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desert

“Hey, do you know… Why do people talk like the desert is all empty and worthless?  Do people really think that?” I asked Ming.  “Do they not know the life is just in a different way?”  Ming was doing something in the kitchen.  “They need to go back to nuance kindergarten!” “They need to justify… Read More »

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ecstatic dance

Sunday I did ecstatic dance over zoom, then effused to some friends about how much I love it.  A friend in Canada asked me about it–I wanted to answer her in a way that others can read also. Loving ecstatic dance is part of who I am, but some people don’t know what it is. … Read More »

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pesto

I made vegan pesto and more poetry memes.  Do you like this one?  It’s about seeing my friend yesterday and how her child interacted with me. It’s about big moods and what psychiatrists call mania, but hopefully the kid will never have his moods called that. Then this one’s about capitalism and billable hours.  Misogyny,… Read More »

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Ming

My darling sweetheart Ming emailed me some guest post long ago, and I’m just getting to use it today.  Much of it was timely, but this stuff about Lord of the Rings is more generally pertinent.  And what he wants to learn, and new technology. *** Who is Tom Bombadil ? I have been listening… Read More »

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more postcards

I made more postcards about loving Nevada, for that postcard project.  Would you like to see them? This last one I can’t use for the project because it violates the terms of the project–positivity.  Not sure what I’ll do with it.  But I’m make even more postcards today. There was a zoom for the postcard… Read More »

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data slut

Hey, so you know I’m a trikeslut, right?  That has to do with the intersection of disability and sexuality.  I’m also a dumpster diving data slut.  I confessed to Ming this morning–one of my favorite things to do I never told anyone before.  And I’m about to tell you! wiki commons Ok, so, are you… Read More »

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postcard project

Hey, I’m doing this postcard project.  I get to make 20 postcards about how I love Nevada.  Yeah!  I do love Nevada! That’s the example postcard that came in my packet.  I like it. Then I made some.  I did a ton of backgrounds during a stressful zoom.  Then I made some foregrounds, used stencils… Read More »

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to love

Hey, I made a new zine, that I worked on for years.  It’s to love: abusers in radical spaces. It’s about harm, prevention, feelings, shunning, bullies, safer spaces, and what love actually is.  Boundaries, being misperceived, some common errors people make about behavior and identifying what’s being done to them. There are examples, a poem… Read More »

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biopsy

When youtube decided to play Into the Mystic, I felt a lot of grief about my mom.  Needing someone who is not a living person hurts.  Then when it switched to Tupelo Honey, I cried with more force than I thought my lungs could hold.  Senseless wail, wordless howl, no longer learning. Then I went… Read More »

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vegetables

I finally understand vegetables.  I was a vegetarian for decades.  But I was a mac and cheese vegetarian.  I’d have been happy to live on mac and cheese!  Maybe a sandwich, lasagna, enchiladas, and rice from time to time! Vegetables were difficult for me!  Intense flavors, intense textures, a lot of variety and needing knowledge… Read More »