he mainstream culture of the United States (and, correspondingly, most of the world) follows the Old Story. Why? Because, human beings are hardwired to live by story. Why this Old Story that features war, control, and death (among other elements)? Because it serves and reinforces … continue reading »
ucy means light. Specifically, it means celestial light, the light of our brightest “star,” the planet Venus. As the mythological and astronomical “light-bringer,” Venus in both her Morning Star and Evening Star guises is symbolically embodied in the goddess of many names:
Venus, Aphrodite, Isis, … continue reading »
ounding out Women’s History Month 2014 are a couple of NPR news articles that are ultimately about patriarchy even though the word is never used. One takes another look at sexism and appropriately links it to male violence against women, while the other offers a … continue reading »
ate last fall, I attended a talk by Jaclyn Friedman given at the University of Oregon. I’m very glad I went, heard her speak, and briefly met her. I also felt like there was something important missing in her presentation.
A lively, engaging speaker who … continue reading »