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roses

Just yesterday morning, on our walk, I saw some cute little roses in a neighbor’s yard.  “One day, could we grow some roses?” I asked Ming. “Yeah!” he said. “I always think roses are for other people.  Not for humble permaculturists like us.  But they’re hella pretty!” “Yeah, and what about the hips?” Ming asked.… Read More »

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pain

“Oh hey, you blew my mind today.  When you told me that pain isn’t just to tell us that something’s wrong.”  I said this to Ming, as he was driving us home yesterday.  We’d just housesit for a friend then dropped off some mail at the post office. “Yeah?” Ming asked. “Yeah, I always thought… Read More »

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punk saved my life

Punk saved my life.  It was riot grrl.  Just learning that women like me could scream on a mic, giving voice to our truths.  We can access a wild, loud power.  I didn’t need to learn how to play electric guitar and sweat in front of people, myself.  But knowing other women were doing that… Read More »

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nurturing

Been thinking a lot about nurturing.  What I give, and why–who I choose to support emotionally. quiet For the first half of my life, my goal was to stay quiet and dodge harm.  I was different from the people around me in what I needed, and my differences were not understood and respected.  So my… Read More »

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mantis on a sunflower

I was passing through our courtyard, stopped to say hello to some sunflowers.  Then I yelled with surprise, when I saw a mantis on a sunflower, in our garden. I went back inside the house to put down the laundry basket, wash my hands, and get my phone to take a picture.  Ming was on… Read More »

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funding friends

Hey, my friend sent me this patch.  I love resisting capitalism, sharing freely, trading.  But if we’re going to exchange monies, I prefer funding friends to funding corporations, any day! I like gardening and wagons.  A friend just did update work on my websites.  I was thinking about funding friends in that context too, employing… Read More »

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trash

I’ve been going for walks by myself sometimes, when Ming is out serving the hungry.  I feel brave and kind of free–at the same time, exposed.  But it’s early enough that few people are out and about.  I see tons of trash. The shopping cart was made to facilitate capitalism, which is exploitative production of… Read More »

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excessive heat warning

I looked at the weather report and got really sad.  There’s an excessive heat warning.   Yeah, I can see why. Those temps are really not ok with me.  Really, 117?  Yikes.  Where can we go?  I would love to get out of Dodge.  But failing that, we need a plan. give our portable acs a… Read More »

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abortion

Maybe you saw my post love life and also birth control.  Feels good to speak up about important values of freedom, even though I feel vulnerable.  I decided to speak about abortion more intentionally, because something happened recently where I was asked not to speak of it. Abortion is a right I need.  It’s ok… Read More »

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flower garlands

Last night we went to a summer gathering.  It was flower themed, so I said maybe I could make some flower garlands. I had not made flower garlands for many years, since I had made them for Krishna in Sacramento.  It was an honor to be invited to make garlands for the Krishna puja.  There… Read More »