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About This, That and Me

My Mother and Brother at a Dr. Hook concert mid 1970's.

“There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” – Madeleine Albright

Well, I was born and raised in West Tampa…I am definitely what some would call an 80’s Chick…Since then nothing much has happened in the way of my celebrity, safe to say that I have wandered through this existence with few notable conclusions… I am forty years old, “I’m unemployed and I live with my parents.”

Other than being married to Dan for 18 years, I have a boy and a girl, named for Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley from The Sun Also Rises. My husband is a survivor of the September 11th attacks on World Trade Center in New York. We did not know he was alive until he walked into the door 10 hours later, covered in ash and in a state of shock. Three of his office staff was killed, and six months later he was let go from his Executive Senior VP position at a well-known Wall Street firm. This turn of events cast us out of the elite income bracket…and after scrounging all that we could out of my salary as a family law paralegal, we moved in 2003 down to Blairsville, GA. It was a hard move from Manhattan to the red dirt and necked…backwood, banjo playing…the film Deliverance was filmed not too far from here…country of the North Georgia Mountains. Within the last year we have become one of those multi generational families, pooling our funds together by living in the same house…it is a sad situation that is becoming a necessity for many.

My degree is in Medieval History, I am also a Fiber Artist…so I am fascinated with the historic aspect regarding art and culture. I spin yarn, weave, knit and all the other fiber artsy stuff that goes from starting with raw fiber to finished product. I utilize ancient fossils, stones and cultural artifacts within my pieces to weave a tale about the primeval stories of earth and the history of people and civilizations and I am currently doing research on Comparative Weave Structures in Indigenous Cultures.

Me and the kids behind World Trade Center Summer 2000

WTC Summer 2000

I always considered myself a Democrat,  and would have big knock out fights with my Republican husband.  Our “discussions”  used to get very heated, and at times the argument would continue for days at a time.  Then came the 2008 election and all the shit happened to my candidate Hillary Clinton. I was devastated. It was as if everything political I ever believed in was flushed down the toilet, by the exact party I supported since the first vote, which was for Dukakis back in ’88. This was a turning point for me, I found myself utterly disgusted with Obama, and was one of those who felt wholeheartedly…Party Unity My Ass!

I supported Hillary because she was the best candidate, because she was a woman, and because I am a woman. Women’s rights, women’s voices, women’s representation, women’s causes, and the fact that she was a smart populist woman instead of another empty suit — yes, absolutely, all reasons I supported Hillary Clinton.”

I became one of those Clinton supporters that voted for McCain/Palin, something I do not regret.  Since then I find myself more and more reading all sorts of differing opinions…from both the left and right…and make up my own mind about things.  Some of the viewpoints I agree  with, and some I don’t…from both side of the spectrum. So that sort of puts me in no real “group” as far as my political affiliation is concerned.  Being a medievalist (as Medieval History was my Major in College) I sometimes find the belief of Ignatius J. Reilly in Confederacy of Dunces (my absolute favorite book) that we should elect a “King” by divine right somewhat refreshing, or perhaps his party “PEACE TO MEN OF GOOD WILL” would be more appropriate. I don’t know, it just is so depressing to see all this crap going on with our country, and the lack of any political leadership or accountability.

 

Iggy

So I have decided to start this blog, Minkoff Minx, named in honor of the novel by John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces. Posting links to things I have found along the way and thoughts that I have developed reading through all the stuff that is out there in the “blogosphere.” So any of the shit you read here…is just that, shit. I guess it is a form of therapy for me to have this journal of my political, economic and artistic frustrations…much like Ignatius’ “THE JOURNAL OF A WORKING BOY, OR UP FROM SLOTH.”  This is my attempt to work through my thoughts and ideals…so if you are offended or do not agree with me, that is your opinion…this undertaking is my own, and not meant to persuade anyone.

Me and the Boy and the Girl. Summer 2010

So I embark on this, my commentary on life…consider me the Minkoff Minx that must be dealt with…this blog is my way of giving myself a proper flogging about the head and shoulders. It is a form of self-torture that must be worked out.

Until later,

The Minkoff Minx

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