Trump, I triple dog dare you to see if you’re mature enough, strong enough, wise enough, good enough, human enough to demonstrate real strength, real power and real leadership by setting an example through your words and actions that all people are important…that all people are worthy of respect and compassion. Are you like a grade school bully who lashes out because deep inside you’re really suffering and trembling in terror? This is what many of us think. The lines you continue to draw in the sand only indicate your fear. I want to believe that somewhere inside you have a heart and can feel true kindness and compassion. I want to see you act like a grown up…like a member of the human race, not like someone who thinks he’s better and more deserving than everybody else. Only when you remember that we are all on the same team and all in this together will your heart awaken and true leadership be borne within you. So let’s see what kind of courage you really have!
Well, here we are. I’m not getting much sleep tonight, and I imagine I am not alone.
Being a logical person, I never thought it would go this far. Surely the refusal to release tax returns, the refusal to divest business holdings, the increasing evidence that the whole election was tampered with by Russia, the inappropriate and poorly vetted Cabinet choices, the calls to foreign heads of state on unsecured lines, the incessant Tweets, the lingering lawsuits, SOMETHING would have prevented today from happening. Collectively, they are damning. And yet here we are. This country–and the world–are about to change in ways I am loath to think about. God save us all.
I made this about a year after the movie came out. This photo was taken at an L.A. convention in the spring of 1978. Because I was a brunette with long hair, this one was a no-brainer.
The costume was a dirt magnet (especially when worn to theaters and exposed to buttered popcorn). I usually looked like I had just come out of the Death Star trash masher.
The costume was very simple (essentially a t-tunic), but it took a lot of trial and error to get just enough fullness to fall in soft folds in the front and yet not have too much fabric around the body.
The results of this election will impact me and those of my generation for the rest of our lives (especially with somewhere on the order of 3-ish Supreme Court justices hanging in the balance).
THIS is the future I want to live in: the future of the 1964 World’s Fair and ASTRO BOY and THE JETSONS and TOMORROWLAND and STAR TREK. An egalitarian future of cooperation, global unity, peace, and plenty for EVERYONE. I’ve wanted it since I was 9 years old, and I have never wavered in that desire. I saw a glimpse of it during the worldwide celebrations of the Millennium. And all I’ve seen over the last 15 years (post 9/11) has it slipping further and further out of reach.
We are capable of so much more than this.