New Ideas, New Possibilities

Pedaling his bike and his dreams

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/apr/08/252717/ **The Arts - and - the Unexpected** A major part of the art world is the unexpected. Lawrence used to have many people like this who just showed up every so often and did their thing, often wonderfully well. This article from San Francisco makes this very point. This ...

Film maker Les Blank dies at 77

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/apr/08/252715/ **Les Blank dies - he was 77 years old - and he was a wonderful film maker** The New York Times article says it all. Please read the article below. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/08/movies/les-blank-documentary-filmmaker-dies-at-77.html?hp Younger readers may not know much, if anything, about Les Blank. I hope that because of this blog, ...

St. Stupid's Day and the Big Wheel are two events that Lawrence needs to participate in next year

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/apr/02/252433/ **These are two events that Lawrence can't miss next year** *St. Stupid's Day Parade* St. Stupid's Day took place in San Francisco on April 1, 2013. I remember the first year I was in San Francisco. I was very poor, and I was sitting in a coffeehouse downtown, and ...

Interview with Bayo Omolola regarding the writer Chinua Achebe and Nigeria

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/mar/25/251958/ **Bayo Omolola is interviewed on Chinua Achebe, poet from Nigeria** Bayo Omolola is a Nigerian living in the United States. He has taught languages, communication, and literature for many years in the United States, Nigeria, and The Gambia. When I heard of Chinua Achebe’s death, I contacted Bayo regarding ...

Live video from Venezula following Chavez's death

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/mar/06/250767/ **Live video from Venezuela** Please view the live video from the Republic of Venezuela, in Caracas, following Chavez's death: http://www.telesurtv.net/el-canal/senal-en-vivo Here's the Guardian live coverage for Chavez's funeral: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2013/mar/08/hugo-ch-vez-funeral-live-coverage And here's more insight into what Chavez did and didn't do in modern Venezuela: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/07/world/americas/for-good-or-ill-chavez-altered-how-venezuela-views-itself.html?hp Also, if you don't understand ...

The Magic in San Francisco has happened - now, let's do it in Lawrence

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/mar/06/250755/ **The Bay Bridge (from San Francisco to Oakland) is now lit with 25,000 LED lights!** Here is the Bay Bridge live. The camera is turned on 24 hours a day. At 6:30 pm our time (Pacific Standard Time), the lights are turned on, and they continue until 2 am ...

Why doesn't Lawrence have a magical display?

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/feb/26/250280/ **Bay bridge has LED lights - why not Lawrence?** If there is one thing that would bring visitors to Lawrence, it would be a magical display of lights on the Lawrence bridge. It is not the Bay Bridge in San Francisco, but the right person and software, with even ...

Last blog (perhaps) for African American month of February

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/feb/26/250277/ **Last days for African-American month** Please take a look a the wonderful music this group makes it possible for blacks and minorities to create. The talent is amazing. http://www.sphinxmusic.org/ Is there a similar group in the Lawrence-Kansas City area? If not, it's time to start one. On another subject ...

An interview with a famous writer of the past - Katherine Anne Porter

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/feb/18/249727/ **Katherine Anne Porter** Occasionally I'll include an interview with a famous writer or artist from the past. This interview with Katherine Anne Porter has a lot to say about death - and the pain that writing sometimes entails. If you've never read one of her books, this would be ...

February 1st - Langston Hughes birthday

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2013/feb/03/248740/ **Has Lawrence forgotten that February 1st was Langston Hughes birthday?** The web site in kansapedia, the Kansas Historical Journal website, gives you a brief introduction. http://www.kshs.org/kansapedia/langston-hughes/15506 as well as the Kansas Historical Journal website for young people: http://www.kshs.org/p/langston-hughes/13339 He was a wonderful man, and a wonderful poet. Here are ...

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