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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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Oh, Lydia, are you sighing as much these days as I am? Trying to keep as positive as possible about democracy in America in the years ahead.
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Sahara, Great blast from our NYC past! Ron is fine, spinning and weaving amazing tapestries--one is at the top of my FB page. He'll have a show in September. And you are making bedding--that's a departure from a few years back. How I wish you would blog again; always enjoyed the window into other fiber artists around town, their creativity. Love back to you and say hello to Pearl Chin the next time you're in Knitty City, please.
Toggle Commented Jul 7, 2014 on Clearing the red off desktop at a little red hen
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"Red goes with everything" is idea new to me. But I could go with that. Of course, I began immersed in all shades of red for my work on kitchen composting with red wigglers.
Toggle Commented Jul 7, 2014 on Clearing the red off desktop at a little red hen
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Too many books ahead of Hustvedt. But one day...
Toggle Commented Jul 7, 2014 on Clearing the red off desktop at a little red hen
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At this moment in my life, the best way toward change is seeking out those actions/activists who are taking risks to improve things. And supporting them however possible--time, money. I think you know this too. Have to disagree on how many are not in favor of gun control. According to Everytown for Gun Safety http://everytown.org/in-the-news/ 90% of Americans support background checks on gun purchases. And about 70% support Choice. But who would know from loonies in southern and western states like Montana. Thanks for the positive feedback on photos.
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When we are most hopeful, many people are paying attention especially as there is more information about the seriousness of climate change.
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Oh, Ellen, yes, like you am challenged by the bad guys with big bucks. Today feeling upbeat 'cause sun is out in Portland, O. and just learned Eliz. Warren coming to town.
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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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