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pain

“Oh hey, you blew my mind today.  When you told me that pain isn’t just to tell us that something’s wrong.”  I said this to Ming, as he was driving us home yesterday.  We’d just housesit for a friend then dropped off some mail at the post office. “Yeah?” Ming asked. “Yeah, I always thought… Read More »

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punk saved my life

Punk saved my life.  It was riot grrl.  Just learning that women like me could scream on a mic, giving voice to our truths.  We can access a wild, loud power.  I didn’t need to learn how to play electric guitar and sweat in front of people, myself.  But knowing other women were doing that… Read More »

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nurturing

Been thinking a lot about nurturing.  What I give, and why–who I choose to support emotionally. quiet For the first half of my life, my goal was to stay quiet and dodge harm.  I was different from the people around me in what I needed, and my differences were not understood and respected.  So my… Read More »

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mantis on a sunflower

I was passing through our courtyard, stopped to say hello to some sunflowers.  Then I yelled with surprise, when I saw a mantis on a sunflower, in our garden. I went back inside the house to put down the laundry basket, wash my hands, and get my phone to take a picture.  Ming was on… Read More »

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funding friends

Hey, my friend sent me this patch.  I love resisting capitalism, sharing freely, trading.  But if we’re going to exchange monies, I prefer funding friends to funding corporations, any day! I like gardening and wagons.  A friend just did update work on my websites.  I was thinking about funding friends in that context too, employing… Read More »

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trash

I’ve been going for walks by myself sometimes, when Ming is out serving the hungry.  I feel brave and kind of free–at the same time, exposed.  But it’s early enough that few people are out and about.  I see tons of trash. The shopping cart was made to facilitate capitalism, which is exploitative production of… Read More »

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excessive heat warning

I looked at the weather report and got really sad.  There’s an excessive heat warning.   Yeah, I can see why. Those temps are really not ok with me.  Really, 117?  Yikes.  Where can we go?  I would love to get out of Dodge.  But failing that, we need a plan. give our portable acs a… Read More »

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abortion

Maybe you saw my post love life and also birth control.  Feels good to speak up about important values of freedom, even though I feel vulnerable.  I decided to speak about abortion more intentionally, because something happened recently where I was asked not to speak of it. Abortion is a right I need.  It’s ok… Read More »

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flower garlands

Last night we went to a summer gathering.  It was flower themed, so I said maybe I could make some flower garlands. I had not made flower garlands for many years, since I had made them for Krishna in Sacramento.  It was an honor to be invited to make garlands for the Krishna puja.  There… Read More »

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birth control

When I lived in Sacramento, I went to a women’s clinic for birth control.  The patients were mostly women of color, because of how poverty works.  The place gave free services to we who had no health insurance.  I was unemployed and under-employed, and I got birth control free.  Yeah, it was mostly poor people.… Read More »