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blueberry smoothies

Oh hey, if you know me, you know I am a fiend for blueberry smoothies.  They are so good–they are automatically good!  They are beautiful too!  The brilliant purple is a giveaway.  You know what I’m up to–I’m drinking a delicious smoothie. Here is my standard blueberry smoothies recipe. about two inches of frozen blueberries… Read More »

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sigh

When I was a kid, sighing was a scary sound.  It was a sound my dad made when he was upset, and it meant someone else needed to fix his feelings real quick, or we would all be in trouble.  His sigh was a sign that we had a few seconds until things got violent.… Read More »

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Laura-Marie and the case of the stolen pups

Oh hey.  How are you doing?  This is Laura-Marie and the case of the stolen pups.  I was freaking out the other day because I realized someone had stolen my pups.  The succulent that Ming and I rescued from the community garden’s junk pile–it got so beautiful and even flowered, in our garden.  And it… Read More »

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psychedelics

I watched this video on how psychedelics work.  Or that was the title to pull me in–it was about much more than that.  How they work was only a small part of it. I had some questions afterward. Why are these speakers all men-appearing? Isn’t lumpen about class, not lack of imagination?  (I had to… Read More »

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feelings about adoption

I made this post adoption is not the solution.  I wanted to shed some light on the adoption struggle, the truth about adoption, and how lies about adoption fuel the anti-choice movement.  Feelings about adoption are strong, and of course it’s a complex subject. I was trying to add nuance to the pool of ideas,… Read More »

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public enemy

I love Public Enemy.  It took a long time–decades. content warning: mention of violence When I was young, I hated them.  I thought Public Enemy coarse, brutal, annoying, heavy handed–too much.  The cursing, the edginess–motivation from anger.  They seemed conceited, and I was like–why? Part of what I hated about them was Flavor Flav.  I… Read More »

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what respect is

Hello, I was thinking about what respect is.  Meeting a potential community member, I wanted to ask if she respects all people, and what respect means to her.  Then I realized I should answer that question for myself! what respect is Some people think of respect as earned–if someone has expertise or authority.  I don’t… Read More »

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love

“Listen to me!  You seem to think you’re 35 years old, in good health, and with it.  But you’re a senior or better, in so so health, and losing your mind!”  I was talking to Ming about his morning journey.  It was an act of love. His plan included taking the bus to a fasting… Read More »

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protection

I made a new mini-zine–it’s called Protection.  It’s one legal size paper folded up, with words in the middle also. I’ve had great feedback about How Not to Domestic Violence Anyone.  So I realize these small ones can be very meaningful, even though they’re funsize.  I’m happy to experiment with what works and how I… Read More »

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what’s in my bag

Hello, I made some new videos.  This what’s in my bag video is frivolous.  I hope you like it. I was standing at a barricade thing, using it as a narrow table.  Here’s a zoomed out view of the barricade.  Strange graffiti on it which I didn’t make–I swear.  In red spray paint, it says,… Read More »