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Nicole Maschke

"To be a voice, however small or insignificant, in the world, for the greater good."

Cleveland, OH, USA
male, age 63
Speaks: English only
Joined May 14, 2010
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Slowly Turning...
Good morning. I know that I have been rather silent for a while. I am sorry to report that my wife, Aileen Terra, died on November 20, 2010 at 3:30 AM at Malachi House in Cleveland, Ohio. She was 58 years old. She died from liver cancer and liver disease. I had been her caregiver for 8 1/2 months, prior to her passing. Being a Jewish American, I began my year long bereavement the day she died. And I will be in mourning until November 20, 2011. For that time, I'm afraid I won't be signing any petitions. I want to, but I just can't. I mean, I just can't. The emotions are so huge and so big that I just have to take one step at a time. And being a transgendered female in a world that pretty much hates us, is making my journey back from darkness a bit more arduous. Anyhow, I want to say thank-you so much to everyone for the kindness and the support you have shown me. And I will be back. I promise. I just have to walk this path for a year... I just have to make sure that Aileen, on the other side of the veil, has the easiest time possible to find her way. So I just have to concentrate all of my energies every day to making sure she's ok. You can  follow my days if you want on Facebook. I'm listed on Facebook under my real name of, Nicole Maschke.

Once again, I want to thank everyone for the kindness and the support you have shown me. It means so much. Truly it does. Thank you and I know that I can speak for Aileen when I said, that ....

Aileen and I are sending you all good energy and high hopes for happiness and good health, and  good fortune and all good things always....

Be well always,

Nicole "Mickey" Maschke
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Joined May 14, 2010 Activist Aspirations Casual 
Here for Meeting Friends, Dating, Support a Cause, Other 
Group Host of none yet
Groups DUO for World Peace, ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest
Hometown Cleveland, Ohio 
Birthday Dec 30, 1950  
Languages English only  
About Me I'm a 63-year-old spinal fusion and throat cancer survivor. My amazingly wonderful biologically female wife, Aileen Terra, and I were married for 18 wonderful years until she died on November 20, 2010 at Malachi House (, in Cleveland, Ohio.

I was Aileen's primary caregiver for the last eight months of her life.

Thank you very much.

Be well always.

Nicole Maschke
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Pets 4 cats  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Religions Jewish - Reform, Jewish by birth  
Eating Habits Almost Vegetarian  
Wild Fact About Me my dark sense of humor
My Philosophy to give someone an answer is to maintain their stupidity. To give someone a question is to celebrate their intelligence.
What Gives Me Hope my spirituality
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by eliminate all religions and to then promote spirituality instead of religion.
What/who changed my life and why The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
What Bugs Me xenophobia, Homophobia/Lesbophobia, bigotry and closed minds, racism of any kind, Holier than Thou attitudes  
Passions MY WIFE!!!, Peace and Humanity, Love/Romance/Passion  
What Scares Me  
Role Models Mother Teresa, Albert Camus, Albert Schweitzer, Albert Einstein  
Quotation the mind is like a book. Opened and much is learned. Closed and nothing is learned.
Interests photography and art, old movies, Music - Listening, Blogging/Internet  
Books Homer's Odyssey, Homer's Illiad, Socrates, aristotle, Platos Republic, The Master Builder - Ibsen, Newtonian Metaphysics, The Chaos Theory, Madame Bovary -Flaubert, Pere Goriot, The Plague - Albert Camus  
Music folk rock and celtic folk, Folk Rock, new age music, New Age for Meditation and Healing  
Movies Life As A House, I am Sam (Sean Penn), Pocket Full Of Miracles  
TV Shows  
Favorite Foods Breads  
Favorite Places Hoime with my cats and my thoughts  
Can't Live Without air, water, food  
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    Jun 4, 2013 4:00 PM

    Nicole M. (4)

    One day at a time. It's not a bad day. Just movig on... I'm sending  you good energy and high hopes or all things always...

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