It’s Just Lunch – Background

Second in a series [gs *] Let’s back up a bit, before we delve into exactly what happened at lunch. The whole eye-contact thing needs more context, because that’s where it all began. Let’s also pause for a disclaimer – I’ve been busy lately. I’ve had this discussion of “I used to be a whore”…

What is the Sacred Feminine?

Google ‘Sacred Feminine’ and you’ll find a mashup. A little of this, plastered over a little of that. Like all religious evolution, old forms given new meanings, meanings that serve ideological ends. Depending upon which ideology is wielding the plaster-brush, she may be utterly conventional or horribly shocking – from divinely maternal and cozy, to…

It’s Just Lunch – The Set-Up

First in a series [gs *] I had lunch with this guy a little while back. We’d met in a group where I’d ‘owned up to my life’, which was relevant and significant in the context, and is always impactful. He’d wanted to get together afterwards. The backdrop, and a major impetus for writing my…

Overwhelming Relief

The summer I was 13, I was a live-in babysitter in Golden Valley (a comfortable suburb of Minneapolis – a far cry from the housing projects I lived in). It was a dismal job. The mother was a control freak, I was paid next to nothing, and had a weekly housework schedule to keep up…

Telling Catherine

Her expression slid into a well of sorrow as I told her what I was doing in New York. This was a few weeks before the Harem was busted. I had gone back to Minneapolis for a visit, and she stopped over to say hi. Catherine and I were sitting on a twin bed, facing…

Secrets are Risky

Secrets are risky. You can’t control them, like inert objects tucked away in the back of a drawer, sure they’ll stay where you put them. Some will remain docile, obedient harmless nuggets. Others usurp lives, even if they never come out of hiding. Many engage in a complex give and take – conferring certain powers…

Transgressor

I’m a hopeless transgressor. Mostly by "going beyond or overstepping some boundary or limit.", but sometimes too, by violating commandments, committing crimes "usually created by a social or economic boundary", violating norms. I want to "know" things – yes, in the Biblical sense – actively, physically, as much as possible. I learn by experience. Sometimes…