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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 63
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

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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.

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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