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Bringing Your Gifts to a Women's Circle

There are all types of circles meeting out there.

There are Christian-based ones, ones that highlight a different religion each meeting, ones that use art or dance, Pagan ones heavy on ritual, ones that want to create change globally and support causes, environmental or otherwise … what do they all have in common? 446 more words

Women's Circle

At Dance Fusion workshop: Bobby Darin's Artificial Flowers

From Sandy Welch’s film adaptation of Dickens’s Our Mutual Friend: the disabled Jenny Wren

Dear friends and readers,

Very Dickens, I said aloud. Appropriate for this season and time I felt: 245 more words


Laura Poitras's trilogy: My country, My Country; The Oath; Citizen Four; Jon Stewart's Rosewater

Laura Poitras, photo by James Day

Jon Stewart with the male star of Rosewater, Gael Garcia Bernal

Dear friends and readers,

Over the past few weeks I’ve watched a series of documentaries about what might be called the state of the political world and military actions conducted by the Bush and succeeding US administration (Obama) in reaction to 9/11; this includes the present omnipresent use of surveillance over (I suppose) everyone by various US and UK (and other states’) agencies, imprisonment often w/o trial of literally countless individuals, the use of solitary confinement and other forms of torture. 3,452 more words

20th Century Culture

At the Kennedy Center your usual (?) Broadway musical: The Little Dancer

Tiler Peck enacting the famous Degas statue: Little Dancer Aged Fourteen

Dear friends and readers,

I did not realize I was going to see a mainstream Broadway musical circa 1950s when I bought my ticket to go to… 1,217 more words

20th Century Culture

Church Dolls, Pew Babies, Handkerchief Dolls

When I browse antique malls, treasure-junk stores, or find a small auction, I look for hand-made or hand-embroidered handkerchiefs. Though I don’t have a well trained eye for needle craft and can’t always be sure a piece isn’t machine made, I have a deep appreciation for women’s work and for their (our) customs. 182 more words

The Flowers of the Forest -- & Where have all the Flowers gone ...

Dear friends and readers,

Yesterday I was reading some Scottish women’s poetry of the 18th century, and my line of thought and textual allusion brought me back to a beautiful ballad-like poem by Alison Cockburn (1713-94), one of the first of many set to the bagpipe folk tune. 552 more words