Light it up Blue–World Autism Day.

paintitblueThis is World Autism Day (and April, World Autism Awareness Month), and a friend of mine (Tammy from Lacquer and Leather) is holding an awareness event.

Ladies, do you paint your nails? If so, please consider painting them blue sometime this month for Autism Awareness. Mine are. :)


(Guys, I don’t see any reason you couldn’t participate too, if you like. ;)


And don’t forget to check out Nicolette’s post below, before you scamper away. :))

Animal Bones as Grave Goods in Iberian Burials

Juli D. Revezzo:

I thought this was neat, history geek that I am. Enjoy! #amwriting

Originally posted on Bones Don't Lie:

When we think of bones at cemetery or burial sites, we immediately think of the human remains. However, many prehistoric and early historic graves also contain the bones of animals. These faunal remains may be accidental as part of the backfill, or purposeful as either food or sacrifice. Animals may also be included in the grave as pets or loved ones who died at a similar time (remember the Natufian human and fox burial site). These faunal remains can be just as informative as grave goods for inferring social status and ritual funerary behavior, and therefore need to be considered as part of the grave context. A new study by Canadell, Subira and Ruiz (2012) examines the presence of faunal remains as part of the grave goods assemblage in order to better assess the social and cultural differentiation in Iberian communities.

Along the Mediterranean coast, from southern France to…

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New ritual cords, my guillotine haircut, and other stuff in the works

Not my haircut nor my ritual cords…. Beth’s. Beth is a friend, multi-talented and a wonderfully creative woman. Go check out her blog about her newest experiments. Can’t wait to see those candles come online! :) And if you know anyone who knits, she makes her own yarn, and some interesting goodies with it, (necklaces and such) so send them over for a peek too. Enjoy!

via New ritual cords, my guillotine haircut, and other stuff in the works.

Although, I must admit, once a year about this time is when I want to whack off my hair too. The hubby hasn’t let me the last few…. He’s got a point. Short hair doesn’t help keep ye ole ears warm in winter. ;)

Something Shiny Rambling with Vicki and Laurie

Oh, and since it’s getting so few hits, I thought I’d point this out to you, my friend Laurie has got a post about women’s likes and dislikes. And she’s hoping to pick one commenter to whom she’ll gift “something shiny”! You may see it here.


She tells me she’s going to pick a winner tomorrow.


;) I think my brownie points are safe for the day. I didn’t want to be *evil* and keep this to myself, after all!