Did you Dress to Express on Friday? My BFF, Kiwi Mary, just sent me this photo of her colleagues celebrating their commitment to end domestic violence in the Southern Hemisphere […]
Jesse Jones is a hero to the little guy in Seattle. Hundreds of people call him every week at KING5 (NBC) hoping to “Get Jesse” to remedy an injustice. Mr. Jones, who […]
Cruising Magazine’s May/June 2010 issue showcases the marine photography of Carole May. A dreamy photo of a marsh near Anacortes, WA is on the cover, and there is an extensive gallery of her work […]
Karleen Koehler was a bird-lover without equal. She founded Jeepers Cheepers, a sanctuary for birds rescued from neglect and cruelty. Photographer Carole May introduced me to Jeepers Cheepers after I adopted […]
You want justice? Pack the court room with people wearing purple ribbons. Vernetta Cockerham and RitaAnita Linger proved this strategy worked in North Carolina. PETA proved it worked when a couple […]
Do your holidays need an infusion of happy? I was in a terrible funk. Bad case of the blues. Down in the dumps. I needed myself a badass read […]
We all need “protection circles” ~ to be surrounded by people who are there for us ~ to celebrate the good times and to weather stormy seas. Yet, by definition, […]
Six years ago, Carolyn Jessop achieved a miracle. She escaped from an abusive polygamist marriage to FLDS leader Merril Jessop.
Marilyn Stanton, my guardian angel at the Watseka, IL Public Library, recommended this book to me. It is one of my favorites. I hope y’all will read it and decide to make lots of quilts for Shalom Bayit’s clients. “Persian pickle” is an old-fashioned term for paisley scraps used in making quilts, and the Persian Pickle Club is the name of the quilting bee at the heart of the story.
People experiencing domestic violence need to be encircled with protection.