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About Manywoman

I am an eclectic artist and writer, retired from a 35-year career as a PhD sex therapist and counselor at the University of MN Medical School, Program in Human Sexuality. Since retiring in 2005, I have devoted myself to hobbies and pursuits in various art forms and in writing. My art and writing both tend to focus on subjects of women's spirituality and occult mysteries, I read voraciously in most genres, but mainly Occult and urban fantasy, historical fiction, and non-fiction alternative history and religions from female perspective. In addition I am a lover of cats, with five at home with me; an avid collector of fashion dolls; a sewer and creator of art quilts and other fiber arts; a hap-hazard flower gardener; and a retired professional astrologer.

Suspending hoops – the only hope

Originally posted on Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge:
Safely hooped. Can’t touch that! (Garrigues photo/ BeenAroundAWhile/ Hoop-de-do. The next big thing!  Guarantees  safe, correct social behavior. Suspenders hold the hoop which circles the body to clearly delineate “My space –…

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MOODS OF MARCH I AM APPROACHING MY 79th BIRTHDAY The “nines” are a dreaded number for me… They harbor the entrance into another decade My life plodding along through its time With nothing but accumulated miscellany To mark where I’ve … Continue reading

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A very short story written as an assignment for Story Cartel at The Write Practice. The assignment was to write with a specific person or audience in mind.  I wrote this and shared it with my good friend of over … Continue reading

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It’s all in the stitches

Originally posted on Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge:
“She put her good steed to the walls and leapt lightly over them” (USPD/ There’s a tale – in myths or legends – Of women gathering before the departure of a traveler…

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THE WRITE PRACTICE and SHORT FICTION BREAK partnered to offer a fantastic contest experience.  Hundreds of writers joined and wrote their stories and exchanged critique and feedback online for about two weeks.  Then we submitted our efforts to the judges, … Continue reading

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  WORD PLAY I am posting a few exercises I did in an on-line writing class some years ago.  They are such fun to do and a great way to practice writing when the inspiration for more serious work-in-progress needs … Continue reading

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I Wrote a Book in 100 Days! Can you believe it?  A whole entire complete novel!  In just One-Hundred Days!   That’s about three months… started in mid-October 2017 and ended in late January 2018.  I wrote a total of 92,465 … Continue reading

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  At last, I found a reprieve from the tyranny of Facebook and the daily horror show of the Trump administration.  In mid-October I enrolled with an online writing program, “The Write Practice”, to take their “100 Day Book Challenge” … Continue reading

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  THE EMPTY MIND January 2, 2018 The empty mind floats in space passing ideas, images, reflections, insights, inspirations, hopes and dreams, fears and nightmares… A New Year opens… an empty book without story, without plot, without theme or characters… … Continue reading

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HOLY DAYS 2017- 2018

  I hardly know where to begin. Nearly a full year lost in the mists of Unreality A nightmare in our nation With insanity ramped up daily past all logical imagining We are living in an upside-down world Where nearly … Continue reading

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