALK TO EACH OTHER is like them exchanging salmon and beluga caviar at a party. To someone out there, you are a Harry and David gift box. To someone out there, you ARE the salmon and beluga caviar.
Some ways to talk to people in person:
Hand-deliver a Christmas card or a wreath. Go look up a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while. Go through your phone and send a random Merry Christmas text to that person you haven’t texted in over three months. If there’s someone you’ve been fighting with, make up. Reach out to a family member on the phone who lives far away. Check in with your cousin/sibling/aunt/uncle on the other side of the country or town. Surprise a neighbor who you never talk to with a Christmas dish that you made. Put aside money to give to a homeless person and surprise the hell out of them with that money you saved up, and a Christmas card that says, “I believe in you.” Smile at someone you don’t normally smile at. They won’t know what hit them. These are just some ideas to get you (as well as me) going on this idea of talking to other people in person. But as you think of it, you’ll have many beautiful ideas of your own.
From their Facebook page:
The AMoA Open is a unique initiative designed to give artists of all ages and levels of experience an opportunity to exhibit their work in a museum setting. It is open to any artist working in any medium. We will accept only one work per person. The show is hung by the artist “salon style” from floor to ceiling.
The Open Reception is on January 3rd at 7pm at the Museum (2200 South Van Buren, Amarillo TX 79109). The show will run through the 10th.
See more information on the event page:
The Amarillo Museum of Art page:
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The SOPA fight still isn’t over. Its latest proponent? Hollywood.
according to emails uncovered by the recent Sony hack and recent news stories, the movie industry is still fighting to revive the bill, even pushing Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood to make life uncomfortable for Google, one of the bill’s biggest detractors. And Google isn’t too happy about it.
On Friday, the search giant filed legal papers in federal court against Hood, requesting that the court stop his demands for information from the company. The move came a day after the company had unloaded a rather pointed blog post complaining about apparent efforts by the Motion Picture Association of America to revive SOPA and push an investigation of Google through Hood’s office.
–Davey Alba, Wired
Worth the click. What friends do for each other.