Spinster Jane

Artist-writer-dancer-poet living in Portland, Maine. I'm basically happy, but not yet content. This is my life...

Wait...it's been how long???

Five months (almost). ...more

Aggressive Body Love

Like many women I struggle with body image. ...more

Happy Birthday

"I'd be happy to live till 80 as long as I was comfortable and in good health. Mind you, ask me again on the eve of my 80th birthday. Even so, I hope we don't all start living to be 120 ....more

Five Hundred and Two

de·spair - dəˈsper/ - noun ...more

Self Care in Tough Tiimes

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”...more


Women's March - Portland, Maine...more

You have no power over me...

"Through dangers untold. And hardships unnumbered. I have fought my way here to the castle; beyond the goblin city, to take back the child that you have stolen ....more

Musings on Regret

"Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh." - ...more

The Doldrums

The Doldrums. ...more

Happy New Year

A cat and her teddy - becausewe all need to have a bit of a smile. I'm pretty sure that there is nothing I could write here that would do 2016 justice. ...more