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Nicole Maschke

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

Cleveland, OH, USA
female, age 64
Speaks: English only
Joined May 14, 2010

Slowly Turning...


I stopped writing in my on-line journal because as a writer, while it is true that the best way to compliment or celebrate a writer is by reading what they write. No man is an island. And because no one would say a single word to me, regarding my writing. I was left unsure as to whether people were reading my writing because they liked what I wrote. Or because they hated what I wrote. Or because they wanted to get something from me.

And not know any of those things. With my life being what it has become. I could no longer continue to write, where I had no real assurance as to whether people were reading my writing to laugh at me, or for some other reason. So I stopped writing on-line. And this will be the affirmation that I shall make with my life, for the duration of my life. As I continue this spiritual journey that I am on. Alone. My darling Aileen, my Leen, was the only woman in the world, save my mother (my birth mother) my grandmother, my and my Aunt Helen who truly understood me. And since they are all now dead. IT is up to me to find my way on  this road that I travel. And I must do so alone. Which in a manner of speaking makes perfect sense. For when I was born, I lay, alone in a hospital ward. No name. My mother dead. And for 7 days no one came to even give me a name. I was unwanted in the world. Then, I was "sold" to the Maschke family.

And for the kindness that the Maschke family has shown to me and extended to me in my life, as God as my witness, I shall bear their names before God with gratitude on my heart and soul for all they have done. But now, is my life to be that solitary journey. That singular road. And I shall travel this road alone. For in a world where suffering and pain have become common place. My pain and suffering matters little, if anything at all. I  cannot, and should not. For nothing I have ever lived through can compare to the level of suffering that so many wonderful men, women and children are having to endure every second. And on that account, I shall, on this spiritual journey continue to sign petitions. To add my voice to the many others crying out for human dignity and for humanity to show outwardly what we are. Humanity.

This is, and shall be, the only place where I shall post updates as to my journey. This final road that I take and that I am on, as I make my way home.

In my heart and soul, I wish everyone, the Maschke family and Aileen's family included, all the goodness and happiness and peace. May God show and shine on them and their families and friends, all the goodness God has to offer. May God have mercy on us, as humanity for the crimes we commit to  each other. The hate we demonstrate. The violence that we unleash, and commit. And may God give to one and all goodness, happiness, and good energy, and health and happiness always.

Other than on this single page, I shall make no remark. As I continue now, being nothing more than a voice, however small or insignificant, in the world, for the greater good.

May God grant happiness and goodness always to everyone. May everyone have a safe the happiest of holidays, regardless of what type of holiday they may celebrate. May the world know peace and love not only at this time of the holiday season. But throughout the life of our collective existence. May we, as humanity find the strength of soul, to finally feel comfortable showing to ourselves and each other, that which we have always been, and always shall be....



Nicole/Mickey Maschke

Update, January 4, 2015:


When I died on September 2, 1968, and was dead a full five minutes. It was God, Allah and Buddha who brought me back to life. No man or woman brought me back. And so, if any of the White supremacist Christian extremists, or the Jewish, Muslim or Buddhist extremists don't like me being in the world. Then be willing to shake your fist at God and Allah, and Buddha and show them the hate you have for them bringing me back to life. Or learn that I was brought back to the world to show you, who feel you are above God and Allah and Buddha that this is not so. And that you will either learn how to live with each other, or God, Allah and Buddha will make the world over, without your ugly racism and hatred in the world.

That is your choice.

If the best that you extremists can do is to poison our air and water and our food, and make money. And then use all forms of violence to kill each other. Teaching that hatred and violence to your children.Then know that Buddha and God and Allah will do to you, what  you do to your children, and to the world. Anything that anyone does to me, be it good or bad, God and Allah and Buddha will do to them. It was on this basis I was sent back to life.

I was born a free born American Sephardic Jew. And I shall die that way. And any man, or woman, or group who thinks that they are above God or Allah, or Buddha, and wants to shake their fist at God or Allah or Buddha and to remove me from the world. Just know that anything you do to me, God and Buddha and Allah will do to you. For Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed, and Moses were all pacifists, and died being so. And I was sent back to the world to follow in their footsteps. Not to be them in the world. But to follow them. And that I have done in my life.

So if any man or woman wants to try and tell God or Allah or Buddha that I should not have been sent back to the world. Let them try!

For anything that anyone does to me. be it bad or good, will be done to them. Not by my hand, or the hand of any man or woman, or child. But by your own hand, As God, Buddha, and Allah will do to you what you have done to me.

For I am nothing in the world. I am, and shall remain, an example. of the least of all there is in the world. So that God, Buddha and Allah may know whether humankind has the strength of soul to embrace the least of all that God, Buddha and Allah may give to the world.

So it was told to me. So it was agreed upon. So it will be done.


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Joined May 14, 2010 Activist Aspirations Casual 
Here for Meeting Friends, Dating, Support a Cause, Other 
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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.

So, now, with my darling Aileen, my Leen, now on the other side of the viel. I continue on with the work she and I did together for 18 years. The fight for human rights. For women's rights, children's rights, gay rights, the rights of the mentlaly ill, the poor, and all those who suffer. to be a voice, however small or insignificant, in the world, for the greater good.

Thank you very much.

Be well always.

Nicole Maschke
  Introduce yourself to Nicole
Pets 4 cats  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Religions Wiccan, spiritualist, 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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    Jan 5, 2015 1:48 AM

    Nicole M. (10)

    I do not believe in, or support any religion  that has ever committed any violence. When I died in 1968, after my spine was rebuilt. I was allowed to come back to life if I promised to follow Buddha, Moses, Jesus and Mohammad. All of whom were pacifists. And all who died as such. Religion is what humans made. And as such, religion is all too often used for personal, political or monetary gain. Mohammed, Buddha, Jesus, and Moses did not believe in supporting that. I have been a pacifist for my entire 64 years of life. I never raised my hands in anger or struck a single human being, or other animal, ever. So I am profoundly spiritual. And, as I said, I walk in the footsteps of Moses, Buddha, Jesus, and Mohammed. As a pacifist. As a believer and supporter of peace. Godspeed.

    Dec 30, 2014 4:59 AM

    Nicole M. (10)

    House Boat, with Carey Grant.
    I was watching this movie last night. And the thing is that, first it was made in  1958. Now in 1958, I was 9 years old. And in 1958, my grandfather's brother, Dr. Ally Maschke, the head of Mt. Sinai Hospital here in Cleveland, had just died. And at age 9, all that my mother and father said when Ally died was that we went to heaven. Well, for me, that wasn't good enough. I couldn't stop crying. I was terribly sad. And then, three days after Ally died, I was in the library, with my dad, was this movie. In the movie there is one single scene, where Carey is explaining to his son, in the movie, what happens when someone dies. I was 9 years old. And when I saw this scene, after three days of solid crying and horrible nightmares, I suddenly stopped crying. My dad looked at me and said, "you stopped crying. Are you feeling better?" I said, "no Dad. Now, I understand what happened to Ally". That scene has stayed with me a

    Dec 30, 2014 4:53 AM

    Nicole M. (10)

    December 30th, 2014:

    Well, let's see. To begin with, I didn't get any  birthday cards today. Except one. It came from the team. Now, I'm, well, I'm 64. And with my darling Aileen now gone these 4 years, I don't get much main anymore. But I have to say that when I opened the card from the staff, and heard the music wishing me a happy birthday. All I could do was... cry. I guess that makes me either lame or stupid. But, really. That's all I could do.

    In so many ways, I tend to think that my life is pretty much done these days. And yet, when I read this card from, and heard the music. I realized that my life is most certainly not done. Not until the last note is played. (so to speak). So I just wanted to say ... Thank-you. With all of my heart and soul. Thank-you Care2. com. I mean, really. Thank-you. You brightened my day. You gave an old man, a bit more hope than the day started with. And for that. Thank y

    Dec 27, 2014 5:08 AM

    Nicole M. (10)

    I just wanted to take this moment to thank everyone here on for their kind holiday and birthday cards and well wishes. Thank-You so much. You are all so dear to me. You are in my thoughts. My prayers. And of course in my heart. I send you good energies and high hopes for happiness, good health and all good things always...


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