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  • I bind myself today to the Holy Powers: Their hands to guide me, Their wisdom to teach me, Their ears to hear me, Their words to give me speech, my heart always to love Them. —Galina Krasskova
  • "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
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    “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

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  • 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, 04 October 2009



I'm commenting on your post from the end upwards because I, too know that Follow the Drinking Gourd was the slaves' way of explaining to other slaves who were planning escape how to follow the Big Dipper toward freedom. How on EARTH did those ladies decide that was a DRINKING song? LOL! Oh, well. From one geek to another, Anita, I was annoyed to hear that, too. Now! Lemongrass! I WANT TO GROW SOME! I love making shrimp or chicken, lemongrass, and Thai pepper soup! YUM! As for the sunbonnet issue ... ummm ... PLEASE, when you decide the price, could I buy one from you, too? I used to wear them ALL the time when I was outdoors a lot with my daughter. Lupus and sun = bad news. These days I'd love to have one to wear in the yard. Do I care if the neighbors look at me all funny? Noooooope!
And last (first, actually) but not least, your purchases! WOW! Great books for a great price! And I don't think that's too bad for Alpaca yarn either! NOTE: Just yesterday I watched a show I recorded earlier about cuisine in Peru. The host was EATING Alpaca. I never thought of them as dinner but then of course, Peru's national dish - the cuy (or guinea pig) - isn't my idea of fine dining either - ESPECIALLY served with their little heads & limbs still happily attached. UGH. (I think I just talked myself out of being hungry.)


Okay, I'm another geek here chiming in to say I would have also been annoyed. They really should research their songlist. By the way, there's a very nice version of Follow the Drinking Gourd by Richie Havens on The Civil War soundtrack.

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