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Monthly Archives: December 2016

     Time has definitely whirled by while I was hunkered over my desk.
Like many, I have been regrouping after the November-election outcomes and attitudes, rethinking my place as we all move forward. Days get shorter. I watch the moon get bigger, and I begin, again, to perform a personal alchemy: to see truly, to find a place to stand,  to acrescent-moonct upon what I perceive and what I believe, seeking the council and companionship of others.
Since before that, last summer to now, my main occupation has been researching and writing a history of some of the first women to break into the  electrical trades. Seattle City Light (SCL) started a training program for women in 1974, but it was more to meet affirmative action requirements than to change anything at the utility’s workplace.
What lionesses nine of these ten women were!  What a horror of hideous harassments, blatant discriminations, and legal nightmares they waded through while trying to learn their craft. More details about this book will soon be appearing on a new page, under “History and Community.”
I have also been retooling my latest novel, Isotopia, and poking at some new fiction.

In a dark time, the eye begins to see…
Theodore Roethke, “In a Dark Time,” (1964)