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so, meet-up wants money and I'm not giving them any, but I want to continue what's been started with the new orleans hip mama meet-ups. several members said, start a yahoolist and hey, I did. it's called the new orleans hip mama reading room. here's a clicky thing. because yeah, let's join more things.




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if you ever said you were going to get one but then never did

(uh, that's a number of y'all)

get them, get them now, it's only May,
and their beauty is undiminished after all...
it's a tall stack of'em that I have here,
now going for the yesterday's hotcakes price
of $6 (that's right, six dollars),
postage included,
you can paypal me at mamascalendar@bust.com
OR
send me some money some other way to
coleen murphy
pmb#249
831 elysian fields
new orleans, la 70117
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>SUPPORT THE BALTIMORE STUDENT STRIKE: The Baltimore Algebra Project
>is asking for nationwide support for the students of Baltimore as they
>prepare for a city-wide strike and walk-out this Wednesday over the
>state's refusal to adequately fund public schools in Baltimore.
>
>THE DEMAND: Baltimore students demand that their state cough up an
>immediate $110 million as partial compliance with Circuit Court orders
>in Bradford v. Maryland, a case litigated by the ACLU of Maryland in
>which the court ruled that Baltimore public schools were shortchanged
>by $200 million a year. To date, the state and the city have refused
>to comply with court orders and restore the missing millions.
>Students believe that such a refusal to adequately fund Baltimore
>public schools is an attack on their civil rights.
>
>TO SUPPORT THE STRIKE: Email and/or call state education officials
>ANY TIME before NOON tomorrow, Wednesday, March 16, 2005. See the
>forward below for Sample Letter, Instructions, and Addresses. Help
>send a message to these officials that people from across the nation
>support the students of Baltimore and are watching every move that
>Maryland makes.
>
>Also, check out this Baltimore Sun article on this issue which
>highlights a demonstration organized by the Algebra Project:
>
>http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/education/bal-md.rally03feb03,1,5563828.story?ctrack=1&cset=true
>
> >From the article:
>
>Several speakers at the rally accused the state of continuing to
>violate [the circuit judge's] order and students' constitutional right
>to an adequate education.
>
>Brandon Roane, president of the Algebra Project, stood on a wooden
>podium on City Hall's steps giving a speech modeled after the Rev.
>Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.
>
>"I have a dream that, one day, the state of Maryland ... will be
>transformed into a haven of freedom and education," the [high school]
>senior said, his voice booming across War Memorial Plaza. "I have a
>dream that my future children will one day live in a state where the
>quality of their education will not be determined by the city in which
>they live but by their desire to learn."
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inauguation day protests

in new orleans, it's like this (featuring Howard Zinn!):

Thursday 20 January 2005
- 11am: "A Wake for Peace" Jazz Funeral for Democracy
in New Orleans, LA.
- WHAT: Traditional New Orleans jazz funeral entitled
"A Wake for Peace": Jazz Funeral for Democracy timed
to coincide with the inauguration of George Bush.
Street theater encouraged. March, rally and inaugural
ball featuring local New Orleans musicians.
- WHERE: It is projected that the staging area will be
at Congo Square (Armstrong Park) located just outside
of the French Quarter on Rampart Street. Plans are to
proceed through the commercial district down Canal
Street during office workers' lunch hour before
entering the Quarter where a rally will be held on the
Moonwalk beside the Mississippi River. The march will
then continue to a block party or other venue to be
determined in the near future.
- WHO: A coalition of groups and individuals
distressed about issues including, but not limited to,
the occupation of Iraq and other military aggression,
corporate control of America, the rollback of
individual liberties, state sponsored homophobia,
election fraud, the poisoning of the environment, and
the class warfare instituted by the Bush
Administration. Groups include military veterans,
civil rights organizations, theater groups, regional
peace coalitions, and gay rights activists.
Individuals come from all walks of life.
- Speakers: Kathy Kelly, Howard Zinn, Steve Backus,
and Dennis Kyne will be featured speakers, along with a few local activists.
- Contact to participate (2spells@bellsouth.net)
- More info (www.jazzfuneralfordemocracy.com)

(sadly, I'll be on a train and missing the whole thing)
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give something, to help out some of the tsunami survivors: care international
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Jung Explorer Test
Actualized type: ENTJ
(who you are)
ENTJ - "Field Marshall". The basic driving force and need is to lead. Tend to seek a position of responsibility and enjoys being an executive. 1.8% of total population.
Preferred type: ENTJ
(who you prefer to be)
ENTJ - "Field Marshall". The basic driving force and need is to lead. Tend to seek a position of responsibility and enjoys being an executive. 1.8% of total population.
Attraction type: INTP



(who you are attracted to)
INTP - "Architect". Greatest precision in thought and language. Can readily discern contradictions and inconsistencies. The world exists primarily to be understood. 3.3% of total population.

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(ganked from the writer's almanac)

It's the birthday of novelist and short story writer Shirley Jackson, born in San Francisco (1919). She grew up shy and awkward in California and never got along with her glamorous mother. So she married a literature professor and moved as far away from California as she could, to a small town in Vermont, where she raised four children.

She was a very eccentric woman. For most of her life, she heard voices and music that no one else could hear, and she believed that she was psychic. She kept half a dozen cats in her house and she said they often leapt up on her shoulder and whispered poems in her ear. She read dozens of books about witchcraft, and claimed that she had once used a voodoo doll to break a man's leg.

The people in her town talked about her behind her back, calling her a communist and atheist and a witch. Neighbors said the house was full of monstrous dust balls, and the children always had dirty tangled hair. She felt as though everyone in town was watching her and judging her, and she began to dread running into people at the local grocery store.

One spring afternoon, she returned from her daily errands and sat down to write a short story about a village where one person is chosen by lottery to be stoned to death every year. And that was "The Lottery," the short story that would make her name. She finished it in two hours and sent it off to the New Yorker magazine. When it was published there in 1948, more than four hundred readers wrote to the magazine demanding to know what the story meant, or asking to cancel their subscriptions because they were so disturbed.

Jackson was always proud that the white supremacist government of South Africa had banned "The Lottery," because she felt that they, at least, understood the story.

Even though "The Lottery" made her famous, she still struggled to find time to write while raising four children. She once said, "Fifty percent of my life was spent washing and dressing the children, cooking, [cleaning] and mending." But she loved to inspire her children's imagination. One night, during a fierce thunderstorm, she took all the children out to the front porch and encouraged them to roar back at the thunder.

She eventually wrote two best-selling memoirs about the experience of parenting, Life Among the Savages (1953) and Raising Demons (1957). She also wrote horror novels such as The Haunting of Hill House (1959) and We Have Always Lived in the Castle (1962).

Shirley Jackson said, "I tell myself stories all day long. I have managed to weave a fairy-tale of infinite complexity around the inanimate objects in my house... No one in my family is surprised to find me putting the waffle iron away on a different shelf because...it has quarreled with the toaster... It looks kind of crazy, of course. But it does take the edge off cold reality."

She also said, "[Writing is] a way of making daily life into a wonderfully unusual thing instead of a grind."
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if you plan to order a calendar, please try to do so by december 10!
it is key to have sufficient orders by then to pay for the print job.
thank you very much.
tell your friends.
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from the league of pissed off voters:

• The League hereby declares November 4th, 2004 a National Day of Love and Sustainability. Take care of yourselves and each other. We're in this for life.
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The Red Wheelbarrow

so much depends
upon

a red wheel
barrow

glazed with rain
water

beside the white
chickens.

William Carlos Williams

(the poetry meme: see one, post one.)

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e.e. cummings
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I do love an orange sweatshirt )

I wish my haircolor were so easy to change.
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the maps are in here )

I'm really looking forward to going someday to nova scotia, mexico, ireland, scotland and france... but I'll go anywhere I can, really. obviously.
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saturday, uh... six, I guess.
is there a movie that you watch to cheer yourself up when you're sad? does it work?
if you had to get it on with either bill pullman, jeff bridges or, uh, that other actor who looks like a cross between the two of them, (you now, he was in purple rose of cairo and something wild and possibly dumb & dumber) who would you choose?
what if your choices were karen allen, debra winger or blair brown?
what do you like to comsume when you have a cold, what do you eat or drink to feel better? does it work?
which of the following tv shows, that I have never seen, do you think I'm really missing out on, and why? the A team, the gilmore girls, sex & the city, the sopranos, green acres, dawson's creek, the simple life, survivor... that's all I can think of right now.
what would be the biggest hassle for you as a superhero?

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Based on the lj interests lists of those who share my more unusual interests, the interests suggestion meme thinks I might be interested in
1. music score: 26
2. movies score: 22
3. reading score: 15
4. poetry score: 14
5. ani difranco score: 12
6. sex score: 11
7. art score: 11
8. shopping score: 10
9. the beatles score: 10
10. dancing score: 10
11. computers score: 10
12. tori amos score: 9
13. johnny cash score: 9
14. rain score: 9
15. guitar score: 8
16. drawing score: 8
17. johnny depp score: 8
18. the simpsons score: 8
19. fashion score: 8
20. sleeping score: 8

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I mean, I know how I make sweet tea, but I want to know how YOU make sweet tea. if you have a method, and you'd be willing to let me publish it in issue #7 of my zine, please post it here. thanks!
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