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July 9, 2005

Celebrating modern heroes: Sally Vreseis Fox

In a world where artificial and chemically processed products are too often valued over natural, it’s important to celebrate the heroes of biodiversity and environmentally friendly farming and manufacturing.

One of my heroes of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries is Sally Vreseis Fox, president of Natural Cotton Colours, Inc. Sally developed a naturally occurring colored cotton, once considered an annoying genetic throwback by modern American cotton farmers, into commercially useful, naturally colored and organically grown cotton fiber.
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File: — Barbara @ 2:50 pm PST, 07/09/05
July 5, 2005

July new moon

July’s New Moon is faded light within fading light. The year’s light fades after the solstice, the moon is dark. The new moon influences me to throw things out, physically, mentally, emotionally. If I don’t want something to grow, that is sometimes the only answer. I’m repulsed by consumerism, recently, as I take on new interests and leave others behind. I tire of being made to feel I must have something in order to do what I do properly or be one of the crowd, or in order to be beautiful enough or have a nice enough home.
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File: — Barbara @ 6:35 pm PST, 07/05/05

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