Another mythologizing animal sharing a spark of intellectual passion!
Oh, again! Almost forgot: the bus driver on the way out to the hotel was an old Asian man, and on the way back was an old Italian man. Both of them were really nice folks, happy to help me get the right stop. It's interesting: clearly my small rolling suitcase and my using actual [...]
There were some amazing names present at the conference — women whose writings I've read and been moved by; women I've read about as ground-breaking in the field. It was really nice to be able to meet them, even if some of it was just a handshake and a sincere, "Thank you so much for [...]
Heehee! This stream-of-consciousness stuff is way fun — but I'm almost afraid to re-read it later, for fear I'll want to bang my head against my desk or something! No matter — the muse rides with me today! :) So! The regular MUNI buses were full but not bad for a Sunday, with lots and [...]
Hastily typed out in stream of consciousness, while returning from the ASWM (Association for the Study of Women & Mythology) Conference — typing on BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) & I've still got a head churningly full of wonderful, fascinating, intriguing ideas! Still tremendously gleeful at how well my presentation went too. One of my [...]
Quick updating for my 50 New Things, with more coming soon: Saturday 3/24 attended a "Creative Transition" workshop in Berkeley, focusing on art and dance. Fascinating workshop & lovely location. Clearly I must slide more creativity into my life, to balance the delightful intellectual swamp of doctoral work. :) On Wednesday 3/27 had cranial-sacral massage [...]
It's funny… in making up potential things to try for my 50 New Things list, I find myself adding on all the ideas and events I've wanted to try for a while, but never got around to doing. Some of them are bigger, like "climb Halfdome," but some of them are small and simple. I [...]
When I'm stressed or lonely or otherwise not at my emotional best, I find creativity enormously comforting and grounding. My first night here in San Francisco for the CIIS Women's Spirituality Intensive week of classes, I had made the hotel room "mine" by unpacking and doing a little decorating, but I was still feeling a [...]
I'm in San Francisco, the City by the Bay, for the Women's Spirituality Intensive Week — which actually goes from Saturday to the following Sunday thereafter. It's going to be an 11 night stay, including all the extra retreats, welcome dinners, and caucus demonstrations. The actual classwork is indeed extremely intense, and my brain is [...]
Had a lovely day today! Started in a panic due to realizing I had but two weeks left until end of semester, which means I have two 20 page papers to complete by then, as well as a revision of another, and a ten-minute presentation on the spirituality of creativity. Lost all the panic, though, [...]
I was recently asked the following question: "Why is it important for feminists to study and comprehend women-centered cultures?" While I thought it a good question, I also think it can and should be fruitfully expanded, in that I do not think only feminists should study these fascinating matriarchies. Learning is good, and as the [...]
Bestiaries depict mythical, moralizing animals, but are also potential allegorical sparks that can bloom into brilliant mental bonfires. My bestiary is this mythologizing animal's fascinated exploration of beauty & meaning in the wonder of existence -- in the hopes of inspiring yet more joyous flares of intellectual passion.
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