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21st Century Lesbian Trailer Trash

These are the mad musings of a middle aged woman, dyke, nurse, poet. I have a dog, a cat, a mobile home, and delusions of grandeur.

Location: California, United States

Friday, August 04, 2006

Wise Women

It just feels appropriate this morning to feature some wise women. We have had some rain here in SoCal. I'm drinking the inimitable Mon Ami Zoe. And it is by gosh, by golly, FRIDAY!

Worth watching:

My new favorite spiritual woman.

On Bill Moyers' Faith & Reason, airing Friday, August 4 at 9 p.m. on PBS, Pema Chödrön, whose teachings and writings on meditation have helped make Buddhism accessible to a broad Western audience, talks about how her own spiritual search led her to becoming a Buddhist nun. "Everybody has the potential, without exception - every living being has the potential to awaken."

Worth reading:

My new favorite poet found at

Eve, Afterwards
by Patricia Monaghan

We have a single photo from that night:
fresh from the pool, hair in wet ringlets,cuddled into identical white robes,
heads tilted together, glasses raised
in a toast to friendship as the sun
sets in a blaze of red behind us.

No one could mistake us for the girls
we were when we met, those wild ones
up north who drank beer from pitchers
and would dance with almost anyone
and rarely saw dawn from the daylight side.

In that photo, it's hard to see our eyes,
set in their thickets of tiny lines. But I remember:
how they still flame with joy and wildness and —
in you, my oldest friends — unquenchable desire.
I know our juice is richer now, more
intoxicating; our laughter is fuller-bodied
now but just as sweet; I understand that we
are growing into fullness just like aging vines.

Worth contemplating:

In-Between: Mother becoming Crone
by Nancy Vedder-Shults

Worth considering:

In the
American Prospect.

Send Up the Clowns
By Maud Newton

Issue Date: 02.05.06

It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native criminal class except Congress,” Mark Twain once observed.

Have a blessed day.


Blogger Movin in Mysterious Ways since 1977 said...

Love the links you post here.

Going to check them out.

~Alisha/from Ivillage.
*Do I need to keep saying that, or am I the only Alisha you know round here? LOL

6:22 PM PDT  
Blogger NursePam said...

You are the queen of high femme people ;^) The one, the only, the sexy Alisha. And talking about vaginas so early in your new blog. My my my my. I smell a new smash hit.

7:46 PM PDT  
Blogger El Güero said...

Have a great weekend. Oh the joy of books!

10:39 PM PDT  
Blogger ~ nellenelle said...

"Everybody has the potential, without exception - every living being has the potential to awaken."

I totally and completely agree with this.

9:41 AM PDT  
Blogger NursePam said...

Thanks EG! I will.

I love the mindset Nelle. If we keep this thought in the forefront of our minds, it helps us to look at people differently.

11:10 AM PDT  
Blogger ~ nellenelle said...

It's a fundamental element of my life, I've made it a cornerstone the last couple of years, based on the oh so wonderful outlook of a friend who is reiki master and very very well versed in Buddhist writings.

I've always looked to the good, but never in such a focused and comprehending way, rather it was some general, far off thought. No longer.

6:29 PM PDT  

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