Approaching the cross-quarter day of Lammas (August 1), the events of this summer have caused me to reflect more deeply on the underlying motifs of this ancient holiday: harvest, sowing, and light. Traditionally, within the Northern hemisphere, this cross-quarter day marks either the start of … continue reading »
It is not enough to declare that “toxic masculinity” is the cause behind all the mass shootings, police killings, and continued rise in homicidal mayhem by men in our country.
Toxic masculinity is being talked about more and more. Here’s a sampling of … continue reading »
orking in solitude forms the structure of my days. Researching , writing, editing, reading, coalescing research into papers, blog posts, Powerpoints, Haiku Decks, etc. by myself are the mosiac tiles of my scholarly life.
And while solitary, I’m not truly alone. My dogs occasionally saunter … continue reading »
This week, I’m off to the University of Idaho to present my research paper, “Cloths of Fate: Inter-weavings of Finnic Goddess Embroidery with Ancestry and Mythology” at the annual meeting of the Pacific Northwest Region American Academy of Religions, Society of Biblical Literature, andAmerican Schools … continue reading »
Theology both fascinates me and irritates the daylights out of me. Theology means the study of the nature of God and of religious beliefs. The study of what (or who) humans consider to be divine and why constitutes a large part of the interest and … continue reading »
o continue our mutual celebration of Women’s History month, in today’s post I’m sharing a particular portion of my own family’s female history. One pair of my great-grandparents through my mother’s line were Finnish. Another pair of great-grandparents through my father’s line were Hungarian.
In … continue reading »
arch 8th is International Women’s Day, a day to truly celebrate women everywhere as well as take stock of on-going struggles. The challenges, issues, discriminations, abuses, and inequalities that women worldwide face on a daily basis are becoming more visible to all of us. Halleluia … continue reading »
ontinuing the celebration of all things wonderfully female, both historically and prehistorically, the featured image is from the island of Crete. The ancient civilization of the Minoans (as we now call them) was very women centered. From archaeological finds, … continue reading »
elebrate the gains women and girls have made—over centuries, and even last year! We are making history! Feminism is making a crucial difference in the world and for individual women and girls. More and more, I see American society waking up to … continue reading »
The Zonta Club of Eugene-Springfield is holding their annual community Forum in honor of International Women’s Day—March 8, 2016. As a member of this club (and the larger organization Zonta International), I wanted to let friends, fans, and community members know of … continue reading »