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clouds

Oh hey, gmorning.  Could I show you some pictures?  These clouds amazed me the other day, in the early morning. Then here’s another sky pic.  What do you think of these clouds?  Stormy!  So pretty!  That sunny part seemed like a magical light place, a portal to a bright world I could dream about. Then… Read More »

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altered state

I had an experience where I went into a mentality different from my usual and got a message from my mom.  It was an altered state, like when people use mushrooms, LSD, peyote, fasting, or holotropic breathing to enter an altered state.  Or psychosis, delusions, visions, or other mental health experiences that are common for… Read More »

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grateful

grateful to be well I’m grateful we’re well.  The houseguest coming here on a plane, we tried to be smart about germs, but that was hard to do, traveling in a car together and eating together day after day. Visiting the Shut Down Creech protest last week, we hugged a few people, and sharing close… Read More »

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night desires

There are night desires–they make night sense.  Then day desires often win.  Day is bright, more rational, and gets stuff done.  Flooded with light.  But night desires are where I live. I worshiped the moon for a long time.  I feel like my real myself in fall and winter.  Truly, I feel like a different… Read More »

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heart protector

Oh hey.  I have this friend who lives in Tucson and was talking about calcium tea.  I was intrigued and went to the Tucson Herb Shop website.  True I need more calcium in my life, but mostly it sounded tasty.  And I got some heart protector spray. Wow, they have amazing things!  I wish I… Read More »

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shut down creech

This is the group shot of the vigil we attended on Wednesday morning at Creech Air Force Base, part of the week-long, annual event Shut Down Creech.  It was a vibrant group of people. The protesters of Shut Down Creech remind me of what I like about activism.  Idealistic people imagine a better way and… Read More »

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love

The friend who visits from Florida asked if he could bring anything from that tropical place.  I asked for the love of a manatee, the smell of a mango flower, the lost tooth of a shark, a seed from a nutritious tree, and a thimbleful of water from the fountain of youth. As far as… Read More »

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big day

We had a big day.  A house guest came suddenly.  We prepared the guest room.  These rocks were left by a friend who lived here last year for three months, resting after a partnership that ended. I put this paper rose on top of a small stack of books and art. And I put fruit… Read More »

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beans

Hey, I made four pounds of beans for the Shut Down Creech protesters.  They’re out in the desert for a week, doing important work, and feeding them is an honor.  I was fun to make that much beans in a tamale pot.  Like food not bombs again, those days.  I get a thrill. Yes, beans… Read More »

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real men

I was at physical therapy and saw a few folx including a nice-seeming stranger doing arm / shoulder work, like me.  He seemed to have a good rapport with the workers, and I liked him.  Then I saw his shirt.  It said “Real men marry” and the rest I wasn’t able to view. Instantly my… Read More »