Spiritual but not Religious

Originally posted on Word Search:
It’s a description on the dating sites. I am the member of a church, though. It’s a community of people who are a little more spiritually diverse, within a Christian setting. Here’s my letter to the pastor, this morning: “Waves of Pain” The title is a takeoff from ‘waves of…

Whose Lives Would You Pick?

Originally posted on Word Search:
The reason I perpetuated blogging here were two things, community building and the possibility of finding a companion. Since community isn’t working nor is dating. Who is actively blocking my dating attempts? This is my own space. That’s counterproductive to my pursuits. The last two women I talked with were…

Podcast #6: The Sound of Music: Art and Ritual with Dr. Carolyn M. Laferrière

Originally posted on Peopling the Past:
Dr. Carolyn M. Laferrière Dr. Laferrière’s Academic Pages: Academia: https://usc.academia.edu/CarolynLaferriere  USC page: https://dornsife.usc.edu/center-for-the-premodern-world/postdoctoral-fellowship/  Personal page: https://carolynlaferriere1.wixsite.com/carolynmlaferriere On this episode of the Peopling the Past Podcast, we hear from Dr. Carolyn M. Laferrière, who you’ll recognize as a co-host of this podcast. Here, she discusses the role of music, art…

Poetry Shelf poets on poems: Rachel Lockwood on essa may ranapiri’s ‘she cut her face shaving’

Originally posted on NZ Poetry Shelf:
                             ‘She Cut Her Face Shaving’ essa may ranapiri (from ransack, Victoria University Press, 2019) essa may ranapiri’s work frequently explores the uncomfortable boundaries that exist in binary gender, and uses form and technique to push readers away from conventional approaches to both gender and poetry.? Everything in their…