Just returned from Toronto where I did a book event at Feminist Art Gallery (FAG), Allyson Mitchell and Deirdre Logue's backyard studio/gallery. Earlier in the day, we marched in the International Women's Day parade with the crocheted banners they made for the Axe Grinding Workshop at the Tate Modern last May. With their bright colors and suggestive slogans ("We Can't Compete," "We Won't Compete"), they helped us form a very photogenic contingent. And it was perfect preparation for my comments about craft and common sense delivered from the public feelings pulpit to a compelling contingent of Toronto artists and academics ... and my family. It was a great homecoming for the book, which was workshopped in winter 2008 when I taught a course at U of Toronto and helped host De-Camp, a Feel Tank Toronto project. And Allyson and Deirdre made me my very own "Feeling Public" quilt.