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Laura-Marie’s heros

This starbux has huge windows and all this gorgeous white light pours in on me when I sit here, mornings, doing work and writing while Ming is at yoga class.  It’s a free community yoga class today–I hope it’s not too crowded. I read this letter Frida Kahlo wrote to Georgia O’Keeffe when the latter… Read More »

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Stories Are Magic

My friend interviewed me about my activism, and the interview is published in this zine.  You can order it on her etsy! https://www.etsy.com/listing/691743730/stories-are-magic-a-zine-of-interviews

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Deaf hitchhikers, lost friend, how to get a pretty scrunchie

I woke up from a dream–Ming and I were in the shortbus, and we saw some hitchhikers.  They were two women with short hair, butch-looking, wearing jeans and I’m not sure about their shirts, but they looked similar to one another, white ladies with dark blond hair, probably in their 30s. I rolled down the… Read More »

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thoughts from California

“I was surprised, I looked at the weather for Las Vegas, and it’s not supposed to be hot.  It’s going to be in the 70s half the days we’ll be gone.  What the hell?  We could have gone to the hot springs!  I thought we had to wait till fall.  I guess this is normal… Read More »

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dress weights

I thought of a great bad invention–probably everyone thinks of it–of dress weights.  They are four weights you have attached to clothes pins and you pin them on the hem of your dress before you go out into the wind.  Then no one sees your chonies. I’m walking through a parking lot, keeping my hands… Read More »

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Sumerland

Ming was telling me…someone mentioned to him that Summerlin is actually Sumerland.  Summerlin is the rich part of town, here in Las Vegas.  But someone was saying it was named after ancient Sumer. “Who was it?” I asked.  He couldn’t remember. “That would actually be cool,” I said.  “We could go to Sumerland to worship… Read More »

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C is the Heavenly Option

I joined Coursera and am taking a music theory class.  It’s free to audit.  I’ve always felt curious about music theory.  They’re starting at the beginning–I already knew pitch, notes, staff, octave.  But I think it will get difficult really quick. And why is an A the same as an A, an octave higher or… Read More »

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me again

A dress is nice because… it’s cool. It’s comfortable. It’s simple–one piece. It’s flowy. A dress is a pain because… the wind could flip it up. Drunk men react too much. Too gendery?

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queen Laura-Marie

I bought a chair rated to 500lb.  It’s a queen’s chair, a throne!  I always sat in a camping chair and thought I’d break it.  But this one is sturdy and wide. I told my skinny friend R, he could sit on my lap, and the chair would be fine.  That I could be Santa. … Read More »

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sometimes

Oops–put too much cayenne in the fried rice. Today I cried in a meeting during my check-in. I made myself a blueberry smoothie. Sometimes life seems very hard–sometimes easy.