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There's a lot I'm learning in my classes on Women's Spirituality that I feel somewhat perplexed by — sort of a "doesn't everyone know this?!" kind of feeling. I don't feel I'm that unusual, though, so I guess a lot of the other women must be feeling this too. Still odd, though.

Spring cleaning

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I'm in the process of reviewing and renewing my blog, which means there are some things which aren't working yet. Bear with me, please, as hopefully soon this will be a much nicer and easier blog to read and comment on. Cheers! :)

High School Reunion: Y/N?

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The other day I received a reunion flyer for my old high school, Plano Senior High in Texas. I've just created a Facebook account to see if I could track down any of the folks I knew then. We had a huge graduating class — over 1000 — so I guessed there'd be at least […]

It… liiiiiiiiives!!

In: MA & PhD programs, Random

Well, halle-flippin'-luiah. Quarter's over, papers sent in, only thing left is an art project which I'll finish tomorrow, and I'm still standing — mostly. ;-) My brain is finally starting to fizzle down and notice all the things that need doing, that I've been putting off to focus completely on paper writing: personal and business […]

I'm in a master's program for Women's Spirituality at ITP (www.itp.edu) in Palo Alto. A lot of fascinating questions are coming up for me as I take the courses, and I'll try to put them up here on line for discussion as they occur to me. A particularly poignant question which hit me this weekend […]

1 January 2005 Rank Song Group 1 Let Me Love You Mario 2 Drop It Like It's Hot Snoop Dogg & Pharrell 3 Lovers & Friends Li'l Jon & The East Side Boyz, Usher & Ludacris 4 Over & Over Nelly & Tim Mcgraw 5 Soldier Destiny's Child

Credits: For love, compassion — and the music. Let's all hold out for more, and better! ;) Originally posted (tongue firmly in cheek!) on February 2005 Last February (it being the traditional month of romantic entanglements) I got a great deal of enjoyment writing a Firestarter titled, "What is Love?" This February I decided to […]

In her book Reading the Romance: Women, Patriarchy, and Popular Literature, Janice A. Radway explores the apparent fascination of romantic fiction to many women, and examines the needs this literary genre fulfills for its readers. Our required reading was the Introduction and the first four chapters. The Introduction contains a more up-to-date critique of the […]

Naylor's image of 'Man' is symbolized by all her developed male characters. Invariably, they are the doers and accomplishers in the story — and they always destroy what is around them. Thus for Mattie we have her father, the leader of the family, who also beats his daughter (almost to death, when she won't tell […]

Book authored by Gloria Naylor. Book review originally written in 1996 for an English Writing & Composition class Initially, Gloria Naylor's book The Women of Brewster Place seems to be stories of various women struggling under the inequities of poverty and racism. However, due to her use of symbology, thoughtful study can reveal a deeper […]

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.



Collie’s Bestiary