Category Archives: Herstory

Hidden Figures – A Different Approach to Promoting Mutuality

The other day, I re-blogged Sara Frykenberg’s  post about the impossibility of debating “mutuality,” which I define as the mutual respect required to approach each and any “other” as a peer.     The movie, Hidden Figures, starring Taraji Hensen, Octavia … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo # 27 Hay(na)ku Meets Philosophy

I have a theory about shopping;  it mimics the act of creation, which is to make something from nothing. Creativity, is what makes us godlike.  It is an act of divinity, a reflection of The Prime Creative Force.  The act … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo # 23 Cartomancy

I pulled the High priestess from my Ryder Waite tarot deck.  It’s the deck I learned to tell the cards with and its still my favorite because it incorporates so many plain, simple and universal symbols.  However, I have a … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo # 19 Landays

I hope you  all read the article on landays.  I’m fascinated on many levels but mostly by how ancient the form is.  I am so consistently amazed by how forms, symbols, ideas, customs persist through millennia. In spite of myriad … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo #16 Terzenelle

Who says poets don’t work hard? I feel liked I’ve walked ten miles. Almost caught up- will manage #12 some other day. It’s an easy one, thank Brigit (Celtic goddess of poetry).  This is such an interesting form though.  I … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo -Fifth Prompt – The Belle of Amherst

A few years ago, I was asked to write the program notes for The Belle of Amherst, a one-woman play about Emily Dickinson written by William Luce, and immersed myself in all things Emily.  I didn’t read all her poems, … Continue reading

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Precious Solitude

Solitude is one of the gifts women deny themselves – sometimes for an entire lifetime. Yet it is one of our most precious and necessary birthrights. One, like so many others, that has been stolen by the predominant culture in … Continue reading

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Crazy Wisdom

I was an odd awkward child, an army brat dropped into new schools as regularly as other kids get new shoes or longer jeans. To defend myself, I made a virtue out of abnormality. I shaped my difference into a … Continue reading

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“The path goes ever on and on…”

I’ve recently become a SoulCollage® facilitator, which means I can teach Seena Frost’s  process for creating a personal deck of cards – each representing a different part of one’s personality. Each card focuses on an aspect of one’s life – … Continue reading

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In Memoriam… Angeles Arrien 1940 ~ 2014

Many years ago, I was fortunate enough to sit in circle with Angeles Arrien and listen to her teach The Four-Fold Way.  Her brilliance lay in being able to condense and explicate the perennial wisdom of the world’s indigenous cultures.  … Continue reading

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