Two scenarios. Contains uncomfortable stuff, maybe triggery.
We’re talking and the subject of the abuse, rape, and intimidation of women by men comes up. You are affronted by this, because it is an awful thing. It grieves you that such things happen. We talk about the cultural contexts. There is empathy and a feeling of comradeship and I feel profoundly grateful that you are in my life, and glad of the reminder that the vast majority of guys in my life are awesome. We can work together to improve gender relations, to raise future generations who honour and respect each other, to undo ancestral wounding and historical failures. These are people issues and it will take people of all genders, to heal this and change things for the better.
We’re talking and the subject of the abuse, rape, and intimidation of women by men comes up. You are affronted by…
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I know I need more anesthesia at the dentist. They always cuss me out for needing more shots and when I had eye surgery a couple of months ago she had to keep giving me more shots. Let me tell shots in the eye lid sting like holy hell.
Dandelions are my friends. They always have been. I’ve never understood the hatred some direct towards these most wonderful, helpful plants. Sure, we gardeners don’t want them crowding out our other plant allies, but we should accept and embrace their tenacity in our lawns. They are full of nutrients, possess healing qualities, and are entirely edible! Furthermore, for someone starting out foraging, they are one of the easiest plants to identify.
Since Bealtaine, I’ve taken several opportunities to further experiment with the humble yet lovely dandelion. Their young leaves are excellent in salads and stir-fries (though be prepared for bitterness), and their dried roots are an excellent coffee substitute. But I wanted to try more. A previous year, I attempted to make dandelion jam and failed miserably. I want to try again when I have less baby to chase, but I came across some other excellent recipes to try that…
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