Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Friday, November 29, 2013

Make your own nature, not the advice of others, your guide in life. -- The Pythia, Oracle of Delphi

Monday, September 2, 2013

Contrary to what we may have been taught to think, unnecessary and unchosen suffering wounds us but need not scar us for life. It does mark us. What we allow the mark of our suffering to become is in our own hands. -- bell hooks

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Monday, November 30, 2009

"We should be making a determined effort to move forward in the creation of a continental culture that understands itself as a totality and a novelty whose only concern is developing forms of existence that provide everyone involved with a sense of integrity and identity." —Vine Deloria Jr., Spirit & Reason

Thursday, June 11, 2009

"What is of great intellectual importance here is the non-separability of experience from being, not the false couplet of theory and experience where the two exist in opposition, with one in subordination or perceived more authentic, depending on your paradigmatic approach. Language as a representative system, and not a transformative practice, attempts to represent the world instead of invent and create it. This fragmenting leads directly to the dissociation of experience from worldview and theory. It is a reductive process in which things are reduced and reduced until there is nothing, not even the memory of existence."
-- Reid Gómez, The Storyteller's Escape: Sovereignty & Worldview, in Reading Native American Women

"The myth, these rituals, are too valuable to be imposed."
-- Margaret Anne Doody, The True Story of the Novel

Monday, May 4, 2009

"It is not enough that you understand me. I would rather be believed. Imagine a kind of love that has no Greek word for it and then imagine that we could make a system in which all connections are made of this. Imagine a human system like culture that could make the public private and the private okay." -- Anne Boyer.

Feminist Poet forum at Delirious Hem. I'm up on Thursday.