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everyday disability justice

Hello, how are you doing?  I’ve been speaking up about everyday disability justice.  What are the best ways to bring more everyday disability justice to the world?  How can we change culture to help us all treat each other more equitably? The experiences Ming and I are having in our travel and search for home… Read More »

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codependency

Codependency is a concept to explain a relationship situation many lovers find ourselves in.  Loving men who are addicts–that’s the type of codependency I’m most familiar with, from seeing that in my family of origin and in my own life. I believe the whole concept of codependency exists to blame the victim, and I’ve seen… Read More »

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goats

Hello, how are you doing?  Do you like goats?  Ming and I have been milking a goat on this farm in Oregon.  Her name is Beatrice, and she’s a badass.  She’s feisty and sticks her tongue out at us sometimes. I embroidered a purple goat with heavy udders of milk, to represent The World tarot… Read More »

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racism while traveling

Hello, how are you doing?  I’ve been thinking about racism while traveling.  Have you experienced it?  Were you scared? My mom was Mexican-American, and my dad was white.  I appear white.  We had a tense moment or two when I was in jr high and my family visited Missouri, where my dad’s side of the… Read More »

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missionary being eaten by a jaguar

Hello, how are you doing?  Just thought you might need to see a missionary being eaten by a jaguar.  Art titled Missionary Being Eaten by a Jaguar from Noé León in 1907, so some say.  Others say later, like 1967. I love the stylizedness in the folk art style.  And you know I love Jaguar. … Read More »

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what to mourn

Hello, how are you doing?  I’ve been thinking about what to mourn.  Here’s a list of ideas if you need some alternatives to mourning what others are mourning.  I imagine a flower falling into a hole in the ground for each of these items listed. what to mourn Mourn your own childhood.  The good parts,… Read More »

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my zine presentation realized

Hello, how are you doing?  I’d like to share my zine presentation link.  Some folx were present over zoom for the Zines ASSEMBLAGE conference in England.  If you missed it, you can see my presentation whenever you like.  It’s here. I was aiming for 20 minutes and just about made it.  Ming and I were… Read More »

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the best smell in the world

Hello–how are you doing?  What do you consider the best smell in the world?  I really like how dirt smells.  And I love the smell of Ming‘s body.  The amaryllis Naked Lady flowers are pretty amazing, pink from my childhood. But sometimes I think the best smell in the world is roasting chiles.  That’s why… Read More »

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all I ask of you

Oh hey, how are you doing?  I was thinking about a song.  When I was a teenager, there was a famous musical Phantom of the Opera.  It was dramatic and creepy about love, including All I Ask of You, a romantic, soaring love declaration song. My dear aunt bought me a ticket to Phantom of… Read More »

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dime

I found a dime on the ground by this fish market in Eugene, Oregon.  I wasn’t sure it was a real dime, but I picked it up and put it in my pocket.  Yes, seems real. It made me think of that song by Bob Dylan that starts, “Once upon a time, you dressed so… Read More »