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Time in Lines

"Time" really doesn't happen in a linear way even though we think it does. Our brains can't handle it but our bodies do. We are such a makeup of our ancestors, all their strengths and weaknesses and feelings and habits. Global changes seem to come out of nowhere- maybe they come from the "future". The "past" continues to effect the present, for instance how styles and trends are repeated often based in the past. Even the past's science fiction and ideas of the future dictate how we modernize. I really just think everything is happening all at once and consciousness could be so much more than it is. Maybe we just have to evolve to experience it.  9/18/2015 4:53pm

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Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood

Give everyone a voice, seek first to understand. We can talk to our friends who mostly agree with us and try to change each other’s minds, or we can inform ourselves of what people who we don’t agree with are thinking. Disagreeing with someone's opinion doesn’t make them wrong, and it doesn’t make them go away. So why not save some breathe and just listen to what they are saying? I know we are good at letting the tv talk, so how about we don’t overpower or demean someone we share oxygen with just because we don’t want to hear what they will say next. Be brave! We are so afraid of each other and the actions one another’s ideologies...

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Strange = Change

It’s not strange to feel uncomfortable in the presence of the unknown. It isn’t weird to be afraid of people or things that make you feel uncomfortable. It isn’t odd to become aggressive when you feel afraid. It’s not out of the ordinary to cause harm when you feel aggressive. It’s not unusual to feel in control by causing harm. It isn’t freakish to feel powerful when you’re in control. It’s not bizarre to want to do something with that feeling of power. It’s not surprising when conflicts appear from discomfort. It’s normal when conflict leads to war. What we are experiencing in the US right now is completely ordinary. Strange=Change

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Confused? Me too.

It was a long slow process leading to the decision to close the Rhetorical Factory Flagship store. At first all I knew was that I didn't want my vision and hard work to go toward making my landlords money leaving me stressed out whether I had earned enough or not. On the surface they are nice guys but when it comes to business they will pull all kinds of tricks to get what they are after. I understand them and I don't blame them for being a product of the system they are trying to succeed in. I just take a little pleasure in pointing out the truth. I'm not a fan of it, but then that's why I'm not...

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Surely Sew

I can totally believe it has been a year since we opened. Every day has blossomed in it's own way, teaching me so much. I must say, compared to the year before it felt like the longest year of my life. Not in a bad way at all. Rhetorical Factory is just about the perfect place for me to create art and process all these awesome clothes. It has become so through extra efforts on top of running the store. My friend Phil Cheney has been a big part of that, helping me build the space in a way that works for it's purpose. We work a little at a time. With the experience of the past 11 months behind...

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