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  • "Not to hurt our humble brethren in fur, feather or fin, is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission: to be of service to them whenever they require it.” ~Francis of Assisi
  • Tikkun Olam (roughly translated, I understand, as Heal the World)
    “It is not incumbent upon you to complete the work, but neither are you at liberty to desist from it.” –Rabbi Tarfon.
  • "And the Bastard grant us, in our direst need, the smallest gifts: the nail of the horseshoe, the pin of the axle, the feather at the pivot point, the pebble at the mountain's peak, the kiss in despair, the one right word. In darkness, understanding." -- Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • "There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious-makes you so sick at heart-that you can't take part. You can't even passively take part. And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop. And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!" - Mario Savio
  • "They tell us that we live in a great free republic; that our institutions are democratic; that we are a free and self-governing people. That is too much, even for a joke. ... Wars throughout history have been waged for conquest and plunder... And that is war in a nutshell. The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles." —Eugene Victor Debs
  • i do it for the joy it brings / because i am a joyful girl / because the world owes me nothing / and we owe each other the world / i do it because it's the least i can do / i do it because i learned it from you / i do it just because i want to / because I want to —"Joyful Girl", Ani DiFranco
  • "Nothing living should ever be treated with contempt. Whatever it is that lives, a man, a tree, or a bird, should be touched gently, because the time is short. Civilization is another word for respect for life." - Elizabeth Goudge, author of The Joy of the Snow

Sigrdrifa's Prayer

  • Hail to the Day / Hail to Day’s Sons / Hail to the Night and her Daughters / With loving eyes look upon us here / And bring victory to those who have gathered / Hail to the gods / Hail to the goddesses / Hail to the mighty, fecund Earth / Eloquence and native wit bestow on us / And healing hands while we live

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Sunday, 15 April 2007



Ooooooo....sounds nice. I remember Violet candy or gum. Or was it lavender? Now I have to try and find it!


Well Anita, I must say I have never even heard of this before. But it sound pretty darn interesting.
So .... are these just regular growing Violets, or do you grow them from special seeds?


YUM! I LOVE rose hip jelly, so I KNOW I'd love violet! People tell me I'm strange. I say, "No, I'm open to new tastes!" (I also love habanero jam on meat. Delicious! And pumpkin butter or apple butter on pancakes.) I do not have access to violets, but I'll go look for some violet jelly in Whole Foods Market!


Oh, thats delightful. Thanks for sharing that with us.


This is Freakin Awesome Wow I have heard if it but never saw it..


That's a lot of violets. I don't think spring will ever make it here!! Do violets have a diuretic effect? do you candy the flowers too?

Gwen Delmore

I love the violet jelly process!! We had violets at our house, and I loved them, they are my 88 year old mother's favorite flower! She would love this! We are in an apartment now, and no violets :(, but I shall remember this if I ever have a garden again.
I love your blog, and Eliza sounds like a girl after my own heart. I am so glad that you posted that, I love to read about children like her!


Maggie Moo Moo

Fuck yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa... Like muh ballzzz...

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