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I made copies this morning. I made 50 more of functionally ill #3 and 40 more of functionally ill #1. I’m happy to be collating, folding, and binding. I’m sick of all the regular food I eat. If I have one more cheese and lettuce sandwich, I’ll just I-don’t-know-what. For lunch I found some tomato […]

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not cool

Today I got some bad news–my fee waiver for that $2500 bill was denied. Next I need to try applying for MediCal and / or the indigent program. I doubt I will qualify for either. But I’ll call and try to set up an appointment for that. I walked to my mental health place today […]

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all things grow, all things grow

I forgot to report that the Spongebob movie was okay. We laughed a few times. Mostly it was good to do something different. And it was definitely light hearted. Last night I started functionally ill #4. I barely have anything, but it’s good to begin. I’ve been writing poems like crazy, but none of them […]

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plain haystacks

The other day I made some carob haystacks. They’re just like chocolate haystacks only I can’t have chocolate, so I use carob powder instead of cocoa. They’re quite tasty. But this morning I decided to try making plain haystacks. I was afraid they might be bland, but they’re delicious. The brown sugar and peanut butter […]

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two things I failed to mention

A couple weeks ago someone hit our car. It was at night–our car was parked on the street–someone hit it and left a note. The note said he hit our car above the left rear wheel, so we looked there, saw the tiniest ding, and were like, “No big deal.” So I called the guy […]

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accidental napping

I was washing dishes and my back hurt, so I lay down for a few minutes and woke up an hour later. It’s warm–we’ve had the air conditioner on all afternoon. Erik’s scoring North Carolina–his project is still going. Tonight we’re watching the Spongebob Squarepants movie I checked out from the library. We’ve never seen […]

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Mage game

Yesterday I was so relieved when my project scored out. Then at 4 Erik took me to my friend H’s house in West Sacramento. It was my first time there. She lives with a married couple C and J. I was going to watch a Mage game. I had already met most of the people […]

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done

After three weeks, my project scoring North Carolina is over. I feel glad to be finished. I also feel grateful to have been privy to the fourth grader’s mind. Their world is full of magic and parents who don’t believe. They still know how to play. I wish to be a fourth grader again for […]

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I observe

Smells are strong today: jasmine, roses, a banana. Maybe it’s the heat.

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can’t think of a title

Today I worked at the Vedanta bookstore, my regular Thursday afternoon volunteer shift. I needed to make some tapes, but we type the labels on a typewriter, but it ran out of ribbon. Someone bought a new ribbon for me, but I didn’t have the first idea how to install it. So I had to […]