Sunday, 30 April 2017, 11:40 am PDT

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Carrots and Ginger

Mrs. McNeil Music of Ithaca’s Top 5 ways to support local music:

5. Get the Door: If a musician walks past you carrying an amp/ drum/ bass-cabinet/harp grab the door for them. That stuff’s heavy, and it’s nice to know you care. 4. Get it Live: Planning a wed... [read more]

Carrots and Ginger

Carrots and Ginger

This is Why

Note inside card given to me by the first and third same-gender couples ever to receive a marriage license in Bradford County PA at their joint wedding on Wednesday:"Having our wedding cerem... [read more]

Carrots and Ginger

Carrots and Ginger

An Open Letter to Gap Inc.

Dear Gap Inc. ,I have been a loyal customer of the Gap for many years- some of my favorite clothes are from the Gap brands. Recently, however, I have been ashamed to admit to my friends that I am ... [read more]

Carrots and Ginger

Carrots and Ginger

Digital Divide- Update

An update from my previous post about the digital divide:First, I should disclose that I am now blogging from a laptop made in the CURRENT CALENDAR YEAR with the Windows 8 and everything. I can't ... [read more]

Carrots and Ginger

Carrots and Ginger

Festival Fashion- Part 3

But when it comes down to it,  Festival Fashion is about finding a way to express the moment. Here we were under the blazing mid-day sun on the infield listening to Bronwen Exter, when this go... [read more]

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Carrots and Ginger

Festival Fashion - Part 2

"But what am to wear with my lace top and cut-offs? " you are undoubtedly asking yourself. Let's start at the bottom --Generally folks at Grass Roots are pretty utilitarian about sho... [read more]

Carrots and Ginger

Carrots and Ginger

Festival Fashion - Part 1

I had just found this unexpected patchwork maxi skirt in the most unexpected thrift shop. My sister looked at me quizzically until I explained "It's a festival skirt. "In the ensuing... [read more]

Carrots and Ginger

Carrots and Ginger

Not the right question

I was at a conference about social justice and immigration reform-- the Unitarian Universalists have been focused on this "Immigration as a moral issue" for the past couple of years. ... [read more]

Carrots and Ginger

Carrots and Ginger

Digital Divide

My phone broke in half. Seriously. I went to the Verizon store to "upgrade. " An i Phone 4 is free with data plan. A basic phone is $130 with 2 year contact. The salesman explained... [read more]

Carrots and Ginger

Carrots and Ginger

Update

Sandy Dog started a fancy designer drug for dogs in  heart failure. The first 2 days on the drug her condition was unchanged. Her resting respiratory rate was twice what it should be, and she ... [read more]

Carrots and Ginger

Carrots and Ginger

Our Sandy Dog

It looks as if our dog Sandy is coming to the end of her life. The vets tell us she is in heart failure, and she is on a series of medications to help her heart work and to help keep fluid out of h... [read more]

Carrots and Ginger

Carrots and Ginger

My forty-something advice to my twenty-something friends

My forty-something advice to my twenty-something friends:As long as you are not racking up debit or collecting addictions, please have all the adventures (large and small) that you can imagine. Go ... [read more]

Carrots and Ginger

Carrots and Ginger

Anchors in a Storm

Last summer my son and I took advantage of a clergy scholarship to visit Star Island for the first time. It can be reached only by ferry. We stayed at the historic and now somewhat dilapidated Gra... [read more]

Carrots and Ginger

Carrots and Ginger

Progress

A few months back a editorial in a local paper chastised those of us who have concerns about the environmental impact of hydrofracking. He accused us of standing in the way of progress. This has be... [read more]

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Carrots and Ginger

Old Friends

Recently I spent almost two weeks couch surfing with friends and relatives. It was awesome. Some days it was easy to pull out my travel mat, change into yoga clothes and practice. I even made it ... [read more]

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Carrots and Ginger

The usual thing

It's great to have a creative mind.   It results in folks saying  to me consistently "I've never thought of that before" or "You always make me think. "It's... [read more]

Carrots and Ginger

Carrots and Ginger

Monday Morning

A couple of weeks back I had kind of a crash landing from vacation back into parish life.   A wedding, a memorial, a communion service and a board meeting all within 30 hours. Then Monday morn... [read more]

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Carrots and Ginger

Top 11 favorite moments at Grass Roots 2011

1. In the middle of that 105 degree day, this antique fire truck appears and starts spraying water into the crowd.   I run into the middle of it, back to the spray, and the misty air is full o... [read more]

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Carrots and Ginger

Thinking about Thinking about it.

I've been thinking about music again. (Notice I say "thinking about" and not "making" music). For those of you joining this story already in progress, I was a music maj... [read more]

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Carrots and Ginger

-morphizing

This post is dedicated to my friend Q who noticed I hadn't posted since February.   You can't put anything past her. A few days back I referred to an animal as "someone" in con... [read more]

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Carrots and Ginger

Redemption

To tell you this story I have to explain that I'm a big fan of the Philadelphia Eagles.   For those of you who follow the NFL, you already know that this year our quarterback was a man who se... [read more]

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Carrots and Ginger

Happy Brigit (or Imbolc - your call)

I have to confess that of all the solar  holidays, I am the biggest slacker at observing this one.   Maybe because this cross-quarter is so very, well, in-between. Now when I lived in Cal... [read more]

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Carrots and Ginger

Blame it on the birds

I was watching this "report" on Daily Show the other night.   I was, naturally, disturbed once again by the history of racism in our country and the injustices of the way emancip... [read more]

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Carrots and Ginger

Environmental Impact

Recently the television news has been all a-flurry over snowstorms in our region, and how various municipalities have prepared.   Last night the mayor of a city effected by the impending storm... [read more]

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Carrots and Ginger

Pet Peeves

Apropos of nothing, here are 2 of my pet peeves:1) People (scholars even) who talk about "primitive people" who invented the winter solstice celebration because they didn't have scie... [read more]

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