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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
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Last night the nice women of Portland, Oregon, were encouraged to show anger by a feminist writer from New York. How did it go? Powell's Books authors' room was packed. Copies of Rebecca Traister's bright, shiny new book, Good and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2018 at a little red hen
Usually find something to read in New Yorker's "The Talk of the Town." Griffin Dunne's first visit to the Museum of Sex stopped me with relevance to my current moment. Took me back to 2008 before we left NYC. Ron... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2017 at a little red hen
Steve asked in an email, "Still blogging or only Facebook?" Excellent question, of course he would ask. Short answer, I keep hoping the spirit will become actual. Long one has to do with my expectations of this form when I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at a little red hen
October 29, 1966 Ours was a non-traditional Jewish wedding in Ron's rent-controlled [$112/month], one bedroom apartment on East 28th Street in Manhattan. Now our place since I'd moved in couple of months before from my studio, four blocks south. Families'... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2016 at a little red hen
"Could it be, yes, it could, something's coming, something good," a line from an all-time favorite of mine, the musical Candide. [That's the 2005 version; mine was the original, 1956.] Oh it is tempting to get diverted here. But that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2015 at a little red hen
What's not to like? So many ways to enhance oatmeal, many types. Have used both regular and extra thick to make delightful sourdough bread.
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I'm with the panko enthusiasts. Such an improvement for lightly frying fish rather than the American breadcrumbs. Still use Italian-flavored standbys once in a while.
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Thanks, Marianna--much work ahead.
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The Reverend Norvel Goff speaks inside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. (Photograph: David Goldman/Pool/EPA via The Guardian Sunday, June 21, 2015) What's missing for me today is a place to go. To be with others who... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at a little red hen
Here's the truth of this person's 80-plus life. Till a couple of years ago, days were full of busyness, yarn, and numerous ideas--many of them world-saving. Possibly all that took its toll. Not doing much lately. Bread and the fascination... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at a little red hen
Sitting in that chair last week. That iconic chair, one step away from therapy--or maybe instead of. Brenda raised the scissors. First, "So you want it shorter this time?" Settling into my answer, "Where are you in the latest Hillary... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at a little red hen
Karsten Moran, New York Times photographer, took the hit for me. I thank him for being my stand-in last Monday at the 125th Street stop of the #1 subway. Yes, there's a certain nostalgia as I remember standing on that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at a little red hen
Joanne! What a surprise to hear from you--and find we share a fondness for cornmeal. Yes, maintaining a starter can produce more bread than is really needed. Particularly a problem way, way back when I had both white and rye ones. These days I often let mine go longer, then refresh it rather that make more loaves. Have an excellent New Year. Are you still in California? We're a beach in San Diego at the moment--sadly the weather turned cold.
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Another bread baker! Impressed that you would considering adding another task to what you already have on your New Year's list. Hoping 2015 is delightful and satisfying for you and yours.
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Yesterday's satisfying Sourdough Bread with Cornmeal was a real triumph. Though I have way too many bread cookbooks--several purchased in the last year and delightful to read/try--this time it was the Google that led to Israeli Kitchen because I'm a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2014 at a little red hen
How curious, Marianne, was just thinking about sending you another of Ron's hat as celebration of your recovery. He still produces these--often a combo of my stash and his own spinning. Send me an email with address.
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Last Friday most of Ron's show came down--tapestries on the walls near the Terwilliger auditorium. Still on display are the eleven in a glass case in the cafe. People keep coming up to him to say they wish the work... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at a little red hen
Something quite wonderful happens tomorrow. Ron Bloom will have his first show, "Weaving to Tapestry" here in Portland, Oregon, at Terwilliger Plaza where we live. He began to spin wool on a wheel made of PVC pipe. That was in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at a little red hen
Mary Ellen Thanks for your birthday wish, responsiveness to my late-in-appearing post. Remind myself that living long and well may be all I should expect. But I would like the ERA to happen!
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At the end of July, Bruce and Bob got married. Oh, well, you'll think, another gay wedding. Yes, but they live in our retirement community and that was a first here. A couple for a number of years, Bob and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at a little red hen
Most Saturdays we try to get to the market at Portland State, the one we know best. It's walking distance on our energetic days. Even if there's nothing we really need, Ron usually buys more fruit to make jam. Flowers... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at a little red hen
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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Kind of amazes me to watch this. Made in 2007, olden days. Great way to spend Sunday, as we await a deeper conversation toward a solution to illegal immigration. Confirms my conviction that cats are smarter than dogs (which may... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at a little red hen
Golly, if it had not been for that awful Supreme Court decision, would we have gone all creative, women. Little advertising at the front, followed by such helpful DIY instructions. THANK YOU, HOBBY LOBBY!! Isn't this a good time to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at a little red hen
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.
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