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Rodney Roe commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Collard Greens and Black Eyed Peas
"Thanks to all for your comments, and especially to Ron for the informationl sources you shard. I am always willing to give credit where credit is due, and much of Southern food and cooking is directly attributal to Africans and Africa.  New…"
Jan 3
Anna Herrington commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Collard Greens and Black Eyed Peas
"Rodney, thanks ~ I added a new job last year and was full up. Working in a doctor's office has been interesting and eye opening and..... not my thing, I discovered. I was very good at what I was doing, all except the compartmentalizing of…"
Jan 3
Ron Powell commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Collard Greens and Black Eyed Peas
""I had no intention of white washing anything." If "white privilege" is about anything at all, it's about those unintentional slights, slips, and slurs that black people are subjected to on a daily basis. That they are not…"
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Rodney Roe commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Collard Greens and Black Eyed Peas
"Ron, thanks for the history.  Whether before or after emancipation Southern whites learned a lot from blacks.  The New Years meal has every mark of what my mother-in-law called "poor do" Food that made the most of whatever was at…"
Jan 3
Rodney Roe commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Collard Greens and Black Eyed Peas
"Anna!  I haven't heard from you in forever.  Thanks for reading and commenting. I understand about the birthdays.  My mother's, father's and my birthday all fell around Thanksgiving (and one usually fell on the…"
Jan 3
Ron Powell commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Collard Greens and Black Eyed Peas
"@Rodney Roe "Who really knows?" After reading my comments here, you should..."
Jan 2
Ron Powell commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Collard Greens and Black Eyed Peas
""Collard greens have been cooked and used for centuries. The Southern style of cooking of greens came with the arrival of African slaves to the southern colonies and the need to satisfy their hunger and provide food for their families.…"
Jan 2
Ron Powell commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Collard Greens and Black Eyed Peas
"The black-eyed pea came from Africa: The first domestication probably occurred in West Africa, but the black-eyed pea is widely grown in many countries in Asia; it was introduced into the Southern United States as early as the…"
Jan 2
Ron Powell commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Collard Greens and Black Eyed Peas
""Is that evolvement to something better or everyone ought to stop eating it?" Anna, it's clearly something better... I just wish that folks could bring themselves to telling the truth about the origin of the traditional preparation of…"
Jan 2
Anna Herrington commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Collard Greens and Black Eyed Peas
"I asked because I'm interested in your opinion. Regardless of answer, certainly the origins ought to be known. Have a good evening."
Jan 2
Anna Herrington commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Collard Greens and Black Eyed Peas
"...and now the dish is still served each year by people all over the country in all kinds of races and households. Is that evolvement to something better or everyone ought to stop eating it?"
Jan 2
Ron Powell commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Collard Greens and Black Eyed Peas
""Some accounts of the meal tell of collards and black eyed peas being ‘soul food’ shared by emancipated slaves, or that it was all that emancipated slaves ha to eat). Who really knows?" Typical of a white privilege white wash…"
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Anna Herrington commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Collard Greens and Black Eyed Peas
"As I typed Hoppin John I found myself wondering if there wasn't a nefarious tradition in the background... Of course. Thanks for the information, Ron."
Jan 2
Ron Powell commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Collard Greens and Black Eyed Peas
"In case anyone wishes to challeng my previous comment: “I think when we’re eating peas and greens on New Year's Day, we’re actually doing something that is fundamentally southern, but we’re perpetuating a practice that…"
Jan 2
Ron Powell commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Collard Greens and Black Eyed Peas
""Yesterday we had black eyed peas and collard greens, a traditional Southern meal on the first day of the year.  It’s supposed to bring prosperity and good fortune.  Does it work?" Did it work for the slaves who initiated…"
Jan 2
Ron Powell commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Collard Greens and Black Eyed Peas
""Yesterday we had black eyed peas and collard greens, a traditional Southern meal on the first day of the year.  It’s supposed to bring prosperity and good fortune.  Does it work?" Did it work for the slaves who initiated…"
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Collard Greens and Black Eyed Peas

Posted on January 2, 2019 at 6:10pm 19 Comments

Yesterday we had black eyed peas and collard greens, a traditional Southern meal on the first day of the year.  It’s supposed to bring prosperity and good fortune.  Does it work?  I don’t know.  It could have been worse if we hadn’t eaten it in past years.

I have heard the explanation for this humble meal being one of Civil War privation.  For many Southerners this was all that was left after Union troops came through and requisitioned everything else.  Typically, the collards are…

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Tweet Wars on the Left

Posted on December 30, 2018 at 7:53am 28 Comments

Twitter has revolutionized political conversation in a way that not everyone thinks is a good thing.

Write this down, I'm referring to a Fox News story.

Claire McCaskill and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have been in a tweet war.

McCaskill, is an outgoing member of congress from Missouri who has referred to Ocasio-Cortez as a "Shiny Object" and a…

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SNAP and White Male Privilege

Posted on December 28, 2018 at 4:41am 20 Comments

 

An article in Salon this morning caught my attention.  The author who grew up in Baltimore, in and around public housing, reported being very familiar with food stamps and how they are used.  There were a couple of assertions that were…

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The Library of Trump

Posted on December 26, 2018 at 4:00am 17 Comments

Ever hear an idiom out of context and have no idea what it means or meant? That happened to me tonight.

“So’s your old man”. I learned that this is a mild rejoinder to an insult. It means literally, “So’s your father”, but it is just an all-purpose mild insult along the lines of, “Yo Mama”, but less hostile. As an example, A- “You’re an idiot”. B- “So’s your old man”.

This seems to be an out of style idiom. It’s never heard except in old movies.

Some idioms within a…

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At 4:55pm on October 25, 2017, moki ikom said…

Rodney, I don't quite understand who all can read a  comment wall.  I'm glad we friended just in case you ever want to comment on my posts because I have had to limit comments on my posts to friends because there are some non-friends here who cannot respect my notice to them that they refrain from commenting in my posts' comment section and i will not not comment in theirs.

And oddly I cannot at moment find your comment to me to which I am now responding.  Anyway, I'm no longer young in body either, though not too much vision impaired yet, I make plenty of typos and ommissions.  I had thought we were already friended but when I went to msg you, saw we weren't.  

I wanted to bring this sentence you wrote in "Something Happening  .." to your attention thinking perhaps spell check had put in a word you didn't intend.

"Flake joins a growing number of Republicans voiding (voicing?) outspoken opposition to Trump."

That's as far I got reading the post so far, will read later in evening.  I like how you write and usually what you write about.  I too am a science major, chemistry and taught high school biology, chemistry, physical and ag sciences.  I sort of minored in philosophy and religion and though went through college without ever taking a history course, have since for decades been enchanted with such.  I'm not a mediator I'm pretty sure, especially when it comes to politics, and, when it comes to economics i'm no fan of capitalism, Wall Street or land speculation.

Thanks for your reply, see you in the line up, 

mokii

(the name moki ikom has no meaning that i know of other than what one may make of it, but i've used it in some form or another for many years on line,, i do know someone named moki and that's how it started for me)

At 3:06am on July 8, 2017, MV Neland said…

Rodney, that "Pushback" can be hell. While at Marylhurst many decades ago, I studied Change Agentry, which gave me a systemic appreciation of why all our social agitation work was far more struggle than accomplishment...and always will be ;-)

At 2:55pm on June 28, 2017, MV Neland said…

Rodney, thanks for your invite.  I appreciate your ability to think in terms of the systems and apparatus that we rely upon to function. When its all said and done, it IS the system where our new insights have to be applied. I look forward to learning and sharing. mvn

At 2:33pm on May 1, 2015, Donna Dayer said…

I just posted and tried to implant a link. Hope I made it work correctly. Ah, scrolling above, I don't think I did. Next time!

At 5:42am on November 22, 2013, RE Mason said…

As to your question, yes, I spoke at the Eugene/Springfield UU. Twice, in fact. Once on military issues and another time on UU'ism - a two-fold path. What's your association?

At 9:58am on November 24, 2012, Mary Ann Sorrentino said…

Thanks, Rodney....once question, is there a way to contact your friends on here without leaving a public comment?  Lots to get used to ...

At 6:57pm on November 23, 2012, Mary Ann Sorrentino said…

Hi Rodney,

I just signed up…figured if you’re here I should be here too,

But what the $%##@ is going on???

 MAS

At 6:42pm on October 27, 2012, Poor Woman said…

Nice to see you and so many of our O.S. friends here!

:)

At 4:18pm on October 27, 2012, Poor Woman said…

There's a party going on with tunes, flicks, and chat here and at Open Salon! Help us build it out of  the ashes which O.S. machinery created with slow loads, etc.? We'd love to have you.

PW

At 10:24am on August 16, 2012, lorianne said…

I'm not sure why you arent seeing the 'forgot password' option on sign in.  Try this link:  

http://oursalon.ning.com/main/authorization/signIn?target=http%3A%2F%2Foursalon.ning.com%2F

just below the "sign in" button you should see a link for "i forgot my password"

if the link doesnt appear there, try this one:

http://oursalon.ning.com/main/authorization/requestPasswordReset?previousUrl=http%3A%2F%2Foursalon.ning.com%2Fmain%2Fauthorization%2FsignIn%3Ftarget%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Foursalon.ning.com%252F

if none of this works, please let me know and i will make inquiries about it.  Also, sorry for the delay in responding.

thanks,

lorianne

 
 
 

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