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Re: “Dream in peace,” posted July 4, 2007

Added: Thursday July 05, 2007 at 10:59 AM EST

Wonderful piece for a special person

Artists are full of contradictions and she was no exception. But they were great contradictions! No one in the last two decades has meant more to the SA art scene then her and her work will survive well into this century. Here’s wishing her peace throughout all eternity particularly with her son Chris.

Pmcelyea

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I get this pain in my back every time I go into a restaurant with a “help wanted” sign. I’m not sure if the pain is from a Republican stabbing, Democrat stabbing, union stabbing, or just because I can’t afford a doctor. Maybe it’s because I’ve lost my shirt and my skin sticks to the vinyl. `See “Trading Secrets,” June 13-19.`

I always like a sea of color at demonstrations, particularly those of Mexican flags on one day and American flags the next, the first demonstration favoring rights for illegal immigrants and the second for their American citizen children. It makes me think of all the schools built by illegal immigrant laborers whose command of the English language is sufficient to read government specifications.

Even rising wages south of the border drive people north. All it takes is wages rising faster here than there. This might happen if Americans all decide to go to college and spend their working life in oil refineries making $3-a-gallon gas. That seems to be the one product we can’t get cheaper from anywhere, much less China, Mexico, or Indonesia. Could we have a race to the bottom of the barrel?

I have a cheap Chinese computer supported by cheap Indian customer support representatives programmed by cheap Russians. The bank I work for is owned by Peruvians and I use a South African telephone company and my house is powered by a Mongolian power company. The cops here are all Bulgarian soldiers working under UN auspices and the fire department is staffed by Haitian boat people. I’ll wake up at my desk one day to find the only job I’ve ever had is gone. What can I do?

Meredith Poor, San Antonio

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