This was me at the rally yesterday. We librarians* stand with the teachers whose vocation was disparaged and attacked and made to seem the enemy by the incumbent.
* Even former part-time librarians currently employed as tax accountants.
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From Amanda Palmer's latest email update on her fantastically successful Kickstarter-funded album:
… to review the people-who've called list:
rolling stone called, the new york times called, time magazine called, the new yorker called, the wall street journal called, billboard called, and the economist called.
they want their media back.
i might give it to them to borrow, but first i want a picture of 24,883** people holding my naked body aloft on the cover of LIFE.
then we'll talk.
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What I did on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend:
Yes, that's right, I hung out with my new BFF, Brenda Dayne. She is on a teaching / knitting / family visit / whatever tour of North America and taught several classes at The Yarnery*** in St. Paul. I took her class on how to design and construct a top-down raglan ("Basic Top-Down Daglan (With a Difference)").
And before you ask, no, I did not knit that gray alpaca lace shawl myself. I won it and blogged about it here (scroll down).
*** If you follow the link to The Yarnery, do watch the slide show of drool-worthy yarns on their front page.