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Femme Savage

Femme Savage by Billee Sharp I am at my absolute worst when I’m ill, even a minor cold will deconstruct the reasonable persona I possess in the full flush of health. My husband knows this well, he tries not to … Continue reading

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Plastic Islands & District 11 Bread.

Plastic Islands & District 11 Bread. By Billee Sharp I had an awful dream the other week: it started off nicely, sailing a little mirror dingy with my kids on Lyme Bay in Dorset. After a few tranquil moments viewing … Continue reading

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Banksy or Bankboy?

  Once upon a long time ago humans made art so beautiful that it still speaks to us today. 35,000 years ago Upper Paleolithic people were adorning caves with their impressions of their world. Hertzog’s documentary “Cave of Lost Dreams” … Continue reading

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Hopeful Mushroom or Lonely Arugula?

©MAYA HAYUK, Mushrooms 1 – 6, 2009  http://mayahayuk.com/ One of the first things I do every day is delete stuff out of my email inbox: heartlessly I trash LAST CHANCE TO SAVE POLAR BEARS along with many other invited entreaties … Continue reading

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Unworkable

Unworkable I should be more excited about the prospect of gainful employment, I realize this. After benefiting from Obama’s  unemployment extension I should be refreshed and ready to rejoin the workforce. Frankly I feel like I never left it: the … Continue reading

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Queen Eileen and the Twisted Knickers of Feminism

As soon as I read Susan Faludi’s essay American Electra: Feminism’s Ritual Matricide (Harpers Oct 2010) I felt a little uncomfortable bunching in my undergarments. Faludi tells a lamentable tale concerning the history of the feminist movement where every succeeding … Continue reading

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Lucy & the Wagas: Notes on Playing Tribe

Lucy & the Wagas: Notes on Playing Tribe After the long cold foggy summer in San Francisco we decided to chance a weekend camping trip to Tomales. The Marin coast is often just as gray and cold as the city … Continue reading

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Loving the Cyborg and the Mushroom

Two things:  Terence Mckenna’s insistence on the human desire to “shed the monkey body”  always scared me and then paradoxically  the cybernetically enhanced Borg of  Star Trek always seemed rather sexy. Early one morning as I trawled fakecrack I found … Continue reading

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Raving On: The Archaic Revival in 2010

On a  recent sunday afternoon my husband was taking a disco nap reclining on faux-fur cushions in a gazebo bedecked with hanging saris and tie-die fabric. Some fifteen hours before he’d been playing records stage left of here, illuminated by … Continue reading

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The Chalice and the Burger

Adela and I were calling it a road trip, mainly because it made driving three hundred miles down through Central Valley in a car without air conditioning seem much more glamorous. “Like Thelma and Louise,” my fellow pseudo-American mom enthused. … Continue reading

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