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Nicole Maschke

"To continue my spiritual journey whereupon I attempt to shed as much ego as possible."

Cleveland, OH, USA
female, age 64
committed relationship
Speaks: English only
Joined May 14, 2010
What I Want to Do: continue my spiritual journey

Finding My Way Home


Update, June 18, 2015:

I have updated my Blogger profile, which is now listed as my home page. Should the link provided for my home page not work correctly. Please simply refer to my "public" Blogger profile. It has the most updated news regarding, what I consider, my spiritual journey.


Thank-you so much.


Love and godspeed...

Update, June 17, 2015 - 4:05pm:

I have made the decision that continuing an online "public" journal is not consistent with my attempts to shed ego, as I continue on what I Believe is my spiritual journey. I am considering, the possibility of do8ing petitions again. But that issue is still in the midst of meditation. So, until I am finished with the meditation on doing petitions again. Do them will simply have to wait. I am very sorry if this decision causes any ill feelings. I am sorry. I will update this page, if and when I am finished with my meditation on the matter.

But my journal has gone private. The URL has been changed to something quite cryptic and that is not easily found or understood. Again, this decsion has been made on the account that I believe, that all of us are on one kind of a spiritual journey or another. Regarding my own spiritual journey. I believe firmly that to continue on this journey I must shed as much ego as humanly possible.

Therefore, I shall continue to donate every day on the Care2 page. But as for petions. I have will do what I have said above. As to other online activity, such as an online journal. I just can't continue o embrace ego, when I am at the same time attemtping to shed ego.

For those who are worried about my writing. Thinking one thing or another. No. I have not scrapped this journal. I have simlply made it private and changed the locational URL so that it will be practically impossible for almost anyone to find it. Let alone have access to it. The writing I am doing is more along the lines of my continuing, and/or completion of my spiritual journey.

For those who understand. Thank-you. For those who do not. I am sorry.

Be well always...

Update: June 8, 2015 - 6:51pm:

Conditions have changed. Changed to the point where I have created yet another journal. But one that is perhaps a departure, in one way or another from any kind of journal, or blog I have ever done. It's listed in my profile. (or will be once I am done with this update). I am clicking to donate, as everyday. As to petitions, and human rights advocacy. I'm not sure. I want to write about it. I have writen about it. Aileen and I worked shoulder ot shoulder for 18 years for it.

But this journal/blog is different. Perhaps it is so, bcause I'm letting Aileen have more to do in the telling. Perhaps it is so because I am at that point in my life, where my gratitude outweighs my being strident, or trying to be heard in the din of voices and sounds in the world. Perhaps it is so, because I'm doing something I have never done before.

You can find and read this "differnt kind of Journal/blog", at least for me, here:

However, as I said, the link to this journal/blog is can be found in my profile.

I'm not sure when, or how often I'll be able to do petitions. Part of me wants to. And yet, part of me is slow about rushing forward.

I'm in the woods at  night. And while I've run throuigh the woods many times. I never found it a very good idea to run hrough the woods at night. It's just too easy to run into trees and fall down.

So, we'll see what happens. I'm trying. More than I ever have in my entie life. Trying to not run into the trees. Trying to not fall down. Tryinng to leave a trail how I got from the world I knew, to the world I have come to know.

And thus, my friends, with small steps, and then longer ones. We'll just take those steps and see where it leads us. I'm thinking it's going to lead us to something incredible and amazing.

But I've always felt that life is what happens when you wake up. And life is so amazing and incredible. Thqt, before you know it. You, we, are walking through those woods. And everything we see, hear and feel is absolutely the most amazing thing we have ever seen.

Yup. Life is like that.

love and godspeed.

Update: June 7, 2015

I have had to stop doing an online journal, and participating in petitions for physical and mental health reasons. I am not sure, at this time, when or how often I will be able to do petitions again. I will be able to click the "donate" daily links here on Care2. As conditions change, I may be able to do some petitions. But for the time being, I have to focus on my physical and mental health.

I have always, and will always, to the best of my abilities, support the fine work for Care2 and their partners. And should anyone wish to contact me. They can do so, either by messaging me here on Care2. Ory by sending me an email

None of the conditions I am dealing, physically, or mentally, are life threatening. However, if do not make the necessary changes in my life, regarding these conditions. Then it is possible that some of the conditions could become more severe.

I want to thank the good people at Care2 and their partners for their support and understanding.

I send one and all high hopes for happiness, good health, peace, good energy and all good things always.


Love and godspeed.

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Joined May 14, 2010 Activist Aspirations Casual 
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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 64-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.

I have lived as a transgendered female for over 35 years. I reverted back to living as a male when my darling Aileen died.

I have been a pacifist all of my life. In the 63 years I have lived I never lifted my hands in anger at a single human being. I have never struck anyone in my life. As a dedicated pacifist it is my duty to be prepared to lay down my life, at any given second, in defense of others without taking or initiating, or demonstrating any act of violence. .

At this point in my life, I am, what I believe all of are, continuing on a spiritual journey.
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