Winter Newsletter 2015

December 11th, 2015 | Posted by DeborahBee in Newsletters - (0 Comments)

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Holding the Rim

December 4th, 2015 | Posted by Barbara Belknap in Circles | Gather the Women - (0 Comments)

When we call a circle we follow a protocol to ensure a safe space for women. Many times, a woman new to circle will sit down not knowing what to expect. After the bell rings, and we begin, there are always women who begin to cry. As the woman calling circle, it is my responsibility …
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Why I Go

October 11th, 2015 | Posted by Barbara Belknap in Gather the Women - (0 Comments)

I’ve got my Warm Weather Clothes picked out for the trip from Juneau, Alaska to Tampa, Florida. We have our plane tickets. We have a reservation to overnight in Seattle, and my husband Doug has booked a Tampa hotel on the beach. After the last bell is rung, I will join him so we can …
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Dear Edie,

October 2nd, 2015 | Posted by Barbara Belknap in Gather the Women - (0 Comments)

Dear Edie, I am your Maternal Grandmother, your mother’s mother. We live in Alaska. You have another grandmother who is your father’s mother and she lives in Washington. We both love you very much. You already know your Birth Story on September 16, 2015 in Everett, Washington. Your mother will tell you about the twelve …
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“Oh, the humanity!”

September 16th, 2015 | Posted by Barbara Belknap in Activation | Articles - (0 Comments)

That is what Herbert Morrison, an American radio reporter cried out when the Hindenburg zeppelin, a German passenger airship, exploded on May 6, 1937 near Lakehurst, New Jersey. It burst into flames and the thirty-six people on board perished. Since then, the expression has been used to describe all kinds of disasters. It’s what I’ve …
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Matrilineal Succession

August 17th, 2015 | Posted by Barbara Belknap in Gather the Women - (0 Comments)

Genealogy is a passion of thousands of people. Maybe millions. My husband has been doing genealogy for over twenty years. When we were stationed with the Coast Guard in Washington, DC, we spent many weekends combing through files and micro-fiche at the National Archives, the Daughters of the Revolution, and the Library of Congress. Virtually …
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Circle Practice

August 1st, 2015 | Posted by Barbara Belknap in Gather the Women - (0 Comments)

In late August of 2004, I traveled to Marsh House on Whidbey Island to learn how to contribute to the world from Christina Baldwin and Ann Linnea of PeerSpirit. The Circle Practicum was called “Building Communities of Reflection, Adventure and Purpose”. Each day for a full week, we sat in circle in a beautiful building …
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Several times, I’ve sat down to write the blog for Gather the Women, but my mind is on one thing: Our daughter Amy is expecting her first child on September 25th. We know that the baby is a little girl. We know her name is Edie Simone Fisher. So, this blog will be personal, and …
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This is a personal blog that I want to share with all of you. It’s what keeps coming up for me even though it doesn’t fit inside the circle of GTW themes. My sister Kathy spent a month in California moving our father out of his home and into the local convalescent home. Our two …
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Yes. That is grammatically correct. TuBearsandLorraine. That’s how it rolls off my tongue. Tu Bears the Wise Woman. Tu Bears the Funny Woman. Tu Bears the Generous Woman. Tu Bears the Healer. Lorraine the Wise Woman. Lorraine the Artist. Lorraine the Teacher, Lorraine the Techie behind the Feather. Tu Bears and Lorraine. Every single day, …
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