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how to love your tummy

I used to hate my tummy, back when I thought being fat was bad.  I believed I had a responsibility to try to thin myself, and I carried a ton of shame.  Now that I know weight doesn’t determine health, and health doesn’t determine value, I love my tummy.  What a good tummy I have! … Read More »

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senior center

“It’s a senior center!  It says senior center on it!” I said. “It’s a courthouse,” Ming said. “How do you know?” I asked. “The bailiff told me,” Ming said. “Oh, ok.  Well then,” I said.  This little government complex is really close to our house.  Ming is old enough to go there.  Wow, getting old… Read More »

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say their names

Say Their Names is a rallying cry for justice, an idea to resist the violence of cops who kill People of Color.  The names we’re encouraged to say belong to people who died from police violence, mostly shot. These words are from a David Rovics song “Say Their Names” which is intense and powerful.  It… Read More »

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love life

I’m definitely pro-life: I love life more than anything.  Care, parenting, inter-connection.  Nurturing in many forms.  Growth, learning, health on our own terms, well-being. Life is a beautiful choice.  Freedom is important to the vibrancy of life.  To be thrown in jail for birth control choices, or just shamed, for being a sexual being, and… Read More »

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telephone pitctionary

I’d like a master’s degree in wheatpasting, graffiti, murals, stenciling, street art, and trains.  Yeah, for science, definitely!  Hahahaha! Oh hey, here’s something about wheatpasting.  Seems a good primer.  I appreciate it. https://crimethinc.com/2017/07/18/a-field-guide-to-wheatpasting-everything-you-need-to-know-to-blanket-the-world-in-posters art Ming, two other friends, and I made a collaborative art together.  Guess which part I made? Yep, you guessed it.  I… Read More »

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virga

Hey, do you know what virga is?  Virga is when the cloud is raining, but the rain doesn’t reach the ground.  We saw some on our early morning walk, the other day. I always get excited by virga.  Years ago I learned about it from my best friend.  Her play Verve of Verge has a… Read More »

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more books

My friend Stacy Russo published another book!  It’s called Wild Librarian Bakery and Bookstore.  She publishes more books than anyone I know, and I always get excited. It’s fun to order her books from the local independent bookstore, because picking them up feels like a celebration.  This one, Wild Librarian Bakery and Bookstore, is about… Read More »

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purple penguin

We have a friend who has three kids.  (We are also slightly friends with his kids.)  Our friend told us they were all going to Purple Penguin.  This happened long ago. “Wow, what’s Purple Penguin?” I asked. “It’s a food truck, snow cone place,” our friend said.  “It’s just a silly thing the kids like.”… Read More »

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the show must go on

Hello!  Ming took this pic of me with the purple sketchbook.  I wrote that stuff about work and capitalism, years ago. We are thinking about meeting in person again, the Las Vegas Radical Mental Health Collective.  Exciting!  We will do in person and zoom also. Also exciting is that I cut Ming’s hair.  He needed… Read More »

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how my autism is going

I wanted to give you an update on how my autism is going.  This is my autism fruit salad.  Delicious fruits on a paper plate! Since I first posted about my autism, I’ve learned a lot.  It’s funny how people can find an idea that serves as a lens, to examine stuff through.  Old stuff,… Read More »