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August 22, 2007


Michael Clarke

I've never had any inclination to knit to date but somehow, the idea that someone finds it offensive immediately makes the whole idea immensely attractive.


Would love to see you have the one.org banner on your blog and help make poverty history...


Hi Danese! I was doing a search for Bangalore knitting blogs (as we are moving to Bangalore in a couple of weeks- and I am a knit blogger) and came across an entry that mentioned you knitting at some conference in Bangalore. I recognized your name from the WSP days so I thought I would pop over and say "Hi!" I think you will probably remember me... Hope all is well!

P Smith

Sorry but Ashlee is a world-class tool. No if's, and's or but's. :)

Russell Nelson

The Quaker conference link doesn't work anymore, but that's okay, my wife is offering that workshop again for the 2008 Gathering. Maybe I can talk you into attending this year? The workshop description is accessible by clicking through http://fgcquaker.org/gathering/ and the rest is Javascript, so no direct linking (boo!)

Andrew Binstock

You wrote: "...To date I have only caught approbation from Ashlee,..." Approbation means approval. (See http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/approbation). What you mean is disapprobation.


Probably searching for "opprobrium" there (and coming under Ashlee's gaze is a good way to find it). Relatedly, the shock DJ you linked to gave himself a bit of talking up, saying his demise would be "eminent."

dave shields

I spent most of 1969 working part-time in IBM's New York Scientific Center. One of the staff members was Janice Lowry (sp?). She did pioneering work in applying the techniques of the Jacquard loom to computers and programming.


dave shields

I'm sure that, as you knit, you say, "Knit One. Perl, too."

dave shields

Re Quakers, I am a descendant of Lawrence and Cassandra Southwick, They were both quakers. He was a glassblower. They are the subjects of a poem by John Greenleaf Whittier since they one sheltered a runaway slave. They were sentenced to be deported to the West Indies, but no captain would take them.

Some of their descendants were living in New York in the 1770's. Being Quakers, they were opposed to violent rebellion, and so were forced to flee to Canada, so I can claim the title "United Empire Loyalist."

My cousin Kyle is an expert on the history of the Quakers. I now live in Chappaqua, New York, and the Friends Meeting House, close to two hundred years old, is less than two miles from my home.

Kyle recently informed me that he had traced some of our ancestors to nearby Brewster, New York, and had found that one of them had been shunned. He guessed it was because of adultery, a road I will try not to go down.


dave shields

It would have been the worst of times had Ashlee read "A Tale of Two Cities" and given you the sobriquet "Madame Danese," after Madame LaFarge.


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