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Biography of a Poncho

In 2004 Spin Off Magazine put out a call for pictures of ponchos that readers had made. I actually made this poncho, my first start to finish project, in 2004, and was pretty excited to consider myself part of the … Continue reading

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Granny Sula

I stood scowling on the cliff’s edge, behind the fence where it was safe. Birds circled below. Sparkles glinted off the ocean. The breeze swooped down over the manor roof bringing the aroma of roasting oats. I heard the tapping … Continue reading

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VIGILANCE, COURAGE, UNITY

I don’t want to bury the lead on this. I’m not going to unfriend anyone. I have been reading a lot of posts lately, in which people warn others to unfriend them if they voted for the other guy and … Continue reading

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GNU Knitting

  I have always been a teach-an-individual-to-fish kind of person. In my knitting circles I recently witnessed a brouhaha over reverse engineering a knitted garment and whether to share the process notes. It got me thinking about the value of … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a design project

This is an invitation to knitting friends to join me in a project. This is not really a KAL, but an opportunity to enjoy a bit of random creativity, put some good words out into the universe. I am AcadiaS … Continue reading

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Querying Gender

This week a group of boys in England wore skirts to school in protest of a “no shorts” policy. Oregon drivers can officially circle “X” on their licenses as a gender choice. Myra Breckenridge is no longer the only transgender … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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