Introducing myself and my journal: For the Rest of Us

Martina Newberry
Posted June 4, 2012 from United States

About Me:I'm a 68-year old woman living and writing in a world that prefers women who are under 30, thin, beautiful and not too serious. I am married, have a gorgeous husband and an equally gorgeous orange Norwegian Forest Cat. I bore two children, both grown now, a man and a woman. I live in a desert town far from the beautiful city of Los Angeles that I love and that is my real home.

I write, read, walk, cook, make love, drink coffee, like good wine, good whiskey,good vodka. I am terribly shy. My world is about my writing and vice-versa. I write about relationships--the cruel, the complicated, the simple, the joyful, the sexy, the fearful, the painful, the intense. I write about what can go wrong, what does go wrong, how much beatings hurt and how much kisses heal. I write about the terrors and wonder of childhood, the terrors and wonder of aging. I write about sexuality between two women, a man and a women, partnerships and marriages. I write about music, dancing, reading, aging, cooking, sex, and/or the lack of it. I write about how, in these simple things, fear can destroy the mind and the feelings of anyone. I write about the intimidation of our peers, the strengths of our friends, the power of our enemies. I write about war and insects and the smell of clean clothes.

I am a vegetarian, and a lover of all sentient beings. I'm also mad as a hatter.

My Passions:Writing, making love, cooking, reading

My Challenges:Ageing, fear, overcoming shyness

My Vision for the Future:A planet ruled by the arts.

My Areas of Expertise:Writing, workshopping

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Resolute
Jun 04, 2012
Jun 04, 2012

Dear Martina,

Welcome to this amazing family where everyone speaks for herself. I know your experience will be a rewarding one.

Sincerely,

Resolute

Usha K.C.
Jun 04, 2012
Jun 04, 2012

Dear friend It’s my pleasure to welcome you. You are now a voice among thousands of voices. I am sure you have a powerful voice to make the world changed. Warm Welcome in this amazing platform, expectantly waiting your active participation. Follow the link for getting started guide.http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/about/guideWarm Hug ! From Nepal

Amei
Jun 05, 2012
Jun 05, 2012

Good have you here. Interesting introduction. Looking forward to hear more form you. I hope you would share some of your writing here with us.

It is better to be mad as hatter... and not get too comfortable in the deep fur of the rabbit and loose our wonderment... as Jostein Gaarder expresses.

All the best.

Cheers Amei

Martina Newberry
Jun 05, 2012
Jun 05, 2012

Thank you for the lovely welcome. It made my heart happy to find a site with such wonderful strong women on it.