Thursday, June 29, 2006

Episode Eleven: Felt That Soap!

This week, Chapters 31-34 (next week 35-37)

Felting soap is fun for the whole family! Just look!

You can get roving for felting from Toni Neil at The Fold...they're the first house on the left. Really. You have to click it and see. It will make sense. Promise!

My 9/11 story, just in case you wondered. And links to poetry/stories from my students too.

And then The Soapbox. Sorry about that, but it's been bugging me so much. I hope that one of us will come up with some great idea for how to save the planet and all the people on it. I suppose it's genetic in me--my Dad is a Geographer working on Desertification, so I've known we were in trouble for a long time...

Anyway. The Gandhi Institute is a nice place to visit. Take a look!

"We must be the change we wish to see in the world."--M.K.Gandhi

“The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing, would suffice to solve most of the world's problems... ”--M.K.Gandhi

And the essay on Gandhi and spinning can be found at this Yale site.

As always, Pride and Prejudice is narrated by Annie Coleman. Intro music provided by which connected me with Joshua Christian’s “Chasing Hiro.”


  1. I commend you on your involvement with the Ghandi Institute and am excited by your work there. I attended CBU and was always in awe when I walked by the Ghandi Institute office. Your work there will be of benefit to a wide range of people. Thank you.

  2. Thank you so much! I'm so glad my soapbox didn't annoy the stuffing out of you. I acutally just learned that I'll get to have dinner next week with Arun Gandhi (MKG's Grandson) so I'm over the moon. How often does one get to be that close to greatness?
    : )
    All the best,

  3. Heather -- I -loved- this episode. It's such a fabulous reminder that what we do is more than just a little "hobby"'s just one more way that we, as knitters and crafters and artists, can change the entire world.

    Thank you. :)

  4. i too enjoyed this episode. don't mind listening to your insight. thanks.

  5. Heather -- I'm always behind so I'm just now commenting on Episode 11. I know Croton-on-Hudson pretty well, having grown up just up the ruver in Garrison-on-Hudson. We changed trains in Croton-Harmon every day on the way back and forth from school in Tarrytown or Scarborough.

    Your comments about waiting for the shoe to drop -- the sacrifice shoe -- are so important. I've been wondering and waiting for some sort of belt tightening. Perhaps I've read too many English novels about rationing. Or, (I was born in 1947) I may remember too many stories about making do during what my family still calls "The War". My grandmother was national vice president of the National Women's Volunteer Service and I still have my mother's Red Cross pin she wore as a volunteer nurse's aid. I do worry about what will happen when we, as a nation, discover we really cannot afford both guns and butter forever. Thank you so much for addressing the subject.

  6. Yours is the second wonderful post I received today.
    It seems we crafters are all of a mind on this.
    Maybe we ARE the grassroots?
    I have to think more on this!

    BTW Garrison is gorgeous right now...where are you living these days?


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