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sewing

Hello, I’ve been thinking about sewing–I want to make a pillow.  It’s delicious to consider.  I fantasize about pillow making often!  It comforts me. A few months ago, I bought some inexpensive fabric from a thrift store, when we were on that trip to my homeland.  The fabric is fun.  We washed it, and I’ve… Read More »

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amazing things

Hello, some amazing things have been happening lately.  Day after day, I feel like they’re getting buried in the pile of amazing things, as more amazing things happen, undocumented.  Many will be forgotten. So I would like list some here, for you and for me. amazing things list We swam in the salt water pool… Read More »

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tylenol as an emotional prn

Oh hey, I learned something that blew my mind and that I can’t stop thinking about: tylenol as an emotional prn.  Yes, it’s a thing!  There are two parts of it that are blowing my mind. how I learned about this Ming was driving on a long trip, and his muscles hurt.  I asked, “Do… Read More »

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racism

Hello, how are you doing?  Thinking a lot about racism lately.  Racism in everyday life, disability, and in community. medication Recently Ming needed some medication picked up for him in Las Vegas while we were traveling.  The medication has little to no street value.  But it’s a controlled substance because of repressive Drug War laws… Read More »

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chickens

Hello, we are caring for the chickens now, at this Ojai permaculture farm.  Ming is the main person.  I think he is the Chicken Monarch.  Some roosters may not agree!  Isn’t this a pretty pic?  He’s glowing in the late afternoon light, having just thrown the compost out of the bucket. We’re doing the thing:… Read More »

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keeping the x in Ventura

Hey, thought you might like to see me doing my best, keeping the x in Ventura. It was a great day.  This artist friend I barely know for many years and her newish boyfriend came to visit us.  We gathered at the farmers market.  I got some delicious foods, like persimmon walnut candy, green olive… Read More »

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how old I was when I learned about bodily autonomy

Recently I was asked an important question during a healing circle led by a friend.  My friend asked how old I was when I learned about bodily autonomy. Hmm, what a question.  I remember when I was a kid, my dad had bodily autonomy.  People were allowed to touch him only in certain ways, at… Read More »

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how I learned to respect everyone

Hello, how are you doing?  I’ve been thinking about how I learned to respect everyone.  Ming and I had a cool conversation about it the other day in the car. why “Why are you so respectful?” I asked Ming.  It seems too rare.  “Did something happen, or has the respectfulness just always been inside of… Read More »

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toothpaste

“When I brush my teeth in the morning, and then I don’t want to brush at night, I get myself to brush my teeth by letting myself brush without toothpaste,” I told Ming. “Ok,” he said. “I think toothpaste is not really that important.  Toothpaste is the difficult part of brushing my teeth.  It tastes… Read More »

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what Ojai is like

Hello–how are you doing?  Friends are asking, “How’s Ojai?” and about the farm where Ming and I stay.  So I thought I should make a post about what Ojai is like. We live in a room to the side of the kitchen.  It shares a wall with the kitchen.  There is electricity.  Here is the… Read More »