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Oregon

“The hicks and the hippies had a baby.  They named it Oregon,” I said to Ming. It was early morning, and we were talking about camels.  Hmm, made sense at the time.  Water, carrying water, tons of water.  Yes, the desert and this biome here are sort of opposite. green Oregon is a place I… Read More »

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consensus

Hello, how are you doing?  I attended a workshop about consensus.  It was put on by the intentional community Snake Village and gave me delicious food for thought.  Still digesting it. what it is Consensus is a decision making style that anarchists such as myself are supposed to do or at least have a good… Read More »

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three year death anniversary

Hello, how are you doing?  It was my mom’s three year death anniversary.  I felt a lot of feelings including grief.  What a hard day to get through.  Just keep breathing, eating, and survive. My good friend elsewhere expressed sympathy, then asked how I was coping.  This friend is very smart and musical, with a… Read More »

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inland

“Hey, dear,” I asked Ming.  “When you look at a table like this, and all the things on the table, do you see it like…the edge of the table is the edge of a continent?  And then you might move the things away from the table edge, and consider that moving them inland?” The idea… Read More »

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mystical experiences

Hey, how are you doing? I was working on a post about mystical experiences here on Listening to the Noise Until It Makes Sense.  Then I decided to shunt it over to my autism blog because it turned out very pertinent to autism.  So it’s being read over there. It’s confusing to me, how to… Read More »

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divest

Hello, how are you doing?  I’ve been thinking about breaking up.  My good friend is about to break up with a partner.  It’s been a long time coming.  I did that divorce ritual with my housemate a couple weeks ago, when she quit her job.  Breaking up is a weird extreme thing to do.  I… Read More »

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saying I love you to men

Hello, how are you doing?  I had a realization yesterday.  It was that saying I love you to men is almost always a bad idea. Wow, I thought if I felt love or was doing love, I was supposed to say it.  Clarity is usually an important thing, right?  Wrong!  Saying I love you to… Read More »

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suicide hotline

Hello–how are you doing?  Have you ever called a suicide hotline?  How was it? People I know and respect share suicide hotline number materials on social media.  I find the whole thing confusing.  Here are my questions. Have you ever called that number? How were you treated? What happened to you? Was the person at… Read More »

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breakup advice

Hello, how are you doing?  A friend of mine is torn up, suffering, heartbroken about needing to break up.  She’s scared of hurting anyone and being the bad guy.  So I have breakup advice on my mind.  I would like to share with you too. Sex kindles such big feelings–deep needs and vulnerabilities.  Emotions are… Read More »

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something hurting me

Hello–how are you?  Something hurting me lately is being pathologized by people who don’t understand what I’m doing.  They have not seen someone do quite what I’m doing, and they misperceive it as some other thing they have seen and don’t like. It’s a way for them to center themselves as valid and Other me… Read More »