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Jill Nagle
San Francisco Bay Area
I seek, enjoy, love, heal, critique, synthesize, satirize, harmonize, connect, create.
Interests: Creative unfolding, elucidation and connection of many kinds.
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Jill Nagle is now following SuperUser
Nov 25, 2017
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Though some would probably label me liberal or socialist or communist, and others might call me capitalist, libertarian, or independent, I don't identify with a political label. What I want is for all needs to be met. And that includes the needs of the planet and her non-human residents. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2017 at Reflections
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On October 11th, 1992, National Coming Out Day, I came out to the Bay Area, in large part to find a way to explore and inhabit a vaster and more nuanced erotic world than was available in Philadelphia. I also... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at Reflections
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Because it burned inside of you, you crackled, sparked us all through your words and presence into a flame of oneness. The one fire of many sparks. In college, a Turkish friend said to me, “In Turkey, we have a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2016 at Reflections
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Because it burned inside of you, you crackled, sparked us all through your words and presence into a flame of oneness. The one fire of many sparks. In college, a Turkish friend said to me, “In Turkey, we have a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2016 at Reflections
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I reposted a piece to my Facebook page called "Why Prostitutes Should Rule the World" that appeals to a narrative about the historical place of sacred prostitutes and their function in polite society. Someone objected to the factual accuracy of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2015 at Reflections
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I want to inquire into money--its contexts and constructs. I’ll start with how I find it extremely challenging to try to do alternative healing and transformational work in a capitalist society. I favor a different society—permaculture, a gift economy, a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at Reflections
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You express sorrow for your brokenness, that you are not whole for me But I see plays of light shining through the cracks You falter moment and to moment and find yourself unworthy I love the vulnerability you unearth You... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at Reflections
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Get out of the way and let the world come through You And come she will Come in colors, with all manner of life wild and tame and unseen Come in winds and stillness and crashing waves and warming pools... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2013 at Reflections
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I've been realizing lately that I want different modalities of relating. Here's what's generally available: Bodies apart, close enough to hear each other but not touching, on separate hard objects, with arms on another hard object, in a position (sitting)... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2013 at Reflections
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When I listen to the sound of, say, a performance, or even the casual conversation of other diners around me, I notice what counts as sound and what as noise. A cell phone, for example, is always noise, unless it’s... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2012 at Reflections
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Written for my best friend's wedding... What dawning rouses us alive Lightwashes open our eyes and Throws our heads back to blinding-bright clouds That does not defer to enfolding darkness? Show me an ocean Throwing foamy peaks Who meet in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2011 at Reflections
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Sometimes it’s gray and Everything is inside out a bone-wet chill Pouring over life, it’s impossible To go about a sunny day The rain Hijacks agendas Even your grocery lists, fulfilled Barely contained in sopping bags Your eyes near the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2011 at Reflections
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I asked Mr. McKee, “Why is it that in a town as flagrantly liberal as Hollywood, and in a field as gender-agnostic as filmmaking, this field is so overwhelmingly and inexcusably run by men?” “Well,” he said, “I think a lot of women come here hungry, and they make themselves too available.” Um…did someone reset this guy to 1958? I finally understand now. It’s not that Hollywood is sexist—it’s that women are too ambitious. Oh, and we’re sluts. Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2011 at Reflections
Jill Nagle has shared their blog Reflections
Nov 21, 2011