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kit fox bakery

Kit Fox Bakery is a new bakery in Tecopa.  Ming and I were in Tecopa for the hot springs.  This is a great time of year for it.  The small pools are too hot for me now, but I realized the big pool is cooler.  So we went with bathing suits, prepared to swim in… Read More »

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refill my cup

I need a lot of self-care and do it all day, but community care is important too.  I’ve been thinking a lot about boundaries, reciprocal relationships, what I really need, and what being refilled looks like.  I’ve complained about feeling used in relationships and people not reciprocating, like in this post.  But how do I… Read More »

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collapsed billboard

Hello, there was a collapsed billboard in our neighborhood.  It was a windy day.  Ming and I went to pick up my shorts from the tailor.  They had ripped, and the tailor mended them. We pulled into the parking lot, and we were like, “What the hell is that?”  I thought it was a partially-made… Read More »

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mayo

Hey, I know this is a subject that can tear families apart and pit neighbor against neighbor.  Divisive!  But I love mayo.  Yes, please let me sing you my love for this creamy condiment. mayo is delicious Condiments are powerful!  Of course you’re not going to drink a glass of olive oil or lemon juice. … Read More »

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autism plus crazy

It hurts that countless psychiatrists and other doctors never noticed my autism.  They definitely noticed my crazy, my “flat affect,” that I hear voices and have huge moods.  But I feel strongly that autism plus crazy is a whole other thing.  The combination deeply affects what’s best for us with medication, therapy, and all the… Read More »

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queerness is like a sparkle

I was talking to my friend about sexuality.  I told her how my queerness is like a sparkle. energy My queerness and sexuality are part of my energy, spirit, life force–part of my body and my entire being.  My sexuality is part of what moves me through the world.  So even if what I’m doing… Read More »

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disposable culture by Ming

Ming says disposable culture can be ok for disabled people who need special things considering our energy and functionality.  But the problem is everyone uses it, because everyone lives in crisis mode, doing more than they can do, because of capitalism. Ming says it’s easy to be judgey.  “In the previous sentence, I feel very… Read More »

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good girl

I was sitting in the car while Ming walked at a park.  It was a very windy day, which is why I was sitting in the car–the wind was too harsh for me to endure. Some people were flying kites.  I liked to watch.  I favored a box kite with neon pink, orange, and green… Read More »

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disposable culture

Ming and I were talking about disposable culture.  He brought up the idea of takeout containers.  If we want to get Thai food to go once a week, that means we have all these takeout containers.  The places we like use stuff that’s kind of like tupperware but more flimsy. Ming ends up keeping too… Read More »

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natural history museum

“I wanted to go to a museum today,” Ming said.  We were driving home from Govinda’s, and I was surprised. “Art museum?” I asked. “Natural history museum,” he said. “Oh!  You wanna go there?” I asked. I thought I needed to go in too, or Ming would only stay for 15 minutes.  He said no,… Read More »