The War Zone and The Sanctuary

A blog run by a Liberal Feminist woman who adores Music and all other Art in any form. Actually, she loves just about everything from Science to British comedy. But - she is pissed off with the Current Administration and all their Right Wing ideology and is compelled to fight their reign by setting up...A Blog ( ta da! ). All malice aside, this woman is most happy when she is surrounded by intelligent thought and witty conversation.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Defend Your Body

I've been taking a self defense class. It is so fucking empowering. We're learning simple techniques that will disarm attackers with only the slightest amount of force. The human body is designed so intricately. Joints and pressure points that can be broken or cut off with just precision moves. One of the girls in the class has taken karate so she has beautiful form when exacting kicks or throwing punches.

Through this class I discovered that my arms are double-jointed, so when we are doing the moves on each other the others must apply extra force on me. Our instructor also works with kids with sickle cell and cancer and I am thinking about volunteering to help him.

Tuesday Random 10:
Esthero - Fastlane (Wamdue Main Mix) (Edit) - shit, I love this, it sets me off
Mum - The Ghosts You Draw On My Back
Sinead O'Connor - Success Has Made A Failure Of Our Home
Shrimp Boat - Dollar Bill
Dario Marianelli - I Found A Reason - from the V for Vendetta soundtrack
Madonna - Like A Virgin
Goldfrapp - Time Out From The World
Frou Frou - Let Go
The Sea and Cake - To The Author (Version 2)
Massive Attack - A Prayer For England

Check this post out - very moving. Animals are more wise than we. Losing them can be hard.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Sunday Night Smorgasbord

Here is a dish of things that are going around the internet.

First: Lara Logan's excellent interview with Howard Kurtz on CNN on the allegations that the mainstream media is being too negative about the situations in Iraq. She does a damn good job of showing why these allegations are really crap.

Second: I've always liked the Dixie Chicks, not because of their music-which is good, just not my type-but because they are independent women who speak their minds and who don't make nice just to fall in line and avoid criticism. They have my vote and I will buy their upcoming CD to support the ideals that they promote. Hail to the Dixie Bitches!

Third: From HuffPo and Chicago-Sun Times: there were huge protests in LA on Friday to protest the new immigration legislation that cracks down on illegal immigrants. My favorite quote:
''They're here for the American Dream,'' said Malissa Greer, 29, who joined a crowd estimated by police to be at least 10,000 strong. ''God created all of us. He's not a God of the United States, he's a God of the world.''
Good shit! But, I might add, God is not a he, damnit. There is no gender involved with things spiritual.

Fourth: Finally Global Warming is getting front page coverage on Time. This is an issue that is very important to me. Fuck, the world is too beautiful to lose out to the intrest of big business and consumer "needs." Who needs a car? Humans existed without cars for millions of years. We don't need them. Ride a fucking bike. Walk. Cars should be used for long distance transportation only. :) - alas, there are those who hold the view that a few miles is "long distance."

Alright - time for West Wing.

Friday, March 24, 2006

V For Vendetta

V. For Vendetta, that is. I saw it last night. My opinion?

Very, very, very good. A victory for visionaries across this vast globe. A voluminous feast for voracious anarchists. A vicious drama with a virtual in-vain romance. Filled with vicissitudes of hints of worlds like 1984 and oh, present day 2006.

I loved it.

The whole film was very well done. It was incredibly explicit in its comparisons between the Bush Administration and the government of the futuristic London in the movie. There were some excellent lines which just blew me away.

V: we never found out his real identity, but we found that he is all of us. And when Parliament was blown up at the end - symbolizing the downfall of the reign of the fascist government - I was silently cheering, watching Big Ben explode and masses awake from the deep sleep that they had slept so long.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Where Are You In This Picture?

i like my body when it is with your
body. It is so quite a new thing.
Muscles better and nerves more.
i like your body. i like what it does,
i like its hows. i like to feel the spine
of your body and its bones, and the trembling
-firm-smooth ness and which i will
again and again and again
kiss, i like kissing this and that of you,
i like, slowly stroking the, shocking fuzz
of your electric fur, and what-is-it comes
over parting flesh . . . . And eyes big love-crumbs,

and possibly i like the thrill

of under me you quite so new

-e.e. cummings

This is so wonderful. All the thrills that are given to me from his poetry make me explode into flames and into diamonds. Phrases like "shocking fuzz of your electric fur" and "muscles better and nerves more" give me a high in a very different way than a touch does.

Uninhibited. That's what we should be. Not adhering to rules. Not bound up over gay marriage, abortion, terrorism. Not uptight about religion and what's what, who's who, and why's why. We should

It's Woman Time Now!!

YES. I love this article. There are now at least four women who head countries around the world. Here is an excerpt:

Simpson-Miller became prime minister-designate when she narrowly defeated National Security Minister Peter Phillips in her dominant People's National Party elections last month. The reggae tunes The Strength of a Woman, and Thank You Momma opened nearly all of Simpson-Miller's rallies. The title of another song, It's Woman Time Now, became her unofficial campaign theme.

"The groundswell of support for Simpson-Miller has cut across gender, says columnist Jean Lowrie-Chin of The Jamaica Observer. "You hear as many men as women saying that 'It's woman time now — give her a chance.' We hear people saying that women are more resistant to corruption, more inclusive, more connected and sympathetic to the people."

Too few women are in top positions, says Faith Webster, director of the Bureau of Women's Affairs. Simpson-Miller's election indicates change may be on the way, she says.

"Portia has gone crashing through that ceiling. It is yet to be seen how this will play out for women in general, but we are optimistic," Webster says.

Did you hear that boys? You won't be able to deny us forever. We're climbing back up.

Monday, March 20, 2006

My West Wing

The only elected Democrats that I feel no frustration and latent animosity towards will soon be gone from public eye. I'm talking about my friends from The West Wing, of course. I love that series; it is intelligent, witty, feeling, and represents the best of the Dems. I don't know how many times I have wished that Jimmy Smitts/Matt Santos would really run in the 2008 campaign. And what about that Alan Alda? If only all Republicans had his qualities and beliefs ( i.e. separation of church and state, goddamnit ).

There's always the DVDs, I guess. But if the Democrats are pulled from prime-time television, does that not speak volumes on how bad we are really doing? All America wants to watch are those gory crime shows, which only scare the fuck out people and will eventually make them paranoid. Paranoia is not what I want to base my life on.

But anyway, I will miss those nights, cuddled on the couch with my snacks and remote, watching with delight the antics of Sam, Toby, Josh, Donna, CJ, Charlie, Will, Leo, and of course the Prez himself. I loved the dialogue and the banter and the wonderful plots. I also loved the "sometimes characters" such as Oliver, Bruno, Danny, Amy, the Prez' family, and especially the always hilarious foreign diplomats. I loved knowing that Aaron Sorkin had a vision that millions of others shared.

There are a few episodes left, and I intend to enjoy the fuck out of all of them. Who knows, Donna and Josh might find serendipity at last. :)

And the winner of the 2008 Presidential Election is........

Friday, March 17, 2006

No, Not That God

Deepak Chopera has an excellent post over at HuffPo. And the comments were even more interesting, ranging from those that completely critized his viewpoint for various reasons, to those that seemed hesitant yet not hostile, and to those that praised him vehemently for his views.

The God that Deepak was referring to was something that only a handful of the posters understood. The God that he was referring to is nothing like the gods of the three major monotheistic religions. This God has no gender, no face, no form, no thoughts. The God that deeps talks of is...indescribable. Few could ever put into words what this Presence really is.

And another thing, many were confusing religion and spirituality. Goddamn, spirituality is nothing like religion, although there are those very few whose religion is spirituality - for example, the Buddhists. Spirituality has no laws, no rules, there is no ego involved. Spirituality is a free-wheeling entity, so explosive, and yet so peaceful, all these buildings around us fall away.

Chopera also has a book out called The Book Of Secrets, which I bought last Monday. It is very healing.

An Escape!

There is a small Doberman puppy running around our neighborhood. He has a collar and looks well fed but he has been seen out and about for the past week and a half - and no one has reported him missing. He came up to our backyard this afternoon, which our three dogs loved ( Max almost busted the gate trying to get to him ) but he is very skitish and wary of us large folk. I've dubbed him Agamemnon.

We were very close to getting him when a car pulled up and the woman inside asked if Agamemnon was ours. We said no, and that's when he tore down the alley and out of sight. The woman has also been trying to catch him and so have her neighbors, but the luck seems to be of the mutt - for a while anyway. How much luck can a small puppy have in a world of roaring automobiles?

Every once in a while he peeps back around, probably searching for food, or canine company, but he never lingers.

Then over his broad brow Agamemnon set his helmet
fronted with four knobs and forked with twin horns
and the horsehair crest atop it tossing, bristling terror.

And that's what this animal was - bristling terror, as shown in the photo above. :)

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Death Threats and Mobs

Music at the moment: Seaglopur - by Sigur Ros

There are those who need to take a step back, remove themselves from the situation, and really analyze what they are doing. Mobs or large factions can be so overpowering and can almost brainwash those within it's structure. That said - has anyone noticed that the tactics that the conservative Right in this country are using are very, very similar to those the conservative faction of Islam, or in another name, those we label terrorists use? Some of these Right-wingers need to step back and...just look.

Now they are on a crusade to rid this country of all evil, and that includes our Supreme Court justices. I'm serious. Death threats to the justices that use international consultation when making rulings on certain cases. To Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Oh, the Republicians got a hell of a lot more than they bargained for when they chose to embrace and exploit the Evangelical Right. Those two factions are now entwined so tightly, and when the country does again swing towards the Left, there will be serious dissary within both groups.

Speaking of Left and Right - there is the need to divide ourselves, to fight passionately against others, that has begun to grip this country in epidemic form. It's either one side or the other. Again - the mobs that we create are more dangerous than we could have ever imagined. Because we end up tearing our very selves apart as we constantly try do the same to others.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Poetry and Reality

Sometimes the drum of politics and fighting takes such a toll....
I've recently become a poetry junkie. Sappho, E.E. Cummings, Emerson, those who write words that make the tongue trill and the mind almost orgasm with pleasure. I am now in bookstores ( well, that's nothing new ) browsing the Poetry section, picking up and buying random books such as The Dog In British Poetry, which is about - you guessed it, the Brits and their dogs, or Japanese Death Poetry, which actually looks really intriguing.

Cummings, I will say, is one of my favorites. His form is so unorthodox and challenging. I love it.

now is a ship

which captain am
sails out of sleep

steering for dream

Dreams. What if this reality is not reality? In fact, it isn't. These rules that we live by, these buildings we build, keep us from seeking, searching, keep us encased. Show me a rebel who breaks borders. Show me another reality. Let's see you grapple with that one.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Molly Ivins Wants YOU For President - If You Kick Ass

This woman is excellent. Here is her commentary on the plight of the Democrats.

Every Democrat I talk to is appalled at the sheer gutlessness and spinelessness of the Democratic performance. The party is still cringing at the thought of being called, ooh-ooh, “unpatriotic” by a bunch of rightwingers.

Take “unpatriotic” and shove it. How dare they do this to our country? “Unpatriotic”? These people have ruined the American military! Not to mention the economy, the middle class, and our reputation in the world. Everything they touch turns to dirt, including Medicare prescription drugs and hurricane relief.

This is not a time for a candidate who will offend no one; it is time for a candidate who takes clear stands and kicks ass.

Go Molly! You kick ass yourself.

Do Something, Please!

Censuring Bush. Impeaching Bush. Seriously repremanding Bush. Goddamn, we need to to something of that sort. I am saddened by the fact that I think this Censuring business will not go on for that long. One, the media downplays it. Two, the Democrats that are supposed to be supporting Feingold aren't there. And it is Two that angers me. Yes, I can see why the Democrats want to be cautious. The GOP controlls everything and blah, blah, blah.

WE NEED TO BE OUTSPOKEN. AND - ALSO NOT SAY DUMBSHIT REMARKS IN THE PROCESS. Where are Nancy Pelosi, Howard Dean, Hilary Clinton, Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Charles Schumer, Bill Richardson, and the others???? Can we please all rally together so that the public will know that this is important? This is fucking critical. And by This I mean the whole state of our government. Want more proof? Sandra Day O'Connor warns of dictatorship. Oh, shades of Germany, you say? You bet your ass. Check this quote out ( Lev Navrozov ):

So, what am I driving at? To prove that those who voted for Hitler in 1932 did the right thing? No! What I want to show is how easily the fear of a danger leads a democracy to dictatorship.

And that's where we are, folks. The actions that drive this country are now based on fear. A fear that has been dramatized, escalated, exploited by those who have their own power-based agendas. The lovely Right Wing ideology that has gained influence all over the world in the last 30 years could lead us to a very unpretty situation ( dare I say it, a World War ). Connect the dots. And I mean all the dots that lead from issues such as suppressing women's rights, to domestic spying without a warrant, to the hoodwinking of the American people, to the civil war in Iraq ( it's a fucking civil war already, on a smaller scale, without extensive weaponry because they don't have the weaponry - this is a
civil war made up of suicide bombers ), to the rise of China, to the Muslim fear in Europe, and so on. The world is based on fear and power. And if we, the Goddamned United States of America, will take no action against a corrupt and inept Administration ( who run on the demands of the inexorably wealthy, faceless few ) then we are sending a message to the rest of the world that bodes ill for us all.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Birthday Advice

Happy Birthday to a Doherty. My words to you: this is the age when other music greats ( Hendrix, Cobain, Joplin, Drake ) kicked it. If you want to do otherwise I suggest you get the fuck off the crack and the heroin. But do please keep the beautiful poems coming - they do us all good.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Abortion, 1984, And Why I Am Pro-Choice

I think writing this down will help to clarify and organize my own thoughts on this matter. Abortion is ( from, of course ):
1. a.Termination of pregnancy and expulsion of an embryo or of a fetus that is incapable of survival.
b.Any of various procedures that result in such termination and expulsion. Also called induced abortion.
2. The premature expulsion of a nonviable fetus from the uterus; a miscarriage.
3. Cessation of normal growth, especially of an organ or other body part, prior to full development or maturation.
4. An aborted organism.
5. Something malformed or incompletely developed; a monstrosity.

Most Americans are concerned with definition 1a:"Termination of pregnancy and expulsion of an embryo or of a fetus that is incapable of survival." The kicker is that abortion is now widely used to terminate fetuses that are capable of surviving.

Now, in my opinion there are two or three reasons why most women get an abortion.
1. The conditions that this child will be raised in are very poor; the mother has no means to support her child and cannot bear to see her own offspring grow in an environment with such a bleak outlook. Why the hell does our government not support programs that would help these young mothers? I don't know how this went but late last year Congress was seriously considering cutting funds for Head Start in order to cut taxes for the wealthy. There was this article also that gave details.
2. Rape or incest.
3. People are just lazy. Abortion should not be used as a method of birth control.

But I support choice. Any right taken away from us as a people is very scary. Read 1984. War is Peace ( we've got this one covered - the only way to achieve peace is through war - or so says this Administration ). Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength ( have you ever seen such ignorance on various subjects in this country on such a wide scale? and such pride in it? ). Such government involvement in our daily lives is terrifying. You scoff at such a notion? It happens gradually. Take the domestic-spying issue that has come up of late. It is based on the ground of our very own security. But what most people fail to realize is that any institution that deems that it has the right to our own private information and that it also has that right to use such information against us is more threatening than any terrorist attack. We can overcome pain that is inflicted on us by those who hate us. It is much, much harder to fight against your own government that manipulates the masses for the sake of power. If our privacy is sacrificed for the sake of a very ambiguous threat, what next will the American people be coerced into giving up?

A woman's right to choose, for me, is tied in with all the rest of my rights: privacy, assembly, religion ( I'm sorry, not everyone in this country is Christian! But I do not begrudge them their religion either; I just don't like having laws pushed upon me in the name of God ), etc. People should be more responsible about sex - condoms! pills! all that good stuff! And if the government wants to outlaw it, they should fucking help the mothers who will raise these children, not give tax cuts to corporations or the wealthy. But any law that takes away a right from and individual ( especially a woman ) should be thought long and hard about. Once one right is taken away, the next right can be taken away with a greater amount of ease. The government can blind people with issues of morality and righteousness so that in out outrage we forget about our civil liberties. Think about it.

You Are From the Moon

You can vibe with the steady rhythms of the Moon.
You're in touch with your emotions and intuition.
You possess a great, unmatched imagination - and an infinite memory.
Ultra-sensitive, you feel at home anywhere (or with anyone).
A total healer, you light the way in the dark for many.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Sex and Anger ( Mine )

Wow. This post is from a couple of days ago, but Goddamn, Digby hit the fucking mark on this topic. I just found it today.

I am particularly interested in this subject. Sex and why there is this view that it is sin, or even just "fucking," as millions dub it. It has a bad rap, due to the casualness that is used in describing it, or in the act of doing it. Sex for many is a "good fuck" and once it is over it loses its luster and even becomes dirty. And so there are those who, ashamed of their sexuality and the lust that is aroused in them, preach that sex must be with as few people as possible ( i.e. your marriage partner and only your marriage partner - if you are divorced, you're screwed ).

The other thing that pisses me off is this breed of men who view women as nothing more than sex objects and an output area to release their desire. The rush that they receive comes not from sex itself, but the idea of dominating a woman and having them submit and do various demeaning sex acts. This is made very clear in pornography.

Sex is not evil. Sex is not dirty. If you want to approach it that way, then there is a whole lot you are missing out on. Sex is also more than a casual shag. Sex is what connects people. To quote Digby, "Sex is elemental."

Don't forget kids, use protection!

Mucho Gracias!

And Mexico also gets with the program, using blow-up sex dolls in a commercial to fight sexual harassment. Mexico also admitted that the country still has "a problem with domestic violence against women" and "women are not sexual objects."

On a different matter, I could not contain my glee at this.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

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Love Those Spainards

This makes me want to move to Spain. Hooray! Spain actually had a cabinet meeting that focused solely on women's issues. Not in this country - we are obsessed with taking away Her rights.

Article one of the new law speaks of the elimination of discrimination against women, in order to reach a more equal society. The law intends to cover direct and indirect discrimination, as well as sexual abuse. Some women’s associations have complained however that they have not been consulted in the drawing up of the text which is due to be launched officially on March 8th, the day of the working woman.

Just in time for International Women's Day. Go celebrate!

Monday, March 06, 2006

Pimps Have It Tough, Too

Last night Three 6 Mafia took home an Oscar for best original song from Hustle & Flow. The song was titled It's Hard Out Here For A Pimp. Because the prostitutes have it so easy.

Such witty lyrics, full of inspiration and compassion:

Man these girls think we prove thangs, leave a big head
They come hopin every night, they don't end up bein dead
Wait I got a snow bunny, and a black girl too
You pay the right price and they'll both do you
That's the way the game goes, gotta keep it strictly pimpin
Gotta have my hustle tight, makin change off these women, yeah

I would have no problem with this song if it did not demean women.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Follies of the Catholic Church

Part One, out of many.

This is ridiculous. If this ban on gays and lesbians who want to adopt in Massachusetts goes through I hope United Way pulls their funding from Catholic Charities, who obviously think that homosexuals are unfit to be parents. Give me a break. To use their own policy against them, I think it was Jesus who said it we should not judge others-and that includes judging by sexual orientation. There are plenty of hetro-couples who have no business of raising their own children, let alone adopting those who need extra care. My good friend is proof of that. She and her brother were adopted, and she was always treated like shit by her "parents". I've seen it. I won't even mention the path that she's on now; it ain't pretty.

Cow Tipping

Cow tipping is offically not a myth. I have met someone who has done so. He even showed me the stance that one must take in order to tip the cow ( he's from Iowa, so I can't blame him for trying to find something intresting to do ). Here are other accounts of cow tipping:

The Times (London) of 8 November 2005, contains two letters on the subject, including one that appears to describe a method by which the task might be achievable by three people. This follows some earlier discussions on the subject in The Times (see reference under External Links, below).

A reader in Hawaii wrote:

"Cow tipping is possible, it is very simple and I've done it. It requires three people (note: be very quiet, but sobriety may be a hindrance), one person on one side of the cow, two on the other. The lone person pushes very hard on his side, and waiting for the balancing response from the startled animal, the other two then push very hard on their side to overbalance her. Works like a charm."

Another reader, a post-doc at Cambridge, suggested one person could slam a cow down with a running start: "I have calculated that an 80kg (175lb) person would only need to run at the cow at about 18km/h (12mph) in order to tip it."

Ah. If you would like to know more about the statics of cow tipping I have just the link for you. This is cruelty to the cow, though, may I remind you. Yee-haw.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Books Worth Reading

I found myself in a tiny bookshop today that was absent of huge 75% off! sale signs and a Expresso-Quickie cafe ( there was a small juice bar, but the food and drinks were all organic so I loved it ). Bookstores are my weakness. Once I get in, it takes me a couple hours to wrench myself from the plethora of tomes that fill the aisles. This one was no exception. So here are some of the few books I could not help walking out with.

The first is the Last Child In The Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv. It's great. It is all about how our children are steadily becoming removed from nature, which is tragic, because if they do know know and love the natural world around them, how the hell will they ever feel the need to protect and nurture it?
I quote from this book: "I like to play indoors 'cause that's where all the electrical outlets are." - fourth grader in San Diego
Read it. I'm only in the introduction and already find it to be extremely informative.

The second book I bought is a gem. Not only for the subject it address, but for the artwork and the format of the book. Julius Lester, of Newbery fame, has a book ( I'd say early elementary age ) called Let's Talk About Race. It is written in a non-traditional way, with sentences such as: I'll take off my skin. Will you take off yours? If you want to introduce a multicultural view to your children this is a great place to start. God knows we need more literature like this.

Why I Want to Teach

Here is some positive news for those who need to escape from the daily trauma that comes at us from all faces of the media today. Altruism at such a young age. If only parents could develop and nuture that beautiful capacity on a grand level. I really can find so few parents who teach their offspring unconditional love, acceptance, and peace. Maybe I'm not looking in the right places...

This is why I want to teach. I want to make a fucking difference. I want to start a revolution of ingenious thought! I want to inspire and influence those around me to defy their place in society as a nothing, and to change the world. This is why.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Looking In The Mirror

What is the feminist image that many people conjour up today? Does one think of Susan B. Anthony? Gloria Steinem? Betty Friedan? Those radical old ladies who had nothing better to do, right? Radical I agree with. We're rebels, in a positive sense, fighting against the patriarchal system that we live in. But old? Sourpuss men-hating spinsters? Hell, no. Those images were oh-so-cleverly woven into main-stream society long ago. Check out these fantastic bitches. Spinster my ass. And men-hating? Please, we love our men.

When I mention to men that I am a feminist I get hilarious reactions. Some love it. But others... My favorite reaction is silence accompanied by a semi-offended look. Earth to men: Don't be offended! We do not dislike you! We are not even attacking you! We are attacking The System. Patriarchy. A system that favors one gender over another. It would be no better if we lived in a matriarchal system. I reccomend an excellent book by Allan G. Johnson called The Gender Knot. I read it in a multicultural class that I took last semester and it made things very clear.

For those who are still skeptical about the new wave of young feminists, check out this website: The Real Hot 100.

Las Vegas It's Not

The Huffington Post has this to show us that America is becoming more, hmm, shall we say backwards? Why don't we just build a time machine so we can all be transported back to the Era of Worldly Knowledge and Good Ole' Times - the Middle Ages? I'm sure Bush would find it scientific enough to fund. Sigh.

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First Post

I had no idea setting up a blog would be so Easy. I have had a yearning to set up one of these things as I feel the need to vent my thoughts on this Very Intresting World we live in, made even more intresting by the fact that we have an inept, yet subtly clever, government and no one really cares ( at least in this country ). Well, I shouldn't say no one. But there are times when I feel that the intelligence level has dropped massively and I cannot find enough people who give a fuck.
And so.....

Who I am ( abridged )
  • A 19 year old woman who lives in the Metro Detroit area
  • Attending the University of Michigan ( not the main campus in Ann Arbor ) to become an elementary teacher
  • At least that's the plan - I could go a million different ways with my life
  • I am very into music and am always composing; I have a beautiful, no, a fucking gorgeous Yamaha keyboard and also a slightly off-tune upright piano
  • Bjork and Kate Bush are who I most admire and feel in touch with musically
  • I am a Feminist - you'll find out why and how later
  • I am a Liberal - ditto
  • I am not religious, but incredibly spiritual in a very Liberal, Unorthadox way
  • My nom de web is Maenad - go look up the definition and smile
Welcome to my War Zone and my Sanctuary. Here I hope you will find humor, ardent rhapsody, honest open opinions in a take-it-or-leave-it style, and above all, enlightened thinking.

Enjoy, all.