Sign of the times
Friday, September 20, 2019
In a crazy mixed up world one thing that has changed for the worse is community and neighbors supporting each other. As a true artist, one that has no choice but to art or die, I have been set up for years at the corner of Bullhead and Fort Run Road here in Greene County. Most days consist of hard work, extreme weather and watching as hundreds of vehicles pass without even turning their head.
Over half have of them their phone in front of their face, not seeing the road, dogs or other animals that may be crossing, God's beauty, or the oncoming traffic. I've been calling it unsocial media for a while now. Maybe Satan's sidekick would be more appropriate as teens and adults die and kill others regularly on our highways.
I've been rescuing dogs for years. It is heart breaking when I find an animal dead on the roadside. I met the girl that drives the county truck to pick up animals. It was an atrocity to see a literal dead zoo. Also I pick up daily so much trash it is astounding. I have tried my Litter=Loser campaign and Keep Greene Green, but I'm not sure of the impact.
I have made dozens of calls throughout Greene County to ask folks to come out to see and maybe buy a piece of my creative one-of-a-kind art. I believe over the years only one from the school system actually drove 10 minutes to support our local true artist. Seems it should be a blessing that we have one right in our midst, yet the feeling I get from churches to business to neighbors is why don't you get a job. Ever walked in my shoes? The same folks keep making Walmart and Amazon bazzillionaires.