Tag Archives: women

Published in We’ Moon

I am proud to announce that a couple of my poems will be featured in We’ Moon next year. We’ Moon is a women’s almanac published every year since 1987 by Mother Tongue Ink in Oregon. It’s been my constant … Continue reading

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Daily Prompt, Herstory, Love, NaPoWriMo, Poetry, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Archetypes, Daily Prompt, Herstory, Myth, NaPoWriMo, Politics, Ritual, Witness, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NaPoWriMo #21 Letting Go of Prose

I took a page from The Elusive Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy.  In the passage below Emmuska Magdalena Rosalia Maria Josepha Barbara Orczy describes a puppet show in a Parisian park at the height of the French Revolution depicting a decapitation … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Prompt, NaPoWriMo, Women, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Daily Prompt, Desire, Herstory, Love, NaPoWriMo, Poetry, War, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

NaPoWriMo 18

Barren  It began with a feeling of restlessness a prickling under the skin a whiff of ozone a startlement of birds … she threw the bones, spread her cards, consulted the stars, but all she got was chaos no hint … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Prompt, NaPoWriMo, Poetry, Women | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Herstory, Misogyny, solitude, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Tammy” – No Rotten Tomatoes Here!

I love Melissa McCarthy. She rescued Brides from banality, made me laugh out loud in Identity Theft and cheer (again aloud) in Heat. I think she’s the best comedian to come down the pike in a long time.   Her comedic … Continue reading

Posted in Archetypes, Consciousness, Film Review, Heroine/Hero's Journey, Myth | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Community, Consciousness, Film, Heroine/Hero's Journey, Herstory, Politics, Women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Community, Gratitude, Herstory, Meaning, Mentors, Women | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments