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a little red hen
Portland, Oregon
Feminist grandmother channeling Emma Goldman.
Interests: feminism, peace, breadmaking, fiber, condom amulets for hiv awareness (free patterns at knitacondomamulet.com)
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And we thought it was only Congress that's scary where you live. Many of whom probably long to arm themselves from fear of constituents.
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Oh, this made me laugh! Thanks, Marianne, for getting me away from dark thoughts as I pictured this.
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Yes, one never knows about others. Worry about our grandchildren here in Portland and hope they will always be safe.
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Ellen, Really Oklahoma sounds like rural Oregon. Notion of arming everyone may happen because many frightened by so much shooting. Hoping it's not till after my time on earth.
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Barbara, Am thinking something not-good is cooking under the surface in America. Nothing I can describe clearly but so many people cannot endure bad treatment for too much longer. How I wish it was possible to be hopeful for more humane politicians to be coming onto the scene. Perhaps but not enough of them and too few women.
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Marianna, The BIG solution would be higher taxes on the haves. How are you with that? Terrible about your mother being food-deprived can mark one for life, I believe. Sure a food stamp program is better idea--so is a higher minimum wage like $15 an hour. Any legislators around you promoting either of my ideas? Also, it seems easier for people to be self-sufficient foodwise in places other than dense urban cities.
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Oops, my lapse, it's the Corcoran Collection http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/20/arts/design/corcoran-gallery-of-art-weighs-a-three-way-merger.html?hpw&rref=arts&_r=0
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m.e., Read on first arising and touched by its sweetness. Reminded about how little we know about the old people around us, lives lived with many parts. Will look for link to recent good soup recipe we did recently. Thought of our lively visit in previous decade to the Phillips http://www.phillipscollection.org/index.aspx when read of their plan to merge with other institutions...a marker of some kind, don't you think?
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Seems a meta-message.
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Never close to being jailed; requires much discipline which I believe not my strong suit. When young I met people in labor and civil rights movements who had been though it was never discussed.
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Thanks for sharing my pleasure. To each his own--have never heard anyone claim so much enthusiasm for Los Angeles. Guess I missed my chance when I was there at 18 and totally befuddled. Will be posting more photos from the better moments in the rest of the trip...not doing that again!
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Welcome, Janice. Where did you grow up? Personally convinced that women would have moved forward sooner if we'd followed Amelia Bloomer's fashion advice.
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M.E., Remember that time a few years ago when your blog service would not post my comments? Crazy stuff. Now TypePad has lost my response to you! Think you're hardier stock than I, made stronger by that punishing N.D. climate. Or maybe urban girls like me were creampuffs.
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Thanks for the suggestion, Brandon, but the reviews I've seen make this more a book that needs to be read by enthusiasts for nuclear--not me. Seems that Angela Merkel of Germany was one but once it happened very much shifted her position: "Her words to an aide as a hydrogen explosion ripped apart the containment building surrounding the Fukushima-Daiichi Unit 1 nuclear reactor were: “It’s over.” Within weeks, Merkel had unveiled a plan to speed up the decommissioning process of all seventeen German reactors." Gosh, where was that reported in U.S. press?
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Couple of days ago I spoke with neighbors--she is Japanese, he lived there many years. According to them, Japanese relocated from Fukushima continue to live in miserable "temporary" places. Also, that responses from rest of Japanese very muted--as government would wish.
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Ellen, There was a moment I was tempted to write an entire post: "Ellen noticed!" Aside from the similarity to the two situations you mention, the consequences of Fukushima's radiation have an impact on everyday lives. Remembering my long ago high school days of diving under school desks to "practice" in the event of a bomb, I am struck by the unawareness of what comes across the ocean from this latest disaster. Of course, I live in the Northwest where debris from Fukushima has floated. It was also curious to me after 9/11, when I lived in NYC, that people could imagine some invisible, protective barrier between those of us above 110th Street and "downtown." Possibly this old lady carries stuff from that one.
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As I emailed you, made a mistake here and mixed you up with Marianne at Busha Full of Grace. Glad you are still in the mix!
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Marianne, Just realized that I'd mixed you up with Marianna (see above). Sorry that you are leaving the blog arena. Will miss your photos--and knitting--and presence.
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Glad you continue to enjoy the hat--now a "limited edition." Believe there would be much, much more creativity among elders if that were encouraged in the culture at large. So what is the story about closing down Hattie's Web? As of Dec. 19 and your grandkids arriving, you're still there. A momentary impulse? This FB friend thing is confusing. I think we are there but not sure. Know you'll have delightful time with the children.
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That's a rigid heddle Kromski. He was delighted with your enthusiasm! Me too.
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This is what happens when women do not pay attention. After all the second wave progress, we still needed a movement. Women of reproductive age will come awake on this when the right succeeds in defeating Roe v. Wade and/or CHOICE in most state legislatures. We can lift the darkness by electing Dem women in every office possible!
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M, how about a hand-built concom amulet in clay, your medium? Put a hole in it, find a cord--a wearable! I like this. So many glazing possibilities!
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Michele, And I do believe we met after I moved here at a Flock & Fiber festival in Clackamas. Now there is another site for knitting condom amulets! Thanks for giving me a future response to "how long it take" to make one!
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Matt, Thanks for the feedback. Everything about your graphic works perfectly--from colors to text. I'm hoping it gets used often in the days ahead.
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Challenging, Marianna, for grandmothers among us who want a safer and saner future for our offspring. It's encouraging-- one week later the Affordable Care Act is picking up steam in a big way. So I'm upbeat as the foolish Repub opposition looks more ridiculous by the day.
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