Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Going to the Garden to Eat Worms

Well, not exactly. Husband RJ's garden is already overflowing with minicukes (the ones without the warts) and the pale, striped zucchinis called Marrows. I asked for them, and they are overpowering the carrots requested by VeggieGirl. This is a semi-vertical garden growing on wired supports. Maybe I'll take pictures before it gets too hot to weed.

Update: The place is lousy with produce! Off to the Food Bank with them all!

Gotta get started. I leave you links:

Women's issues for Wednesday:

A note from Afghan Warrior. We can only hope that American influence will allow these ladies there to blossom and thrive. Or at least, the lessening influence of Taliban. So very basic: school the girls.

And it isn't just the Taliban actively creating problems for women. Looking way past the Mideast to Japan, where immigrant women are finding almost overwhelming discrimination, aimed not only at them, but also their children. Plunge Pontificates highlights a part of the world where the bigotry is so ingrained, it's mindboggling. By the way, the problem is not aimed specifically at women, but at anyone wishing to enter the collective Japanese gene pool.

But, back to the USA, where Burning Bird has an unusually extensive essay on women in wartime. This is meaty stuff. I'm saving the link for further study. The posters alone are worth a look, and Shelley always has an interesting twist to ponder.

Speaking of women on Wednesday, we are late for the Cotillion! The Costume Ball started on Tuesday. But it's never too late to link, I hope. Refreshments are provided smorgasbord-style, with dozens of links to the ladies.

Okay, so I've discriminated against the gentlemen. Indulge me just this once. After all: it's my blog.

Little Pond

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

BurningBird's essay is first and foremost about the decline of women in technical, especially computer, fields. It is worth more than a read or two, because Shelley backs up everything she writes with data and her own fairly extensive experience. The wartime and postwar parallels seem spot-on to me, and I find the whole subject disturbing. Can we really be falling back again? All over again?

Little Pond