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bees gotta make honey

bees gotta make honey
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bees

 

Unless you’ve been living in a bag, you know that bees are endangered and that’s bad news for us humans. Who doesn’t love bees? Everyone except those who have recently been bitten by a bee, I suppose. In any case, bees gotta make honey, and we gotta protect bees. Besides making honey, there are other things they do.

They pollinate of course, and one thing they pollinate is almond trees, and I for one can’t think about living without almonds. So where am I going with this?

A facial I had the other day, a facial that made me think about bees, and  many other things.

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perfectly white

perfectly white
alabama chanin
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perfectly white

I admit to loving those perfectly white, really rather cold, Greek sculptures of gods, goddesses, and regular people who just hung out at the Forum. So wasn’t I surprised to learn that those sculptures were not always that “pure white.”

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stunning mary keitany

stunning mary keitany
goddesses
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mary keitany

Karsten Moran for The New York Times

Last year, after Sharlane Flanagan won the New York City Marathon, I coined the term, “to Flanagan,” and although it didn’t really take off, I still like it.

This year that small, powerhouse of a woman, Mary Keitany, won the New York City Marathon.

She passed by me, and although I’ve seen quite a few men and women elite, marathon runners up close, once again I was in total awe of her strength and beauty.

Stunning, I think the word is.

She was far, far ahead of the pack, and like all the elite runners, it looked like she was taking a short jog in the park. And what makes the site more beautiful, is that you know how much sweat and tears it takes to do something like this. Respect.

This is Paralympian, Manuela Schär, the winner of the wheelchair portion of the marathon. So powerful, so determined, stunning. 

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From my inbox this morning, this” jacket,” “The Robe,” made of Italian camel-hair. It’s from Ayr, classic, and it comes in xs-2x. That’s inclusion, and you can order it now. 

visiblemending.com

There is a whole renaissance of mending going on among slow fashion and sustainability proponents. It’s a veritable movement! And because I have always liked to mend things, it’s very satisfying, I’m looking forward to a new book I just ordered. 

Mending Matters by Katrina Rodabaugh, looks like a lovely “cook book” of possibilities for mending.

People are becoming sane and realizing that to throw away, or even donate, a perfectly good sweater, just because it isn’t quite perfect, is not wise or sustainable.

A good sweater, one that will last, should cost at least a couple hundred dollars. It should become like an old and trustworthy friend, (more…)

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