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The blog of E. Anthony Collins (Tony), Filmmaker and Educator, www.anthonycollinsfilm.com

Inequality and unfairness in higher education salaries

By pwsadmin | December 29, 2021 |

I am probably opening a can of worms for myself by writing about matters that require a revolution before real change can occur–but I feel compelled and clear that I want and need to write. I have been in the process of seeking and applying for gainful employment in the Los Angeles area.  I feel…

Banks and Business license fees in Torrance

By pwsadmin | December 29, 2021 |

Why are banks allowed an exemption from paying a business license fee in the city of Torrance, California?  As I have pursued an answer to this question I have learned that banks are also exempt from business license fees in many cities throughout Los Angeles county, and probably beyond.  Why?  I have not found any…

“Harvest” by Neil Young

By pwsadmin | December 29, 2021 |

Harvest—-A most enchanting song, “Harvest” by Neil Young.  It keeps circling around in my head and heart.  Sure, it’s not the only song that does that to me, but it is one of the best ones lately. Find the song here: I encourage to listen to the audio, sing out loud while reading the lyrics…

English as the “official language” in the USA? WTF?!

By pwsadmin | December 29, 2021 |

Those who ignore history and doomed to repeat that history. In this case, the repeat is more like deja vu all over again—The hydra-headed beast that is called the 2012 Republican candidates (I can’t seem to distinguish that group with the GOP moniker) is forcing the world around them to relive the sufferingly old debate…

What is the difference between feeling and thought?

By pwsadmin | December 29, 2021 |

A difference between feelings and thoughts?  It’s possibly as simple as breaking it down to this: Do I feel  X? or Do I feel like X?  One is a feeling (the first) and the other (the second) is a thought. Why is this an issue for me? I have begun a process of “talking therapy” as a…

A filmmaker’s night downtown

By pwsadmin | December 29, 2021 |

I have recently become a reader and contributor to the doculink.com listserv.  I am inspired by some of the “doculinker” filmmakers who spend their nights downtown with their cameras to document the situation, at the risk of arrest. http://www.doculink.org/ Other are being told by filmmakers in many parts of the world, beyond downtown LA–stories about struggle by…

How is filmmaking studied in schools?

By pwsadmin | December 29, 2021 |

I participate in an oftentimes interesting online dialogue at: http://www.doculink.com In a recent thread a writer wrote in response to a query about the best way for someone to learn to be a filmmaker: “…she’d be better off as a producer and writer — writing is one of her strengths — than as a director and editor,…

Obama’s triggers for bombing Iran

By pwsadmin | December 29, 2021 |

A military skirmish or war would be a horrid turn of events, in my view. The US (its government and the general majority of its population) is truly ignorant and arrogant about Iran and most of what Iran represents.  In this sense I am referring to the cultural history of Iran, and Islamic belief as…

About my friend, RL “Bob” Morgan

By pwsadmin | December 29, 2021 |

I want to write about the struggle of my friend, Bob Morgan, who is battling with cancer.  He has an ongoing blog that describes the process of treatment he is undergoing—please visit his blog at:   www.bobmorgan.org/bword/ Bob and I have had a friendship since we were age 3.  Bob has blossomed as a man, husband,…

My ranging and restless mind

By pwsadmin | December 29, 2021 |

Hello and welcome to all! I am Anthony Collins and this is my first post on my first blog site. I am using this blog site to write and reflect upon what I know, observe, do, and seek in my daily life and more. I welcome your comments and input. I am in the process…

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