Saturday, August 17, 2013
|Islamic women (Photo credit: See Wah)|
Thursday, August 15, 2013
What a great day.
I got to unmask another blogger!
BWA HA HA!
Have you guessed who it is yet?
Hint: She came all the way to Niagara from Kingston, Ontario!
That's right! It was my blogging buddy Martha from Plowing Through Life!
It is a long way from Kingston so she didn't get down last month to meet with me and Edmonton blogger Debra, (She Who Seeks), and Hamilton blogger Lois, (http://midlifefibres.blogspot.ca/) and we missed her!
Fortunately I was able to meet up with her in Niagara-on-the-Lake today.
We had a great time.
I hope I didn't talk too much, Martha!
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Birth of a Middle-aged Woman
The Goddess birthing the new woman.
Pencil and pencil crayon. I did this about 20 years ago
when I read, "When God was a Woman."
I think she does.
The new woman is born spitting pearls, i.e., speaking her mind.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
|Atheist Manifesto (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
He said so in a most entertaining article tonight, (no link available).
If Jehovah's Witnesses didn't already have a patent on the door knocking
Monday, August 5, 2013
Slavery was officially abolished in the British Empire on August 1, 1833.
I was invited to The Griffin House in Ancaster, Ontario, (Hamilton), to help celebrate the life of an amazing man named Eneralis Griffin.
He was born into slavery on a plantation in Virginia and somehow managed to arrive in Canada in 1827 as a free man.
He was able to read and write AND able to save enough money to buy this house in 1834.
He must have been a very unusual man.
This a view of the back of the house.
It stayed in his family's hands for 150 years and is now a designated Federal Historic Site.
There is a cradle just under the window.
Two children's toys circa 1834.
I can't tell you how airy and comfortable this little house was.
The plight of Black people in Canada hasn't always been great but this is a happy house and I have a feeling that Eneralis Griffin must have been a happy man living in such a wonderful home.
A strange twist to the story is that when his descendants sold this property to the local conservation authority twenty years ago they didn't know about their black heritage.
And it was a beautiful day to celebrate such a momentous event in the struggle for human rights.
Thursday, August 1, 2013
recipe I hear the sound track from The Mission
(I really, really hope I never actually meet Laurie Sadowski in person.
I'll have to remind her that vegans are a peace loving people.)
boobs slather on their bodies when they go out in the sun???
Laurie Sadowski's Black Bean Burgers
1/2 red pepper, chopped
1/2 small red onion, chopped
1 can (14 oz) unsalted black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup cooked brown basmati rice
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon arrowroot flour
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed