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Violence and the Interwoven Falsehood

David Boles: Human Meme

Release Date: 05/10/2020

Digital Lives Matter: The Dry Run to Decay show art Digital Lives Matter: The Dry Run to Decay

David Boles: Human Meme

We live to thrive to be remembered beyond the rattling grave. The great human equalizer today is the ability to publish -- and to not be ignored or dismissed. In the arc of a single generation -- The Us of Us -- truly begins to matter anew as old ideas are reevaluated against fresh standards of thought, integration, and knowing before they naturally decay back into clay.

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Not Homeless, but Never Having a Home show art Not Homeless, but Never Having a Home

David Boles: Human Meme

Returning home is more difficult than the first leaving. We search for the past, and yearn to find meaning in what was as the future compresses our sacred thoughts, and reveals our lost dreams. Entire political campaigns are based on exploiting this human need of a return to the familiar. Unfortunately, that place no longer exists, and the trick is played upon those who believed history can be resurrected merely by want and, by the cold fist of force.

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The Problem with Telemedicine show art The Problem with Telemedicine

David Boles: Human Meme

Seeing a doctor online should be easier than visiting one in person. Unfortunately, that is not yet the case when it comes to Telemedicine. Today, you are at the mercy of a stranger who is set against you, following invisible policy, hoping for a payday, betting against the betterment of your health in the process. Yes, these are the tenets and the tar pits of today's Telemedicine.

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The Playhouse show art The Playhouse

David Boles: Human Meme

Community theatre brings people together -- for a price. Fame and glory do not arrive cheap. Making a name in the local theatre community often involves volunteerism, sacrifice, and a need to be recognized that transcends the economic logic of the day. The local Playhouse needs your blood, and mind, and the price you pay is -- not getting paid at all. Is the risk worth the salvage?

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Tired of Being the Bigger Person? show art Tired of Being the Bigger Person?

David Boles: Human Meme

Here's a manifesto against deconstruction. Are we excused from being the better person because of petty disassociations from reality? If we do not offer shade on a sunny day, or protection from the rain in the gloaming -- who will? It is up to us, not them, to provide a comforting morality that is not just debased or actually superior, but merely, equal.

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Who’s Sarikaya Komzin? show art Who’s Sarikaya Komzin?

David Boles: Human Meme

The Office lives among us. The lesson that television show teaches us is to know what questions to ask, and how we should choose to answer inquiries about character, motivation, fame and reticulation. We may not be funny, but we can always choose to be better. 

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Ten Things to Know show art Ten Things to Know

David Boles: Human Meme

Now you know! Here are ten things that can help make your life better -- from shaving razors, to mineral water, to The Blues! 

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Reckoning with Uncle Remus, Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby show art Reckoning with Uncle Remus, Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby

David Boles: Human Meme

A culture is always actively seeking re-definition. Things change. We are not what we were meant to become. The same is true for our stories. Where once "Tar Baby" may have been a childhood term of endearment in a folklore story from 1881, today, "Tar Baby" means entirely something else; and it is our duty to each other to learn the why of the difference when context changes.

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Virtue Signalling show art Virtue Signalling

David Boles: Human Meme

"I support everybody because I say so." -- Everybody on the Internet. We live in a virtual world where talk tends to have more compunction power than the act of actually doing something. Listen to this call to change to move forward and to leave blood and bones split on the street.

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Salting the Souls of The Hollow Men show art Salting the Souls of The Hollow Men

David Boles: Human Meme

The Hollow Men killed George Floyd. In 1925, poet T. S. Eliot wrote to expose, and to and warn us, against the invisible intentions of -- "The Hollow Men" -- and we, the people, have yet to heed his words; and so we are left behind with hunger, and anger, and illness festering in the stillborn breech between the visible and the hollow.

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