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artmeme

I saw a meme about what we learn being artists, and I thought I’d make my own version.  I’m not a visual artist, but I’m a writer and poet.  I went to grad school and got an MFA so I could teach.  It worked ok for six and a half years.  But a lot of… Read More »

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ancestor

There’s a zine I helped make, ancestor–I wrote the poems, a friend translated them into Spanish, and another friend did the art.  It’s a fundraiser for Immigrant Families Together to help refugees.  The suggested donation is $2 to $10.  I have an email you can paypal.  Let me know if you’d like one and where… Read More »

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the mysterious roommate

I was hungering for sandwiches, this morning.  I was telling Ming about sandwich ability, how I have a lot of sandwich ability right now, but maybe one day I’ll be more disabled and lose my sandwich ability.  For some reason, articulating this was important to me…? I wanted some special fake meat to make really… Read More »

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here

“On Tuesday I’m bringing him to a club,” she said. “A club?” I asked.  “Like a bar?  What’s a club?” “Do you live in Las Vegas?” she asked. “Not really,” I said.  “I live here.” Our friend is visiting from upstate New York.  She came to help with the MLK parade.  Today we went to… Read More »

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love to Mrs Blue, wherever you are

I was telling Ming what I did while he was out, and I listed the usual activities.  “I came to bed and was going to do some planning, but then I just lay here for a while, doing nothing, a fourth asleep.  Then I read my own zine, here–it’s pretty good.  Hadn’t read it in… Read More »

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no borders

Hey, I wanna be this cranky cook, and if I can’t, I’ll be the weird-eyed white lady or her sidekick. Or I could be these inquisitive children, or the happy corn lady, or the dazzled pretty eater in a blue headthing.  What you can’t see is what the kids are marveling at–a plate of tamales. … Read More »

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Good Hair by Guest Blogger

Finally the ceiling of the Nevada Desert Experience Office has been repaired. Thank you P. The NDE book collection is almost finished being catalogued and now looks like a library that is nearing accessibility. Thank you Mr. B. Yesterday while being in the parking lot of a Panda Express, I was spanged by a woman… Read More »

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feel so different

My friend likes helping.  They said they wanted to declutter my desk, and I thought about it.  Was I ready?  Yeah, for years, it’s bothered me. Last night, it happened.  They came over, took everything off my desk, into bins and boxes.  My desk had be stacked with so much stuff for so long.  Stationery,… Read More »

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an idea cannot be destroyed

These wonderful bike stickers arrived today.  They’re from https://peacesupplies.org

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party person

Last night there was a party–I liked talking to my friend, seeing kids, being supported by Ming.  He was my party-buddy.  He brought me snacks but mostly stayed with me.  What a nice spouse. I got to see the kid who I’m godmother to and the two siblings of that kid.  I got to feel… Read More »