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Uplift, Accommodation, and Assimilation 1 of 2
Uplift, Accommodation, and Assimilation 1 of 2

Hollowell states that the “Talented Tenth,” Uplift & Respectability, and Race Management are the themes of the next two lectures, and honestly, I really need a little uplifting because the last fo…

Chickpea Chronicles
Chickpea Chronicles

In mid-May, I was just crazy about sprouting things. I was sprouting our regular spicy seed mix (sandwiches & salads) that we get at The Green Grocer, but also mung beans for nime chow, and chickp…

Reconstruction 2 of 2
Reconstruction 2 of 2

This time Hollowell starts off with Billie Holliday’s “Strange Fruit,” which becomes meta-strange as we hear the audience clap and whistle at her performance. Yes, she’s an amazing singer, but this se…

Reconstruction 1 of 2
Reconstruction 1 of 2

There really is a lot to this lecture, man. I had to listen to it probably four times before I caught enough to find an avenue to respond; there is just so much. Hollowell opens with the plight…

Kitchen Garden
Kitchen Garden

The little cottage garden is starting to really come together. Justin & I have been collecting our pistachio & peanut shells since September. Originally, I had planned to use them as mulch fo…

We went outside today.
We went outside today.

Well, it was the first consistently nice day all week, so Justin and I decided to take a day trip out to the Book Barn in Niantic, CT, and meet up with Eggie, Darian & Aivar at the beach. We l…

#baghag for lyfe
#baghag for lyfe

Baghaggin like a real hag these days. When I moved my stuff out of the classroom this spring, I found a big box of balled up plastic bag yarn that I guess I must have balled up over the last couple of…

moJAVe Masks v2.0
moJAVe Masks v2.0

moJAVe masks are cloth masks made in honor of our brother-in-law, whose initials were JAV. He and my brother (his husband) had recently bought a house in Palm Springs (near the Mojave). I chose the sy…

Dawn of Freedom 2 of 2
Dawn of Freedom 2 of 2

So here we are. One thing I appreciate is how Hollowell opens each lecture with a popular culture note specific to the time. This time, he starts with the poem, Bury Me In A Free Land, by Frances …