Outside the Circle

Cindy Milstein

Broken Heart, Stolen Homes

Sometimes, through the “serendiptious” high-tech algorithms of capitalism that map my every low-tech rhythm of life, wise words pass across my FB newsfeed that actually speak to me — versus … Continue reading

February 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Broken Glass, Stolen Lives

Nights in the streets of US cities find not so much twinkling stars overhead, even on full-moon evenings like February 3, 2015, but twinkling candles underfoot. When did this become … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

They Still Burn Witches

They still burn witches. Because patriarchy hurts. Still. Like a tragicomedy in which you, the witch, as also jester, as also fool, wishing always for actors to somehow go off-script, … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Halves of a (W)hole

When one faces being torn apart on the home front, one’s self is torn apart. That is only half the heartbreak: the loss of one’s ability to be as self-loving … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Entangled Grief

Perhaps this sounds odd, but I’m feeling alive this morning working on the getting-close draft of the call-out for contributions to the Transforming Grief anthology that I’m collaborating on with … Continue reading

January 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Siding with Life

And so the fight begins So it continues, from battles before, battles ahead Contiguous Though their history books will teach otherwise We’re made to whisper to each other In shadows … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Rehumanizing Ourselves

Sometimes, if we listen real close, our subconscious speaks louder than the cacophony of voices that we’re thoroughly aware of. That we are, in fact, surround-sounded by, until most of … Continue reading

January 17, 2015 · 2 Comments
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