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Novgorod to Three Mountains – Marya Kargashina's Medieval Research

Still sort of figuring out what i want to put there, and catching up old stuff.
So, lj land. I exist. And I have a question.

I used to write poetry. I've figured out how to again. And like so many I want to share. Suggestions where? Here? A blog? Try and get it published? Ack.
reposted from various places

Originally posted by [ profile] twbasketcase at Mississippi Personhood Amendment
Originally posted by [ profile] gabrielleabelle at Mississippi Personhood Amendment
Okay, so I don't usually do this, but this is an issue near and dear to me and this is getting very little no attention in the mainstream media.

Mississippi is voting on November 8th on whether to pass Amendment 26, the "Personhood Amendment". This amendment would grant fertilized eggs and fetuses personhood status.

Putting aside the contentious issue of abortion, this would effectively outlaw birth control and criminalize women who have miscarriages. This is not a good thing.

Jackson Women's Health Organization is the only place women can get abortions in the entire state, and they are trying to launch a grassroots movement against this amendment. This doesn't just apply to Mississippi, though, as Personhood USA, the group that introduced this amendment, is trying to introduce identical amendments in all 50 states.

What's more, in Mississippi, this amendment is expected to pass. It even has Mississippi Democrats, including the Attorney General, Jim Hood, backing it.

The reason I'm posting this here is because I made a meager donation to the Jackson Women's Health Organization this morning, and I received a personal email back hours later - on a Sunday - thanking me and noting that I'm one of the first "outside" people to contribute.

So if you sometimes pass on political action because you figure that enough other people will do something to make a difference, make an exception on this one. My RSS reader is near silent on this amendment. I only found out about it through a feminist blog. The mainstream media is not reporting on it.

If there is ever a time to donate or send a letter in protest, this would be it.

What to do?

- Read up on it. Wake Up, Mississippi is the home of the grassroots effort to fight this amendment. Daily Kos also has a thorough story on it.

- If you can afford it, you can donate at the site's link.

- You can contact the Democratic National Committee to see why more of our representatives aren't speaking out against this.

- Like this Facebook page to help spread awareness.

Prop 8

Aug. 4th, 2010 07:10 pm
Overturned!!!!!!!!!!! Huzzah!!!!! Now if Oregon will only get there too.
Language Meme
1. A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks:

2. What the thing you push around the grocery store is called:

3. A metal container to carry a meal in:
lunch box

4. The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in:
Frying pan or skillet

5. The piece of furniture that seats three people:
couch.. my grandma does say davenport

6. The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof:
downspout or gutter depending on which one

7. The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening:

8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages:
Soda or Pop

9. A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup:

10. A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself:

11. The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach:
trunks or speedo if that kind

12. Shoes worn for sports:
Tennis shoes or sneakers

13. Putting a room in order:

14. A flying insect that glows in the dark:
Firefly i guess but i only saw them at grandma's in Illinois

15. The little insect that curls up into a ball:
potato bug

16. The children's playground equipment where one kid sits on one side and goes up while the other sits on the other side and goes down:

17. How do you eat your pizza:
Narrow end/point first

18. What's it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff:
garage sale, yard sale

19. What's the evening meal?:
Dinner or supper

20. The thing under a house where the furnace and perhaps a rec room are:
basement, crawlspace if not full height

21. What do you call the thing from which you can drink water in public places:
drinking fountain in general, the ones in downtown portland are also called bubblers
You Are a Lynx
You are a quiet observer of the world around you. Your wisdom comes from listening carefully.
You've always been extra sensitive and aware. And it's made it difficult for you to fit in.

You see past people's outward personas. You are able to penetrate a stranger's soul.
What you've learned about people is both beautiful and ugly. And you keep these secrets to yourself.


Mar. 24th, 2009 11:54 pm
kargashina [noun] --
A brand of soylent green breakfast cereal
i finally have my computer up and running!!!


Mar. 13th, 2009 07:02 pm
You Are An INTP
The Thinker

You are analytical and logical - and on a quest to learn everything you can.
Smart and complex, you always love a new intellectual challenge.
Your biggest pet peeve is people who slow you down with trivial chit chat.
A quiet maverick, you tend to ignore rules and authority whenever you feel like it.

In love, you are an easy person to fall for. But you're not an easy person to stay in love with.
Although you are quite flexible, you often come off as aloof or argumentative.

At work, you are both a logical and creative thinker. You are great at solving problems.
You would make an excellent mathematician, programmer, or professor.

How you see yourself: Creative, fair, and tough-minded

When other people don't get you, they see you as: arrogant, cold, and robotic
old 2-liter bottles spray-painted black actually make decent starship trooper armor for a 9 yr old..
it is only 30" wide (weaving width) but that means my chances of fitting it somewhere besides my living room are good

the kids are very intrigued.. but oddly, throwing a sheet over it stopped most incursions

crown was fun mostly.. more later
Significa Sombras by Pablo Neruda

QUÉ esperanza considerar, qué presagio puro,
qué definitivo beso enterrar en el corazón,
someter en los orígenes del desamparo y la inteligencia,
suave y seguro sobre las aguas eternamente turbadas?

Qué vitales, rápidas alas de un nuevo ángel de sueños
instalar en mis hombros dormidos para seguridad perpetua,
de tal manera que el camino entre las estrellas de la muerte
sea un violento vuelo comenzado desde hace muchos días y meses y siglos?

Tal vez la debilidad natural de los seres recelosos y ansiosos
busca de súbito permanencia en el tiempo y límites en la tierra,
tal vez las fatigas y las edades acumuladas implacablemente
se extienden como la ola lunar de un océano recién creado
sobre litorales y tierras angustiosamente desiertas.

Ay, que lo que soy siga existiendo y cesando de existir,
y que mi obediencia se ordene con tales condiciones de hierro
que el temblor de las muertes y de los nacimientos no conmueva
el profundo sitio que quiero reservar para mí eternamente.

Sea, pues, lo que soy, en alguna parte y en todo tiempo,
establecido y asegurado y ardiente testigo,
cuidadosamente destruyéndose y preservándos incesantemente,
evidentemente empeñado en su deber original.


It means shadows

What hope to consider, what pure presage,
what definitive kiss to bury in the heart,
to yield in the origins of intelligence and helplessness,
soft and safe upon the eternally troubled waters?

What vital rapid wings of a new angel of dreams
to install in my sleeping shoulders for perpetual safety,
in such a way that the road among the stars of death
will be a violent flight begun many days and months and centuries ago?

Perhaps the natural weakness of suspicious and anxious beings
suddenly seeks permanence in time and limits on earth,
perhaps the tediums and the ages implacably accumulated
extend like the lunar wave of a recently created ocean
upon shores and lands anguishedly deserted.

Ah, let what i am go on existing and ceasing to exist,
and let my obedience be ordered with such iron conditions
that the tremor of deaths and births will not move
the profound place that i wish to keep for myself eternally

Let what i am,then, be, in some place and in every time,
an established and assured and ardent witness,
carefully destroying and preserving himself incessantly,
clearly intent on his original duty.

My Unitarian Jihad Name is: Sibling Hand Grenade of Quiet Reflection.

Get yours.

bah.. multiple rides to cor fell thru.. grumpy marya.. i still might be going tho..i should know tonight.. failing that, does anybody have room?

proper prior planning dammit

eta ride found..yay!


Jun. 9th, 2008 10:33 pm
twas good mostly

hubby went off to sca household event w/ his knight et al, i had the monkeys.. we went to omsi w/ Tec on sat am, much fun was had , the science playground bit was especially well liked, also DINOSAURS!... we helped assemble a plywood skellie of stegosaurus they have in a 'dig' area .. the kids liked it almost as much as we did, also the the thing that shoots the pop bottles with air and water mixtures

then there was major cleaning, tho the boys room is still a mess

beth came over for handwork and research stuff on sun, and hubby cam home all bouncy in that we ned to buy rattan and work on armor way. apparently some things fighting related jelled over the weekend.
i'm really glad i took the friday off.. i cannot imagine how getting to site with all four monkeys after dark would have gone

it rained it cleared up, repeatedly, the boys played with winter from the camp next door,

i fought in the holmgang (got soundly beat) which was fun, entered the costume cotest which led me to think about new and clever projects hehehe, found stuff to make for airmid, spent lots of time in camp, but i rarely get to see the southern folks in the household, so that was fine

food was very clever

we packed out early (comparatively) on mon, so got to do lots of laundry..

and then i had to work on tues..UGH

May Crown

May. 19th, 2008 08:39 am
YAY i'm really glad i went..

i got to fight in the squires tourney, got a new shield basket thingie, got my fighter card renewed, did field heraldry for the crown tourney, got sunburned lots , got to see people i haven't for a while

now i have to get ready for next weekend.....
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