I am a middle-aged (egads, can that be true?) poet and literary editor, wife and mother (of two). My work revolves around issues both intellectual and passionate: human-earth relations, the value and danger of myth, magic and love. Because I am an honest poet, and I dare to say anything, I try to keep a low profile. I have only recently gotten serious about seeking publication, and I have had some success (this makes me a little nervous). The world, let’s face it, while full of beauty and providence, is a dangerous place, never more so than when dealing with men and the ideas they hold (too) dear. I fear the mentally-ill Christian or Muslim who might take major offense at seeing their sacred cow turned into kabobs. But I do it anyway; in poetry (which will be published with my name on it) I do it as gently as I can. Poetry is good that way. Poetry is also a good genre for this in that almost no one reads it, or at least very few are likely to read it until after I’m long gone. If my work is good enough, it will outlast me and do its work with the future, while I’m safely decomposing.
With this blog, however, I may not be so gentle. I’m happy to have somewhere I can say exactly what I mean, with no softshoeing to it, and perhaps have a more immediate effect on where we’re going as a species. Because let’s face it: as things stand, we’re headed for trouble.
PS — My husband, Majutsu, also posts here. Please check to see who’s authored a post…while we sometimes seem like a two-headed best, we’re actually two different people, with occasionally divergent views.