Day: 2009-04-25


I trimmed and labelled some soap today. Strawberry Kiwi. Lovely fresh fragrance, lovely fresh colours. Lavender Vanilla – do you like the flying-seagull shape the swirl in the top soap formed? I used the Brambleberry Black Amber Lavender fragrance oil… Read More ›

Remembering Anzac Day: stark lessons squandered and myths reinforced

I have little to add to these quoted comments below from Paul Norton’s Anzac Day post at LP, which focuses on the militaristic myth side of Anzac Day. As usual, there are some illiterates objecting to the use of the word “myth” as if the word means “untrue in its entirety”. The usage of “myth” when discussing recent history always, of course, nearly always refers to the meanings 2b and 2c below:

Otterday! And Open Thread.

Clam doughnuts! This sea otter at Vancouver Aquarium is bashing a circular iceblock to get to the clams frozen inside. Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in… Read More ›