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female
City/Town: (eg. Antwerp, San Francisco,...)
B-Town
Country/State: (eg. Belgium, Florida,...)
Missouri
About Me:
Mysterious ?
Who can possibly sum themselves in a paragraph? My existence in this world seems to constantly be changing, or perhaps it is only my perception. I’m a survivor, but does that make me always optimistic? No… I tend to over analyze situations, worry about the unnecessary and find myself trying to save the world instead of saving myself. On the flip side, I have keen awareness of my downfalls, and often recognize them – acknowledge them, and try to change. I am independent, but love companionship, I have a Dominate personality when it’s convenient, yet submissive at heart. When I give myself to someone, I give it with everything I have – a life lesson learned when once upon a time, I was not this way. I am a simple girl, yet complex to understand – determined to make a difference – the one thing I am not, is judgmental, the one thing that I am, is a mother, of four beautiful little girls, they are my blood, my life - I would do anything in this world to protect them from all the lessons I learned the hard way. But that is part of growing up, and finding yourself – all I can do is catch them when they fall and be there for them with unconditional love.
Favorite music:
Pink Floyd, Nine Inch Nails, Seether, Atreyu,The black crowes, Dave Matthews Band, Led Zeppelin, John Mayer, Johnny Cash, Metallica (yes angela, I love them too!), stone temple pilots, U2, sound garden, jimi Hendrix, nirvana, maroon 5, outkast, red hot chili peppers, eminem, beatles, sublime, norah jones, tracey chapman, sarah mclachlin Natalie merchant, Ozzie, UB40, recoil, Sheryl Crow, AC/DC, Kid Rock, bon jovi, The Police, Sting, Pink, Gwen Stefani, … and so many more I can’t even recall at the moment – I suck at trying to remember band names
Favorite movies:
Too many to list.. ok, I just can't recall the names.. but I'm a sucker for old westerns, not into star wars or star trek at all - love Bridges of Madison County, Phantom of the Opera but prefer the actual musical rather than the movie -Moulin Rouge rocks :)
Favorite books:
I'm fond of and fascinated by the 1940's-50's-60's era of the beat poets, the 'beats' if you will, a literary movement of writers including Kerouac & Burroughs, later spawned into a generation of struggling writers, musicians, poets... that were often seen as non-conformist - they preached anti-materialism and soul searching. I never made the connection with why I loved Pink Floyd so much until I started searching for the meaning behind their songs.. they had depth - I could lose myself in the music. During this time, I discovered that the beat generation was also a huge influence on the Beatles - explaining their explosive success, in my opinion. "Free Love". Not to be mistaken as the 'hippie movement' - though this was probably another branch of the beats, but I do believe in many of the spiritual writings and beliefs of this generation. Vague, perhaps, I'm not an expert, but this is what I know.... let me, be me.
Goals/Projects/Aspirations:
Started my PhD in december, ended in January - decided it wasn't worth another 50K :) I can be a scholar without a degree. My goals stem around my daughter, becoming more independent and not letting others decide they know me better than I do.
I'm very much into teaching information literacy. The success of our youth depends on their ability to locate, understand, retain, and utilize information that is before their very eyes - so often they have no clue where to look - let us be their guides, give them the tools to become learners ..and.. teachers.
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It's Complicated
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demondoll.com (coming soon!)

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\ˈbän-dij\ \ˈdi-sə-plən\ ˌsā-(ˌ)dō-ˈma-sə-ˌki-zəm,

The greatest achievement is selflessness.
The greatest worth is self-mastery.
The greatest quality is seeking to serve others.
The greatest precept is continual awareness.
The greatest medicine is the emptiness of everything.
The greatest action is not conforming with the worlds ways.
The greatest magic is transmuting the passions.
The greatest generosity is non-attachment.
The greatest goodness is a peaceful mind.
The greatest patience is humility.
The greatest effort is not concerned with results.
The greatest meditation is a mind that lets go.
The greatest wisdom is seeing through appearances.
Atisha

When you live in the shadow of insanity, the appearance of another mind that thinks and talks as yours does is something close to a blessed event.
- Robert M. Pirsig

Do not pursue the past.
Do not lose yourself in the future.
The past no longer is.
The future has not yet come.
Looking deeply at life as it is.
In the very here and now, the practitioner dwells in stability and freedom.
We must be diligent today.
To wait until tomorrow is too late.
Death comes unexpectedly.
How can we bargain with it?
The sage calls a person who knows how to dwell in mindfulness night and day,
'one who knows the better way to live alone.'
Bhaddekaratta Sutta

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~ Anais Nin

My 15 year old singin :)

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Flip Flops, Parking Lots & The Death of a Doctor

Posted on May 30, 2008 at 4:03pm 6 Comments

Flip Flops and Parking Lots

Thoughts on the Death of my Doctor

With the recent death of my doctor, thoughts have been on the ‘words of wisdom’ he has passed along over the preceding 4 years. I would say “he saved my life” he would say I saved myself, he acted as the catalyst to which I would eventually learn to understand my feelings and overcome my fears. The search for a doctor you trust, who instills hope, and provokes thought is hard to find and he will be missed deeply. Though… Continue

"Every woman has an itch and every nice girl secretly wants to switch."

Posted on May 25, 2008 at 8:08pm 14 Comments

Taken from a journal I keep elsewhere - In case you are wondering, the quote at the top comes from 'Breath Control' by Recoil.



Why is it so many of us in this community are misunderstood? Why is it, a life I've led for so long, as a submissive, suddenly feels completely wrong for me? Maybe it is the need to take control of my life, maybe it is the need to take back the control I let so many take from me? I try to put it all into perspective - My Dominate nature seemed to appear as I… Continue

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At 3:51pm on June 14, 2011, Danface said…

"Wow..this place is still going"

wow you came back more like ^^ remembering you were from back in the day P.B was still here... and that... you wrote a book or something?? :P

never spoke to you before, but wb anyway. fyi may want to catch up on Athene's Theory of Everything + the 'SDA' vlogs (if you haven't already) before you go off leaving again ^^ other than that, business as usual for this place i guess...

At 1:25am on May 19, 2009, rado said…
i see
im in this topik now
again ....prbbly @#
At 10:39pm on January 14, 2009, Dylan said…
I miss you all kinds Tamra, call me soon. How was your holiday season?

I can't argue with what you said at all....sad sad sad
At 12:21am on January 14, 2009, HeSaid said…
Hi Tamra ..... Sweet daughter. Love your songs !
Hug,
HeSaid aka Jim
At 11:05am on December 11, 2008, MICHAEL said…
Very good singing :) Best of luck to her
At 10:30pm on November 17, 2008, Dylan said…
oh, check this out

http://ipower.ning.com/profiles/blogs/steph-and-i
At 10:22pm on November 17, 2008, Dylan said…
we're not getting them....odd

call tonight I'll make sure the phone is on
At 9:41pm on November 17, 2008, Dylan said…
love and miss you all kinds......gonna call me soon?
At 7:16pm on November 6, 2008, Kevin said…
At 5:40pm on November 6, 2008, Liosan said…
Hey what's up ? Nice singing.
 
 
 

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