( the garden month by month )
( a short digression on animals in the garden )
( harvests )
( vegetables in situ )
And that is the news from the garden so far.
Like, the story's not bad? Kinda slow, though. I dislike a lot of the character designs, too. It's like two different styles trying to work together and not quite succeeding, and I hate Onoda's face. Also, he gives me secondhand embarrassment, and I don't even tolerate much of that from characters I'm head over heels for (see: Ryugazaki Rei). OTOH, I think I could potentially love Naruko-kun. He's fucking nutbar.
Somewhat less than good news: I am having food aversions, and the latest one? Is to MEAT. If you have recipes for high-protein vegetarian meals, I would happily take them. Cheese, milk, and eggs are all fine. I like beans. I cannot deal with broccoli in any form, but will eat almost all other vegetables. I like most nuts, though I'm not so crazy about filberts (hazelnuts). And my only food allergy is a slight allergy to miso soup :( :( :( though I'm perfectly okay with soy otherwise!
Date: August 1, 2014
For this year's August 1 celebration, everyone is invited to a festival in the woods by guest artist Jürg Lindenberger. Many of your favorite Swiss friends will be there—Cervelat and mustard, the August 1 roll, and a happy St. Bernard. It should be a great party.
As you can see from some of Jürg's other early sketch ideas, he has a talent for creating animated scenes where everything—from mountains to mushrooms—comes joyfully alive.
The rough English translation of everything else is as follows:
Besides the prologue and the epilogue, the word "Everlasting" is not found anywhere in the book, but Job and his companions use the old Semitic words אלוהּ ,אל ,שדי (Eloah, El, Shaddai) “almighty” to indicate God. The word [second bit goes here] (Job 12:9) was most likely added – as old manuscripts confirm – as a result of a copier’s mistake, instead of אֲדֹנָי (Adonai) (cf. Job 28:28).
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John H. Richardson’s remarkable Esquire profile of Dr. Willie Parker is going to make a lot of people very upset. I hope that at least a few of them read the whole thing without reflexively railing against Parker in the stale terms that he anticipates, and rebuts, throughout the article. Dr. Parker says many true things and no false ones. We should not be afraid to listen to this man.
Here’s something to watch for in the inevitable uproar: Will any of those upset by Parker actually respond to him? Or will they simply plug his name into their pre-existing slogans and arguments, ignoring what he says, what he does, and those he serves?
“The Abortion Ministry of Dr. Willie Parker,” by John H. Richardson
“The last thing I want to say is a lot of times when you come, there might be protesters. There are people that are going to be telling you that what you’re doing is wrong. It’s immoral. That you can’t be a Christian. That you’re going to hell. And a lot of women that bothers. Because there are women here who also have a religious belief, who also feel like they’re Christians.”
A black woman nods.
“I see women who are crying because they are Christians,” he continues, “and they are torn up by the fact that they don’t believe in abortion but they’re about to have one. What I tell them is that doesn’t make you a hypocrite. You can never say what you will do until you’re in the situation, and Christians get in jacked-up situations, too.”
The woman nods again, twice.
“And I address this because if those people are getting inside your head and you’re feeling conflicted, if you are not comfortable with what you’re doing, you may be processing this far longer than you need to. There’s nothing immoral about taking care of your health. There’s nothing immoral about making the decision to not become a parent before you want to become one. There’s more than one way to understand religion and spirituality and God. I do have belief in God. That’s why I do this work. My belief in God tells me that the most important thing you can do for another human being is help them in their time of need.”
At this, the women exchange glances.
Parker continues, spending more time on this issue than on anything else. One in three women will have an abortion by the time she’s forty-five, he tells them. “Y’all talk about your shoes, you talk about where you work, where you bought your dress, but y’all ain’t going to say, ‘Oh girl, when did you have your abortion?’ So I’m saying that if you are sitting in a room full of women, the only person you can really be sure about having an abortion is you. And you got to be comfortable with you.”
So this is between you and your conscience, he tells them. “If you are comfortable with your decision, ignore everything from everybody else.”
Townlong Steppes disappointed not for failure to be delicious, but because I was hoping for the Yaungol firecamp and got the Underbough instead. It smells like SPIIIIICE but it tastes very green, and the smokey, "dark" taste I associate with gunpowder tea just isn't there. I may get some of Adagio's plain gunpowder to brew up and see if it's just their tea. I may reformulate this one for a little more "in yo FACE".
Tillers, on the other hand, is a black, dry, gloriously rich tea with an edge of bitterness (possibly because I steeped it too long) that thinks it's coffee. It will thump you on the back of the skull and yell "GET UP" in your ear. Tillers have got WORK to do; no lazy citypaws allowed. Tillers got all the kick-in-the-face that Townlong didn't (and then I let my boss taste it and he STOLE MY TEA). The other four blends are going to have to work to top this as my favorite.
darthneko got the blends I didn't; you can read her reviews here on Dreamwidth or here on Tumblr.
Call for Papers:
- I’m looking for recommendations for fantastic blog posts addressing gender and its intersections for a book project. Self-nominations are welcome! Please send ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Happy birthday, little blog! You’re 7!
Elsewhere on the Web:
- I spent an hour with Sex Nerd Sandra talking the history of hookup culture. Listen here.
- A post about racist color blind dress codes caught the attention of NPR. They interviewed me for a story about the phenomenon.
- New York Magazine wrote about our discussion of rural white men rollin’ coal.
- TV Guide picked up Sezin Koehler’s coverage of the failed coverage of female body parts at HBO.
- I appeared on Portland’s Carl in the Morning to talk about the decline of conformity in America. Listen here.
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