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Hi folks.
As you can see, I'm trying something new. You're welcome to look about. I hope you enjoy the Research Resources.

If I ever manage to really write something with teeth, then debate is welcome. Trolls, and those who behave like trolls, will be booted.

ok. A&S 50

I've been pondering this one for a long time.
And then life turned into a rock and I said essentially "to heck with it" ... But I'm finding some of my energy again, and my thoughts turned to this. So I've been pondering, and walking in small concentric circles (as usual) what I might be able to do.

This is probably the lamest A&S 50 idea but I'm going to try to publish 50 resources for research. My hope is to find, post, and hopefully tell people why I chose to post each resource. Yeah, it's weak but it's what I have in me at the moment. Perhaps there will be something of interest to someone. Perhaps some myths will get busted. (That reminds me to take another look at the myth-list.)

A&S 50 pieces will be posted at Gold, Silk, Wool.

Like I said not exactly up to my usual levels of ambition, but I do want to try to do 'something'. Going to try for one new thing every day until the A&S 50 is up or Pennsic starts. We'll see what happens.

ETA: And then I see that I have until 2015... hmmm... ok. Maybe I can aim a bit higher before my time is up. But, we'll start here.


Jamie Oliver's TED Prize wish: Teach every child about food

What has three generations of not involving food preparation in the home left us with? (ick, bad grammar) A legacy of ignorance which is literally killing us.

It's all about education and redefining our relationship with food. Bring back the family hearth. Teach our children how to cook. Renew our relationship with something that is fresh.

Shorter lives. Higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, endocrine disruption, stroke and diet related disease. Diet related disease is the leading killer of people in the US today. Diet related.


Cotton Petticoats

Yes! Found another one.

I've been looking for examples of petticoats for many months now, and every once in a while I find something truly interesting. More info at my projects blog... http://goldsilkwool.blogspot.com/


The Gauntlet she is Flung

My sister-in-law has just triple dog dared me to make the following item.

Faux Fox Wrap

I won't say that I'm not tempted to try.

Is it a Poodle or a Lowchen?


Note to self... rewrite your poodle history pages to include Lowchen.

Laurel: People will talk...

Hi folks... long time no post. It's been a busy time under the rock. But I've had a thought, and thought I should share.

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Four lines

A black cat slinking through the snow
Dressed in silver bells
Exploring a scene of crystal white
In contrast to all her world.


My thanks to the Dali Lama

This is an excerpt from an address by the Dali Lama. This finally explained to me something I had been musing on for quite a while.

(Relationships) that last only a short time do so because of a lack of compassion; there is only emotional attachment based on projection and expectation. When the only bond between close friends is attachment, then even a minor issue may cause one´s projections to change. As soon as our projections change, the attachment disappears, because that attachment was based solely on projection and expectation.

This produced such a EUREKA moment for me. There was a projection and an expectation, and I did not live up to that expectation. And so, for them there was no more attachment. I understand, I can see it now. It feels, true.

So, would I go back to this person and place them back on the pedestal they demand from others? Bolster their ego and give them the illusion of importance they crave? No. I remain true to myself. I keep them in my heart and love them still, but I can forgive their change towards me. I can love without being loved in return.


Too, too funny. Stories from the City.

Boosting the signal.


The Sony flashbacks rolled over me – the ponchos, the Paul Newman’s salsa, the white carpet, the livestock – the HORROR. The guy next to me in the headset clenched his teeth muttering the words I’ve spoken far too many times, “The PROBLEM is MARIAH.” Say it again, my brother.

We're #37.

Ok. It isn't U2, more like YouTube. But, he gets his point across.

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