Category Archives: Herstory

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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V Day 2014

V Day is fast approaching.  It is a day dedicated to empowering women to rise up against the violence perpetuated on them simply because of their gender.  V Day was inspired by Eve Enslers’ performance piece the Vagina Monologues.  Empowered … Continue reading

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Random Acts of Kindness, Senseless Acts of Beauty

I first heard the words “practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty” from Margret Pavel at one of the Women’s Alliance Summer Solstice Camps I attended annually for many years She got them from Anne Herbert who … Continue reading

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The Boast

Lovers of leaving, caravaneers, nomads, Come. Hear my boast.  For on a night like this when ghosts prowl the boundaries of the light only a boast will firm your jelly knees and warm the back you have turned to the … Continue reading

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Magdalene as Sophia

“she[Wisdom] is a reflection of eternal light, a spotless mirror of the working of God, and an image of his goodness.” Wisdom of Solomon 7:26 Among her other attributes Mary Magdalene is often pictured with a book.  It’s one of the … Continue reading

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It Felt Like Coming Home

Last week, I had the great pleasure of reading my poetry at an AIPF (Austin International Poetry Festival) event hosted by Book Woman. It’s been years since I was in a dedicated woman’s book store.  It felt like coming home.  I … Continue reading

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Misogyny- A Postscript

Have you ever thought about how few words we have in English specific to women’s lives? I hadn’t either until I discovered Suzette Haden Elgin’s  book Native Tongue.  At the time, I was reading a lot of speculative (SF) fiction … Continue reading

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Misogyny – Redefine?

I’m writing this because I can’t sleep. Earlier this evening, a friend of mine posted a video from Australia on her website, reporting that the Australian Prime Minister’s speech calling Tony Abbot a misogynist has ‘forced” Macquarie, Australia’s premier dictionary, … Continue reading

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