We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must – at that moment – become the center of the … [Read more...] about We must take sides.
"Love isn't a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now." ~Mr Rogers … [Read more...] about … in memory
I spent a few days at the end of March in Köln, Germany. I was there for h+h cologne, an international trade fair for creative handicraft & hobby supplies. Early each morning I loved to sit for a bit with a cup of coffee, my knitting, and people watch. How do you like to recharge while traveling? … [Read more...] about coffee for quiet
We hope you are safe and warm in this polar vortex. Shadow alternates between sleeping in (and on) all the blankets and on us. There's long overdue conversations about racism happening in the fiber community (among others) for the past few weeks. While my default mode is quiet and subtle, I know that silence isn't good. … [Read more...] about snuggles & speaking up
While many of my autumn flowers are still on the trees, today the first winter storm is approaching my area. It's due to arrive here after 3pm (I'm writing this at 1pm) and each time I refresh the forecast page, it changes. Early this morning it was for not much and mostly wintery mix. Now, however, there's possibility of 4-8" of snow. (I'll take this morning's forecast instead please!) With that in mind, I decided to spend the … [Read more...] about cozy comfort