Crime: You Can Help

The investigator I am working with asked me to put the word out.  Here is a link to Senator Portman discussing the Stop Sex Trafficking Bill in the Guardian. History will judge those who don’t stop sex trafficking – Rob Portman The bipartisan Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act would clarify Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act […]

Hope Hicks, Astrosplained

Someone I knew almost nothing about — including what she looked like, until I decided to do this chart — is Hope Hicks.  I have heard the name several times before, but always in a context where someone else was more compelling.  Last night, Hope Hicks showed up on my radar, so here she is.  […]

Foot-Bound Women’s Art

From HuffingtonPost. “We often underestimate how important handwork was in China’s pre-industrial economy,” she told HuffPost. “The intense pressure on women to work with their hands, to spin, weave, sew, and stitch cloth, bedding and textile products for their families and for sale has gone unrecognized.” …“It’s very rare to find people who notice the […]

PG17 filet crochet project

The pattern shown below contains a bad word.  I’ve tagged it PG-17.   If it’s inappropriate for you, please click away. [I eventually art bombed my UFO of this pattern.  I didn’t have time to work on it while moving, and it was going to be almost the size of that Mission Accomplished banner of […]

Becoming a Modern Priscilla

At the dawn of Vogue, long before Oprah, Martha, or HGTV, there was Priscilla Publishing. About 100 years after its heyday, Priscilla still has a fan base – not too shabby.  I’m late to the Priscilla party, only having found out about it recently.  It’s become a bucket list item for me to contribute to […]