Mid-week check-in

Clever Manka, · Categories: Check-In

This is the weekly post for those of us who are traversing together this hellscape called Personal Growth. Brag about this week’s accomplishments, ask for support, talk about what worked, what didn’t. Tell us how things are going for you.

Tuesday Tumblr Collection

Clever Manka, · Categories: Tuesday Tumblr

As the Northern Hemisphere says farewell to shorter days for another six months, reminisce a bit about winter with today’s collection, Tuesday, March 21: Cold.


clevermankaI’ve posted a weekly themed collection on my Tumblr nearly every week since October, 2011. Someday I’ll compile a list of them, with links to the dates. That day is not today.

This Week in Feminist History

Guest Post, · Categories: Feminist History

On March 20th in 1915… Read full post

Friday Open Thread

Clever Manka, · Categories: Open Thread

Guess who didn’t go to work today and is checking in from the comfort of her glorious and cozy bed?

It’s been a week. Change is coming in more ways than just the longer days, but nothing I’m at liberty to talk about. I feel like one of the participants in the Ten Meter Tower film, but instead of fear, I’m held back from jumping by prudence and a desire to win the long game. As a result, I’m getting even more practice being patient and still, which you know is exactly what I was hoping for. I’m content to take the opportunity to do very little today, though. What silver linings showed up for you this week?

Thursday Link Dump

Clever Manka, · Categories: Thursday Link Dump

Fanny Mendelssohn (Felix’s sister) was vindicated this year by finally having her work recognized as her own on International Women’s Day. Read full post

Mid-week check-in

Clever Manka, · Categories: Check-In

This is the weekly post for those of us who are traversing together this hellscape called Personal Growth. Brag about this week’s accomplishments, ask for support, talk about what worked, what didn’t. Tell us how things are going for you.

Passing Time: Spring Equinox

Guest Post, · Categories: Passing Time Rituals Series

Spring (Vernal) Equinox, Ostara, Eostre

Welcome to the second article in our rituals series. I went with the modern pagan wheel of the year calendar because several of us are familiar with it and it evenly breaks up the twelve months into manageable chunks of time. There will a mix of spiritual and secular practices and observations for each holiday–I can’t promise ahead of time if any will be weighted more one way or the other, but I’ll do my best to include something for everyone. I’ll post these the Wednesday before the holiday date. Thank you to the contributors! You are invaluable.

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