That which moves me to make art.
Mochalatte–feshwater pearls, lampwork coffee bean beads, Noreena jasper pendant.

Burma jade, Akoya pearls and Succor Creek jasper pendant.



Sarah Palin tell Kaye Couric about the Country Firster,

COURIC: But he’s been in Congress for 26 years. He’s been chairman of the powerful Commerce Committee. And he has almost always sided with less regulation, not more.
PALIN: He’s also known as the maverick, though. Taking shots from his own party, and certainly taking shots from the other party. Trying to get people to understand what he’s been talking about — the need to reform government.
COURIC: I’m just going to ask you one more time, not to belabor the point. Specific examples in his 26 years of pushing for more regulation?
PALIN: I’ll try to findja some, and I’ll bring ‘em to ya.

I have to give your handlers credit–they are cunning, the rascals. What better way to save you from the shame of having your opponent mop the floor with you during a debate on foreign policy than to cancel it? Well, not just cancel it, but cancel it for the noblest reason–to help the American people. Yo McCain, I don’t buy it. If you care so much about the American people how come you let the country get into this mess? You are the Country Firster right? By the way, what the hell does Country first mean? What is country if not its people? Did I hear you say people first? If you said so, to whom did you refer, the Keating Five, the lobbyists, the multimillionaires you are about to rescue with our tax dollars? I don’t buy it. You chickened out, Vietnam hero that you won’t let us forget that you are.
At first glance you seem to have painted Obama into a corner. Had he insisted on the debate you could have said that he was unpatriotic, right. Guess what, it takes more than trickery to stop somebody like Obama. It takes more than trickery to convince those of us who plan to vote for him that you are a better choice. So fib, run out on a fair fight, trot out the tragedy of 9/11 to gain our sympathy. It won’t work. You and Caribou Barbie may win by trickery. It has happened before. You will never win my respect.

Another day, another mezuzah case. Hard work, setting bits of old china in a curved surface. Soldering is not my favorite activity. There it is, the though, the project, nearly finished. There are rewards–someone close to my heart brings me lunch of roasted chicken, french bread and chocolate. Later in the evening, Junior arrives with truffles. We talk of Obama’s relationship with George Clooney and Brzinsky. Will they influence his policy towards Israel? One of Junior’s coworkers says that the US should not support Israel because it is a theocracy. Junior holds
her ground.
“Would Hamas be beter,” she asks.
We talk about the tragedy of Palestinian people whose worst enemies are Islamic extremists . The latter andwar profiteers exploit the current state of affairs for personal gain. Yet some Americans say that “we should have more balance on the Middle East” to mean that Israel should not be helped in its struggle againts jihadists. How very simplistic. Peace is possible. It will happen when the Palestinians have a leader of Sadat’s stature and vision. I hope to live to see it.

Rhodonite is a stone of grace and elegance. It decreases anxiety while increasing attention to detail. It works beneficially on the heart chakra, opening one to unconditional love and increased service to mankind. It is a stone of inner growth as well, and helps with self-love. It is also a calming stone, with energies used for easing anger.” I got this information from a site maintained by a purveyor of crystals and jewelry. If she is correct, I made rhodonite necklace just in time, what what with the McPalin lies clogging the airwaves while the Lehman Brothers and Merrill
Lynch hit the skids. Alan Greenspan tells us, as if we did not know, that this the worst economy he has seen and the worst is yet to come. My heart chakra quails at the thought.
What are we to do, good folks? A friend from whom I had not heard for a couple of months, e-mails a recommendation for passion fruit caipirinhas. His is as probably as effective a prescription as the chakra stone lady’s. But what is good antidote for lies? The Palin person claims she has been to Iraq and she has not; she says her son enlisted on 9/11 and he dud not; she does not know what the Bush doctrine is and keeps mum about Russia’s invasion of Georgia. She quotes an arch-racist to bolster her image of upright citizen of a small town, but will not explain where in the sam hill did she get the notion that lying is a small town value. Was it
in the same place where she got the idea that rape victims should shell out or their rape kits?
It is all too bizarre. McCain lies about Obama and yet McCain calls himself an honorable man. Obama never advocated comprehensive sex education for kindergartener. MCCain knows that, but he thinks that it is honorable to lie and to spread disinformation. Is that the kind of leader we want? If so, I am going to consider petitioning the Canadian government for political asylum. rhodonite ain’t gonna do it if these guys get elected. No, it will never happen. We,
the American people are not easily duped, are we? True, there is the matter of the weapons of mass destruction that never materialized, Saddam Hussein’s purported participation in the 9/11
attack–our president’s reason to invade Iraq–and the gazillion falsities we have allowed to go unchallenged for the past eight uears. But we have learnt from our mistakes, haven’t we, haven’t we? Say we have. Please.

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Fancy jasper and green fluorite necklace with ribbon jasper pendant, sterling clasp. Length is 20″ U$ 85