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About christineemmert

Words have been part of my life. First the spoken word in my time as an actress and increasingly the written word in my shift to writer. I write across the genres, but mostly as a playwright and poet. My interest as my life extends is in the realm of tethering myth to the mundane reality where I live. In this vein I have expanded into stories and novels. Presently I look at how myths taken from past cultures can affect us today. Hence my novella of Lilith which is out on Kindle . I live in the Eastern Woodlands where I try to incorporate nature into my many writing projects. We are so in danger of losing that link to our very planet!

A Long Journey Home

It has been many years since Matthew Shepherd was tied to a fence and left to die in Wyoming .  He was a trusting young man, unable to fight back  against hatred.   His crime was his innocence in reaching … Continue reading

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Finding the Merry in the Maudlin

It’s hard to keep a smile on my face with much of what is going on now in the big blue marble of a world.  Halloween does not delight me as it does children and would-be children.  The colors of … Continue reading

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Belief is Beyond Factual

It is hard to explain to those ready to condemn that belief in a woman who comes out about sexual assault is akin to religious belief.  It transcends tangible evidence.  Usually, unless it is immediately documented, that evidence isn’t there.  … Continue reading

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The Silent Woman

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The Silent Woman

Silence is not so golden where sexual assault is concerned, so why don’t women speak? Sex is the most personal act….and the most difficult to explain in terms of feelings. Memory is a hard master to those who have been … Continue reading

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Goodbye Summer!

I sailed away to Norway to converse with trolls and the shades of Vikings, returning to heat and bugs and suddenly the mystery of flowers opening (and closing) through the long days and star-filled nights.  And now it’s over….the pumpkins … Continue reading

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Noah’s Ark Revisited

This summer the hammering you hear may be someone building a boat without a shoreline in sight. It’s been a wet month with waterfalls down the steps to our back garden. While the green is deep, so is the mud … Continue reading

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