Author Archives: Jen

Recommended: Whetstone 12 LED Camping Crank Lantern

February, the month of Candlemas and Imbolc, is traditionally associated with bringing light into the home, so this month’s review is for a lantern.  A combination of an inconveniently dark hall corner and a desire to reduce both my electric … Continue reading

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Updated sites lists and a challenging few weeks

While I struggle with a particularly thorny theme for the month, please check out the sidebar >> where I have added recommended links. It’s basically my reading list, as well as some useful resources. Please feel free to make recommendations of … Continue reading

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Symbols and Visions

January 2017: Four of Cups You may have noticed a sidebar item titled Symbolism that features an image of a tarot card. I’m a surrealist, so I like to toss out little things like that as a lure. Each month will … Continue reading

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Happy Lunar New Year!

  Year of the Fire Rooster 2017 According to some randomly pulled Chinese astrology sites, Roosters are brash, energetic, sociable, confident, demanding, conceited, and often annoying in their demands for attention. Rooster years often involve conflict, high energy social activity, … Continue reading

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Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee

Scenario:  Battle lines are drawn. The fascists are in power. The people are in the streets. They put a couple hundred in the Congress and White House. We put between 3 and 4 million in the streets of US cities … Continue reading

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Many Voices, Common Cause

Some of us march. Some of us speak out. Some of us vote with our wallets. Some of us strike. Some of us stand for women, others for the planet, others for race, others for peace, and so on and so … Continue reading

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We Will Not Be Moved. MLK Day 2017

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” — Dr. King, full speech … Continue reading

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Recommended: The Historian, Elizabeth Kostova

The Historian, Elizabeth Kostova, Back Bay Books, 2005. Elizabeth Kostova’s acclaimed debut novel is an inventive re-imagining of Dracula that reads like an intimate, tragic memoir. Told mostly from the point of view of the teenage daughter of a historian, … Continue reading

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Practical guides for getting important things done

The Indivertible Guide for reforming and reclaiming television journalism, PDF, free download, created by The Fucking News, a project of veterans of The Daily Show and Countdown w/Keith Olbermann. http://thefingnews.com/index.php/indivertibleguide/ Companion to the Indivisible Guide for communicating effectively with members … Continue reading

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Act 1, Scene 1: Interior, Ethical Drama

On January 1, 2017, the 115th Congress of the United States was born. The new Congress is dominated by the Republican Party, which won control of all three branches of the federal government with little scrutiny of its agenda as … Continue reading

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