Wise & Witty

Stopping Place in Life

“Of any stopping place in life, it is good to ask whether it will be a good place from which to go on as well as a good place to remain.” Mary Catherine Bateson Mary Catherine Bateson is a writer and cultural anthropologist. I just picked up her book, “Composing a Further Life,” which approaches […]

Learning to Blog

Teach Yourself Visually!

My friend, Elena, knows that I have a relentless addiction to books, which I attribute (notice I did not write blame) mostly on my father who is an avid book collector. Books have always been in my life; even though my bookshelves are working overtime, there is always space for one more addition. Well, sometimes […]

Artists & Writers

Anaïs Nin

The quote in my Woman’s Diary for the week of November 22, 2010 was from Anais Nin. “Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” What better way to introduce the idea of clanmother. Angela Anaïs Juana […]


Hello world!

Welcome to Clanmother – a backward look forward.