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Van Gogh: People and Faces.

I know I promised you the second part of Van Gogh a while ago. So without further delay let’s get into the fascinating world of Van Gogh’s people and faces.

Apparently Winnipeg has a Poop Thing.

Yes you read that right Winnipeg, Manitoba has a thing for poop. And that is a good thing. Winnipeg is home to Canada’s leading mico -biology lab.

Yea it’s a big one and we found out how to kill Ebola, so ya bitches we rock killing shit.

So now here we are scooping poop and that is a good thing. Why?? Because apparently when we poop we have stuff that tell’s about us. Well a body thing. When we poop some Covid may do a plop. Thus the scooping the poop and finding out about this bitch. Well I hope. Love you all and forgive the poop scoop.

Go, Go Van Gogh: Places

Winnipeg is a very cultural town we love our arts and all types of entertainment. Last week I was lucky enough to score a ticket to the Van Gogh exhibit that is being held downtown at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. It was an immersive show that projected wall sized images of his works onto a variety of screens about the space.

As many of you know Vincent was a troubled soul and lived in virtual poverty. He eventually took his own life at the young age of 37. There is a theory that great art can only come from great personal pain. Without a doubt Van Gogh had both in great abundance. The last years of his short life were prolific in the extreme, it was mentioned that to compare Vincent to Shakespeare would be to say that Shakespeare would have had to written the bulk of his work in under 2 years. Now that is saying something.

So without further ado I give you the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh.

Chair
View of Auvers
Church at Auvers,
Bedroom in Arles
Bedroom in Arles
Sunflowers
Sunflowers
Night Cafe
Starry Night
Starry Night
The Olive Trees
Fishing Boats on the Beach at Saintes-Maries

That is just a sample of the wonders of Van Gogh please join me again for Go, Go Van Gogh: People and faces.

Wait my American friend…are you a Republican.

I have been blogging now on and off for a few number of years now and having grown up on the border with International Falls, Minnesota I know not to talk politics.

Then last night happened and I see that a significant number of my friends are going ape shit crazy. Yes we all have our beliefs and our biases but Come on Man let’s be real.

As any of you who have read me in the past know that I am open to honest debate and a conversation of the minds. Last night was a three year old trying to sling mud on a senior student. I actually didn’t watch it at all. Yesterday was my 51st birthday and I decided to spare myself the agony of the whole thing and just watch the low lights today.

Now don’t get me wrong I support an exciting political discourse. But what happened yesterday was the exact opposite of that. I have tried to be kind about what the civilized world thinks about the USA these days and it is not good and hasn’t been for the last 3 years to be blunt.

From where the civilized world sits America is being run into the ground by a megalomaniac who wants to drag the rest of the world into his pile of shit. Or even more tragic is that he is so stuck in his own head that he does not even know that he is doing it. What is worse my friends?

In either case it is not good for you and it is not good for us. Like it or not we all trade with the United States. We all have family or other loved ones there. To see this tyrant rant and rage on world wide television only does one man benefit. Putin.

Think what you will about television ratings and the unhinged bleating of this man child. It only plays in one way. To Russia.

The land of the free, for now.

I am not an American, I do not follow your guns and booze mentality. But I do follow peace, justice and good government. Sadly today the world lost someone who stood for exactly that.

The world is really messed up these days and we need someone in power to stand up for those ideals we claim to believe in.

As far as I could tell not being an American, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was exactly that. I watch my fair share of news in Canada and a good portion is American. I see your political struggles and I mostly laugh at your inept systems.

But I also recognize those amongst you who stand above. RBG was one, I cannot quote her chapter and verse but I’m not a God fearing Christian. I am a God loving Canadian.

I only know that she did what she thought was right, tried to move rights forward and make a more equal society and for a life that is more than enough.