Hi everyone! I hope you’re doing well! I’m sorry I haven’t been around the blog too much, I’ve been on assignment lately. I’ve been reading and commenting on blogs but I haven’t written in a few days here. I had fun writing my last couple of assignments for a weekly publication in El Paso. One of my stories has to do with local artist Patrick Gabaldon’s art of Beto O’ Rourke. All of the monies Patrick raises from his art goes towards O’ Rourke’s campaign. If you follow current events, social media and/or my blog, you’ve most likely heard of O’ Rourke. He’s running against Senator Ted Cruz in the midterm election on Nov. 6. Texas is known as a red state aka conservative state. Some say it’s impossible for Texas to ever become a blue state aka liberal. El Paso is liberal but most counties in Texas are conservative. People need to have their voices heard by getting out there and voting! This is the only way change will happen. It doesn’t do any good to complain about issues, especially if you didn’t go to the polls.
O’Rourke was on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Wednesday. I included video of it. If you missed my post about him, you can check it out here. I don’t want to give away too much about the story so I’m just going to leave you with some of Patrick’s art. I’ll include the story or a link to it once it runs next week. I also had fun interviewing an actor from a classic movie. I plan to share them here when they run. Take care everyone and I’ll see you soon!
Photos provided by Patrick Gabaldon