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completed embroidery

Here’s my completed embroidery for the November Friendship Art-Along.  I did all the prompts.  A few I combined.  For example, there’s a postcard of shoes, which was for postcard and shoes.  And there’s a donut coin purse, which is for purse and donut.  I did a ghost trike for trike, and then I put an… Read More »

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praying for those who migrate

Please consider praying for those who migrate, and consider supporting in more physical ways too.  A lot of my friends like No More Deaths. Respect and dignity are not optional.  I think borders are mostly ridiculous.  I’m an anarchist.  I want to be a butterfly flying over a wall.  If we had a functional culture… Read More »

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propagating cactus

Hey, guess what.  We had fun recently propagating cactus.  I guess we won’t know for a while if it worked.  But it was fun to try. propagating cactus Our friend who lived here in our guest room for three months last year left a San Pedro.  Yes, it’s ok if you think of the Madonna… Read More »

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nipples

Hey, I’ve been thinking about nipples.  Mostly my own, but other people’s nipples too.  Bodies, social norms, different kinds of comfort.  Physical comfort and emotional comfort can be opposite. Bras have always hurt me, but being stared at by lascivious men hurt me more.  So I chose the physical discomfort of bras over the pain… Read More »

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linux

“Yeah, I figured I might as well go full geek and install Linux on it,” I told Ming.  We were in the driveway–I was eating my lunch of rice, beans, and zucchini with garlic.  “Wow, I never said that sentence before,” I added. The other day when I fixed my broken websites, I thought maybe… Read More »

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cactus blooms

I did a stressful thing, pertaining to radical mental health.  It was so meaningful and important to me, and totally a big deal.  So I told Ming–I’m going to do this stressful thing, and I need your help.  Afterward, I can’t do anything.  I need to just rest.  Will you help me? He said yes. … Read More »

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self-forgiveness ritual

Hey, I did a self-forgiveness ritual for Thanksgiving.  I don’t see relatives anymore, and we had a special feast with the Las Vegas Catholic Worker a few days early.  So we’re free to make holidays special however we want. I wrote this self-forgiveness ritual last year, but I don’t think I ever performed it.  So… Read More »

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I get to keep them

Hey, great news.  I had a special mammogram and breast ultrasound.  Then a doctor looked at my test results, and the doctor says they’re normal.  There’s no cause for concern.  The breast pain and other issue are not worrisome, not cancer.  So glad I get to keep them. Yay!  Breasts are here to stay!  When… Read More »

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what underwear is for

Hey, I’ve been thinking about what underwear is for.  What do you think underwear is for?  I used to think it was so you could wear your outer clothes an extra day, like the underwear keeps your pants or skirt or dress cleaner.  A stray drop of pee would not go on it. Then I… Read More »

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community garden

I went to the emergency room the other day, which is a long story I will not tell.  Always nice to leave on foot, as a living person!  To celebrate my survival, Ming and I went for a walk.  I didn’t want to call it a walk, because that sounds like a big deal.  But… Read More »