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lucky

“How did I get so lucky, to find this love?” He was half-asleep, naked except for his chonies again, his hair so messy and beautiful. “Oh, you have ocd and narcolepsy. You were in the bargain bin!” I looked at his smiling mouth and closed eyes. We were laughing. I imagined the bargain bin at […]

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MC Candy Foot

breakfast ingredients “You want a grackle for breakfast?” I asked Ming.  A grackle was vocalizing in the courtyard. “Yeah!” he said. “Oh, honey.  You don’t eat birds.  The only animals you eat are sea creatures.” “Well, that’s good because they both start with a c.” “Uh–grackle doesn’t start with a c.  It starts with a […]

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peace is in the body

I’m talking about feeding people, how to love, how we have bodies that need to be tended to, in pain or hunger or anything.  To have a body is to need. Peace is in the body. There you go–good luck with your needs.  If we want to learn at school, we need to eat.  If […]

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souper veg fest

Laura-Marie is my name–making soup at 3am is my game.  Veg are my darlings.  Oh delicious, the bounty of Earth. The sweet potatoes got overdone but were still pretty good.  The broth was spicy and so delicious.  I was concerned it would be too much ginger.  But ginger, garlic, pepper, salt, and the veg-ness was […]

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memento mori

This ATC is for a Halloween swap-bot assignment.  I’m really grateful I signed up for it.  Never knew I could do like this.  It’s blue, says memento mori, and depicts a bird skeleton. truth I have a new favorite Dorothy Day quote.  She co-started the Catholic Worker movement in 1933.  I live in community at […]

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celebration lessons

“Life is too varied,” I told Ming as he drove us home, past a gas station and casinos for locals.  “So easy sometimes, and so hard.  It’s confusing!  Like–will the real life please stand up?  I don’t believe they can be the same thing.” blood draw I had a fasting blood draw in the morning.  […]

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more I’m grateful for: the whole package

I’m going to get to more I’m grateful for.  But first some anguish. delivery issues Some delivery people can’t handle delivering packages to our house.  They assume a dog is in our yard, so they won’t open the gate.  To the contrary–loose dogs roam our neighborhood, and the fence is to keep dogs out, not […]

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favorite language

favorite language I have this SQL dress.  The crisscrossed lines on it are SQL.  It’s fun to explain what SQL is to people who don’t know what it is. It’s also fun to read the google suggested questions and revel in their beautiful English Language Learner style. ELL is my favorite language.  SQL, not so […]

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here in California

When I graduated from college, a former teacher from high school gave me an album by Kate Wolf as a gift, and I had never heard it. He was apologetic, hoping it was not too country for me. This song “Here In California” always has stood out to me as beautifully true about love, but […]

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what life is

rice facts “Yeah, there’s more rice.  A crescent of rice.  You can help yourself.  Or I can get it for you.” He walked to the kitchen to get some rice.  “It’s funny–no one talks about that.  How if you make some rice, and there’s a layer at the bottom of the pot.  So you take […]