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who’s Venn and why does he get all the diagrams?

I made a Venn diagram.  Not sure I ever made one before.  I was working on a new zine, and there was stuff about community.  A strong impulse stirred inside me, to diagram it! I thought “me” should be small, since I am small, but the the smallness caused difficulty of the circles.  No matter. … Read More »

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you can’t unlock an unlocked door

Hey, I’ve been thinking about some koans.  One arose from a lived situation–You can’t unlock an unlocked door.  Yes, I was struggling with that, yesterday.  Well, I do it often.  I’m clumsy and bad with keys. Then I also thought–You can’t buy what’s free. I like those ideas, but I think koans are supposed to… Read More »

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how the chicken experiment went

Hey, gmorning.  I wanted to tell  you how the chicken experiment went! Yes, so we got that 15 pounds or whatever of free chicken in the culinary school free box.  There were other foods that I would consider normal foods, like carrots, onion, rice, potatoes, apples, beans, corn tortillas… Ming and I don’t eat mammals,… Read More »

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floating ass

“I better get dressed,” I said.  “Jeeze, ask me if I wanna go outside.” “Do you wanna go outside?” Ming asked. “No,” I said.   “But if this is my specified hour, I better get my ass out there.”  Summer in the desert means only the dawn hour is good for me to be outside. He… Read More »

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Trinity Day

In the early morning on Trinity Day, I did a peace ritual in the courtyard.  Ming recorded me.  Please see the video.  It’s mostly a prayer. I post the words of the whole ritual in the description.  Thanks for praying with me, or using this ritual to design your own. I planned and wrote it… Read More »

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to my love

Yesterday I was feeling a lot of emotions.  Then for some reason I watched this video and heard this song, To My Love.  I like another Bomba Estereo song. It was very moving to me, to see the different people dancing, including kids.  Treating kids as valid people is moving.  I see it far too… Read More »

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fat liberation 101

This post fat liberation 101 started out as an email to a friend, offering feedback on something he’d written about healthy eating.  I thought it might be good to share here, in case anyone wants to know these basics.  I don’t talk much about the injustices fat people face, but those are everywhere.  Instead I… Read More »

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bagel cafe

We ate at Bagel Cafe, which opens at 7am. Ming is a Jew, and he is Chinese-American.  He was cared for by Jews as a young adult, and he has two adult kids who are Chinese-American and Jewish.  So this bagel cafe food is extra special to him, like Mexican food might be for me.… Read More »

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ancestors

Ancestors don’t have to be blood ancestors or family ancestors.  This idea is super important to me.  When I’m passing by an institution, and I know people in there are disabled like me, those people are my ancestors.  Well, they are still alive. But everyone in the whole world, back through time, who was called… Read More »

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God is a woman

Kind of like how I got full on seeing God as a man, so I needed to switch to seeing God is a woman, and it never felt like time to go back.  “Oh, this break from seeing God as a man feels nice.  I guess this break will be….my whole life.” Then I was… Read More »