Filming: Yesterday a@ Fulmore Magnet/New Mexico abandons the death penalty!/Isaac Mizrahi

Yesterday I filmed at Fulmore Magnet in Mr. Sombathy’s law class for the documentary I’m slowly continuing
to create with Mike Henry. The students were insightful, interested in the topic, and had amazing feedback,
ideas and commentary. I’m very excited about how they will be bringing the viewpoints of youth to the film.
It was an exhilirating, and exhausting, two hours. I also showed the video, “THE ONE”, to the students,
and, once again, I couldn’t help getting weepy. That song really affects my psyche. Mr. Sombathy wanted
to keep the footage, so I gladly gave him the copy I brought. I only wish more people could hear the song
and watch the video…how do I reach the world?

And now…an update!

Great news! Last week, New Mexico became the 15th U.S. state to abandon the death penalty! On March 18, 2009 New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson signed into law legislation that repeals the death penalty in his state. Explaining his decision to sign the bill, Richardson said that he does “not have confidence in the criminal justice system as it currently operates to be the final arbiter when it comes to who lives and who dies for their crime” and that “the potential for wrongful conviction and, God forbid, execution of an innocent person stands as anathema to our very sensibilities as human beings.”

Please take a few minutes to thank Governor Richardson by mailing him a handwritten note:

Governor Bill Richardson
Office of the Governor
490 Old Santa Fe Trail, Room 400
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Both TCADP and I congratulate our colleagues in New Mexico, particularly the dedicated staff and volunteers of the New Mexico Coalition to Repeal the Death Penalty, on their hard-fought victory!


The girls and I will be going to a fashion show on Friday!!! It will be a BLAST!

My youngest has decided she wants to be a stylist,
so I have been doing all I can as a good mother to introduce her to the world of texture, style, idealogy,
sewing, color, fabric, and designers.

Last week, during spring break, we studied Isaac Mizrahi at Book People. We read an entire book of his
makeovers, which was humorous and chock full of great concepts/couture. Then, last night, we went
online and watched footage of fashion shows (summer and fall 2009) of: Bestey Johnson, Marc Jacobs,
Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana and Isaac. Our brains were FULL!

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