Robert Frost said, “Freedom lies in being bold.” He was right. Life demands courage to live boldly. The founding fathers exercised great boldness in separating from the British to create the United States of America.

Each 4th of July, we celebrate the acts of our founding fathers. We celebrate with cookouts, fireworks and parades. It is our most popular holiday second to Christmas. And, it is offers the opportunity to reflect upon the promise of freedom.

While we celebrate America and its promises, it is important to remember the Native American. They welcomed those seeking freedom and suffered betrayal. This piece of the American story must be told.

I close with Dakota, “We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.” Failing to share the full story is a disservice to the Native American culture and their importance to American history.

Happy Fourth of July!

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Era of the Empath


#PoppyCrum: #Technology that knows what you're feeling

As technology advances, we are in the midst of great discovery. Poppy Crum calls this, “The Era of the Empath.” We now have the opportunity to learn more about each other.

This advancement, when used properly, is a positive development and increases our ability to exercise compassion and creates a stronger society. However, this development presents risks, as Dr. Crum warns. Science has an obligation to use data and artifical intelligence ethically and for the betterment of society.

Remarkable talk!

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Art Exhibit


“The job of the #artist is always to deepen the mystery.” #FrancisBacon

ArlieSpeaks Media, LLC entered its painting, #ThePerfectStorm, in #TheBigShow exhibition hosted by the #CreativeAlliance.

Our painting, featured on the left, received much attention along with speculation.

The Big Show continues through August 4, 2018. The Creative Alliance address is 3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224.

For more information, please visit their website.

#acryliconcanvas #painting #iamarliespeaks #art]]>