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keeping the x in Ventura

Hey, thought you might like to see me doing my best, keeping the x in Ventura. It was a great day.  This artist friend I barely know for many years and her newish boyfriend came to visit us.  We gathered at the farmers market.  I got some delicious foods, like persimmon walnut candy, green olive… Read More »

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how old I was when I learned about bodily autonomy

Recently I was asked an important question during a healing circle led by a friend.  My friend asked how old I was when I learned about bodily autonomy. Hmm, what a question.  I remember when I was a kid, my dad had bodily autonomy.  People were allowed to touch him only in certain ways, at… Read More »

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how I learned to respect everyone

Hello, how are you doing?  I’ve been thinking about how I learned to respect everyone.  Ming and I had a cool conversation about it the other day in the car. why “Why are you so respectful?” I asked Ming.  It seems too rare.  “Did something happen, or has the respectfulness just always been inside of… Read More »

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toothpaste

“When I brush my teeth in the morning, and then I don’t want to brush at night, I get myself to brush my teeth by letting myself brush without toothpaste,” I told Ming. “Ok,” he said. “I think toothpaste is not really that important.  Toothpaste is the difficult part of brushing my teeth.  It tastes… Read More »

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what Ojai is like

Hello–how are you doing?  Friends are asking, “How’s Ojai?” and about the farm where Ming and I stay.  So I thought I should make a post about what Ojai is like. We live in a room to the side of the kitchen.  It shares a wall with the kitchen.  There is electricity.  Here is the… Read More »

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pickled eggs

We stopped by a fruit stand in Idaho and bought some pickled eggs.  We were traveling down the xenophobic chimney of Idaho, which makes us Santa.  Too bad we didn’t deliver any gifts to Nevada, right?  We would put lithium in their stockings. That’s a mining joke, not funny.  We have friends in Las Vegas… Read More »

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prayer for Catholics

Ming and I visited a small mission, inland from San Diego in southern California.  In the church we saw some propaganda right by the door, about how Ming and I are not ok in the eyes of God.  It hurt, and I prayed this prayer for Catholics.  Please pray along with me. Prayer for Catholics… Read More »

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geekery

Oh hey, if you need more geekery in your life, you might consider reading about types of vision in AD&D. http://www.sisterworlds.com/olde/2e/visions.htm It was imagination-stoking to think–what if I could tell which spoon was most recently used, because I could faintly see the heat?  I kinda wish I could do that.  Otherwise, I was overwhelmed by… Read More »

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war on the poor

Hello, I saw a lot of war on the poor, in Bakersfield.  It made me super sad.  More than ever, I perceive how the world is set up for the convenience and ease of people who have homes, cars, jobs, and are abled and have money.  At the expense of everyone else. We were at… Read More »

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exercise equipment

Hello, I had a revelation about exercise equipment.  Exercise equipment has always confused me.  Why do people spend thousands of dollars on this mostly metal and plastic that doesn’t actually accomplish anything but exercise, when moving our bodies is free? Not like you make electricity from it, weave cloth, or make tortillas.  At the end,… Read More »