Motherwort to hold us.

I want motherwort in front garden. It's sometimes called Lion's Tail, I think. It's a wild mint-family plant with pinky-purple flower stalks and sharp-toothed leaves. It grows all over the place. It has anti-anxiety properties, is an anti-coagulant (so, if you're at risk for blood clots as well as panic attacks, this might be a good one for you), and is apparently good for fertility? Or maybe not? I'm not sure...
I'd also like to grow skullcap (like motherwort, it has anti-anxiety properties - it's also, iirc, shade-lfriendly AND it has pretty BLUE flowers, which I want more of!)

The big, spikey plant that's taken up residence in the front corner of my garden is, aparently, Viper's Bugloss and is a relative of borrage (so: Yay, food for bees!). You can make a red (ish?) dye from the (very, very deep) tap root. Associated with frost giants and other weather-people? Iiiiinteresting.

I need to go and do the laundry. It's just past 1:30. Need to strip the bed, sort the wash, figure out what gets washed vs what is going to have to wait. I think I have enough for three washes + an hour of dryer time, but I need to check that. Better, if I can fit things into two.

Power Exchange Stuff: Learning new things about stearing my Horse. More than two things on a to-do-list is overwhelming and she'll stall into inaction, dig her heels in, go and hide in her hobbies. We shall see if sticking to a Two Things rule will help on the Getting Shit Done front. <*fingers crossed*>
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( Sep. 13th, 2011 06:14 pm)
My very first story is up at Good Vibes Magazine. (It is dyke porn that involves motorcycles and low-health-risk casual sex).

Eep. O.O

This would be entirely the wrong time to discover I've missed a typo. :-\

Also, while in TO, we took a walk through the Church street park to see the AIDS Memorial.

There were only about twelve women's names among hundreds. Despite knowing that mouth/vagina and fingers/vagina sex are classified as "low risk", that still surprised me.

Some of the names weren't legal names. A set of initials. A nickname, like "Davey", written in quotation marks. The kind of names that suggested their families-of-origin has so abandoned them that they wouldn't even acknowledge the ashes.

There were butterflies (black and yellow and orange and brown) amid the roses.

There was a fruit tree hanging low over the stones. It looked like blackberries, but on a tree instead of on cains.

Google suggests that what I saw was a black mulberry tree.

I don't know if it was chosen on purpose, or if it just happened to grow there, but I looked up "the language of trees" and found this:

Star-crossed lovers united in death
And this:
"I will not survive you".
VoV has TWO SHOWS this May:

The first, on MAY 5th, is “WOMEN AT WORK” and is being presented as part of the annual MAYWORKS Festival of Working People and the Arts.
This show brings together four local artists – Mikki Bradshaw, Emily Olding, Susan McMaster and Ronnie R. Brown – in a special presentation on the themes of women, trade, labour, and working class life.

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010
Umi Café (610 Somerset at Percy)
Doors @ 7pm ($5/PWYC)
Show @ 8pm

The second, on MAY 11th, is our usual monthly Voices of Venus showcase, this time with a twist: This month, the proceeds of the show go to support Ottawa’s Dyke March and, with that in mind, we are bringing you TWO FEATURES: Megan Butcher and Luna Allison! (And nobody wants to miss them).
As usual, our open mic will begin at 8pm so, if you’re a gal with something to say, feel free to sign up and deliver your piece (you don’t have to be a dyke to take part in May’s open mic, FYI, but if you *are* and you haven’t got up on stage yet – perhaps May 11th is the night to start).

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
Umi Café (610 Somerset at Percy)
Doors @ 7pm ($5/PWYC)
Open Mic @ 8pm
Features @ 9pm
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( Jan. 29th, 2010 08:23 am)
In-which I respond to Torrain's post about Titillesbians by linking you to my external blog where my actual response is located. ;-)

Dangerous Women Post Here.
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( Dec. 4th, 2009 02:11 pm)
From Feministe:
Yay Cleveland! Sort Of!

From Kate Bornstein:
Open Letter to LGBT Leaders Who Are Pushing Marriage Equality.

From HuffPo:
The Whore Wars (via Audacia Rae).


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