Category Archives: Uncategorized

The Right to Question

It was in 1984. University students across Morocco were on strike, so it must have been some time in February. Teachers were required to put in an appearance and spend some time in empty rooms, normally filled with 80 or … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Talking to Girls

“I would like to punch that person in the throat for being so stupid!” This girl’s comment was the first thing that came to mind after reading an essay by Lisa Bloom written in 2011. It brought up a lot … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Leaving Maine

This is in homage to my dad, whose name was most definitely not ‘Vance.’ It takes place at the former Dow Air Force Base, now Bangor International Airport. The first time Vance left Maine he hadn’t been here for long. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

String too short; saved anyway

Our personal year begins the week before Thanksgiving. This one is going to be a year of shedding. Kitchen drawers are cleaned out. Including the “junk drawer” (8 bazillion thrice used twist ties, press and seal saran wrap, bread bag … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Self-Definition

Welcome to my world. This post will change over time, as I add my thoughts and ideas. Mostly this blog will be about yarn and fiber – the wooly fabric making kind, not the kind you eat. From time to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Graduation Shawls

The first graduation shawl I knit was for a niece. It was made from some lovely mottled purple worsted weight wool I had gotten from The Dye Pot. It was a modified hap style shawl, using a garter triangle knit … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

My Years

To begin with, I am a teacher in public schools.  As such my year starts in September and ends in August.  This cleverly mimics a normal week, where the workday starts with Monday and ends with Saturday and Sunday – … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment