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HOISTED by THEIR OWN PETARDS – The U.S. Congressional Majority That Is







“To hoist with one’s own petard is to be injured by the device that you intended to use to injure others.  It is also to be harmed or disadvantaged by an action of one’s own which was meant to harm someone else. (From a line in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.) She intended to murder her brother but was hoist with her own petard when she ate the poisoned food intended for him. The vandals were hoist with their own petard when they tried to make an emergency call from the pay phone they had broken.” ( This is a combined definition taken from Wikipedia and The Free Dictionary.)

Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe March Events


Thursday, March 2 at 6 pm
Charlie Lovett is a former antiquarian bookseller, an avid book collector, and a member of The Grolier Club, the oldest and largest club for bibliophiles in North America. His latest novel combines a love of books, mystery and history. Set in a fictional English cathedral City, the protagonist, Arthur Prescott, buries himself in studying the Holy Grail until a woman upends his solitary life and, together, they begin their own quest for the truth.

How Good Habits Can Make You Happier

One of life’s enduring missions is the quest to create good habits. The big ones always come to the forefront: eating healthier, exercising more, becoming more productive. And as many of us know, the stumbling blocks are ever-present. But as Gretchen Rubin sees it, one of the keys to effectively generating good habits is simply knowing yourself, stating, “Shape the habit to suit yourself, and then you set yourself up for success.”  Continue reading

Seven Stories of Street Harassment – Our Bodies Ourselves by Dylan Campbell





“It’s like that sick, sinking feeling you get when you’re walking down the street minding your own business and some guy yells out vulgar words about your body. Or when you see that guy at work that stands just a little too close, stares a little too long, and makes you feel uncomfortable in your own skin.” – Michelle Obama         

Black History Month 2017 at UNC Asheville

UNC Asheville will present a variety of special programs in February for Black History Month, including a gospel music performance and lecture, an exhibition by Asheville-based photographer Micah MacKenzie, a discussion on the theme, A Reintroduction: Black Lives Still Matter, and more. The following Black History Month events are free and open to the public

Register Here for the Organic Growers School 24th Annual Spring Conference March 11 & 12

Organic Growers School, Spring Conference
Practical. Affordable. Accessible.
Saturday & Sunday, March 11-12 
Click here to register!
Sow True Seed will be presenting four classes at this year’s Spring Conference:
Two seed saving classes, one oil pressing class, and one pollinators in your vegetable garden class!
Join us in growing wise with OGS!

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