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Dangerous Compassions

sun worshipper, different ways to be crazy, garlic

Cicadas are pretty weird.  Why would a bug make a sound like sizzling electricity?  Does everyone think they sound like a loud problem?  I felt they were a summer force, more than an actual insect.  But then I saw their exoskeletons clinging to this tree.  I guess they really are real. I wanted to tell […]

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iron-rich foods list, doctor angry at doctor, bee boxes, changing the laws of physics for Ming

I reresearched iron-rich foods and made a list of the ones I want to eat more of.  They are all yummy foods, so why not.  I really need to heal my blood.  I need more strength and all the energy I can get. iron-rich foods I want to eat lentils beans spinach peas white mushrooms […]

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Dangerous Compassions

anarchy garden

“Why did the marigolds die?” “I dunno!’ “Did you pull them?” “No!”  “Did they die of their own free will?” “They died of their own free will.” “Do you see that new one growing?” “Where?” “Right there by those fava beans.  On this side.” “Oh yeah.” “You can tell by the serrated leaves.” “Yeah.” “How […]

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What I Eat

iron-rich veg foods

I need to get my strength up, so I need to heal my blood.  I was taking these vegan iron pills that are supposed to be very good.  But I ran out.  Last night I ordered some more. Thought about making some tuna fish.  But it was sad for me–don’t wanna do it. I was […]

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Dangerous Compassions

Lammas–first harvest

I have a friend T who I like very much.  Five years ago at Pagan Pride, she did a rock workshop that I loved and still remember.  We’ve had interesting moments, over the years.  She’s a priestess. I used to think priestesses were high maintenance, self-righteous, and out of touch.  Now I know priestesses can […]

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Dangerous Compassions

potato crisis, pill anguish, laughing at doctor, trust Ming

I was cooking soup–it’s so hot now. I didn’t realize that I was just barely comfortable and that the heat of cooking the soup would push me over into discomfort. I was feeling very hot, chopping potatoes, frustrated also because many of the potatoes were black in the middle. I was chopping carefully to avoid […]

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farm thoughts, goats, community, trusting people

Ming and I were headed south to LA to stay with friends two nights before returning home to Las Vegas.  We were taking our time and stopped north of Santa Barbara so Ming could rest.  We pulled over on this road with huge eucalyptus trees.  I looked at strips of loose bark falling off the […]

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Dangerous Compassions

happy retreat week

Today’s the day–potato salad day. Also, my retreat begins.  Don’t talk to me about volunteer work stuff.  Talk to the hand! My friend posted on facebook a meme of affirming things to say to kids.  One was “I just know you’re going to be successful.”  According to my world view, a kid is successful right […]

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Dangerous Compassions

a potato is a good thing to do stuff to

fried potatoes hash browns potato salad–mayo based potato salad–olive oil, vinegar, salt, caraway seeds potato leek soup roasted potatoes plain potatoes with butter and salt–Ming’s Delight twice-baked potatoes cheesy potatoes scalloped potatoes potatoes cooked, mashed, mixed with legit veg, and fried as a patty or croquette potato pancakes potato chowder potatoes in a supporting role […]

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Dangerous Compassions

why I’m a vegetarian abridged

We stopped by Naan Stop for some Indian food.  The veggie rice bowl is $6.  Ming got tofu saag, while I got the channa.  I never ever order that.  But the worker was giving samples.  The garbanzo beans were impossibly soft and super delicious.  Cooked from dry vs out of a can, they’re like two […]