The Heroine’s Journey

Dr. Maureen Murdock focused a large part of her career learning about The Heroes Journey from Joseph Campbell and, then, created the ten steps of The Heroine’s Journey. At first, I wasn’t sure I could see that her 10-part model was universal for women. But, after experiencing her in person with a 4-day workshop last […]

A Wedding isn’t a Piece of Paper

It’s the month of June which invites weddings. I am saddened when I hear someone say, “A wedding is just a piece of paper.” It has inspired me, repeatedly, to describe how I view a wedding and a marriage as one of the most precious and powerful human experiences. At last, I wrote a rebuttal. […]

Losing Our Men for “Peace”

I wrote this many years ago and I just discovered it as I live in mourning widowhood. My Great Love, Jack Waldenmaier, passed away of cancer on January 7th. It’s as if I wrote it this week. Losing Our Men for “Peace” When our men are killed, We are left with the existential loneliness of […]

Social Evolution ~ The Cause Reveals the Solution

My reply to Wynton Marsalis’ public statement from June 6, 2020. This is my open letter to Wynton Marsalis. His commitment and clarity warrant respect. He has done his part through this articulate observation and through his creativity, art and music. And, as a writer, this is my part, my responsibility is to reply sincerely […]

Nurturing Our Humanity

Riane Eisler and Douglas Fry have provided us with a description of the world cultures built on goodness rather than conflict in their book, “Nurturing Our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives and Future.” I received my pre-publishing order in September and it ‘follows me around the house.’ This is my favorite […]

International Womens Day Dream – Equals with Our Men

Friday, March 8, 2019, is International Womens Day. Yesterday, I wrote this dream for us: EQUALS WITH OUR MEN If I were a woman who came from a time when we were equals with our men, and what we created was sublime, I would pause, aghast, and look again. What has happened? How can this […]