I am accepting of everyone’s personal belief system — whatever gets you through the night, baby. Whatever helps you to survive what you gotta survive. But as I was driving on the freeway this morning, blasting Veruca Salt, it occurred to me that my religion is Art. Music. Literature. Humor. Kindness. Generosity. Communion. Love. I simply don’t require the structure of conventional organized religion to help me a better person. I don’t require the impetus, the refuge, the rules, or the faith. I place my faith in The Human Spirit, in the strength, goodness, achievement, dreams, and POWER that lies in each and every one of us. By my way of thinking, WE ARE ALL GODS WALKING THE EARTH — starting with THESE FIERCE BROADS RIGHT FUCKING HERE:
Muffy Bolding is a mother/writer/actor/knitter/feminist/withered debutante who likes the smell of asparagus pee, and remains obsessed with the bathroom hygiene of her three children -- despite the fact that they are 23, 19, and 16. She is blissfully married to a cute Jewish boy who looks like Willie Wonka, but remains tragically in love with the dead poet, Ted Hughes. She has the mouth of a Teamster, and her patron saint is Rocco (pestilence relief.) Ms. Bolding lives in Southern California, where she enjoys typing words, making movies, and plucking the rings from the fingers of the dead. She was the co-creator and Editor-in-Chief of the award winning satire zine, Fresno Lampoon, and in between writing screenplays, carnival barking, and savagely threatening her trio of darling larvae with a wooden spoon, she currently publishes the zine, "Withered Debutante." More of her work can also be found in the anthology, "Mamaphonic: Balancing Motherhood and Other Creative Acts", the compilation zine, "Mamaphiles III: Coming Home", as well as in The Cortland Review and hipmama.com. She is currently writing and producing for film and television, and working on a book of essays entitled, "Inside A Chinese Dragon." She has slept around, but not nearly as much as she would have liked.