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Nov. 13th, 2008

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Happy day!

Happy belated birthday, Am!

Sep. 5th, 2008

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Walk4Justice 2008

A couple of years ago, a woman came into the library to go through newspapers and gather info on the women missing from a highway in northern BC, the Highway of Tears. That was the first I heard of this but it's been going on for decades.

Walk4Justice 2008 is the second year, I think, people have walked from Vancouver to Ottawa. On Sept 15, they'll be at Parliament Hill and hand over a petition to the prime minister asking for public inquiries into the 3000+ women missing and murdered across the country.

Walk4Justice 2008

Jul. 22nd, 2008

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Naughty Needles

A knitting book entitled Naughty Needles just came into my hands. I do wish I knit more than a tube!
http://naughtyneedlesknitting.com/

You can be a mermaid!

Jun. 30th, 2008

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Back from Extinction

This story about the comeback of an Aboriginal nation is fascinating. Sums up the treatment of the people as subhuman and the pattern of colonists valuing progress over people. My grandfather helped build the Grand Coulee Dam and was proud of the accomplishment. If all the Sinixt people had succumbed to disease and alienation, I wouldn't have heard another view and it sounds like that nearly happened.

Chewy stuff...with a happy ending!

May. 16th, 2008

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A HISTORY OF GAYS IN COMIC BOOKS

WHO CARES ABOUT THE DEATH OF A GAY SUPERHERO ANYWAY?

bummer

May. 15th, 2008

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the internet continues to be hella useful

The Bedbug Registry

May. 12th, 2008

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that movie with initials carved into a sea turtle

How fun to be part of something larger.

Many years ago, I mentioned to Amber a movie I saw as a kid in which a boy carved initials into a young sea turtle and then the last shot of movie was this big, grown sea turtle swimming with the initials still visible. I remember that it felt deep, very heavy.

Amber and I just cruised past Blue Lagoon on TV and she thought maybe it ended with the sea turtle with the initials. I googled and discovered that the movie we'd both seen was a 1978 TV movie, The Bermuda Depths. The Lore section at the end states that a generation of children saw the movie and were struck by it. And I believe it!

Others have written about this...

May. 4th, 2008

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time-sensitive

Anyone here ever hire a nurse? Hire anyone to work in the home full-time? Guy starts tomorrow and we have no paperwork...

PS I have missed the sound of mourning doves

Mar. 22nd, 2008

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those Inside the Actor's Studio questions

Am and I have watched Inside the Actor's Studio off and on over the years and then we watched it with my mother-in-law who's a big fan. I don't know who first thought to pull out those questions but I recently saw Lynn Flewelling post them on her LJ and have wanted Am to answer them since. To kick that off...

What is your favorite word?
seraphim
What is your least favorite word?
golf
What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
chocolate
What turns you off?
low energy
What is your favorite curse word?
fuck
What sound or noise do you love?
B chortling in his sleep
What sound or noise do you hate?
a scream
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
hospice worker
What profession would you not like to do?
teacher
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
Welcome back.

http://www.wowzone.com/pivot.htm

Jan. 26th, 2008

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birds

A barred owl flew in front of the car when we were almost home last night. Then I heard it--loud!--while I was outside with Pepper.

Amber and I watched a few hundred swans, geese, and ducks fly over us yesterday morning. I knew the skies near my work were often full off migrating swans and geese and hadn't stopped to wonder why. Amber cottoned on to the fact that they overnight at the swamp/conservation centre just down the street. Clever!

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