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welcoming myself as spiritual practice

Hello, how are you doing today?  Lately I’ve been thinking about welcoming myself as spiritual practice. Do you feel welcome, in the world?  I spent most of my life feeling unwanted, misunderstood, too weird, and too much.  Part trauma, part autism, part crazy, part fatness too.  It’s taken more than 40 years of hard work… Read More »

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new interview: zines, witchery, power in community

Hello, how are you?  There’s a new interview up on youtube.  A two person roundtable conversation.  A brilliant witch living in community in the South invited me to speak. We talk about some of my favorite topics.  My experience as a multi-outsider in the Catholic Worker is great to talk about.  I love what I… Read More »

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Thanksgiving ritual

Hello, how are you doing?  We had a warm Thanksgiving ritual for the house we live in.  It was me, Ming, and three of our housemates at the dinner table, right before our feast meal. There were only five of the housemates because some were away traveling.  One housemate stays mostly separate because of pandemic.… Read More »

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identity politics, stage hogging, and white guilt

Hello–how are you doing?  I’ve been thinking about identity politics, stage hogging, and white guilt.  What is identity politics?  I’ve wondered for decades. My identity is central to how I feel, what I experience, what I need, and what’s most important to me.  How I’m treated by others is different depending on my demographics and… Read More »

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the most scary thing about love

Hello, how are you doing?  I’ve been thinking about what’s the most scary thing about love. trust This came up for me because I was talking to my new housemate the other day.  He was in the kitchen, and I was in the dining room.  We were sorting some foods, and when he mentioned a… Read More »

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what is good communication

Hello–I’ve been thinking about what is good communication. Recently I got overwhelmed-angry from an accumulation of strained interactions with people who are new to me, here in our new town in Oregon.  Not sure if it could be described as an autistic meltdown, anger attack, going negative social spoons, just over-exhaustion.  Maybe d, all of… Read More »

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the earth is my home

Hello, how are you doing?  Toward the middle of the homelessness of me and Ming, I wrote this poem The Earth is My Home. It’s important to me because it speaks exactly what I was feeling at the time–a clear delivery from Mother God.  It’s about home, putting love at the center of well-being, and… Read More »

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transgender day of remembrance

Hello, how are you doing?  Ming and I tabled zines at a transgender day of remembrance, here where we live now in Oregon.  Wow, it was intense. We make little altars wherever we go.  The only one who can protect me from sliding to death in my grief is the Mother of God.  I held… Read More »

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stripey

“Hey, dear.  Would you still love me if I wore stripey pants?” I asked Ming. “Yes,” he said. “Yay!  Well, I’m not sure they will fit,” I said.  “But if they do–thank you for loving me.” I was lying in bed, thinking about some stripey pants I found in a giveaway laundry basket downstairs.  They’re… Read More »

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how to make decisions about healthcare for sick pets

Hello, how are you doing?  I’ve been thinking about how to make decisions about healthcare for sick pets.  An acquaintance on social media had a sick cat and was asking. It’s an important question, and we figure these things out on our own, too often.  Folks responded with different opinions. social media Social media gets… Read More »